Prayer Team Invades Hollywood

Hands On Missions just returned from Los Angeles California going there to lift a banner of prayer high.  This team focused on coming against strongholds in the Hollywood and surrounding area, praying for film producers and leaders in the area, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We beleive that God is calling us to take up this banner of intercession, not just talking about the problems in our country but advancing His Kingdom by faith.  We are thankful for those that answered this call and know we will see results as we continue to intercede for the United States of America.

Opportunity In India

Hands On Missions has been working in India for over 15 years and we have an incredible opportunity coming up in October of this year.  We will taking a team to India to work with slum children, widows, orphans, a leader training conference, and evangelism.  If you believe God is calling you to go with us email Sam Stutts at sams@charlotte.twcbc.com or use the Contact page to let us know.

Celebrating 20 Years of God's Grace!!!

We are so thankful for God's grace over the past 20 years of ministry here at Hands On Missions!  Founded in 1997 God has used this ministry to reach thousands with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in countries like India, Malawi, Brazil, Kenya, many parts of Europe, Central America, The Philippines, Haiti, Canada, Taiwan, and right here in the United States.  We give God praise for His continued grace and mercy as none of this would have been possible without Him!  If you would like to learn more about how you can be involved here at HOM locally or internationally contact us at 704-471-1150 or email:  sams@charlotte.twcbc.com

Will You Let God Lead You?

The Bible tells us in Mark 16:15 to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature."  This is a command not a suggestion.  Why would God give us a command and then not equip us to fulfill that mandate?  The answer is that He would never do that.  But the problem we have many times is that even though He has told us to go, we really do not trust Him to take care of us, provide for us, or just to lead us.  We begin to reason and say things like, "did God really mean for everyone to go? He probably didn't mean me.  And by the way isn't that for the really spiritual people. You know, the ones that went to seminary, pray 10 hours a day, etc, etc, etc."  But the fact of the matter is that God loves to use regular, ordinary people, just like you and me to confound the wise.  All He asks is for us to trust Him and believe that He honors His Word.  And His Word tells us to GO.  Now that may be across the street or across the ocean but when we take one step of faith He takes control of the rest.  Will you believe Him today?  Will you simply take the first step toward Him, doing whatever it is that He is telling you to do.  Maybe it's sharing Jesus with a family member, or maybe answering His call to go to the mission field overseas.  Whatever it is, He will provide, calm your fears, and be ALL that you need.  He is indeed a good God and He loves to work miracles in our lives so that He gets all the glory!!!

Sam Stutts
Director, Hands On Missions

God Is Moving Around The World

We have seen God moving in incredible ways around the world in countries like India, Malawi Africa, Brazil, The Philippines, and right here in the United States of America.  If you would like more information about how to be ON MISSION with us please call or email us and we would love to talk with you and give you more details.  Upcoming Missions Include: Malawi, April 2017 - Los Angeles California, July 2017- India, October 2017 - Brooklyn, December 2017.  CALL 704-471-1150 or email: sams@charlotte.twcbc.com

America, Will We Go?

The Bible tells us in Romans 10:14-15(quoted below) that there are many around the world calling on Jesus and they don't even know it.  "What do you mean?" you may say,  "how can someone call on a God they do not even know?"  People all over the world are crying out for hope, redemption, and to be close to God because they are all created in His image.  They are trying to get to God in so many false ways that leave them empty.  What we have been seeing is the fact that as we go, preach The Good News of Jesus Christ, sharing His love in many different ways, many of these hungry people are completely opened to Jesus.  They want to know about the only One that has died for their sins, they want to know about how to truly find Peace, and they want to know that they can be sure of their future with Him.  "How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed?  And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard?  And how shall they hear without a preacher?  And how shall they preach unless they are sent?" I am thankful for each and every one of you that have sacrificed to send our teams around the world during this past year.  We have seen many come to faith in Jesus Christ.  We have seen God heal many broken hearts, physical bodies, and deliver many oppressed by the devil.  I give God glory in all of this and I am also thankful for your partnership in the Gospel.  Almost every day I get more invitations of Christians suffering around the world asking us to come and help them.  By going this opens doors to share Christs' love and help build these local churches.  I am always so humbled being around men and women of God who are undergoing extreme persecution and opposition, and yet their faith and focus challenges me to press forward.  We have been so blessed in America.  Freedom to go to church, to read the Bible, to pray, to witness for Him.  I believe one of the reasons God has blessed America so much is because it is His desire to use us in His end-time harvest of souls around the world.  America has always been a missionary sending nation, will we continue in this?  God will hold us all accountable one day for what we did with all the blessings and freedoms He gave to us.  He expects us to give away all that He has given us.  To hold this all for ourselves, not thinking of our Brothers and Sisters around the world is a dangerous thing.  So I thank each of you that continue with us by praying, by giving, by going so that others may know of His great, immeasurable love.  That He loved us so much that He gave everything for you and for me.  How could we ever out-give God.  It is impossible.  May God Bless You today, and as we enter this new season celebrating and thanking God for all He has done, let us remember those that have yet to experience The greatest Gift of all, Jesus Christ. 

