“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40

Why We Exist

Local churches around the world are answering Jesus’ call and serving the poor in their communities, but their resources are too limited to reach the many children who are malnourished and cannot afford to go to school. The Hope Story team alongside other passionate Canadians have witnessed the hurting children and families in these communities, and are motivated to mobilize support for this locally-led church outreach. Hope Story connects you to local, culturally sensitive movements focussed on helping vulnerable children in a direct and impactful way.
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The Hope Story Story

Hope Story was established in 1998 with a vision to serve orphans and vulnerable children. Today we partner in seven countries: Burkina Faso, Canada (Thunder Bay), Colombia, Kenya, Nepal, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Our church partners around the world strongly believe that we are called as the church to help the poor and to give hope to children in need. Pastors, teachers, and other leaders and volunteers in the congregations are already labouring in love to help the vulnerable in their local communities. Still, they cannot do this work alone! Working together, we are growing the outreach to over 1000 children, while maintaining local leadership and sensitivity to the local culture.

We also know there is a causal relationship between poverty and the circumstances and ecosystems in which we grow up. Our partners want to support a life-giving community - sharing Christ's everlasting love for each unique and deserving child, and building a community ethos that picks up the broken spirit, forgives the wrongdoer, and cares for neighbours. We believe that helping children with their education, nutrition, and mental health, in a healing and loving community environment is a truly transformational idea, that builds community resilience and more holistic development.

Children need more than textbooks and nutrition to thrive. They need healthy relationships, loving examples of hope, mentors that respect their unique dignity and potential, and caring adults in their life who cheer them on, inviting them to author their own story.
We don’t just want to see children survive, we want them to thrive.
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We're a charity you can trust

85¢ from every dollar
invested in child sponsorship and community builder programs, and 80 cents of every dollar invested in one-time infrastructure projects, is directed to the field.

Informed by faith

Our Focus
As an organization we are Christ centered, child focused, and church led.
Our Faith
Our church partners believe in the renewing power of Jesus, and as a church community they strive to model and share His Gospel message. Also flowing from our shared Christian faith, our church partners believe in the unique dignity and sacred freedom of each person and child to walk their own path, and develop their own beliefs, thereby supporting all children in need regardless of their individual background or beliefs at present or at any point in the future.
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