New Hope Initiative, a small volunteer-run nonprofit organization, based in Houston, Texas, goes into the poorest communities to bring positive change through education, nutrition, and spiritual growth. They support a children’s home in Sierra Leone.

Pastor Rogers started the children’s home after many children were left orphaned by a decade of civil war. His calling began with a dream. At the time, Pastor Rogers had a good job, a nice car, and his family lived well. He knew that if he said “yes” to God, all of this would change. It took him three years, but he finally said, “God, I will follow you” and he moved his family to a tiny poor village.

Beginning with just a few children, his ministry grew to the more than 70 who now live there. The orphans who live there have found safety, support, and a relationship with Jesus Christ. Blue Ridge connected with New Hope in 2016 when a team BR Kids went to visit. Our partnership with the children’s home through New Hope has become a great way for BR Kids to learn more about missions and connect in ways that involve the whole family.

We have now visited the children’s home several times, and our children have helped to raise money and sent love to the children there. One significant feature of New Hope is that 100 percent of all donations go toward projects.

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