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
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.
Heidi is a mom to a beautiful little girl and has been married for over 15 years. She is passionate about people - seeing them thrive and encouraging them to live their best life. She has been in the management of childcare programs for over 25 years for a large non-profit in Red Deer. She is currently enrolled in a business administration diploma and intends to get her business administration degree with an accounting focus. With her new position at HOH, she is passionate about supporting the international teams in developing their leadership skills and utilizing her skills to enhance Home of Hope Projects.
Katherine fell in love with Home of Hope after her first trip to Africa in August 2018. She is married to a wonderful man who shares the same heart for Home of Hope! Since her first trip she has committed two days a week in our office actively volunteering. She has been actively involved in our gala planning and has recently lead her own team, to Africa in 2019. She is a licensed mortgage professional for over 12 years and co-owns her own business, Red Deer Mortgage Lending.
In her spare time, she loves to adventure travel, spend time with her three grandchildren and spend time at home with her fur babies and husband.
Keely started volunteering with us when she got back from visiting the HOH projects in Rwanda & Kenya in 2018, seeing first hand the impact HOH and their sponsors are making on the lives of children and women, is incredible!
She is excited about her new position, and looking forward to getting sponsors regular updates on their sponsor child!
Keely loves serving in Children's Ministry and sharing Gods word.
She loves spending time with people, taking photos, and going on adventures.
Meet the International Team
Daniel & Diana Bushebi
Together, Daniel and Diana oversee all Home of Hope projects in Kenya including the Dream Centre.
They have 3 children and have a foster child. 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.
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 of how 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 staff with Home of Hope since 2013. He is very passionate and has a very soft heart towards desperate children in Congo. He is in charge of the finances and oversees the many projects helping single mothers and children.
He speaks English, French, Swahili and 4 other Congolese languages!