“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
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 approximately 1400 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.