Hank Paulson, founder
Hank was born in Holland and educated in Holland and England. He started ministry in 1971 in order to serve the church behind the Iron Curtain. The full story can be read in his book, Beyond the Wall. From the very beginning, partnerships and cooperative efforts with other like-minded ministries were an integral part of the ministry, leading to the establishment of services such as the Literature Information Service, Border Information Service, and Sensitive Information Service, which benefited the Eastern Europe mission community during the Communist era.
The Cold War
Eastern European Bible Mission
New Hope International
A new beginning...
In 2011, Paulson and a proven team of coworkers began a new ministry called 4D Ministries. Its aim is to work with indigenous ministries and networks of churches, taking partnerships and empowering nationals to a higher level, inspiring in the works of generosity and leadership development.
“It’s all about helping churches in Eastern Europe be fruitful and missional. The best way for 4D is not to grow “our” tree bigger, but to help networks of national churches be more outward looking and fruitful. More important than one large tree is God’s orchard of fruit bearing trees!” (Hank Paulson)
In early 2 020, Gabriel and Majka Hakulín joined the 4D team. Both in their mid-twenties say, “we are so blessed to be able to serve God’s kingdom at such a young age”. Gabriel who is 4D’s director of Partner Empowerment says “we never thought about working together for God, but He prepared us for it”. Camps are very special to Gabriel and he committed his life to Christ at the camp, he attended since high school. Both also have a passion to help organizations develop, become self-supporting, and grow. They have been involved with one of our Czech partners HledamBoha (Internet ministry) for several years. Gabriel earned their Master’s in Economics in the Czech Republic and Majka the same degree in her home country Slovakia. They enjoy finance and marketing, especially to further God’s kingdom.