Sam Stutts
Hands On Missions
PO Box 279
Shelby, NC, 28151

Opportunities to be on Mission

Brooklyn, New York
December 13-17 - Evangelism, Feeding the homeless, prayer ministry, light church maintanence

Brazil
January 24-February 3 - Door to door evangelism, working with a drug rehab center, children's ministry

Malawi, Africa
April 4-15 - Working in remote villages to share the Gospel, children's ministry, widows ministry, light construction

Los Angeles, California
July 2017 - Soup kitchen, street ministry

India
October 2017 - Evangelism, children's ministry, widows ministry, orphan ministry, slum ministry, leadership training conference

***To sign up for one of these missions please email Director Sam Stutts at sams@charlotte.twcbc.com or call the HOM office at 704-471-1150.

When Suffering Turns Into Praise

We experience regular suffering as long as we are on this earth, no matter how young or old, no matter our background, or how long we have been a Christian.  It doesn't take long to figure out that life is not easy and things are always coming at us.  Recently, I was talking to an elderly lady who had lost her son.  She made a statement that I thought was very good.  She said, "there is blessing in this life and there is God's goodness, but there is also very difficult trials and tribulations.  But I have learned that God is always good and He is always with me."  I love that!  She has had to walk through one of the darkest valleys any human could ever go through but yet she has come out on the other side praising God.  Hallelujah!  That gets me excited!  I don't have to fear anything or anyone, I don't have to worry about the future, and neither do you!  We know, according to Romans 8:28 that "all things work together for good to those that love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."  In the midst of all kinds of pain and suffering we do not lose faith in the God who holds the world in the palm of His hand.  Think about that for a second.  If God can hold the universe and all the planets in line, how much more can He hold your life, every detail, according to His will.  If we will just believe this and then walk it out every day by faith, even if we do not see immediate results, we keep on believing Romans 8:28.  The devil wants you to lose your faith, and how many do so right before the miracle takes place.  The miracle is coming!  How do I know this?  Because God's word tells me so!  I choose to believe His Word, even though everything and everyone around me may be screaming the opposite.  Even though everyone I may encounter during the day has a word of doubt for me instead of faith.  I will walk by faith choosing to believe that God is in control.  I love what it says in 2 Chronicles 20:12 when Jehoshaphat knew that unless God showed up, he was sunk.  He said, "Oh God, we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You."  Lord help us to fix our eyes on You and You alone.  Help us to get up in the morning and look to You, even though we have no idea how You are going to fix this situation.  We choose by an act of our will, to look to You.  In Jesus' name Amen.

Sam Stutts
Director, Hands On Missions
 

Led of The Spirit by Sam Stutts

Luke 4:1- "Then Jesus being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness."  I have never met a Christian that did not want to be led of the Spirit.  If you ask nearly anyone in a Christian church in America they would say that they desire to be led by God.  But in this passage of scripture we see Jesus being led by the Spirit into the wilderness.  Now I don't know about you but if someone asked me if I wanted to go to a very hot, dry, lonely place, I would not directly say, 'Oh Yes I want to go there!'  Our human flesh always desires the beach, the cool mountain top, or a nice quiet place free from trouble.  But that's not where the Spirit led Jesus.  The Holy Spirit wanted Jesus to go to the wilderness because that is where Jesus would resist and defeat Satan during this battle.  This would help to prepare Jesus for many other battles He would face during His life on earth.  The same is true for us today.  We go to church on Sunday and say, "Lord use me, lead me, I want to follow You."  And then He leads us to a place that is difficult or hard, filled with temptation or persecution, and we begin to doubt and say, 'Lord what are you doing? Why is this so hard? I don't think I can do it.'  All the while God is saying, "if you would just stay in My Word and learn to trust Me I will use this challenge to make you stronger than ever before."  God wants to use all of us, but we must allow Him to lead us to places of wilderness, where there is no one else that can help us, no one else that can provide for us.  Then we begin to look to Him alone, finding out how strong He is.  God has so much in store for us but we must be willing to follow Him into difficult places.  Places our human flesh would never choose.  God may be calling you to something you are afraid to do, but if you will only learn to trust Him, you will experience victories over the darkness, and then you will develop spiritual muscle.  Later, like Jesus, The Spirit will lead you to greater things and you will find yourself walking above things that use to trip you up.  Later in this chapter, we see Jesus get up and preach one of His most powerful messages, right after the wilderness.  He wants to do the same with your life.  He wants to use your wilderness to tell others of His Great Love.  Be Led of The Spirit Today.  God Bless You!

