About Us

Reaching Muslims and Animists in Mindanao, Philippines, 1999

since-1998We celebrate 20 years of Bible training, church planting, and mercy ministries in Mindanao and the Philippines, and present expansion to the United States and the Middle East.

As a team of servants to the poorest of poor children and families in Mindanao (southern Philippines), we have been faithfully serving the unserved through spiritual, medical, educational, and livelihood programs. Since 1998, we have served more than 1,000 children-at-high-risk and their families.

In 2011, we launched our Bible Training Program in Cagayan de Oro City. Today, we are teaching and mentoring more than 80  pastors and workers in seven different cities/towns all over the Philippines.

Serving TS Washi survivors, 2012

Since 2012, we have provided relief, rehabilitation, counseling, and Bible study ministries to more than 500 family victims-survivors of killer-typhoons Washi (Philippine name Sendong), Bopha (Pablo), and Haiyan (Yolanda). And since 2014, we have been building and expanding our Philippine-wide disaster reduction and management network through seminars, training, mentoring, capacity building, and coordination.

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Church planting in Mindanao, southern Philippines

Moreover, through multimedia and online tools, as well as live training classes and pastoral visits, we provide on-going care, teaching, equipping, counsel, guidance, leadership, and oversight to three new church plants all over the Philippines. Long-term, we aim to train more church planters and pastors, and send them to plant more churches and train more indigenous church planters who will reach Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and other unreached people groups in the Philippines and abroad, especially the 10/40 Window.

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Bible Training in Beirut, Lebanon.

Internationally, we have evangelism, Bible training, and church planting ministries in Turkey, Lebanon, and Chicago (U.S.A.).

Our vision:

Faithful and fruitful churches that will serve as training and sending bases for church planting teams to Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and other unreached people groups worldwide

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Church planting among Muslims in Devon/Little India, Chicago, U.S.A.

Our mission:

To build friendships, evangelize, make disciples, and plant churches among the unreached and unengaged

To learn more about our mission and how you can help, please feel free to contact us:

New Hope / Open Eyes Mission
2545 W Summerdale Ave #2W
Chicago, IL 60625
(219) 629-4485
info@openeyesmission.org

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First worship in Devon/Little India, Chicago, U.S.A.

For financial support… We thank the Lord that our church planting missions in the Philippines and the Middle East are sustained by local, indigenous church members.  On the other hand, our Muslim evangelism and church planting mission in Chicago’s Devon/Little India is in its early pioneering stage and needs financial support. For that Global Service Network serves as our fund-raising and financial administration agency.

To support our church planting mission among Muslims in Devon/Little India, click here.

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Muslim Evangelism Training in a university in Chicagoland.

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14)

In Christ,
For His great Commission,
With You,

Pastor Glem Melo
Founder, President, and
Lead Church Planter

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