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Hope for the Nations is dedicated to revealing God's global heart for the lost and the least.  We seek to equip students to share God's greatest gift, the Gospel, with skill and sensitivity.  Through weekly times of worship, prayer and teachings, we provide information about neighborhood ministries, short and long term missions, and share the vision of the World Christian Movement.  Mentors are available for encouragement and discernment.

Above all, Hope for the Nations is committed to abandoned devotion to Jesus Christ, and is passionate about seeing the nations become God-centered, Spirit-filled, and Christ-exalting.  As it is written:

"My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun.  In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to My name, because My name will be great among the nations," says the Lord Almighty.  (Malachi 1:11 NIV)

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Samuel Zwemer
, called by historians the "Apostle to Islam", is the inspiration of Hope for the Nations. Samuel responded to the call of the Student Volunteer Movement to give his life to foreign missions in 1886 when Princeton student Robert Wilder junior came to Hope's campus recruiting students for the greatest force in missions the world has ever seen. 100,000 college students signed the pledge card to foriegn missions. The next year, Samuel and another Student Volunteer Movement recruit James Cantini met at New Brunswick Seminary and together with their Hebrew professor dedicated themselves to reaching the hardest to reach people in the world, Muslims. The RCA would not send them at that time, so they formed their own mission board, the Arabian Mission. They raised support for each other and set out to the Muslim world. Samuel began his work in Bahrain starting a school, hospital , chapel and Bible store. He established the foundations for today's Muslim evangelism and mission by studying the culture, writing  and translating and praying. He later became a great recruiter for the Student Volunteer Movement envisioning  thousands of students and churches to reach Muslims The prayer of the Arabian Mission and Zwemer is Abraham's prayer for his other son "Oh the Ismael may live before you"...The Samuel Zwemer Muslim Missions Conference grew out this legacy during Hope's great revival of the 90's. It is held annually in Dearborn Michigan during Arab festival. Hope students are encouraged to attend and reclaim this great Hope College or the second student volunteer movement was partially ignited form this legacy and the Hope revival of the 90's. Be part of Hope for the Nations if this stirs your heart!

Resources for further encouragement:

Student Volunteer Movement 2 (SVM2) Bringing Godís love to the peoples of Asia and the Arab World.
Committed to supporting, challenging and equipping churches around the world to reach their neighbors for Christ.
An international volunteer movement of Christians dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world.
Every man, woman and child should be able to read Godís Word in their own language.
Missions mobilizing ministry
Operation World: the definitive prayer guide to every nation

HeartCry Missionary Society

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
Joshua Project
Fire and Fragrance: Prayer and Missions
The Voice of the Martyrs