Sponsor a Pastor

 

Since our inception 14 years ago, HART has been on the leading edge of a movement focused on facilitating home-grown ministries. Our strategy is to support only indigenous ministries and competent National leaders who are ready and willing to serve. However, because of the dire economic conditions in Eastern Europe, many young men and women who eagerly desire to be in full-time ministry, cannot because they lack the financial support for themselves and their families to do so. This project is designed to provide these individuals the freedom to devote themselves to full-time ministry.
"The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest fields."  Matthew 9:37-38

Why Support National Pastors & Missionaries?

  • Economics:  The cost to support a western missionary can range from $40,000 to $70,000 a year.  We can support more than 50 national pastors/missionaries for the same price as one North American!
  • Practical:  They cost less, and know the language, culture, traditions, character and mentality of their people.
  • Necessity:  Many Eastern European countries are now closing the doors to western missionaries, therefore it is imperative that indigenous leaders are trained to carry on the work.
  • Effective:  National church planting ministries are the most fruitful.  The passion they have for Christ and for the lost, their walk with God, their prayer lives and their daily Christian witness are rarely seen in North America.

What does "partnership" or "sponsorship" mean?

HART will "link" you with a National Pastor or Ministry and immediately you begin to "co-labour" with them.  Your responsibility/commitment is to provide...

  • Prayer support - this is the most important thing you can do
  • Financial support - "storing up your treasures in Heaven"
  • Encouragement - your support and an occasional letter, card or e-mail will be a huge encouragement to your partner in faith and ministry

Who can be a Sponsor?

An individual, a family, a Bible study group, a Church

What does partnership cost?

Full support:  CA $75-100 per month
Partial support: CA $25-50 per month

How long is my commitment?

We ask sponsors to commit to a minimum of one year

Will I receive updates or reports from my ministry partner?

YES, your Ukrainian ministry partner will send several reports per year, as well as updated photos of their family

How do I communicate with my partner?

Send your letters or e-mails to our Canadian office and it will be forwarded to HART's Ukraine office for translation and then on to your partner

How much of my support is received by my partner?

100% of your support is given to your partner.  We guarantee this!