How the DOVE family is impacting the world

Here are a few examples from the 28 nations the DOVE family serves in.

The power of the gospel to transform lives

In 2006, Hesbone Odindo sensed the Lord’s instruction to start a small group in his home village, Kadawa, where he grew up. The group soon grew into a Sunday celebration. In January 2008, he and his wife, Violet, moved to the western part of Kenya to plant this new church.

Since then, many more churches have been birthed in the region under the name DOVE Restoration Community Church. A school has been established with 600 students. Hesbone explains, “The Lord is delivering drunkards, prostitutes, and drug addicts. HIV/AIDS is declining. The latest demographic shows life expectancy in the area has improved from 37-40 years to 45-60 years.” Amazing transformation is taking place.

“All this would not have been possible without the prayer and generous giving of the DOVE International family,” Hesbone said. “We trust the Lord to plant fifty churches by 2030.”

A village changed!

DOVE India recently opened a new bore well in a village in northern India! The villagers were using a hand-dug well that had become polluted. Many people—especially children—became sick after drinking from it. They had to carry water from the neighboring villages.

The DOVE village missionary and new believers in the local church prayed for a well. The Lord heard their prayers and provided a 405-foot-deep bore well. Another part of the DOVE family provided the funding needed for this well. The village church is so thankful to God.

The church not only has this well but now has an excellent opportunity to share their faith with the entire village. Community members are standing against these new believers, trying to bring them back to their old religions. These believers face persecution and keep standing with Jesus!

Providing support and accountability for churches and leaders

DOVE International supports church, ministry, and business leaders throughout the world to see the Kingdom of God continue to grow and expand from one generation to the next. We praise God, as He has privileged us to be involved in providing oversight and accountability to leaders for over 40 years, in over 1,100 churches, within more than 25 nations. We look forward to seeing our world changed and impacted by powerful, Holy Spirit–led ministries and anointed leaders that live a life of integrity and high moral character. We have a firm belief that healthy leaders give birth to healthy leadership teams in churches, ministries, and businesses.

Church planting

DOVE International is called to be a church-planting movement. We believe planting new churches is the most effective way to reach our world for Christ. Church planting needs be a long-term goal of every DOVE International congregation and house church. We are committed to support others who are serving as co-laborers to see new churches planted throughout the world.

We provide church planting resources and coaching for church planters around the world.

Caring for church leaders and their communities in crisis