IN AN ISLAMIC NATION …
LEAD TODAY LED HIM TO CHRIST!
Khaan’s passion and intensity earned him a reputation as a fierce cricket player — and in fact, he got so aggressive during one game, he began beating up an opponent!
He was enraged and couldn’t stop himself … but the other boy didn’t fight back or even call Khaan bad names — much to his surprise. Later, Khaan sought out the boy he had assaulted to apologize for his actions … and the young man invited Khaan to come with him to the Lead Today program he was attending.
“The subject was ‘Influence,’” Khaan recalls. “The leader was talking about Jesus Christ and how He influenced people. He loves, cares, and heals. And that if we want to be influential, we have to follow Jesus.”
During the class, Khaan realized that he wanted to have a positive influence on others and chose to dedicate his life to Christ.
“I am totally changed,” he says today!
Our Lead Today Matching Challenge will DOUBLE your gift to get God’s Word to more young people like Khaan — in Islamic nations and all over the world! Every $1 doubled to reach SIX young people through Lead Today!
BECOME A HOPEMONGER
by President Rob Hoskins
A costermonger peddles fruits and vegetables — a fishmonger is the person you see to buy seafood — there’s even a cheesemonger, an ironmonger, and we’ve all heard of a warmonger.
Today I’m inviting you to become a monger, too: a hopemonger — someone who delivers hope to the next generation!
We’re desperately needed in this role, because there’s an impending leadership crisis unless the global Church figures out how to better engage youth in a postmodern context. We must learn to reach and train the Christian leaders of tomorrow before an entire generation is lost.
To me this coming crisis actually provides the gaping potential for hopemongering — strategizing what we can do now to change the future for the glory of God and the good of humanity.
“One of the primary responsibilities of leaders is to grow new leaders. If you’re not doing that, you’re not being strategic,” states Richard Tiplady, principal of International Christian College, former British Director of Mission, and expert on leadership in a postmodern context.
We knew the best person to help us grow new leaders was prevailing spiritual leadership developer John Maxwell. Working together we have scaled his EQUIP leadership program for a youth-centered audience to influence tomorrow’s spiritual leaders starting today.
Lead Today is the program that anatomizes the leadership qualities from Maxwell’s material, founding each in solid Bible bedrock. It’s a beautiful partnership — and a robust program, as you will see in this Global Report.
Stand with us again today, be a hopemonger for the next generation!
• Population ages 0-14: 7 million+
• 31 years of OneHope ministry in Ukraine
• 33 million children and youth reached with God’s Word
• 2022 faith goal: 958,000 children and youth to be reached
• Ukraine Update: Because of the crisis in Ukraine, our partners in the country have ramped up efforts to share the Good News — via OneHope’s digital programs and otherwise — with children and families, and are asking for more help. Together, we must minister to the 1 million+ refugees fleeing to neighboring nations … and the youth still in Ukraine. No matter where they are, they need the hope of God’s Word!
LEAD TODAY TEACHES UKRAINIAN TEENAGERS TO LEAD … AND SERVE … LIKE JESUS
Ivanka was learning how to follow Jesus and become a godly leader from her Lead Today program in her home nation of Ukraine — and with Valentine’s Day approaching, she wanted to do something to show the love of Jesus to her classmates.
She encouraged her friends to make a small gift for everyone in their class — although “most of our classmates aren’t friendly or kind,” Ivanka said.
“Our classmates were pleasantly shocked that we gave them presents!” Ivanka says. And it impacted their behavior, too; they’re friendlier and more open to Ivanka — and more open when she shares the Good News, too.
Lead Today is training tomorrow’s Christian leaders. And for a limited time, the Lead Today Matching Challenge will match every donation to help provide the program for more than 4 million young people like Ivanka this year!
Every $1 will reach six young people. How many will you reach? Give today!
LEAD TODAY LEADS YOUNG PEOPLE TO JESUS AND PREPARES THEM TO BECOME GODLY LEADERS
WHAT IS LEAD TODAY?
Created in partnership with John Maxwell’s organization, EQUIP, Lead Today empowers teens to lead with biblical principles by showing them a leadership model they can admire, respect, and follow. It shares the life-transforming power of God’s Word and helps build teenagers into Christian leaders.
By sharing the ultimate example of a servant leader, we show young people how Jesus came to change lives and give every person a divine purpose and calling. Powerful stories of biblical leadership help students discover their God-given potential as they begin influencing others right where they are.
• 2022 Faith Goal: 4.1 million
• 2022 Active Nations: 62
2022 Faith Goal by region
Every dollar reaches SIX children and youth with the Good News
LEAD TODAY MATCHING CHALLENGE DOUBLES YOUR IMPACT
We are praising God for the amazing $500,000 Lead Today Matching Challenge to DOUBLE every donation for this proven effective program.
YOUR GIFT OF GOD’S WORD MADE A LIFE-CHANGING DIFFERENCE FOR HIM!
It had been a long time since Jean Claude, a young boy from Burundi, felt any hope for the future … he had such a low opinion of himself, he couldn’t imagine any way he could contribute to his community or country.
A teacher told him he had no intelligence. His own father told him the family never expected him to make anything of himself because he was so worthless.
But then he received the Book of Hope. And everything began to change for him!
“I was in doubt I could ever achieve anything,” he says. “I had developed a fear of facing anything for the fear of failure. I had no self-esteem.”
But through the lessons in the Book of Hope, Jean Claude discovered he was loved by God and could become a godly leader! Today he says:
“I will follow the lessons from this book and raise my self-esteem. I feel so relieved after reading this! I was transformed!”
Limited time only: $500,000 Lead Today Matching Challenge doubles your gift!
• Every $1 doubled to $2 to reach six young people •
NATION BY NATION
PERU — A FAMILY TRANSFORMED!
He doesn’t remember his father … Christopher’s father died when he was just a baby. Although he knows his mom works hard to provide for him, Christopher still missed having a father figure … someone to teach him how to play sports or ride a bike …
When he started school, he didn’t seem to fit in and couldn’t make friends. At recess, the other boys pushed him aside! They knew he couldn’t play soccer and didn’t want him on their teams!
But then Christopher saw The GodMan film and learned that Jesus loved him so very much — and that he had a heavenly Father who would never leave him. Christopher chose to dedicate his life to Christ.
Today his mother, too, has come to faith in Jesus. There’s new happiness in their hope as they have a church family to surround and support them, and they have the love of God to sustain them!
God’s Word. Every Child.
LESS IMPULSIVE … MORE LOVING … TRANSFORMED!
Her home nation of Venezuela spiraled into chaos years ago because of economic turmoil and social upheaval —
Tatom’s father was killed — she was left with her mother and two brothers — until her stepdad came along. Then she was not only grieving the loss of her father, but also dealing with an entirely new family dynamic. No wonder by the time she was 11 she was already bitter, rebellious, impulsive, disrespectful … and deep down, brokenhearted.
But then she was invited to the local church to be part of the OneHope Superbook program. The stories from the Bible helped her reframe her own life and situation — maybe God loved her … maybe she could learn to love others …
She decided to dedicate her life to Christ.
Today Tatom is a different child! Less impulsive … More loving … She’s joyfully following Jesus, attending her local church — where she’s a member of the worship team, and even telling others about her new faith in Jesus. She recently invited a friend to church, and now her friend is learning more about Jesus, too.
Thank you for sharing God’s Word with Tatom to show her the way to eternal life. Today when you give, every $1 will be doubled by the Lead Today Matching Challenge and reach six young people with the Good News!
$1 shares the Gospel with 3 children. How many will you reach?