David & Beverly Varner are missionaries to Guatemala and the founders of His Hands International. David surrendered to full time ministry in 2003-2004 time frame. When David surrendered to the Lord, he felt the Lord calling him to use his talents for the Lord. David points out that his talents are in deed a blessing from the Lord and not that of himself. David had been praying as to where the Lord wanted them to serve, when an opportunity came up to go on a short term mission trip to Guatemala. God provided in a miraculous way for the entire family to go on this trip. And there in Guatemala as David & Beverly were walking down the mountain from the orphanage, the Holy Spirit spoke to David and said, “This is where I want you, these are the people I want you to serve.” The Varner’s made this calling public in 2005, went home, raised their support and were back on the mission field in less than a year serving with Hope Of Life International.
In the Fall of 2006 the Lord pressed upon David’s heart to begin a new work, and His Hands International was formed as a 501c3 non-profit. The Varner’s have started this ministry and have made a difference everywhere they have gone. For several years they continued to work in the Zacapa region of Guatemala, until the Lord opened a new door for them in the mountains above Guatemala City in the Sacatepéquez region. Here they have worked for several years helping change lives, including seeing a miracle of 2 children walking for the first time in over 10 years. “I believe God called us to this region just to help these 2 children”, David said.
Although David & Beverly are not on the mission field full time while they are stateside raising support, their work continues full time as they are in daily contact with the team in Guatemala. David was ordained as a Pastor in 2009 in Guatemala. David said, “When I surrendered to full time ministry, I gave God all my talents, but I told Him I did not want to preach or be in front of people, funny how God takes our weaknesses and turns them into strengths. I’ve learned not to put God in a box, or tell Him what I don’t want to do, or can’t do. Since Philippians 4:13 is my life verse, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength!” The Varners are members of Waters Edge Community Church in Clarksville, VA and serve there when they are not on the mission field in Guatemala.
David felt the Holy Spirit calling him to work in a very poor village near Gualan, back in the Zacapa Region. “God has brought us back to the region He first called us, and I am excited to see what He is going to do next”, David said. A ministry partnership was formed with Radio Redención – 103.1 FM | Gualán, Zacapa, Guatemala where they have a social center project that is making a difference. “Together, we can do more for Christ”, David told the Directors of the Radio and TV station. And together, they are making a difference!
His Hands International is a non-denominational, non-profit 501(c)3 organization. David points out that when we get to heaven, God is not going to ask us what “Religion” we are, but have you been washed in my blood. It is not about a “Religion” but a “Relationship”! We show love and compassion and build relationships, one child, one family, one village at a time, in Jesus name!
Our Statement of Faith is the same as the Southern Baptist Convention for more information click the link to their web site. http://www.sbc.net/bfm2000/bfm2000.asp