I have worked with Global Partners in Hope for several months, and I am continuously impressed and inspired by the work that they do. This is a truly AMAZING organization, and I will forever be an advocate for their work.
I came across this organization a little over a year ago and am continuously surprised by everything they do. I can't say enough good things about GPIH and what their vision is for a God-centered world. I can't stop reading on Facebook about what they're doing overseas in Africa and they impact they are having in the communities they serve.
My wife showed me what they were all about and from then I have been following along with the work that they do. Great cause!
Love the people. Love the cause. Love the opportunity to see my donation make a real difference. This is a great Non-Profit that really cares about who it helps and creating real sustainable hope around the world .
Been following this nonprofit for awhile now! They are doing so many great things in West Africa and it is always encouraging to see the success stories year after year about children who get a chance to have a better life because of Global Partners in Hope!
GPIH has a great model of self sustaining development projects.
The people at GPiH are both compassionate and professional. I love the projects they’re involved in and their emphasis on sustainability.
This past summer I volunteered with Global Partners in Hope (GPiH). I was able to work with GPiH team and see all of the great work they do firsthand. This organization provides sustainable solutions as they come alongside a community (currently Togo in West Africa) and bring clean water, renewable energy, and a medical center that lifts up the region. GPiH ensures that these facilities are run by the community with local help as they continue on to another vulnerable area. I was struck by Global Partners initiative to engage the Omaha community, even as an international organization. Recently, GPiH, along with MATTER, organized a food packaging that was donated to Abide in North Omaha. This is an organization that has raised communities up through sustainable measures that empowers residents, especially women and children. They truly do provide bridges of hope.
Global Partners in hope has done amazing things to help others. They do a great job of hosting fundraising events in the community.
The people - they are just so wonderful! They truly care for you as an individual, showing you how to serve well by serving well themselves. I've seen them in action in both the States and in west Africa. They are caring without being stifling, available without being authoritarian. And I'm still learning of all the ways they minister to others around the world to the glory of God. Thanks, GPiH, for being a vehicle of active compassion!
GPiH's outreach to people throughout the world is truly amazing. Not only is it helpful in the moment, but it's sustainable aide for people in need. Great nonprofit and a pleasure to work with!!
Global Partners in Hope is a great nonprofit, particularly when it comes to involving volunteers in their work abroad.
This nonprofit is working with underdeveloped countries in Africa to give them sustainability and give them healthcare. Their trips are extremely memorable and the work they are doing is impacting so many individuals globally!
I traveled to Togo, West Africa with Global Partners in Hope this past summer and it was an unforgettable experience. It was both humbling and rewarding to be able to care for hundreds and hundreds of children. The GPIH team was incredibly helpful and welcoming. If I had the chance to volunteer again I absolutely would!
Global Partners in Hope is an amazing organization that helps those who are located not only here in the States, but across the globe as well. I have seen their work first hand by volunteering here at their United States location and also in Togo, Africa. They help those people get what resources they actually need like clean water. They are an amazing organization and I am proud to be a volunteer with them.
GPiH is an amazing organization that works to help develop communities across the globe! By making sure they truly partner with member of the community they work in, they are able to give the community what they actually need, not just what they think the community needs!
I first heard about Global Partners in Hope through a friend, and was immediately intrigued by the amazing work that this nonprofit was doing in Africa and China.
After volunteering for the past three months, I can honestly say this nonprofit is wholeheartedly committed to ameliorating the world around them to provide sustainable hope to those who need it most. The work that they do is truly remarkable. However, I found that the most fulfilling part of volunteering at this nonprofit has been getting to work amongst the amazing employees. They have inspired me, challenged me, and ignited a passion inside of me to make a difference in this world. I am forever thankful for the time I have been able to spend at Global Partners in Hope, and look forward to volunteering for them in the future.
I would highly recommend this organization!
I had the pleasure of joining Global Partners in Hope on a medical mission trip this past June to Togo, West Africa. The work they are doing in the rural villages to bring healthcare and sustainability is inspiring. The trip was well organized, fun, and uplifting. GPiH has wonderful connections and relationships with the citizens of Togo and I look forward to working with GPiH again in the future!
