Hope Ministries foi iniciado por Scott e Michelle Toth e seus filhos. Scott e Michelle foram enviados ao Brasil em 1990 como missionários da Igreja Cristã sob o Comitê Missionário Apostólico. Em 2008, Scott e Michelle fundaram o Hope Ministries em Castanhal, Brasil. Os pastores David e Martha Cochran e os irmão da Fields of Harvest Church foram fundamentais na formação desse ministério por seu encorajamento, apoio e esforços no meio de equipes de seu ministério nos últimos 30 anos. Operamos como uma organização sem fins lucrativos sob a Fields of Harvest Church em Baytown, Texas. Também somos um ministério afiliado da Fundação da Igreja Cristã Apostólica.
Funcionários e Voluntários do Ministério Hope
Scott and Michelle Toth: Founders and Directors of Hope Ministries
Scott and Michelle have been working as church planters in the Amazon basin since 1990. Scott Toth, originally from Rochester, New York, started his missionary work as a counselor in a boy’s orphanage in Southern Brazil during the years of 1975-1979. Michelle was raised on the mission field in Papua New Guinea and also worked there both in church planting and as a missionary nurse and midwife from 1978-1981. Scott and Michelle married in 1982 and had 4 daughters before returning to the mission field in Brazil as a couple in 1990. Their 5th daughter was born in Brazil in 1991, followed by their first son in 1996 and one more daughter in 2000. Three of their daughters have married Brazilians and all 7 children plus spouses are currently living in Brazil and involved with Hope Ministries, either as staff, or working as volunteers.
Marcos e Rachel (Toth) Nogueira: Full Time Staff
Marcos está trabalhando em tempo integral como assistente administrativo e financeiro do Hope Ministries. Rachel trabalha como Diretora de Projetos do Hope Ministries e supervisiona o Projeto Evelyn’s House, um lar para crianças em risco que abriremos em um futuro próximo. Seu filho David (3) adora interagir com todos que chegam à missão Hope Ministries.
Marçal e Rebekah (Toth) Benathar: Full Time Staff
Marçal e Rebeca são pastores missionários em tempo integral nas igrejas de Castanhal e Bujaru. Marçal é também tripulante licenciado do Medical Boat. Ele é muito útil em muitas áreas e ajuda a fazer manutenção mecânica e elétrica para o ministério e o Medical Boat. Seus filhos são Jonathan (8) e Benjamin (6).
Bethany Toth: Voluntária
Bethany is studying to take an entrance exam for Medical School in January of 2021. She is currently living in Belém. Bethany volunteers at our local medical clinics and medical boat trips.
Higor and Christina (Toth) Henriques: Volunteers
Christina graduated from Nursing School in 2017 and worked as a full time representative for neurovascular surgeons at a Neurosurgery Clinic in Belem for the past three years. Higor graduated Medical School in 2018. He is currently working full-time as a doctor in Belém and Castanhal. Both Christina and Higor volunteer at our monthly medical clinics. Christian (9) enjoys visiting his cousins in Castanhal.
Philip Daniel Toth: Part Time Staff
Philip is completing his final year of Nursing School in Castanhal. He is our youth group leader and leads our worship team in the Castanhal church. Philip has recently become one of our key Bible teachers. He is being trained to eventually help lead and administrate Hope Ministry’s work in Brazil.
Deborah Toth: Full Time Staff
Deborah serves as director of the Medical Boat Ministry. As Deborah is a registered nurse, she leads our medical office and medical clinics. She coordinates all medical and dental teams both here in Brazil and teams from the US. Deborah spends three days a week living in Bujaru and helping with evangelism, church planting and counseling woman in the church there. She also helps with the youth group at our church in Castanhal and mentors young girls in our church.
Havilah: Part Time Staff
Havilah started college in 2019 and originally was studying Social Work. In the middle of the year however, Havilah felt that God was calling her to switch to a Law Degree. She is currently studying Law at a university in Castanhal. She feels that God is calling her to work with those in need, especially, in the River Communities of Pará. Havilah is also being trained to work part-time as a financial assistant for Hope Ministries.
Victor and Elsie Schlatter: Staff
Victor and Elsie have served as missionaries under the Apostolic Christian Church since answering God’s call to move to the mission field of Papua New Guinea in 1961. They lived in the remote PNG highlands with their four small children and worked 16 years translating the New Testament into the Angal Heneng Language. After establishing a strong network of local churches in their area of PNG, Elsie moved to Australia for 6 years where she studied nursing and midwifry. During this time, Victor lived part time in Australia and part time in PNG. Upon graduation in 1984, Elsie returned to PNG with Victor to work as a nurse and midwife in a Health Center near their home, while Victor continued planting churches and raising up national pastors and church leaders.
In 1990, Vic and Elsie moved permanently to Australia and founded the South Pacific Island Ministries: http://www.spim.org.au/. Over the following 27 years, Victor served as the South Pacific ambassador of the International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem, encouraging awareness and support for Israel among the Pacific Island Nations. Vic and Elsie traveled for speaking engagements in over 50 countries and Victor wrote six books.
Em maio de 2019 tornou-se necessário estar mais perto da família, e Vic e Elsie se mudaram para Castanhal, Brazil. Eles continuam envolvidos no trabalho empreendedor em Castanhal e em muitos projetos do Hope Ministries. Também funcionam como guerreiros de oração. Victor e Elsie continuam membros tão amados da Igreja Cristã Apostólica.