Dr. sam & shelley thomas

Dr. Sam was born in India and has been involved with Hopegivers his entire life since his father, Dr. M. A. Thomas, started it in 1960. He oversees the following:

Emmanuel Believers Churches

Emmanuel Hope Homes for 6000 orphans

190 Emmanuel Schools, 45 Bible Colleges, 1 Seminary

Ministers with those with leprosy, outcast widows and the blind

Shelley works in the Georgia office as a liaison with the office in India and edits promotional and web page material.


The vision of Hopegivers International is to rescue and train One Million Orphan Leaders Worldwide by 2030.


Hopegivers International promotes advocacy for abandoned, and at-risk children in the nations of India, Nepal, Myanmar and Haiti. Our mission is to assist the needy and the oppressed in collaboration with our Ministry Partners. We want to educate those we rescue and give them an opportunity to impact their culture in a positive way.

Check out their website: HERE

the martyr's creed

➵ I stand with the Apostle Paul in stating that “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.”

➵ I take a stand to honor the Lord Jesus Christ with my hands to serve all mankind.

➵ I take a stand to honor the Lord Jesus Christ with my feet to spread the Gospel to all the ends of the earth no matter what the cost.

➵ I take a stand to honor the Lord Jesus Christ with my lips by proclaiming the Good News to all who hear and by edifying the body of Christ.

➵ I take a stand to honor the Lord Jesus Christ with my mind as I meditate upon His Word and His promises to me.

➵ I give my earthly treasures and all that I possess to follow the way of the cross.

➵ I commit to love my family, orphans, widows, lepers, the wealthy and the poor the way that Christ loved the Church.

➵ I surrender my will and life to His will and life.

➵ I commit to the service of the Lord by being a good steward of my time.

➵ I surrender this body on earth to the perfect will of Jesus and should my blood be spilled may it bring forth a mighty harvest of souls.

➵ I pledge allegiance to the Lamb. I will seek to honor His command. I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes.

➵ Lord Jesus, Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

➵ I love my nation and my fellow citizens and I claim my nation for Christ.

I have read this pledge and understood it completely. Being of sound mind and body, I do solemnly declare this martyr’s pledge without any persuasion of enticement.