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Who we Are






Hands Across the Borders is a non-denominational mission organization focused on partnering in God’s plan: changing lives for eternity and making disciples of all nations. We work and partner with many denominations and parts of the body of Christ with the goal to see God glorified. We strive to focus on Christ, His Kingdom, the Great Commandment, and the Great Commission. We also strive to steer clear of issues of less importance that can be distractive or divisive.

We believe that God is the Creator of all things (Gen. 1:1).

We believe that God created man in His image (Gen. 1:27), but that man rebelled against Him introducing sin into this world (Rom. 5:12). Ever since that time, all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23).






We believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the entire world and freely offers salvation to all who call on and put faith in Him (Jn. 3:16). He is the only way to heaven and the only name that can be called upon to gain eternal life (Acts 4:12).

We believe that anyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved (Rom. 10:13).

We believe that Jesus Christ wants to be the Lord of our lives, not just the Savior (Rom. 10:9). As a result, we need to die to ourselves, forsake all, take up our crosses, and follow Him (Lk. 14:27). Salvation is by grace, through faith and not by works (Eph. 2:8, 9).

We believe that Jesus Christ sent the Holy Spirit to empower us to do the things that He did (Acts 1:8). Just as the Father sent His Son into the world, now He sends us to be His ambassadors to a lost and hurting world (Jn. 20:21). The Holy Spirit gives us gifts and helps us to bear fruit in order to carry out God's will (1 Cor. 12:11,12).

We believe that the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God and the standard by which we should live (1 Tim. 3:16).

We believe that love sums up the law. We need to love God with all that we are and love our neighbors as ourselves (Mt. 22:37-39). By our love will they know that we are His disciples (Jn. 13:35).

We believe that every believer in the world makes up a part of the body of Christ and that God's will for His church is that we be unified so that the world might know the Truth (Jn. 17:23).

We believe that it is the responsibility of the Church to take the Gospel into the entire world as a testimony to all nations (Mt. 24:14). Every member in the body of Christ is to play a role in building the kingdom and taking the Good News to all creation, making disciples, baptizing them, and teaching them to obey everything that Jesus taught (Mt. 28:18-20).

We are committed to know God, His character and His ways. We affirm the vital importance of hearing God's voice, seeking His counsel and obeying His instructions. (Numbers 23:19-20; Deuteronomy 32:3-4; John 5:30; 10:1-4; 16:13; Isaiah 6:8; Acts 16:6-10)

We are called to make God known, through Evangelism, Training and Mercy Ministries. All our activities should contribute toward the goal of discipling nations. (Acts 13:2-3; Genesis 12:1-3; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-18; 15:18-21)

We recognize the Bible to be God's inspired and authoritative Word and relies upon the authority of the Holy Scriptures as the standard for life and ministry. Obedience to the Word of God is an evidence of our commitment to Jesus' Lordship. (Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:16; John 3:31-32; 2 Timothy 2:15)






We are visionary, doing new things in new ways where new initiatives are required to accomplish the Great Commission. (Isaiah 42:8-9; John 4:35; Matthew 10:1-10; Hebrews 11:1-3; Proverbs 29:18; Habakkuk 2:2)

We are international and interdenominational in its scope and constituency. We believe that cultural, racial and theological diversity are positive factors that contribute to the health and growth of the mission. (Matthew 24:14; Ephesians 4:1-16; Revelation 7:9)

We affirm the importance of the local church and seek to promote unity among all God's people. We endeavor to work in partnership with other believers, building bridges among Christian leaders, churches and missions for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. (Philippians 1:3-5; 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10; Ephesians 3:8-10)

We are called to praise and worship of the Lamb of God, intercessory prayer and spiritual warfare. We endeavor to resist the devil by moving in the opposite spirit, which is the Spirit of Christ. In all things, we desire to keep Jesus central to our lives and ministry. (Ephesians 5:19-20; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Psalm 32:6; 100; 150; John 17:15-21; Mark 11:24; Acts 1:14; Colossians 4:2-3; 1 Timothy 2:1, Ephesians 6:10-18; 2 Corinthians 10:3-6; James 4:7, Matthew 12:23-29)

