Missions is the heartbeat of everything we are at Hilltop. Since our very first financial gift to help start a Christian training center in Guatemala, which eventually evolved into the House of Hope orphanage, we have taken seriously our assignment to “help people win at life” in other countries by praying, giving and sending. We currently support 18 missionaries in 8 different countries whose focuses include: rescuing children from poverty and oppression, equipping leaders to continue their work, and translating the Bible into the languages of those who have not yet been able to read God’s Word for themselves.
Rita (11), Javier, Lydia (6), Erin, & Darwin (15)
Javier and Erin Gómez are ministering to the poor in Zacapa, Guatemala through feeding programs, reading classes, tutoring , and building houses. They are the directors of a private school called Oasis Christian School. The students of the school come from diverse backgrounds. The goal is to share the gospel with every student and through each child reach an entire family for Christ.
They minister weekly at the government orphanage. They visit churches and other schools whenever they’re invited, sharing the gospel through songs, games, and stories. During vacations, they present Vacation Bible Schools in Zacapa and remote villages.
Ben and Jen Wood live in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Jen ministers at Grace International School as a kindergarten teacher. Grace International School exists to offer an affordable and quality education for missionary families serving in Asia. This makes it possible for the gospel to go out all across Asia. Ben ministers with ZOE International. ZOE exists to bring the gospel to those who have not heard and to help bring an end to human trafficking. Ben's specific roles at ZOE are as the Missionary Care Director and Mercy Network Director. As the Missionary Care Director Ben helps to care for the spiritual, mental and physical health of the ZOE missionaries. As the Mercy Network Director Ben partners with 73 pastors in Thailand by supplying them with food boxes that they can use for outreach in their communities.
Ben and Jen have 4 children.
Isaiah (19 years old) is a freshman at Biola University in California.
Their 3 daughters Adeline (17 years old), Hayley (16 years old) and Galilee (13 years old) all live in Thailand with Ben and Jen and attend Grace International School.