Bringing Hope for the Future Article

Article from Today’s Businesswoman Magazine

“He lifts the poor from the dust. He lifts the needy from a garbage heap.” Psalm 113:7

A dump is for garbage, not children.

WHAT IS HOME OF HOPE?

Home of Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with desperate needs. They seek to create a loving and supportive home environment while providing food, clothing, education and Christian training. Home of Hope is in Rwanda, India and Kenya and is currently helping over 860 children every month.

ABOUT HOME OF HOPE DIRECTOR BRIAN THOMSON:
“An advocate for orphans and children…”  Brian was born and raised in Alberta, Canada. He has been a pastor since 1977 and travels internationally out of Home Church (formerly Word of Life Centre) Red Deer. In December 2006 Brian went to Rwanda and saw the need first hand. Rwanda has one of the largest orphan needs in the world because of the 1994 Genocide and the AIDS Epidemic. Gripped by the needs of the nation, Brian became the Founder and Director of Home of Hope Rwanda.

Rwanda: In 1994, Rwandans experienced what no one should ever see. One million people were murdered in just 100 days; over 300,000 of those were children. 200,000 orphans were left to fend for themselves. Every family in Rwanda was affected by the genocide. Since September 2006, Home of Hope has been offering these families the hope that they need and deserve.
Mary Noela, was found crying in the hole of an outhouse. A young girl found her and brought her to a HOH Rwanda Caregiver.

India: Hundreds of boys with desperate needs have been rescued and they are being raised to be successful adults.
Two brothers were just rescued from child labor, terrorism and the slum in August. They were brought to the HOH India and are already talking about their future in helping other children abandoned like they were.There are over 2000 verses in the Bible related to the poor. Every month, HOH sponsors over 560 children, and feeds over 300 children in a feeding program. These numbers are only growing! Babies are rescued and widows are given microloans to give them and their children a better life. “Where you live should not determine whether you live or whether you die.” – Bono

Kenya:  Most recently in April 2010, Home of Hope Kenya was started. More than half the population of over three million people in the city of Nairobi live in the 26 slums. Kenyan slums are among the poorest in the world, suffering from over-population and periodic outbreak of diseases with enormous loss of life. The children live in desperate situations that defies description. Every fourtfeen minutes, a child is orphaned or abandoned in Kenya.
With the Home of Hope rescue Mission, everything changes for a child who is rescued and sponsored. The HOH Dream Centre is rescuing and housing children found in the dump, the slums and the streets.

If you would like to help Home of Hope save the lives of desperate children or help in the many other projects, please contact us. | Email: info@homeofhope.ca | Phone: 1-877-343-2663 ext 6

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