Home of Hope is a child-focused, church-based, non-profit organization that helps thousands of children and orphans with monthly sponsorship, school, feeding programs, animal projects, helping women to become self-sufficient with microloans and much more.
The Boy's Home of Hope in India started 1982.
Home of Hope started helping in Rwanda in 2006, Kenya in 2010, and Congo in 2012.
We are a ministry of Home Church (formerly Word of Life Centre Church and Ministries - Red Deer, Alberta)
Home of Hope is a non-profit, non-biased Christian organization dedicated to empowering people within developing nations. Our focus is to provide care for orphans and children with desperate needs who cannot take care of themselves.
Our vision is to give hope to those who are hopeless, to help the helpless, to feed the hungry, to mend the sick, and most of all, to show the love of God.
Pure religion is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction... James 1:27
Meet the Founder
Home of Hope Founder & Operations Director
Brian and Connie have been married 35 years, have four children and reside in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.
He is not on staff with Home of Hope. He has never taken a salary from donations. He puts in a lot of time mentoring all staff around the world and overseeing all projects (that's a BIG job).
He loves to play tennis, eat watermelon and make people laugh.
Read this article about Brian's first trip to Rwanda and the beginning of Home of Hope.
Meet the Canadian Team
Karissa is HOH Founder, Brian Thomson's daughter and she married Garrick Paterson in 2011.
She has been on staff since 2007. She is in charge of all mission teams, finances, online presence, fundraising, and email management.
The name "Karissa" means "Charity".
Lynzee started with Home of Hope in January 2017. She went to HOH India in 2016 and HOH Africa in 2018. Seeing first hand what HOH is doing in Africa grew her passion and love for her job. She is naturally very administrative and loves tracking finances!
Hillary has been on staff since May 2015. She has travelled to India every year since 2014 and has a big heart for the boys and what HOH is doing.
She often cries when letters are exchanged between sponsor and sponsor child.
Meet the International Team
Daniel & Diana Bushebi
Daniel is married to Diana and together they oversee all Home of Hope projects in Kenya including the Dream Centre.
They have 3 children. Daniel has been a personal friend of Brian Thomson's for over 20 years.
They both can fluently speak Swahili and English.
Andrew is an awesome, hard-working man who in charge of the Boys Home of Hope orphanage in India. He manages projects in India and also joins missions trips to other projects in Africa. He sponsors children in Kenya through Home of Hope.
In 2012, he won the "International Achievers Award for Social Service".
Andrew speaks Tamil and English.