Educate | Equip | Empower

Our Mission

Our mission is to educate, equip and empower Christian workers with practical skills in cultural adaptation, problem-solving and community development for the purpose of meeting the needs of the hungry and oppressed while sharing the good news of God’s love.

Who We Are

“HEART” stands for Hunger Education And Resource Training. We are a school for cross-cultural workers and missionaries. Our campus is designed as a functioning simulation of a developing world village and demonstration farm. Students, visitors and volunteers come here from around the world to gain practical experience and valuable knowledge. We strive to teach a holistic perspective on ministry focused on cultivating genuine relationships, working to improve the quality of life and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ’s unique worldview.

Become a Student!

HEART curriculum components are designed to address the most basic needs for self-reliant living. Our program is geared towards students with a heart for missions in developing countries and spreading the gospel to those who don’t know the good news of Jesus Christ. Both our programs will equip students with the skills needed to live and connect with others in developing countries.

Donate to HEART

Hunger Education And Resource Training is a registered not for profit, faith-based organization. We rely on student fees for half of our programming. The other half comes through generous donations of individuals, sponsors, and churches. Financial gifts are given toHEART to help support programs, scholarships for students, campus improvements, and infrastructure changes for the future. Through your giving, you are helping us prepare the next generation of servant leaders around the globe.

Volunteer With Us!

We have need for skilled and unskilled workers year round. You can come for a day or organize an extended volunteer trip with your church or community group. We also have opportunities to volunteer on a weekly basis. If you have specific skills (carpentry, plumbing, electrician, auto mechanics, etc.) we would love to put you to work!

On The Blog

Student Projects – Ideas For the Future

Ever feel like the problems keep stacking up and the solutions are nowhere to be seen? We see it too, and that’s part of why at HEART we want our students to be innovative and proactive with their ideas to solve problems that communities face and to share the love of...

Plant Protein in the World We Share

Plant protein sources are a big deal. It fills shelves in grocery stores, its argued over by nutritionists, and for many, it’s the only protein they get. Joy Kauffman, HEART alumnus and founder of FARMSTEW International has a lot to say about plant protein and its...

A Photographic Stroll Through the HEART Campus.

Can we take just a moment to appreciate how beautiful the HEART campus is? Our Gardens look good enough to eat: Central Florida can be a gorgeous place to live Our village is nestled into a pretty little spot And Don't forget about the Animals, both domesticated......