Global Hope Partners
Global Hope partners come from all walks of life; they were raised in different cultures, are geographically diverse and possess varied skills and experiences; however, they share a common vision – to actively respond to Christ’s call to rescue and restore children throughout the world.
Saji John, India:
Saji John and his wife, Cynthia, founded Asha Jyothi in 2007–the parent ministry of Global Hope’s Hope Girls’ Home, Hope Boys’ Home and Prema Girls’ Home. They began their ministry helping two orphaned children. Today, they work with over 600 children and over 1,000 school dropouts and single mothers.
Hope for Orphan’s Rescue Center
Christine founded Hope for Orphan’s Rescue Center in 2005 after volunteering in Nairobi slums taking care of women living with HIV/AIDS. Christine experienced first-hand neglect and abuse to children whose parents succumbed to HIV/AIDS. She made numerous appeals to have the children assimilated into the program and provided a safe-haven to no avail.
When Christine started to take in children, she had to close her successful beauty salon to dedicate all her energy and resources to take care of them. The children were not well received in the community because HIV infection was associated with death, so finding help was no easy task. In 2008 Global Hope partnered with Christine to support the important work of caring for orphaned and vulnerable children with HIV/AIDS.
Kathryn E. Larsen Children’s Home
When Pastor Z was in high school, he suffered severely from smallpox and got very sick. His father told him to depend on the Lord for healing so Pastor Z began praying earnestly. It was during this time he felt called to dedicate his life to serve the Lord.
Pastor Stanley and Alice Nganga:
Spring Valley Children’s Center
Pastor Stanley and his wife Alice had retired, so they thought. In 1999, after visiting the Spring Valley Slum with a church group, their hearts went out to the people in that community. The poverty level was so high about one hundred children would die of starvation, water borne diseases and HIV complications every year.
Pastor Cristian Istrate:
House of Joy, Cornatel
Pastor Cristi is the founding pastor of the United Methodist Church “Light from Light” in Sibiu, Romania. He is a graduate of the University of Political Science and Communication, graduate of the Methodist Theological Academy. He also holds a Master in Biblical Theology (Faculty of Greek-Catholic Theology). He served in humanitarian work both in Romania and abroad, especially collaborating with the persecuted church in the Middle East.
Romica Iuga, Romania:
Fundatia Caminul Sperantei
In partnership with Global Hope, Romi has served as the President of ‘Fundatia Caminul Sperantei’ (our Romanian sister foundation) since 1998. He has been a pastor at ‘Speranta’ (Hope) Baptist Church in Arad, Romania since 1993. He married Doroteea in 1996 and they have two children, David and Octavia.