Since our beginnings in 2003, we have had so many wonderful people who have volunteered and served with us domestically and internationally to bring help and hope, and they are not mentioned here. It will cost you something to serve on the team, but the benefits far outweigh the cost. To those of you who have served, thank you for your sacrifice.

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Jonathan Grooms


After experiencing the type of love that God has so freely given to me, I am compelled to share that same love with others. Living in a world where so many are destitute and without hope, it is my passion to bring help and hope in practical ways so that those who are hurting can experience God's amazing love. It brings me great joy to be able to partner with others locally, nationally, and abroad who share this same passion, as together we can make an eternal difference in the lives of countless people around the world!


Matt Riggins

Communications, Water Wells & Trips Director


Many people have a desire to help others in need, they just don't know how or where to help.  I am passionate not only about telling others of the joy of living sacrificially, but also showing them by example as well.  I love to show and share love to others because I cannot comprehend why Jesus loved me.  I feel like I don't deserve His love, yet He loves me unconditionally.  Jesus paid it all, ALL to Him I owe.


Charlene Smith 

Events Coordinator & Nations Hope Store Manager


While in India God broke my heart for what breaks His. At that time I didn't understand what He was doing or how he was going to use it... But God wastes nothing. Thru that experience i am now sharing and showing He's great love at GPPD. 

Edith Grooms

Financial Administrator

Vicki Riggins 

Marketing Consultant


I just want ALL people to know HIM. This great God who loves me unconditionally and whom I serve. I know there are so many like me, and so I desire to help spur hearts, provide knowledge, and give avenues to show and share God's love with people all around the world. 






Amber Hasson 


The reason I serve cross culturally is simply due to me trying to be obedient. God was clear on how we are to love the poor, defend the orphans , protect and honor the widows. Emerson quoted" Life is a journey , not a destination ." My grace-filled journey in life is committed doing just what I've been asked of by Him.






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Heather V.


My heart is overflowing with love from the Father, and I desire to share that love with the beautiful people of Nepal. I want to give my life as a living sacrifice to God in whatever ways that He wants to use it. I have already learned so much and grown so much in my faith and I desire to become even more intimate in my relationship with God as I surrender to Him. 

Charles Baldis


Janet Baldis 


Tina Baldis








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Jeremiah 20:9 says that the Word of the Lord was "like a fire shut up in his bones." It is this passion that overflows from the Lord's work in my life that compels me to action.  I have been blessed beyond measure. I have been given a gift so great that I must share it. I am so thankful for this opportunity to be obedient to the call that the Lord has given, and to be a part of His greatest work.  E.E. Hale said, "I am only one, But still I am one. I cannot do everything, But still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something I can do."





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"Oh to know the love of the Father!  I want to spend my life well for the glory of the Father, and desire that the people of Jordan know God!  I am thankful that God would find it profitable to use mean to accomplish His ends, and many would come to know Him!"



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