Sam Stutts
Director, Hands On Missions
 

Annual Celebrate Salvation Banquet-Oct.22, 6pm

You are invited to our Annual Celebrate Salvation Banquet at New location, Shelby Mission Camp, Saturday, October 22nd, 6:00 pm, located at 302 Sharpton Dr, Shelby NC (google maps) or 1327 South Lafayette St, Shelby NC (i phone map) - behind the Southside Flea Market off Lafayette Street.  Tables are available now ($150 per table, seats 8) by calling 704-471-1150 or email Sam at: sams@charlotte.twcbc.com to reserve your table.  We will have chicken, rice, green beans, salad, and more!  Also there will be a Silent Auction with items from international missions trips.  If you would like to donate auction items please drop by the HOM office at 1305 North Post Rd, Shelby NC or call us for pick up.  We hope to see you for a night of giving God praise for ALL He has done!!!

We Must Praise! by Sam Stutts

"Hosanna!  Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!  Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that comes in the name of the Lord!  Hosanna in the highest!" - Mark 11:9-10.  Jesus' followers were radical in their praise to Him.  The Bible tells us that His followers went before Him and behind Him crying out with loud voices in worship, singing and voicing their praise to Him.  They did this because they knew who He was and they did not care what anyone else thought of them.  How many of us are like this?  So many times we care more about what someone else thinks of us then what Jesus thinks.  We are afraid of what our families may think if we really begin to radically follow Jesus.  When something good happens in our lives, we should be quick to let others know that it is God who did it.  How many people are blessed by God but never voice their praise of God to those around them.  We should be quick to do this.  Another reason is not only to be a witness, but when we praise aloud (whether in our home, car, church, job, school) the Presence of God comes to help us, strengthen us, and encourage us in the battle.  I believe there are so many weak Christians because of a lack of praise.  Throughout scripture we see men and women in big trouble, but when they begin to praise aloud, God sends angelic forces to contend with all their enemies.  Ephesians 6 tells us that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against rulers and principalities in the air.  You may be under a demonic attack from the pit of hell, but if you begin to praise God aloud these demon forces have to leave.  As children of the King we have this authority.  Not of ourselves but straight from the throne room of heaven.  So we need to realize this and then by God's grace take authority in the spirit realm.  Satan has to flee at the mention of the name of Jesus!  We must be alert and awake to the enemies schemes and remember that we are in a battle every day of our lives.  One day when we get to heaven we will be able to rest from the war, but until then help us Lord to keep our focus on You, to Praise You with all that is in us, and to always give You Praise for everything you do in our lives!  In Jesus Name!!!

