I met Ernie and Cissy Hopper in 1976, and consider them both to be friends that I hold in the highest esteem. In the classroom, Ernie, was a gifted student of the Greek and Hebrew languages, and he excelled above all those around him. It was obvious to all who knew Ernie that God had blessed him with the remarkable gift of absorbing other languages. But Ernie didn't limit his gift to the mere ability to read and understand other languages, but he used it to communicate with others, specifically to share the cause of Christ.
In 1988, Ernie gave his heart to the people of East Africa. He and Cissy have lived the purest form of mission endeavor. They didn't just "occasionally visit" Africa, but rather, they packed up their belongings and made the move to the beautiful continent of Africa and have never regretted their decision.
Since being in Africa, Ernie and Cissy have ministered throughout Kenya, Uganda, and the southern Sudan where they have established over 70 churches to date. They have also founded a Bible Institute which, at any given time, teaches in excess of 90 students. Furthermore, they have translated and are printing several books for the use of ministering to citizens of Kenya and throughout East Africa.
Currently, the Hoppers are raising money for their book-printing ministry and to replace their Swahili books which were destroyed in a flood.
I invite you to watch Ernie Hopper's video (below) then feel free to communicate with him by email at: ErnieHopper@gmail.com or, if you are so inclined or inspired, to make a donation to their ministry by clicking here.
What wonderful servants of Christ!
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