New Hope Fellowship

New Hope Fellowship, Ontario

Adam Helmers Country Updates, New Hope Fellowship, Ontario

Hope Story is proud to announce a brand-new partnership with New Hope Fellowship Church in Thunder Bay. New Hope was established 20 years ago to serve as a spiritual refuge for First Nations youth in a city that is a hub for education and healthcare for tiny reserve communities in Northern Ontario.

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Hanna, girl’s home leader, and Shova, girl’s home cook, SARA Ministries

SARA Ministries, Nepal

Adam Helmers Country Updates, Nepal, SARA Ministries

Despite the persecution the church has experienced, pastor Tej’s commitment to bringing people together in Christian outreach is having an impact. A local member of parliament spoke at the event sharing that in the 21st century, people should be free to choose the religion they want. The previous chief of police told Tej that it was his first time learning about Christmas.

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Creation of hope

Creation of Hope, Kenya

Adam Helmers Country Updates, Creation of Hope, Kenya

Creation of Hope continues to reach out to children outside of the home, keeping children with local guardians wherever possible. To that end, 168 families received food distributions during three distribution periods, impacting many children, while 25 families in greater need received distributions on a monthly basis.

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Pendo

Pendo’s Story

Adam Helmers Amani School, Stories, Tanzania

This is Pendo. She is in senior kindergarten and started at the school this past summer (2019). Her parents own farmland about 15 km from the school. Life is hard for the family, and the production from the farm is quite low.

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Child in classroom

Amani School, Tanzania

Adam Helmers Amani School, Country Updates, Tanzania

At the Amani School, the teachers continue to pour their hearts into the children’s education. As we spoke with Sarah Isaak, the school’s administrator (photographed below), at 5 p.m. on a Wednesday (before the virus began), a teacher was still working with grade 5 students in the background, giving the children extra support beyond the already long school day.

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Rosalie sitting at her desk

Rosalie’s Story

Adam Helmers Burkina Faso, Gampela Centre, Stories

Rosalie (“Rosa”) is in grade 7 at the Gampela School. When Rosalie’s parents were married, they traveled to the Ivory Coast in search of a better life. Rosalie and her siblings were all born there. Her father fell into alcohol addiction and became neglectful of the family. When things were not getting better, with pressure from Rosa’s mom, they returned to Burkina Faso.

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Children in Burkina Faso

Gampela Centre, Burkina Faso

Christian Ferraro Burkina Faso, Country Updates, Gampela Centre

We are happy to report the expansion of the food program to middle-school students in grades 6 to 9. There is little more rewarding than seeing a hungry belly filled, and I hope the photos here bring warmth to your heart. We continue to need ongoing support for this increased food program and seek monthly program sponsors, also known as Community Builders, to sustain this work.

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