Sam Stutts
Director, Hands On Missions
sams@charlotte.twcbc.com  
 

The Battlefield by Sam Stutts

Scripture tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 that are to take 'every thought captive.'  This is not easy.  If anyone is truly honest, he or she will admit that they sometimes struggle with controlling every single thought.  Sometimes we allow our minds to take us places we should not go.  For instance, you have had a long day and you are driving down the road.  Instead of doing like the apostle Paul instructed us to do in Philippians 4 and thinking on the good things that God has done and is doing for us, we start to think about all the bad things that we are doing through.  Paul tells us in Philippians 4:6-7 that we are not to worry about anything.  This is the way depression starts.  Instead of thanking God and trusting Him to work all things out for His Glory and our good, we think we can work things out better than God.  So we start doing things in our own flesh, getting ahead of God.  The next thing we know we are tired, depressed, sad, and worried about many things.  We are like Martha in Luke chapter 10 when Jesus tells her that her sister Mary is doing what is best and that is sitting at the feet of Jesus and listening to His voice.  When we spend time sitting at Jesus' feet, being still before Him, and waiting on Him, we begin to experience His Peace.  Oh if we would just learn to be still and wait on Him.  Sometimes I believe He is just waiting to see if we will trust Him enough to wait on Him.  To wait on Him is to truly trust in Him.  But this is not popular or respected in our culture.  What is popular now days, and even in Christians circles is to get busy like Martha doing a lot of things for God, but never being with Him and letting Him love on us.  It is out of this abiding in His presence that true, spirit-led, and powerful service for Him happens.  We see this throughout scripture.  Jesus would go away to be with His Father, and then the Father would lead Him back down to serve the people and give His life for them.  Oh God, help us to be more like you and less like the culture we live in!  Help us to truly rely and trust You completely!  And help us to do whatever it takes to get quiet, be still, wait on You, and hear what You are saying to us, in Jesus Name.

 

Sam Stutts
Director, Hands On Missions
sams@charlotte.twcbc.com

What You Can Do?

***Pray for us, for the ministry team, national missionaries, church planters, pastors and evangelists, pray for the new believers and newly planted churches.  Pray for Christians undergoing difficulties because of their faith, for the widows and orphans, and for many more to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  If you would like to be on our prayer team and receive a free monthly emailed prayer guide, please contact us through this website and let us know. 

Sponsorships:

100% of your donations go directly to the item you sponsor.  Hands On Missions does not take any of this support.  We believe and trust God to provide our needs so we can continue helping others around the world.

***Orphans at our South India mission need help.  Thank you to all that sponsored this mission!!!  All 14 of these precious orphan girls are now able to go to school.  Thanks again to all those that helped to make this possible.  You will be Blessed!!!

***Sponsor a church planter/pastor in India by providing him with a cow to provide for his family so he can give himself fully to the work of the Gospel.  It is $500 to purchase one cow.

***Sponsor a bicycle for church planters in Malawi, Africa.  It is $75 to purchase one bicycle for a church planter.

***Sponsor a sound system for evangelistic outreaches in India and Africa.  It is $1,500 to provide a sound system.

***Sponsor a mission house in Africa so we can take larger teams to work among the unreached people groups.  It is $5,500 to complete this house.

***Donate medical, dental, or eye care supplies for our Philippines mission.  We also need physicians to volunteer to help with these medical missions.

***We need Nurses, Eye Physicians, and Dental Volunteers to go with us to Brazil.  These Medical Clinics help us to build relationships with the local people and opens the doors to share Jesus.

***Sponsor a church building in India so the existing church can have a regular place to meet without being told to move.

***Give where most needed.  When you support the General Fund this allows us to cover our daily operating costs so we can continue helping others around the world.  Hands On Missions does not charge an administrative fee.  So 100% of your donations go directly to the sponsored item.  We do not take anything from your designated donation.  So we thank you for helping us with the General Fund so ministry can continue.

HOW TO GIVE:

If you would like to sponsor any of these items please go to the "CONTRIBUTE" tab on this website and click on the Yellow Tab 'Click Here to Donate' to securely give.  Once you have completed the donation form please email Sam Stutts at sams@charlotte.twcbc.com and let him know which sponsorship you have chosen.  Thank You for partnering with us to spread the kingdom of Jesus Christ!!!

Upcoming Missions Opportunities 2016

Washington, D.C. - July 19-21, Prayer-walking our nation's Capitol with a focus on repentance and renewal.

Brazil -  Evangelism, Children's Ministry, and Medical Teams

North India - September 27-October 7, Evangelism, Orphans Ministry

South India - October 5-14, Evangelism, Slum Children's Ministry, Widows' Ministry, Pastors' Conference

Brooklyn N.Y. - December 2016, Short Term Mission including Evangelism, Feeding the homeless, Children's Ministry

Malawi, Africa - April 2017, Evangelism, Children's Ministry, Construction, working among the un-reached people groups

Cleveland County, North Carolina - Throughout the Year, Food Distribution, Hispanic Youth Ministry, Prayer-walking

Spring Mission Fest 2016

Please join us for our 1st Annual Spring Mission Fest Saturday, May 14th from 8 am to 2 pm at the Hands On Missions Office located at 1305 N Post Rd, Shelby, NC for food, children's games and prizes, fun run, and more.  A way to connect and learn more about Hands On Missions, while benefiting missions around the world!  We hope to see you there!!!