H I M Ministries Australia & Beyond

My Personal Testimony

I was born in Lebanon in 1966 and was brought up as a catholic Maronite, I’m the second youngest of eight brothers & sisters.  My parents migrated to Australia when I was 3 years of age. I lived and grew up in Wollongong NSW- Australia. My siblings and I grew up with a father who was very aggressive, violent, a gambler, immoral man, and one who didn’t show any affection or love to his family. I had no healthy male role model in my life, which led me to do and live in the same footsteps as my father. I got caught up in the wrong crowd and environment.  Because of my emptiness i started to drink, take drugs, steal, be involved in gang fighting and immorality, which caused me a lot of problems with the law and heart ache.
By the age of 21 years, i had a successful business, I had everything that a young person at my age desired and wished for, but i was still unsatisfied and feeling empty in life. I thought to myself, how can this be?  I have a lot of money, I’m popular among my friends, and yet I was still unsatisfied and miserable in my life. I thought to myself that there has to be more to life than all of this. Ieven contemplated suicidal thoughts.
In 1988 at the age of 21, while at my workshop, I became friends with my next-door neighbour. The good life style and example of my next-door neighbour captured my attention. He befriended me, which then resulted us becoming best friends. Then he challenged and asked me if I believed in God.  My friend showed me a bible and started reading the word to me.  I had never seen or held a bible in my life, neither did my parents, grandparents nor any of my family members had ever read the bible before. When I started to read the word i thought to myself that if I truly believed in God, then why was i not obeying the bible. I knew that God existed, but I never knew him or had a personally relationship with him.

While reading the bible, the Lord revealed himself to me, leading me to repentance of my sins and total surrender to Jesus as my Lord. By God’s grace after the third week of my conversion, the Lord had filled my heart with such love, joy, peace, forgiveness, hope and purpose for living.  I was dramatically set free from all my bad habits and addictions.
As I read the bible, I was led to Acts 16:31 which says that if we believed, my whole household would be saved also, therefore i started claiming all my family for Christ. I felt a great burden for all my family and friends, and immediately i started to share the good news to them all. And my first fruits were my brother Joseph, then his wife Jill and their kids. We went through two years of persecution from the rest of the family, my father told my brother and i, that he would rather go to hell but not change his religion, and he then threatened to shoot us if we didn’t come back to our old worldly and religious ways.
During those two years of persecution we continued praying for all family members, loving them no matter what they said and did, and wecontinued sharing the word to them. Then by God’s grace, they all started to surrender their lives to the Lord, one by one including Dad and Mum, the rest of my brothers and sisters, all their husbands and wives, my 40 nephews and nieces and even relatives and friends.
By God’s Grace today they are active Christians, serving as Pastors, Leaders,Evangelist & Missionaries. We are all involved in missions in Australia, Argentina, India, Lebanon, Egypt, Africa, Pakistan and beyond…

Paul Harb

CALLING TO MISSIONS & MINISTRY

It all started way back in 1991 when the Lord allowed me to go to Argentina for the first time.  It was there in the streets of a province called Cordoba –Argentina, that I had come face to face for the very first time in my life with the reality of poverty and homeless children and drunks living in the streets.
I was overwhelmed with compassion, and without hesitation i started to befriend and care for them, by provide food and clothing for the poor and needy.
Through that work i started to see amazing things happen, with many coming into a love relationship with Jesus.
Since that time in the streets of Cordoba, God then latter confirmed to me my evangelistic, and mercy ministry gifting’s and my call as a missionary.
I then was led to do some training and preparation with YAM Australia and Argentina, Mission seminars/ conferences, and Bible college training with A.O.G
Since then, the Lord has confirmed and called me into full time ministry. I have now served the Lord in many nations around the world, evangelizing, teaching, preaching, church planting, orphanage building projects and relief aid, and mobilizing the body of Christ into world evangelism and missions.
It’s such a privilege to be able to minister to the body of Christ and serve the Lord in: Australia, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Russia, Malaysia, Italy, Switzerland, France, England, Spain, Singapore, USA, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Dubai, Lebanon, India, Pakistan and beyond…
Seeing many souls touched, saved, and healed by the love, power and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is the greatest joy in my life. I am committed to extending Gods kingdom, by serving through the two-handed gospel message of faith and Action.

Since 1997, H.I.M Ministries (Harb International Missions) has been ministering the Gospel message of love by Faith & Action throughout : Australia, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Russia, Malaysia, USA, Itlay, Switzerland, France, Spain, England, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, India, Fiji and Pakistan through:
* Mercy Work – RELIEF AID/CARE/ SHELTER & Support to:Orphans, poor & needy, windows & Orphanage building projects
* Medical primary health care attention  
* Refugee Outreach from war-torn and natural disaster affected areas
* Evangelism (Personal one on one Friendship evangelism & open air Crusades)
*Pioneering & Church Planting
*Discipleship Training, Education, Teaching & Preaching
*Establishing small businesses and Computer/ English language training courses (T.E.S.O.L)
*Organizing Missions Trips (from Australia into other nations )
*Working alongside & supporting existing ministries and ministers
*Supporting the Persecuted & their families
* Mobilising the body of Christ into world Evangelism & Missions 

Pastor/ Missionary
Paul Harb