Our Desire is to help any missionary, mission, or pastor that is working in unreached, least reached and hard to reach places. If their purpose is to reach people with the gospel and their mission statement and doctrine aligns with ours, we will work with their physical needs and problems to do whatever we can to make their lives and ministry easier, more efficient and less hindering to the goal of new believers, discipleship of existing believers and a mature, healthy New Testament Church.
Since 2005, we have served internationally amongst 52 different language groups in 6 countries. Though we started out in Aviation Maintenance we quickly realized that the airplane wasn’t meeting the daily needs of the missionaries. Though there were all kinds of pilots and mechanics, there was no one at all filling the need for someone to help the missionaries with their daily struggles of power problems, broken vehicles and houses and equipment falling apart. Whether we are installing solar power systems, wiring, plumbing, building or fixing houses; refrigeration, repairing generators, chainsaws, boats, aircraft, vehicles, four wheeler or motorcycles there aren’t too many things we haven’t been able to do to help keep the missionaries teaching and translating the Bible, instead of worry about problems they aren’t able to deal with themselves, either from lack of time or ability.
Now, we are based in Interior Alaska serving Bush missionaires and pastors around the State, as well as continuing with our international contacts in an effort to reach the Unreached, Least Reached and Difficult to Reach peoples of the world. With multiple missions organizations needing help with the physical needs of their pastors and missionaries, Helping Hands can fulfill the calling the Lord has placed upon us to travel and work on-site to assist with these physical needs.
We believe in the absolute authority, accuracy and inerrancy of the 66 books of the Bible; its full verbal inspiration through the men chosen by God to produce the original manuscripts and its all-sufficiency and final authority as the Christian’s rule of faith and practice, to be used as a guide and standard for our growth in Christ. (Proverbs 30:5; Isaiah 40:8; II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:19-21).
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God, equal with the Father and the Son. He exists to convict us of sin, guide us to righteousness and help us understand our sin nature and need for a redeemer. Like in the first church, he comes at the instance of our conversion and request for Jesus to save us from ourselves, and will remain with us and guides, teaches, witnesses to, sanctifies and helps the believer with power for living each day to come closer to being like Christ. He provides us with personal gifts which purpose is to edify the Body of Christ and we are to not squander those gifts, but to freely offer them in the service of the Lord. (John 16:8-11, 3:3-7; Ephesians 1:13; II Corinthians 13:14;John 14:16-17; Romans 8:14-27; I Corinthians 12:12, 13).
We believe that salvation is a free gift given to anyone that believes and asks for it. It is given grace through faith, and no physical or religious effort will qualify us. All who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are born again of the Holy Spirit, thereby becoming children of God, changed at the innermost level and will show fruit that those changes are affecting all aspects of our lives. And as we aren’t able to do anything to earn Salvation for ourselves, we are unable to do anything to have it taken away. His sacrifice was sufficient to cover our sins the first time we accepted the Gift and nothing we do can make Christ’s sacrifice insufficient and to believe so places ourselves on a higher level than Christ.
(Ephesians 2:8,9; John 3:3,7; 1:12; 10:27-29; Romans 8:14-17).
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God equal to God the Father, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and that He is true God and true man. He lived a sinless life and therefore was found worthy to sacrifice Himself on our behalf to pay for our sins, and then to raise from the dead to defeat sin and death and sits with God as the only mediator between God and man, and will come again, hopefully by the time you read this, to reclaim his Church and usher in the New Heaven and New Earth. (Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:35; John 1:1, 12, 14; John 12:45; 14:9; I Timothy 2:5).