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Who we are

 

Mission
HMK (German “Hilfe für Mensch und Kirche“ – Helping individuals and churches) exists to provide fast and effective help for persecuted Christians and suffering people in around forty countries. Our material assistance contributes to the livelihood of thousands of people in need. The gospel of Jesus Christ is at the core of all our activities. Compelled by Christ’s love we serve with excellence so that others may receive holistic, encompassing help.

 

Who we are
HMK was established in 1969 as a Christian relief and development ministry with a global mandate. We emphasize sustainability and capacity-building in our pursuit for integrated and sustainable development cooperation. For this reason we serve in close collaboration with local partners and ministries. We promote the development of sustainable church networks in poor countries to see the gospel transform societies and people freed from bondage and the poverty cycle. Refugees, children, and people facing mental and physical challenges are an integral part of numerous relief projects.

Values

• The gospel matters – The Good News of Jesus Christ is at the core of all our activities


• Excellence matters – Compelled by Christ’s love we serve with excellence so that others may receive holistic, encompassing help


• Sustainability matters – We emphasize capacity-building in our pursuit for integrated development


• Synergy matters – We serve in close collaboration with indigenous local partners and ministries, as well as national and international networks to maximize financial and material synergies


• Church planting matters – We believe in the importance of the local church in God’s mission


• Transformation matters – We long to see the gospel transform whole societies and people freed from bondage and the poverty cycle


• Justice matters – We engage in advocacy and defend human rights and religious freedom


• The disadvantaged matter – The disadvantaged and marginalized are an integral part of numerous relief projects and they are given access to tools for self-sufficiency