About us

Global Hope Vision

Our vision is that every child has an opportunity to thrive in mind, body and spirit.

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.  – James 1:27

Global Hope Mission

Global Hope provides Christ-centered care for orphaned and vulnerable children through global partnerships.

In all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose.  – Romans 8:28

Global Hope Priorities

The following four priorities are not only in order of importance, they are sequentially dependent.  If we do not honor priority number one, there is no point in doing priority number 2, and if we don’t do numbers 1 and 2, then there is no point in doing number 3, and so on. 

 

  1. God is in charge of Global Hope.  This is His ministry to do with as He pleases.  In all things we look to God for His direction and for our salvation.  This is our first priority.

    Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.  – Proverbs 16:3

  2. Our second priority is to provide sustainable, complete, and effective care for the children God has already entrusted to us. This includes addressing the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of a child.

    His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant!  You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.  Come and share in your master’s happiness!” – Matthew 25:2 

  3. Our third priority is to prepare to serve additional children by engaging and transforming people in life-changing ministry by putting additional child-care workers, foster parents, staff and volunteers to work according to God’s will.

    But select capable men from all the people – men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain – and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens. – Exodus 18:21

  4. Our fourth priority is to expand the ministry of Global Hope to serve additional children when God leads us to serve more children, and when our effective capacity warrants.

    If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied.  – Exodus 18:23

Global Hope History

       Global Hope was founded in 1996 by a Methodist pastor and his wife, and a group of committed volunteers.  God opened their hearts to the tremendous need for people to show Christ’s love to the neediest of children in this world, children that in some cases were hardly touched or loved.  

       The ministry began in Romania.  Economic hardship and a culture damaged by years of oppression under a communist dictator created a perfect storm for children there, where they were being abandoned by the tens of thousands with a promise that the Romanian government could care for them.  Children were warehoused in massive orphanages, with only a skeleton staff that could barely meet their physical needs and couldn’t even begin to address the emotional need that every child has to be loved and bond with an adult who loves them back.

       Global Hope started our first children’s home in Romania in 1999, and gradually added more children over time through additional children’s homes and through partnering with foster parents in Romania to provide care for over twenty children.  

       In 2008, God called us to expand to Nairobi, Kenya, where we partnered with the Hope for Orphans Rescue Center to provide care for 40 orphans, many infected with AIDS.  In 2012 we began to support children in a nearby slum by partnering with the Spring Valley Children’s Center.  This local Kenyan ministry provides education, spiritual guidance, and food for over 400 children living in extreme poverty. They also provide housing for the most vulnerable children. 

     In 2012 we expanded to India where we support two indigenous ministries in two different locations: Hyderabad and Palakollu. In total, Global Hope supports over 45 children through these partners.

 

Global Hope Annual Financial Reports

2012

2011

2010