The Hand of Hur is a 501(c)(3) non-profit missions organization founded in the year 2000 by Pastors/Missionaries Jason & Norah Skipper. The name is derived from Exodus 17, where Aaron and Hur helped Moses hold up his arms in order for Israel to win the war against the Amalekites. Most remember Aaron but few remember Hur, although he was equally as important. Our organization is fueled and the war will be won by the “Hur’s” of the world who give so much of their time, prayers and financial support towards the spread of the Good News of Jesus Christ! The purpose of existence for the Hand of Hur is stated in the bylaws;
Article II) Purposes
Section 1) “The Hand of Hur, Inc.” is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Section 2) The Corporation is organized more specifically to further the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world, by fulfilling our purpose here on this earth and the commandments that God has given us. This will be done by;
A) Sharing the good news of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible throughout the world through evangelism and missions.
B) Educating all Christians, helping them to develop toward a full Christian maturity, and teaching and encouraging the importance of worship and fellowship.
C) Training up believers throughout the world for an effective ministry, helping each one discover the gifts and talents that God has given them.
D) Being a large influence in the spiritual, social, moral, physical, intellectual, cultural and economic development of each person, community, city, state, and country that we work in.
E) Developing projects and ministries throughout the world. These projects and ministries may include, but are not limited to; Christian churches, schools, universities, seminaries, rehabilitation centers, orphanages, support centers, communications, and many others, based on the needs that arise year after year throughout the world.
F) Serving unselfishly, in Jesus’ name, meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those we work with throughout the world.
The Board of Directors has 5 members.
President: Pastor/Missionary Jason Skipper (Movimiento Cristiano Celular – Sucre, Bolivia)
Vice-President: Pastor Mike Lantz (St. Paul’s United Methodist Church – Parsons, WV)
Secretary/Treasurer: Connie Skipper (Oakland, MD)
Director: Daniel Skipper (Minneapolis, MN)
Director: Jay Freeland (Cranesville, WV)
Links to HOH Documents
- Full HOH Bylaws
- HOH Tax Exemption Letters & Application