About the Director
Jeevan Wesley (Babu) Olesu is the founder and director of Hope For All International Ministries. He was called by the Lord into His service at the young age of 16. Before that he was considered useless by many in his village. He failed the tenth grade and villagers called him a donkey. In India, people call someone a donkey if they believe he or she is worthless. They see it as an animal that is a waste. Praise the Lord that He sees worth and value differently! Jesus could have chosen any animal to ride into Jerusalem, but He chose a lowly donkey. The disciples spread their cloaks on the donkey, and people spread their cloaks on the road for the donkey to walk on. The lowly donkey received the high honor of carrying the Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. It was honored more than people could imagine, because it was used by the Lord. Like that donkey, Jeevan has been used by the Lord to carry the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to the unreached places of Tribal Agency, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha in India. God uses those who are seen as a zero or donkey by the world as His ambassadors for His glory and His Kingdom to share the Good News with the lost. Jeevan has not received a formal education from a Bible College, but has been taught in the school of Christ through the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. God can use anyone He chooses to accomplish His purposes. Reaching the unreached is the burden that the Lord has placed deeply on Jeevan’s heart. He works to take the Gospel where the people have not yet heard of the salvation given through the Lord Jesus Christ. After seeing how God can take someone who is worthless in the eyes of the world and give him value through Jesus, Jeevan works hard to take the message of God’s love, grace, goodness, and salvation to those who have never heard of the value they have to God. He travels far and wide with other pastors to take Gospel tracts to unreached places, speak with the people, and share with them the life-changing message of Jesus. He also travels to speak at different meetings throughout Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. He believes God will continue to open doors for the name of Jesus to be proclaimed more and more.
In the beginning, as a sixteen-year-old he traveled on foot with only his Bible. He would travel for hours during the day and at night to walk from village to village. He would climb the steep mountain paths and climb stones across streams to get to the villages. He often went alone praying, singing songs to God, and spending precious time with the Father as he went. Sometimes he brought along boys he was discipling from the local school to travel with him. Some nights because of late times and long journeys, they had to spend time night in the remote areas far from home. They had to bear the mosquitos, the heat, no proper food, and no proper place to sleep. Because of the great love God has given him for the unreached people, he adjusted and was content with whatever they were able to share. Now, he works with over one hundred pastors and often travels with them or other believers to bring the Gospel to the unreached places. His love for the lost is inspiring and many now choose to follow the command of Jesus to go.
In October of 2016 Jeevan was so blessed to marry his friend Melinda Elizabeth who has a big heart for India. They were married in Mindy's hometown of Muscatine, Iowa and are currently living there. They are working on building partnerships between churches and believers in the U.S.A. with churches and believers in India. God has placed on his heart international ministry and seeing opportunities to share Christ everywhere. They know and trust God will bless the ministry and glorify His Name in India, the U.S.A. and to the ends of the Earth.