Making and Multiplying Growing Disciples

Our Vision:

Equip women in Africa to become spiritual leaders within their families, communities and local church.


Our Mission:

To train women in spiritual discipleship and evangelism.


Our Strategy:

Lydia Circle trainers from the US and Africa hold conferences in rural churches.

Trainers present foundational Christian beliefs that are easily understood and remembered.

Evangelism is taught by using a proven visual tool that helps deliver the life changing message of Christ.

Participants become fully equipped and accountable to continue to disciple others and seek out those who do not know Christ in their community.


Our Goals:

Three Lydia Circle trainers are needed immediately to support our growing opportunities.

Print and deliver Discipleship Book 1 materials to 1,000 woman to be trained in 2017.

Print and deliver 1,000 Evangeli- Cloths for all 2017 conference participants.

Deliver 1,000 local language Bibles during Lydia Circle 2017 conferences and outreach.


Our Founder:

Melinda Dykstra and her husband Tim have 4 grown children and 1 grandchild. She joined forces with Hope Builders Ministries in 2005 when she participated in an outreach to Zambia, Africa and became ‘hooked’ on their ministry model. She has since participated in outreaches held in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. Melinda has now been called to work specifically with the women in Africa. She is training and mentoring women in discipleship, emotional and physical well-being, relationships with children and husband, and how to pass on the good news of Jesus Christ to others.