Read the testimonials of past clients
"I am a rural Alaskan Yup’ik Eskimo sinner saved by grace from the bondages of my past lifestyle of alcohol, domestic violence, and selfish ambitions.
I’m writing with gratitude to testify the freedom I have benefited through the ministry with Hope In Christ Ministries since I met Mrs. Jo Ann Buckley in Nome, Alaska 4 years ago. Although I had met Mrs. Buckley through Alaska Missions, I have been blessed to grow in greater knowledge and relationship with Jesus Christ through discipleship.
It is through Hope in Christ Ministries that [the Lord] allowed me to experience freedom from the lies and the bondages of my sins that had entrapped me to fully encounter Jesus.
Regardless of our cultural differences and timezones, Mrs. Buckley has graciously discipled me from Biblical references and transformational prayer allowing me to receive knowledge and freedom to strengthen my walk with Jesus, even in my darkest and lowest trials.
I am utmost grateful to have access to this ministry because it has opened my knowledge and access with God through the Bible and advanced my experiences with Jesus Christ to grow and share with others.
"I had struggled for many years with my mother's death and the state of our relationship at the time. Many lies I had believed all those years about what she thought of me and how God had used her death as punishment to me. I saw mine and my dad's relationship going down the same path and I just knew God was going to punish me again for not trying harder to make it work.
JoAnn Buckley and I only live one state apart but I'm sure we would have never met except for God's perfect plan and JoAnn's willingness to travel to Alaska to share Christ thru Hope in Christ Ministries. This was my first trip to Alaska and she and I were participating in the same mission during the same summer and we were on the same mission team! A Divine Appointment.
I asked her for counseling and she prayed with me before an Almighty God who showed me the devil was a liar and I had been believing things that were NOT true all these years. God showed me The Truth and lifted those burdens from me.
I have watched JoAnn help many people thru Hope In Christ since that time and we are always in touch.
Thank you, Lord, for Divine Appointments."
"And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us." Romans 5:5 (NASB)
I had initially stepped into the office of HICM (Hope In Christ Ministries) for discipling and prayer, feeling overwhelmed by emotional pain. There were no words to express the depth of suffering that I had experienced over an extended period of time. So deep was the trauma, I feared that the pain would never end. I was in bondage. The outside world was unbearable, so I hid inside myself. On that first visit with the discipler, I presented her with my loss resume: death of a close family member, loss of my job and home, and a history of having been abused as a child.
I felt lost and didn't know who I was. It's as if I had spiritual amnesia. But God! I believe that God was the initiator of scheduling that appointment at HICM. It was His invitation to draw me near to His heart so that I could experience His love more deeply, and to break the chains of bondage to the lies I believed from my circumstances. He didn't want more from me, He wanted more for me!
Through the ministry of HICM, the lies I had believed were replaced by the truth of who I am in Christ. My discipler faithfully pointed me to Jesus, and I felt safe to share the details about my emotional wounds. And she reminded me that God is the dynamic of His own demands. This freed me to trust Him, no longer bound to a performance treadmill.
At HICM, I was encouraged to seek Him with my whole heart. I did! I meditated on His word day and night. Emotional healing began when my mind was being renewed with His truth. "But I have calmed and quieted my soul like a weaned child is my soul within me." Psalm 131:2 (ESV)
Hope does not disappoint! God loves me! I am His child, and I will not die, but live to tell what He has done!
I thank God for HICM! Thank you for your labor of love!!!"