The Spring of Hope is a registered charity with the UK Charity Commission and HMRC. (Reg. No.1193174). As such, its main activities focus around the teaching and training of people for active community involvement in areas designed to enhance better family life, helping people to become good and Law-abiding citizens and the teaching of biblically-based moral values and codes of conduct. Through these, we aim to help people in the community live together in harmony whilst at the same time expressing love, tolerance and mutual respect without the need for any kind of social, religious or economic discrimination. We currently operate primarily in the United Kingdom and India.
"To help the helpless and be the Salt & Light in the Community."
One of the aims of The Spring of Hope is to plant Churches in the United Kingdom and currently, we are operating a Church Fellowship in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Our Sunday meetings are currently being held at Longley and Lowerhouses Community Church, 181 Lowerhouses Ln, Huddersfield HD5 8JZ
In the Church venue, Spring of Hope runs a regular Sunday School for local children where they can learn about some of the moral stories contained in the Bible. It’s objective is to equip children to respect their life and the lives of others around them, and encourage and train them in becoming responsible citizens of the United Kingdom.
Vacation Bible Classes:
During the Summer Holidays, Spring of Hope aims to organize vacation type Bible classes at the local Church and at various other locations around the U.K. as requested by the local Churches concerned. The aim is for our teams to travel to the requesting Church and assist them in the initiation of the classes and respective curriculum and to offer further training and assistance to enable local people to carry them forward.
Seminar & Conference Facilitation:
The Spring of Hope also seeks to organise diverse Seminars which primarily relate to the Church and its mission. These Conferences and Seminars are available at a minimal cost to Delegates and focus upon issues connected to Church Growth, Leadership Development, Personal Development, Career Guidance and Christian Counselling.
India is the largest democracy in the world. The nation of India has one-third of the landmass of the United States but has a four times larger population. The Spring of Hope exists to help alleviate poverty and poverty-related issues within the indigenous population, whilst at the same time, encourages holistic and self-sustaining business initiatives through a combination of educational development, targeted healthcare awareness and bespoke business training. The intention is to provide local people with the practical skills and know-how to enable them to become catalysts of change in their community.
Consequently, our programmes are not simply theory-based; but in order to effect an immediate impact, we also provide graduates with small-scale loans/finance to enable business start-ups that are appropriate to their location and skillset; thus establishing local Hope Communities, which are able to act as a valuable resource for the broken, neglected, downtrodden and the less privileged people in the area.
HOLISTIC TRANSFORMATION THROUGH
Life skill training.
Rehabilitation of orphans, widows, the poor and the needy.
Quality Education for all.
Equality and equal opportunities for all.
Establishing 'Hope Communities' for social and economic transformation.
The Spring of Hope is currently involved in various community development activities across India. One of them is an initiative in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India among the Karwal people. Due to a range of socio-economic issues, these people are not able to send their children to school; and their men are unable to find work as a result of historically endemic addiction issues and associated problems. Our field workers went to these people and are currently involved in rehabilitation work. To date, we have more than 400 people involved in various programs in a number of ways, some of whom are involved in our children’s education and women’s rehabilitation initiatives. To know more about Community Devolopment
The Spring of Hope also has several initiatives among the slum communities. One of these is currently in operation at the Mayapuri slum in New Delhi. The children here are unable to access a School education as a direct result of their socio-economic context, where both parents and children are forced to sift through piles of rubbish to try and make a living. It is through this project that we are able to educate and hopefully rehabilitate more than 150 children in this notorious slum and help to give them better prospects in life. To know more about Shalom project
The Spring of Hope are currently funding small businesses in order to help them become established, through the use of our Small Business Start-Up Loan Programme or KEEP Project. Our successful graduates are able to access this funding upon presentation of a viable business proposition and to date, we are supporting 20 small business start-ups spread throughout 4 states in India. To know more about KEEP Project
For people to stand a more realistic chance of succeeding in their chosen vocation, we feel it is imperative they receive high-quality training. We are currently able to provide this training through our residential Training Centre located in Kerala, India. The Centre has a very experienced and eclectic faculty who have been drawn from a variety of employment and life experience backgrounds. Last year alone, we trained a total of 36 students in a number of disciplines, with our intention being to increase this to 100 over the next year and beyond, that is, as finance and capacity allow to 200 within the foreseeable future. This is where we need your help. To know more about the training centre and its activities
This is our school level educational centre which aims to develop leaders with a difference, who will be able to make a change in society by providing high level and quality education for all, at an affordable cost. The Lord has blessed us with land in three different locations and we are actively praying for resources to be made available to us which will allow the building programme to move forward. Through the SIRS initiative, we are intending to connect with similar schools on an international basis, as a way of encouraging ideas and practices in order to develop gifted young people to become the future leaders of nations.
Our Charity work in India is carried out through our partnership with "Global Socio-Educational and Charitable Trust (GSECT)", a registered charity in India.
As with any project of this nature, in order for it to succeed we have a huge need for people to partner with us in the work. So, if you feel that you are able to bring a contribution either by way of offering the skills, talents or abilities you might possess or if you would simply like some more information about us and what we do, then we would love to hear from you. You can do this in a number of ways such as via email, a phone call or through our website. Also, if you are in a position to contribute financially to the work of ‘Spring of Hope’, then click here.
WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO?
If you are able and willing to partner with us, your sacrificial giving to the work of the Spring of Hope would be invaluable in helping us to achieve our high goals and objectives, as your donation will dramatically help us to further develop our activities in the UK and/or in India. In India, especially the more impoverished, it will leave a lasting, positive and powerful legacy. Thanking you in advance for your interest and support.hanking you in advance for your interest and support.
"It's not how much we give but how much love
we put into giving". - Mother Teresa
“ Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows". - Moliere
“ When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully,
everyone is blessed. Maya Angelou
DR. GNANADAS DANAM
Dr. Das holds a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield in the UK and is Pastor of Grace City Church, Leeds. He has travelled extensively as a Christian minister and teacher and is involved in a number of socio-economic developments both in India and beyond. He has been married to Sophia his wife for over 23 years has 2 grown up daughters. He currently resides in Greater Manchester, England.
REV. DAVID RIGBY
Rev. Rigby is the Senior Pastor at Wellspring Community Church, Moston in Greater Manchester and is a member of the British Assemblies of God. He has travelled extensively overseas as both a Church Minister and Bible Teacher and holds both a Masters degree and a PGCE in Religious Education. He has been married to his wife Deborah for over 35 years. They have a grown-up daughter who is a qualified Nurse in Lincoln, England.
REV. JOHNSON DANIEL-SAM
Rev. Johnson Daniel-Sam is the Founding Minister of Farnworth Christian Fellowship, Farnworth, in Bolton, England. He is also the Founder and Consultant of Daniel-Sam Ltd. Chartered Accountants, in Farnworth. He has a strong background in Prophetic ministry. He has been married to his wife Priscilla for over 37 years and they have 3 grown up sons and 1 daughter.
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart
to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for
God loves a cheerful giver.