Global Partners in Hope truly make a difference around the world. I was inspired to help and become and Advocate for Hope. I know that by supporting them, I am supporting real, lasting change throughout the world. Thanks GPiH for opening my eyes to the endless ways I can help people around the globe!
I have been on multiple international mission trips since the beginning of my college career and also have done a lot of volunteer work while growing up. When I came into contact with Global Partners in Hope, I knew I was being called to go on one of their missions to Africa. As a volunteer for Global Partners in Hope, I have been blessed to be apart of the amazing work that this nonprofit does! The opportunity I had to travel with a team to Togo this summer really allowed me to experience what this organization does first hand!
The hope and help that Global Partners in Hope offers is truly extraordinary and it was amazing to be apart of!
I can imagine a better nonprofit. They are frugal in their expenditures for their team and generous to those served. They try very hard to do the best for everyone. They have a great vision and a great team.
I did some work with this nonprofit last year. I had the opportunity to go to Togo with them and really experience what GPiH's goal is. They really want to bring life into every part of the world. Whether that be energy, water, etc. Very, very cool organization.
Justin and the crew at GPiH have been a tremendous organization to work with for our school service project. They have given presentations about the amazing work they do, worked with our students on renewable energy projects, and we even got to meet some of their partners from Mali and Togo. We look forward to continuing our work with them to raise money for their projects in West Africa.
GPiH's mission is to bridge the gap between those who need help and those who can provide help. As a former employee, I saw first hand the positive influence GPiH provided in training church and business leaders. GPiH helps develop skills to handle personal habits, such as time management, financial management, and human resource. Training is also centered on how to handle relationships in a variety of settings, such as business and church. This is accomplished through the use of biblical principles.
Global Partners in Hope was very active in the conception and implementation of projects in West Africa ( Togo).
By its commitment , GPIH installed a solar panel in a village in Togo called Wogba. The village of Wogba is without electricity.This project will help the school and the students to benefit from electricity for example studying at night time or to use to the electricity to power computers.
In addition GPIH is currently working to install a clean water well in the village of Agbelouve (TOGO).
In summary GPIH is doing a pretty neat job helping communities around the world( TOgo; Mali , China ,Kenya ..etc)
Global Partners has done a great job of keeping us informed about their work and the ways in which our donations are helping the organization. Additionally, Their staff is responsive to questions and driven to steadily increase their impact on the global stage. We're proud to support their work because we know our donations are used responsibly and that our help is truly appreciated.
I've been a volunteer project consultant as well as an event volunteer for this nonprofit, and they are fantastic. They're easy to work with, responsive, and welcoming, but most of all, Global Partners In Hope truly cares about their mission, and they've done so much good in the world already. I highly recommend donating to, volunteering for, or working with this organization. You won't regret it!
Getting to team up and participate with Global Partners in Hope has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. This past year I got to travel with them to Togo, West Africa and document some of the work they're doing. My life is forever changed for the better!!
A very personal and engaged staff that efficiently use the resources at hand to accomplish the goal and mission for Global Partners in Hope.
The organization is committed to serving those who are the very most desperate, and then assuring that the work is self-sustaining, so that the benefits continue. The provision of medical clinics and care where there is none, the training of locals to serve in the clinics, the provision of water wells where there is none, and the provision of solar electricity where there is none...all of these lead to life changing circumstances and hope for the hopeless. Since I have supported this organization, I have seen it build a hospital and 6 medical clinics in one of the poorest countries in the world. Amazing.
We've loved giving to and being a part of the GPiH mission in Africa and China, and seeing the great work being done in communities that truly need help!
My company helped sponsor a well in Togo with GPIH. Originally, I personally had no real connection with the project. However, in June, I was able to go with a GPIH crew to Togo to visit the site where the well is now being built and see first hand the project's impact.
I was very impressed by two things. First, the impact that every dollar has in that region. With a small contribution, you are able to effect major sustainable life difference to the people. Second, the surgical precision and in which GPIH works. With a small crew, GPIH goes directly to the heart of the matter and does what needs to be done without a lot of fluff.
