Welcome to my blog!
My name is Glem Melo. I am a believer-follower of Jesus Christ, the founder and president of Open Eyes Mission (ministering as New Hope Global in the U.S.), and serve as a pastor and church planter among Muslims and other unreached people groups. At the same time, I am also a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) student at Trinity International University / Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
For 17 years (from 1998 to 2015) in the Philippines, with co-laborers and partners, I planted 6 churches in Roman Catholic areas, trained and deployed 2 church planting teams to Muslim areas, taught and trained hundreds of pastors and missionaries, served more than 1,000 children-at-high-risk and their families, and provided relief, rehabilitation, counseling, and Bible study ministries to more than 3,000 survivors of killer typhoons. And as Northern Mindanao Director of Asian Center for Missions (ACM), I trained more than 135 Filipino missionaries and deployed more than 50 of my trainees to China, Pakistan, and other restricted-access countries in Asia.
Since 2017, I have been engaged in Muslim evangelism and church planting ministry in key cities of the United States. At the same time, through multimedia and internet-based tools, I continue to provide leadership, teaching, and ministry to 2 new church plants; trains 1 new church planter; and conducts classes on theology and ministry in 4 churches — 3 in the Philippines and 1 in Lebanon.
The Bible teaches that God is real, we are sinful, hell is real, and Jesus is our only hope of salvation.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
I believe these truths with all of my heart, and I hope to help others learn of them as well. If you have questions or comments, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May God’s abundant grace and manifold blessings be yours deeply, richly, and always.
Founder and President
New Hope Global / Open Eyes Mission
2545 W Summerdale Ave #2W
Chicago, IL 60610