Born and raised in Tanzania, the Land of Mount Kilimanjaro and Serengeti National Park, Charles attended a Roman Catholic boarding school and Agricultural College where he specialized in irrigation.
In 1983 in Dar es Salaam, Charles attended a Bible study; his life would never be the same. When the leader taught from Jeremiah 17:1-5 and Psalm 1, Charles totally surrendered to God and was transformed.
After Charles and Joan were married, the Lord God led them to pioneer an English service in their local congregation. From this an Ethiopian and another ethnic congregation were started.
Meanwhile, they joined Youth With A Mission (YWAM), working in England, Kenya, Uganda and Canada. They attended the Discipleship Training School, Basic Leadership School and School of Community Counselling. They also served as house staff, school staff and as leaders of small teams in Kenya and Tanzania. Charles led prayer teams from Tanzania to Israel and to other cities in Africa.
While in Tanzania, Charles served in a variety of ways, including ministering with other Christian organizations, at a juvenile detention centre, an orphanage, in private and government-run schools.
Charles has studied with Bible Study Fellowship International and has completed some Messianic Yeshiva studies.
Despite the fact that he has a Jewish heritage, Charles grew up without knowing anything about it – although he was always rooting for Israel. A visit to Jerusalem’s Kotel (Western or Wailing Wall) during the Fall Feasts of 1998 was a turning point in his life. He felt Isaiah 11:11-12 become a reality in his life.
Eventually, God called Charles and Joan to Canada – the Land of Immigrants. Charles has been on staff with Chosen People Ministries (Canada) since 2008. He and Joan live and serve in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
We are saddened to report that Joan Hopkin passed into the presence of her Lord on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
Tefillah Baptist Church, Vaughan, ON – Hopkin
Born and raised in Tanzania, the Land of Mount Kilimanjaro and Serengeti National Park. He attended a Roman Catholic boarding school and, later, an agricultural college where he specialized in irrigation.