Barbara Yandell is an ordained minister in the Reformed Church of America serving as mission advocate. She is founder and president of Hope for the Nations a 501-3c which includes four mobilizing components:
- Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. Perspectives is a 15 week mission training course. Barbara is a speaker at various classes and is a co-coordinator for the Holland Mi. class. She chairs the West Michigan Perspectives task force
- Muslim Ministry via Legacy Ministries and Engaging Islam. Barbara is Chairperson of Legacy Ministries, an annual Muslim ministry conference which she pioneered in Holland MI. The name "Legacy" is an homage to the man, message and methods of Samual Marrinus Zwemer, the Apostle to Isalm from Hope College Holland MI. Engaging Islam is the teaching materials of Rev. Georges Houssney. This comprehensive course/curriculum is taught by Barbara and others via weekend or weeklong training modules on site at churches, businesses or campuses.
- Interserve. Interserve is a missions sending organization which mobilizes, mentors, and sends churches and mission candidates going to the unreached peoples in the hardest areas. This work takes her to Texas where she will mobilize Asian churches sending missionaries into unreached Muslim people groups. Barbara also assists Interserve with training missions candidates.
- Student Volunteer Movement2. SVM2 is a grassroots colloquium gathering, and training campus groups and college students to go among the last reached peoples of the world for at least 2 years. This includes weekend conferences Ignites, and roundtables for campus and denominational missions organizations to pray, strategize, collaborate and send another generation of students like the SVM of the greatest missionary advances of the late 1800’s and 1900’s.
Cuba is one of the places where Hope for the Nations goes. The team works with local pastors , the evangelism team and the young adult arts and worship group.