Friday, May 22, 2009


You may be wondering, why is Pastor Buck going to Africa? Just a few thoughts I would like to share. We have two HPC Campuses in Africa. One in Mozambique and one in Swaziland (Southern Africa). We have ten HPC Campuses on the planet-in Louisiana, Africa, and El Paso. How cool is that?

We are in Africa because we are a healing place for a hurting world and Swaziland is hurting. Life expectancy in Swaziland is lower than any other place in the world, 29.9 years. This country also has the highest HIV rate of any place in the world, 42.7% of the people in the country are infected with the virus. This terrible disease has left a country full of orphans...We are there because that's where Jesus would be.

Healing Place Church helped to provide 2.6 million meals to orphans in Swaziland in 2008 through a ministry called Children's Cup. We also care for 28,000 orphans a day in Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. When you give your tithes to HPC El Paso this is just one of things we do to accomplish our mission of being "a healing place for a hurting world". There is a lot of hurting in this world, but God is doing great things through His church!

Matthew 28:18-20
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in​​ the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Jesus has always had a heart for hurting people. This why we seek out and minister to His people with Jesus-style compassion. He said to Go into the nations and that is why we cross borders. Our God is great and His mercy endures forever and He is with us to the very end of the age!

1 comment:

Luke said...

Dude following you on twitter now. Great article... follow me @ LAW3Luke.
U da man... coming your way in December.