Have been a contributor for many years and they have helped many people in many different countries. Wells and medical clinics and living water. God bless the work they do and to God be the glory forever and ever.
GPiH is very personally invested in their areas of ministry. I appreciate their investment in all of their volunteers, and are wonderful to work with. I especially appreciate their commitment to sustainability in overseas ministry, aiming for not being reliant on ex-pat presence for their work to continue.
One Christmas my family and I wanted to make a difference in the world. Knowing that GPiH worked building wells in Africa, my family and I sent money to help build a well so people in a village could have fresh water.
With no delay, the well was built and people had water. This was a rewarding experience to me and my family. It was one way for our family to help others in need. GPiH is a wonderful nonprofit helping other around the world.
I've had the pleasure of translating video footage and correspondance for GPiH on several occasions. I have read and heard firsthand testimony of the work this nonprofit has done in Mali, from people who have directly benefitted from the wells and medical centers funded by this nonprofit. It is truly overwhelming to consider how long rural communities have gone without these basic necessities--GPiH is actively meeting an incredible need, and having a huge, lasting impact on the lives of current and future generations.
GPIH is a young and energetic organization that already has a global scope. One of the most impressive aspects of their work is that they work through local people who have a vision to improve their own communities, rather than coming in as outsiders to impose solutions. They have been able to assist communities with practical projects in nutrition, healthcare, energy, and education in a way that is empowering rather than creating dependency. I highly recommend this organization.
This past summer our church's Vacation Bible School had the pleasure of raising money for clean water relief. When we initially made the decision to do that, I knew that we should give that money to Global Partners in Hope. They were somewhat local to us, & I trusted their philosophy & their own mission towards helping those in need. Through the entire summer, & on through VBS, Justin was always available to answer any questions we had, & also to get us any figures & stats that we needed to inform & encourage our congregation in their giving to our mission cause. We enjoyed being able to show the GPiH videos to our church & VBS. We know that our monies will be put to work in the best possible way in helping those less fortunate in Mali, Africa.
Global Partners in Hope is a nonprofit dedicated to meeting the needs of poverty stricken people in Mali West Africa and now expanding into Togo. In Africa, GPIH is passionate about meeting the needs of the people, both physically and spiritually. They raise funds to build water wells with a goal of making clean water accessible. They provide reliable electricity to areas where electricity is very unreliable by installing solar panels, and they provide consistent medical care to people in areas where none is available. They have done an amazing job of developing relationships with local leaders in the areas where they provide aid. They are highly respected by those leaders and welcomed with open arms. GPiH is doing a great job of engaging the communities of Omaha, Lincoln and surrounding areas. Educating all ages of the needs is an important part of the work and I commend them for being very effective in doing this. Churches, businesses, students, and schools are eager to help when they learn of the needs. GPiH also provides leadership training to many in China. At the request of Chinese leaders, seminars are held to provide training in ethical business practices, etc. I'm very impressed with the team GPiH has assembled. It's a pleasure to be a small part of such a fantastic group. We who have so much are obligated to help those in need. My dollars are put to great use by donating to Global Partners in Hope.
When I first found out about Global Partners in Hope, I sent them an email because I wanted to get involved with them. I was impressed with all that they had accomplished, and how they put both thought and heart into what they do. I got a friendly response right away from Justin. Now me and my student organization are helping them fund-raise to build a well in Mali. Justin has gone to great lengths to support my organization in fundraising by helping us plan events, give detailed presentations on campus, and showing up to group meetings.
The best thing about GPiH is how they work with the people they are trying to help; talk to them and listen to them, to make sure that they getting what they need. For example, before installing a well or medical clinic in Mali, they ask local leaders where the need is greatest. GPiH also makes sure there are people in Mali who know how to maintain all structures, so they are not dependent on outside help. GPiH empowers people, and that is why I am proud to help them.
