Our History

Our History

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First Steps

Impact Nations’ ministry formerly began in 2005. For a few years prior to that time, Steve found himself traveling and ministering more extensively in developing nations, and as he did, people from the West started going with him. Impact Nations’ first Journey of Compassion was to Eastern Kenya, a largely Muslim area, not far from the Somali border. From our first Journey, we were thrilled to see many healings and salvations as team members stepped out in faith to pray for the people. Our first mobile medical clinic was conducted out of a single suitcase in a small desert village where the camels had to be chased away from the only shade in order to make room for caring for patients! From this small beginning, we have developed a system whereby we now provide medical care to thousands of people every year.

Learning and Expanding

Our next few Journeys took us to more countries around the globe including the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Thailand, India and the Philippines. Each of these trips was a learning experience as we developed the strategies we now use for seeing thousands come to Christ, working effectively with local leaders to ensure good follow-up and discipleship, feeding the hungry, providing clean drinking water and utilizing an efficient and fruitful method of training our teams in supernatural ministry. As of the end of 2015, Impact Nations has led teams to 17 nations around the developing world, and this year we will be adding more to that list. So far, we have led 47 Journeys of Compassion, involving over 1,200 people.
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Journeys of Compassion

What makes Journeys of Compassion so uniquely compelling? At one level, it is the hundreds of hours of careful planning that go into even the smallest details of every trip. But beyond that, it is our belief that in every possible situation, the gospel is meant to be preached and demonstrated both supernaturally and practically. Therefore when people join us on a Journey, they find themselves on the front-lines of ministry everyday, where they are the ones bringing Heaven to Earth. The result is that men and women from all over the world tell us that being part of a Journey has been one of the most formative experiences of their lives.

Additional Transformation

Early on, we realized that as beneficial as Journeys are to the areas where we minister, there is a need for an ongoing impact upon these communities after we leave. Therefore, we began to work with our local partners to develop strategies for long-term transformations.

Impact Nations has helped the poor start businesses, opened sewing schools for women at risk, and created a bio-sand water filter business that provides employment and distributes clean water to thousands. We have also purchased three farms in Uganda, provided water tanks to schools and communities, and sent people to Africa and Haiti to teach agriculture, bio-intensive gardening, health education and sound financial practices. Schools have been constructed in Haiti and Uganda. In every nation where we have gone, Impact Nations has worked with pastors and leaders, helping them to establish strong churches that are committed to making disciples.

Relief is Crucial

There are times and situations where, before we can help create a development plan, we first need to come alongside the people with relief efforts. This has taken us to a number of nations, including Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, the Philippines after the recent 2013 typhoon disaster and Nepal after the 2015 earthquake. In these and other situations we have been able to provide over 300,000 people with clean water and over 400,000 meals for desperately hungry people.

Thank You!

We are thankful and, frankly, amazed at all that has transpired since our first Journey in 2005. The Lord continues to go before us, opening opportunities to do the Gospel of His Kingdom. Truly,


He is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,
According to His power that is at work within us, 
To Him be glory. (Eph 3:20,21)