We affirm the importance of living holy and righteous lives. We believe that holiness is a fruit of God's grace, transforming the motives of the heart, and affecting our words, conduct, business dealings and relationships. (1 Samuel 15:10-28; Psalm 32:1-5, 51:6-17,; Matthew 5:8; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:7)

We are committed to doing, then teaching, according to Jesus' example. We affirm the importance of living a concept, theory or belief in personal experience as essential to passing it on to others. We believe that godly character and the fruit of the Spirit are more important than an individual's gifts, abilities and expertise. (Ezra 7:10; Acts 1:1; Philippians 4:8-9; Colossians 3:1-17; 2 Peter 1:5-10; Micah 6:8)

We are dedicated to being relationship oriented in our living and working together. We desire to minimize the need for structures and rules by leading lives of transparency, humility and open communication. (1 John 1:7; Galatians 5:1)

We are called to value each individual. We believe all races, ages, cultures and individuals - male and female - have distinctive contributions and callings. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 139:13-16; Galatians 3:28; 1 Corinthians 12:4-31; Acts 13:1-3; Ephesians 2:19-22; 4:4-7)

We recognize the value of the family. We affirm the importance of fathers, mothers, and children all sharing a call to missions and contributing in unique, complimentary and vital ways. We support the necessity for each individual family to be a strong and healthy unit. (Deuteronomy 4:9-10, 40, 6:6-7, 32:46; Proverbs 31; 1 Timothy 3:4)

We are called to champion young people. We believe in their leadership and potential to change the world and are dedicated to equip them with the tools to do so. (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17; 1 Timothy 4:12; 1 Samuel 2:18-19; 17:33-37; Daniel 1:4, 8-9; Jeremiah 1:5-10)

We are called to team ministry. We recognize that functioning in teams at all levels of the organization provides an opportunity for balance of spiritual gifts and insights. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Mark 6:7; Ephesians 5:21; Proverbs 15:22; Acts 15:22; Acts 10:25-26)

We affirm personal responsibility and volunteerism, encouraging individuals to seek God for guidance and direction regarding ministry roles and methods of performing their work. We encourage personal initiative in these areas, making decisions together with their leaders and others. (Exodus 3:4; Isaiah 6:8; 1 Samuel 3:10; Mark 1:17-18; Matthew 9:9; Acts 26:12-20)

We are called to servant leadership. A servant leader is one who honors the calling of his/her followers and guards their rights and privileges. Just as Jesus served His disciples, we stress the importance of those with leadership responsibilities in our mission serving those whom they lead. (Luke 17:7-10; John 13:12-17; Mark 10:42-45)

We are called to practice a life of dependence upon God and His people for financial provision, both corporately and individually. (Phil 4:6-7, 10-20; 3 John 5-8)

We are dedicated to hospitality. We believe it is important to serve and honor our supporters, guests, and the poor and needy through this ministry. (3 John 8; Hebrews 13:2; 1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:8; Romans 12:13; 1 Peter 4:9)

We are called to practice generosity and to model and teach the spirit of generosity in all we do. (Romans 12:8-13; 1 Timothy 5:17, 6:18; Philippians 4:17-18; Luke 6:38; Acts 20:35; Psalm 112:5)

The mission of Hands Across the Borders is to partner with God in His plan for us to reach across physical, spiritual and cultural borders to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and change lives for eternity.

We do this by primarily providing support to missionaries and national pastors already in the field working to make disciples and plant healthy, multiplying churches. A major focus is supporting work among indigenous people groups who still have not heard the Gospel. The Bible says that people from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation will be standing before the throne of God worshipping Him (Rev. 7:9, 10). But how can these people worship God if they have never heard the truth about Him? And how can they hear about Him, if no one goes to them (Rom. 10:14, 15)?






We impact the world for Christ and accomplish this mission through:

Supporting Missionaries and Local Pastors:

• We are called to go, to support missionaries and national pastors who are making disciples, baptizing them, and teaching them to obey all that Christ has commanded.
• We are called to encourage national pastors and leaders to evangelize, disciple, and plant churches.
• We are called to equip, leaving resources that allow pastors and leaders to impact their people long after we have left, but in a manner that does not change their social standing nor create unnecessary burdens, financially or otherwise.

