Building Hope Ministries, Inc. (BHM) was birthed in March 2007 as a result of Michael Callahan’s first missions trip to India in February/March 2006. In February 2007, the Spirit of the Lord laid a burden on his heart to reach out to the people of Andhra Pradesh, India; specifically the West Godavari District.
From March through May of 2007, a Board of Directors was formed for the ministry in addition to a praise and worship team known as The Project. In May 2007, BHM was incorporated in the state of Maryland.
Since its inception, BHM has been involved in fifteen missions trips to India. In 2007 and 2008, most of the missions work took place in Eluru, Andhra Pradesh (AP), India and surrounding villages. Other activities took place in Hyderabad, AP, India. These trips were very strategic in nature as future plans were discussed for churches, schools, and orphanages. In 2009 and 2010, all ministry activity took place in Eluru, AP, and its neighboring villages.
2011 was an instrumental year for our ministry. This was a year of deepened prayer and seeking. Though we never traveled out of the United States, God revealed to us where our next field of opportunity would be. That was a very exciting time filled with great anticipation!
BHM traveled to Kerala, India for the first time in January 2012. Part of this missions journey included visiting future church construction sites in addition to children’s homes that were under construction. We have now journeyed to Kerala on seven occasions with our most recent journey in June 2017. On two occasions, July 2012 and July 2013, BHM also traveled to the nation of Nepal. There, we were privileged to assist in the construction of a local church in the Sunsari District which is located in the Kosi zone. In July 2014, our ministry returned to Hyderabad, Telangana, India to minister to the local church body, visit schools, and to lead worship seminars.
Since May 2014, BHM has been able to support the construction of eight new wells in India; four in Kerala, two in Tamil Nadu, and two in Telangana. These completed wells are a direct result of concerts and other BHM fundraising mechanisms.
Building Hope Ministries, Inc. is an approved 501(c)3, non-profit organization. This status was given to the organization during the first quarter of 2008. As God has always provided for our need, BHM has zero administration fees. 100% of all donations reach their destined purpose!