As an instructional leader at our school, I found partnership with GPiH an excellent way to give students service-learning opportunities with both local and global relevance. The staff was highly visible and involved in partnering with us as we designed and implemented service-learning projects and community events to raise awareness and funds for our project. For many students, these events were the highlight of their school year. Not only were students able to give back to our global community, but they were also engaged in learning activities related to our learning standards. Partnership with GPiH was a rewarding experience for students, their families, teachers and staff. The project didn't stop when the funds were raised, GpIH is coming back to give students opportunity to see the impact they made through video and pictures of the installation of the solar panels for a school in Togo, Africa!
Global Partners in Hope has dedicated members that go far beyond the call of duty. Justin drives all the way from Lincoln, NE to Omaha just to make it to meetings. It's hard for me to make it from the painting studio down to the student center on time. He's never late?! As a result, we have gained valuable leadership skills and have been exposed to a number of networking options that make our operations run a lot smoother. Thank You Global Partners in Hope!
As the principal of a Global and International Studies and Dual Language Magnet Center, I appreciate the partnership that we have formed with Global Partners in Hope. This partnership allows our students to be involved in hands on activities that show them that they can make a difference in the world, both locally and globally. It has been an honor to work with GPiH and we look forward to continuing this partnership.
I work as a missions pastor in a church that has worked with Global Partners for several years. They have provided us with information and inspiration to support their ministry in Mali. We look forward to another year partnering with them in 2015.
As the Director of Chldren's Ministries at our church, I was looking for a mission project for our Vacation Bible School last summer. Our pastor was familiar with Global Partners in Hope and suggested that I look into the possibility of working with them. Their staff did a great job of sharing their passion for their ministry to children and families in Mali . . . and they did a great job of giving us support as we presented our mission project to the kids. Because of their help, the project went very well. We not only surpassed our fundraising goal, but I felt that the kids' hearts for serving others grew as well. It is obvious that Global Partners in Hope have a passion for what they do - - that they are very organized and professional about how they operate their organization - - and that they are planning carefully and prayerfully for its future.
They're an organization with a good heart. They work hard to better the lives of less fortunate in different parts of Africa by providing fresh water wells, medical clinics, and reliable sources of energy. They also work with student organizations at my university to help raise awareness and educate the public on these issues that need attention.
GPiH is a great nonprofit with a lot of caring people.
GPIH is a life changing experience for everyone involved! As an educator, my eyes have been opened to inequalities around the world. How precious a drop of water truly is to a child, a parent, a friend! Not only does GPIH educate the need for clean water, they assist even the youngest child to understand that helping others is essential! Not only can we make a difference in our city but thousands of miles away! My students are blessed to be a part of the GPIH organization and our heart strings are forever connected to our friends in Mali!
I have volunteered twice for GPiH in 2013. GPiH relies on His wisdom and provision for all its projects. GPiH's work in China is greatly impacting business leaders, families and society. Through various programs GPiH offers, Chinese people learn how to apply universal truths and biblical truths to their own lives and also get trained to train/lead others. This Lead the Leaders, Train the Trainers model is bringing lost ethnic value, family value and individual’s true identity back to Chinese society. I enjoyed working with GPiH and I plan to work with this organization again in the near future.
Global Partners in Hope understands how necessary it is to engage with people and their suffering. That, I believe, is the key difference of their work, which they don't see only as public policy, but they see as a sigh of HOPE, something that is long gone in places such as Mali, China, and many others.
As a volunteer, I felt that even my smallest contribution was granted as significant for the whole NGO. The network they have built is strong, well prepared, diverse, and that environment makes each action pretty valueable for the communities where they work.
Global Partners in Hope first caught my attention when I heard they were putting water wells and medical clinics into remote villages in Mali, West Africa. I learned the people had to travel 10 miles, sometimes more on foot to a medical facility, including in emergency situations. I heard stories of pregnant women having to walk during labor to give birth in a facility, and some even riding motorcycles while in labor. As a mother and as a doula, this broke my heart. Global Partners in Hope was doing something about this, and I wanted to be a part of that, and so I joined in.
