In April of 2016, after going on over 20 mission trips, I led one. It was on this trip that Holy Spirit touched my heart about starting a children’s home in the city we had been working. When I shared this with my Pastor friend and his family, he told me they have been praying for this for over 8 years. The Father’s heart for this home is to see orphans become sons and daughters, not just by having a physical parent, but a heavenly Father as well. When I returned from this trip, I knew that I was to start a non-profit to further this calling. In November of that year, I was praying one morning and clearly heard the words “Hope Has A Name”. Hope Has A Name, Inc was born.
What started as a vision for a children’s home has been expanded by God into areas that we never imagined. We currently support 3 local pastors who lead vibrant, growing congregations. Their goal is to train leaders and then duplicate that in other villages. Our heart is to support as many Pastors as we can as funding grows.
In 2016 we started doing water projects. We provide water barrels that are installed in remote villages that allow the villager to have water at a convenient location, instead of walking long distances to get water and carry it back home. We have installed these in 3 villages, with more villages in the near future. Providing these water barrels has opened doors in villages that have been hostile to the Gospel. God continues to open doors through meeting the immediate physical needs of these people.