The success of a CHE program can be measured in a number of ways. The following are the outcomes that we see in mature CHE programs in Meso-America and around the world:

  1. Shared Vision: The community sees a better future and has hope that it can be achieved.
  2. Leadership: Godly Christian leaders are positioned and equipped to lead the community toward the accomplishment of its vision.
  3. Ownership: People are taking responsibility for their own health and well being.
  4. Cooperation: People are united and working together for the common good.
  5. Volunteers: People are taking initiative and acting sacrificially to meet the legitimate needs of others.
  6. Dignity: People have recovered their identity as made in the image of God and their vocation as stewards of creation. Instead of being controlled or victimized by their environment, they are stewards of it.
  7. Learning, Skill, and Resources: People are equipped to identify needs and resources, put together a plan, and mobilize volunteers to accomplish their vision. People are continually reflecting on what is happening in order to learn how to be more effective.
  8. Christian Community and Witness: Believers are meeting together for fellowship, prayer, Bible study and worship, and are sharing Christ with their neighbors in word and deed.

Once the above outcomes are achieved, communities begin to change. Health improves, infant mortality decreases, agriculture becomes more productive, jobs are created, water systems, roads, schools and clinics are built, and churches are established or strengthened. All of this is achieved at the initiative of the people. Peace, justice, compassion, and righteousness are witnessed in the community and God is glorified.