The Village of Hope orphanage in Ghana, West Africa is home to approximately 250 children. The children are brought to the orphanage from off the streets, abusive/dangerous living conditions, and even rescued from child slavery. The children live in 10 houses, each with between 20 and 45 children, overseen by couples who devote all of their time to raising these children as their own and providing support to the orphanage. Additionally, the orphanage consists of a medical clinic, dental clinic, Hope Christian Academy (a school of 600-700 students, one of the best in Ghana), Hope College (a new high school), the Village of Hope Church of Christ, staff houses, and guest houses.
While in Ghana, we will strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus to all we encounter. We are not bringing Jesus to Ghana; He is already there, and we are simply coming alongside and providing support to the work He is doing through the Village of Hope and its ministries. One of our most important purposes is to love and build long-term relationships with the children at the Village of Hope. Throughout their lives, they have been subjected to neglect in one form or another. It is our responsibility to work on breaking this cycle and aid in the efforts of the Village of Hope to help these children grow into strong Christian leaders within their community. Each team member will form deep, lasting relationships with children, house parents, and staff members that we will maintain and continue to grow year-round. We intentionally look for team members that are willing to commit fully into the vision of our mission effort because of its intense relational nature.
The Village of Hope is a self-sustaining, long-term mission effort to which we are providing assistance. In order to fit within their vision and work, team members will fully immerse themselves in the Ghanaian culture in everything we do. Team members will have opportunities to teach daily at Hope Christian Academy, assist with after-school tutoring and reading programs, participate in community outreach (home visits) in the surrounding villages, help at the medical clinic (if studying in medical fields), facilitate small group devos/discussions with the children, and many more.
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