Short-Term Mission and Missionary Training:

• We are called to provide a mission vision to all we are blessed to work with, equipping them to not only impact the nations with the love of God, but also their families, friends, church and community.
• We are called to provide a mission vision to raise up laborers to take the Good News to the ends of the earth. Short-term mission trips help mobilize people into greater mission involvement.

Community Development and Compassion Ministry:

• We are called to have compassion, to meet the physical as well as the spiritual needs of the people we go to. We often find the way to a person's heart is by providing them with food, clothing, housing, tools, or medicine. Meeting these felt physical needs can open doors to minister to spiritual needs.
• We are called to share our abundance with others who have less. Not as welfare, but to change lives.
• We are called to share our knowledge and skills to provide community development projects including clean water systems, feeding centers, and church buildings that are centers for the community.

History section coming soon.






Steve Verhoeven

Field Representative

Cathy Verhoeven

Field Representative



Our Upcoming Events


Tarahumara Childrens
Bags Packing & Program

When: Thursday, December 28, 2017
Where: Alpine Brigham City Campus
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Come join us in packing children's presents and everyday items into backpacks! This is a great event for the kids as they learn about others living in very remote parts of the world. We will be destributing these gifts to the children in Mexico on our upcoming Mission Trip in 2018 so come and be a part of this huge blessing to the children in Mexico!

When: Thursday, December 28, 2017

Where: Alpine Brigham City Campus: Brigham City Performing Arts Building
58 S. 100 W. Brigham City, UT

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


For more info see our Events page below

Check the map below to help you find your way to this event.





Although it's not required, we encourage you to jump out to our Facebook page and let us know if you plan on coming out.

To do this from the Event page, simply click the "+ Going" button on the right side just under our event picture.

Come join us in packing children's presents and everyday items into backpacks! This is a great event for the kids as they learn about others living in very remote parts of the world. We will be destributing these gifts to the children in Mexico on our upcoming Mission Trip in April 2017 so come and be a part of this huge blessing to the children in Mexico!

When: Monday, December 26, 2016

Where: Riverdale - Alpine Church
5050 1275 W, Riverdale, UT 84405

Times: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For more info see our Event page below

Check the map below to help you find your way to this event.





Although it's not required, we encourage you to jump out to our Facebook page and let us know if you plan on coming out.

To do this from the Event page, simply click the "+ Going" button on the right side just under our event picture.

This event has activities for any age or skill level. The items from this event will be used to bless children and those who visit a Christian hospital in the rural mountains of Mexico. At this event, we will be crafting simple handmade dolls to go in the school children's backpacks. We also will be compiling items for hospital kits, to send home with families who visit the hospital. Join and to learn about this ministry and bless the families of the Tarahumaran people in Mexico.

When: Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Where: Layton - Alpine Church
254 W 2675 N, Layton, UT 84041

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

For more info see our Event page below

Check the map below to help you find your way to this event.





Although it's not required, we encourage you to jump out to our Facebook page and let us know if you plan on coming out.

To do this from the Event page, simply click the "+ Going" button on the right side just under our event picture.

Come join us in packing children's presents and everyday items into backpacks! This is a great event for the kids as they learn about others living in very remote parts of the world. We will be destributing these gifts to the children in Mexico on our upcoming Mission Trip in April 2017 so come and be a part of this huge blessing to the children in Mexico!

When: Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Where: West Haven - Alpine Church
4433 S 3100 W, Roy, UT 84067

Times: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

For more info see our Event page below

Check the map below to help you find your way to this event.





Although it's not required, we encourage you to jump out to our Facebook page and let us know if you plan on coming out.

To do this from the Event page, simply click the "+ Going" button on the right side just under our event picture.

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Our Next Mission Trip



Children's Day 2017!

We were able to successfully deliver the dolls, children’s presents, and hospital kits that were packed during the Alpine Church Missions Week 2016. It was a great trip, and we were able to spend some qualitfy time with the Tarahumara children teaching them Gospel stories and spreading the love of our Lord, Jesus Christ!



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Hands Across the Borders
5609 S 4300 W
Hooper, Utah 84315-9521
(801) 499 - 9026 (for Cathy)
(801) 725 - 3304 (for Steve)