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 40+ years, have four married 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 bacon rinds 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
Lynzee started with Home of Hope in January 2017. She has visited the HOH projects in India, Rwanda, Kenya and Congo. Seeing first hand what HOH is doing in Africa grew her passion and love for her job. She is naturally very administrative and loves working with finances and accounts. She loves all that Home of Hope stands for and helping thousands of children.
Lynzee loves to cook, bake and spend time with her family and friends as much as possible.
Connie is back! She helped establish administration of Home of Hope when her husband, Brian Thomson, first started helping children! Connie has seen the projects firsthand and knows what is needed. She has been a pastor for 40 years and is going to help HOH get to the next level in helping more people.
Karissa is back from maternity leave! Karissa has worked with Home of Hope for 12 years now, is married to Garrick and has 2 little children (who are so cute!) and is working part-time - focusing on specific projects and creating systems to make things more efficient. She spends her free time with her kids, friends, outside or working on her side gigs.
Meet the International Team
Dream Centre Manager
Diana oversees the Dream Centre operations and manages the many staff involved in helping the rescued children 24/7.
She has 3 children and a foster child and she can fluently speak Swahili and English.
Andrew is an awesome, hard-working man who is in charge of the Boys Home of Hope orphanage in India. He manages projects in India and also has joined mission trips to Home of Hope 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.
Aime is married with 3 children. He oversees all Home of Hope projects in Rwanda. Aime shows a lot of initiative and raises money locally to help his home country. He gets ideas to help children and goes for it! For example, the Healthcard and Shoe Projects were his ideas!
Aime speaks French, English, Kinyarwanda and a bit of Congolese!
Democratic Republic of Congo Director
Christian has an outgoing, contagious personality, is married and has been on the team with Home of Hope since 2013. He is very passionate and has a very soft heart towards desperate children in Congo. He oversees the many projects helping single mothers and children.
He speaks English, French, Swahili and 4 other Congolese languages!