I have wanted to be a missionary in Africa since I was 7 years old, and this seemed to be a good way to start helping there. I led fundraising efforts for our church, and GPiH came alongside me and supported me where they could, spreading the word and giving me access to information. After our fundraising goal as a church was met, GPiH personally thanked me for my work, and even invited me to meet a man who lives in Mali, and was helping to coordinate their work there. The highlight was that I was invited to join GPiH during the dedication ceremony in the village that we specifically raised money for!
The most incredible story that I have heard from all of the work that GPiH has done is that in one village there was only 1 man that was a Christian. When GPiH announced that there would be raising funds for 3 water wells and medical clinics in their area, this man stood up and said, See! I told you they would come! I told you the Christians would come! And so, they have, and many of the villagers have heard the Good News of Jesus Christ, and have been saved! Not to mention now have access to clean water, medical care and pharmacies, something I take for granted daily.
Global Partners in Hope is an amazing non-profit organization that I hope to be associated with for a very long time to come. Mali is not the only place they are working as the hands and feet of Jesus, and I plan to follow them and join them whenever I can in bringing hope and life to desperate people.
I first met Ian in 2007, when I worked as an intern in his department at Christ Community Church. I've learned so much from him about cross-cultural communication, helping impoverished peoples by working with respected local leaders and engaging those around me in international development work. It's largely due to his influence in my life that I am pursuing my own international development career. Ian has decades of experience working and living abroad that give an inestimable advantage to Global Partners in Hope, allowing the organization to have the impact of an organization many times its size.
I've enjoyed working alongside Global Partners in Hope since the summer of 2010, when I approached Ian Vickers about starting a university-student led organization, the World Energy Project. Global Partners in Hope has since been our (the World Energy Project) parent non-profit, teaching us about everything from international communication and donor relations to fundraising and nonprofit finances. The World Energy Project wouldn't be able to carry out the work of designing and installing renewable energy systems in the developing world without the expertise of Global Partners in Hope.
I've been volunteering with GPiH since it began. Through the years I've helped with the website, written the newsletter, traveled to China, and helped with other organizational tasks. I love that the organization is relatively small in size but has such a big impact. Because of this, I can see how the work I do makes an impact. I also believe in the leadership of this organization - they have an amazing vision and are truly passionnate about the work they are doing.
I've had the privilege of providing communications support to Global Partners in Hope and have been very impressed with the way GPIH is impacting lives in unprecedented ways. Their founder and leader, Ian Vickers, brings lifelong experience in global outreach to the organization, casting a vision that has already resulted in the creation of medical clinics and clean water wells in Mali, West Africa. And through his network of connections, GPIH is partnering with Chinese leaders to open doors to minister to the needs of business leaders throughout China. This organization has everything you'd look for in a solid nonprofit -- vision, mission and passion. And they are making lasting and sustainable change.
I have worked with and given to this organization. GPiH was able to provide Mali West Africa villages with wells and medical facilities not only because of their ability to raise money but because GPiH was able to bring together educational organizations, corporations, religious groups, and governments for the common good of those in need. They also host and provide educators monthly in Beijing China for business ethics and leadership classes that are now self-funded because GPiH wants their donor’s financial gifts to go farther. I can say with all confidence this is an organization that has its heart and, just as importantly, head in the right place for helping those in need.
On a personal note: My wife went on a missions trip in the summer of 2007 hosted by GPiH where she met a 9 year old girl by the name of Gou Xing. She lived at an orphanage that GPiH helped support. One year later Gou Xing became our daughter Addison Maas, and that's what GPiH does so well bring people together for the common good of all of those involved.
I have known about GPiH for a number of years but became directly involved this past year. On three occasions I taught classes for GPiH in Beijing, China. These were life-changing experiences! Working to fulfill the mission and vision of GPiH in China has taken me out of my comfort zone and broadened my view of business and ministry. Now that I am a board member representing Crown College, I will have the opportunity to assist GPiH more directly not only in our work in China but in our work around the world. I look forward to many years of serving this excellent ministry.
