Norm and Becky Wretlind – NeighborHOPE
NeighborHOPE Ministries International (NHMI) is a non-profit, 5013c that was founded in 1998 by Norm and Becky Wretlind. The ministry is focused on teaching Christians lifestyle evangelism, with the primary tool being evangelistic Christmas parties. The Wretlinds and a board of directors oversee the administration of the ministry from the United States.
Pastor E.A. Abraham is the president of NeighborHOPE Ministries International and directs the ministries operations in India. Pastor Abraham works with a passionate and distinguished group of Christian leaders in India that serve on the board for NHMI.
NHMI teaches Christians how to share the gospel through lifestyle evangelism. Their ministry has trained thousands of Christians in the United States to reach out to their neighbors through evangelistic Christmas parties. In 2000 NHMI shared the Christmas party outreach concept with Pastor E.A. Abraham from Bihar, India qne he immediately saw this as the tool he had been looking for.
Pastor Abraham’s first Christmas party had 550 ‘neighbors’ attending, most hearing the Gospel for the first time. Since 2002, Pastor E.A. Abraham and NHMI have trained over 8,500 church leaders in India. Over 22,600 Christmas parties have occurred with over 1,600,000 people hearing the gospel.
NHMI wants to encourage the churches and pastors who held Christmas parties to work with believers to start small groups and house churches, with the potential of 50,000 new groups reaching 5 million people with the gospel. It is our prayer that at least 500,000 will accept Christ.