It has been such a privilege and honor to be part of several short-term mission trips to Beijing with Global Partners in Hope. I have been able to see and experience firsthand the excitement and joy while interacting with these exceptional young Chinese Christians. Their desire to learn and grow in their Christian faith is something I have never seen here in the USA. Our teams go to China to train and share our Christian faith and lifestyle, yet we come home far more blessed and humbled by how much they have taught us by their passion and love for Christ.
I have always been impressed that Global Partners in Hope is totally "above ground" in China, with full cooperation from the government. I know Ian Vickers personally and greatly respect him for his heart and vision for the unsaved in China. I am looking forward to returning to China with GPiH in 2014.
It has been a blessing and privilege to be involved with GPiH since the fall of 2010. God has given favor to GPiH and an open door in China that they have used wisely. I have made two trips to Beijing (my wife three) and it has been amazing to see how young believers we have met from earlier visits continue to grow in their walk with the Lord. Their sacrifices and desire to learn and grow more is an inspiration.
GPiH has a solid team on ground in Beijing with great connections within the Christian community.
God is doing amazing things in China and GPiH is part of His plan for China. Ian Vickers, CEO of GPiH,
continues to provide solid leadership working with the ever- changing times in China.
It has been a pleasure and privilege to have been associated with Global Partners in Hope since early 2010. My church in the San Diego area has been in successful partnership with GPiH for several years. Through this partnership, I have lead five teams to China that have changed many lives in both China and the U.S. The people on our teams are forever changed by the warm loving welcome of the Chinese believers. Witnessing their love and hunger to know more about our Lord is humbling and always inspires our own spiritual walk. Our Chinese friends are eternally changed by the mature teaching and caring mentoring of our church members. Our partnership is a perfect win - win! It is with great joy and anticipation that we leave shortly for a sixth mission to Beijing.
The GPiH China team has consistently provided highly professional and competent services in a friendly and loving manner. Ian Vickers, CEO of Global Partners in Hope, consistently displays the qualities of a godly servant leader in addition to being far sighted, intelligent, and hard working.
It is a great honor to serve the people of China through Global Partners in Hope.
My involvement with Global Partners in Hope has been as a member of the Connecting with China ministry at my church in the San Diego, California area. This ministry was begun as a direct result of the church’s partnership with GPiH. Through Connecting With China ministry, our church members have the opportunity to minister to house churches, pastors, and business professionals via numerous short term missions. I was included on two of these mission trips and was able to see first-hand the energy and the servant’s hearts of the Global Partners in Hope staff in China.
The partnership between GPiH and Crown College is very exciting. Both the Business Track and the Pastor Track are excellent for reaching those groups most likely to be able to multiply the efforts to bring God’s Word into application in day-to-day life in China.
It has been a pleasure to see the GPiH mission in China evolve as God has opened new doors there and I am looking forward toward greater involvement in the future.
Thank you again for providing the opportunity to serve the people of China through GPiH.
I had the pleasure of working alongside of GPiH very intimately when my wife and I lived in Mali. I was there as they began engaging with rural Mali to build water wells and clinics. They entered the culture in a very respectful way that didn't undermine the authority nor disrespect the culture. They do a nice job of empowering local leaders and dignity is preserved because of it
My husband and I were there in 2007 at the beginning of what is known now as GPIH in China. That first experience changed our lives forever. I really enjoyed forming personal relationships with the Chinese people, young and old, and to see how they are so eager to learn about Jesus and were unafraid to worship freely. This brought overwhelming joy to us. Visiting the huge city of Beijing, seeing all its history and knowing the Lord is opening doors for us to better serve the people is so exciting. Come with GPIH and see for yourselves and experience this wonderful adveture God has given us.!
I am very pleased to be involved with Global Partners in Hope.
This organization is involved with work in some of the poorest areas of West Africa, bringing health clinic services, water systems, related solar energy power and education to an area of the world that is desperately in need of such things!
This organization is also involved with leadership and family training in urban China, where a great deal of change is rapidly occurring for nearly everyone, where the traditional family structure is crumbling, where they are rapidly progressing into a capitilistic age without the underlying traditions upon which successful capitalistic societies have been based.
Accordingly, I believe that Global Partners in Hope is doing a huge amount of good in areas of the world that are in great need of such good.