October 28, 20217:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hope Soars: Hope Story's Virtual Gala
- Trivia Game
- Welcome with hosts Tim & Gina
- Greetings from Ruth (Kenya)
- Greetings from Tej (Nepal)
- Computers for Kids (Colombia)
- Soenen Sisters Music Presentation & Interview
- Amani Children Singers
- Sarah's Testimony (Tanzania)
- Rachide's Testimony (Burkina Faso)
- Story of Hope with Timothy Kadama (Zambia)
- Closing Prayer with Jim Keesic (Thunder Bay)
Our goal is to raise $50,000 at this year's Gala - enabling us to deepen and widen our church network, and serve ever more vulnerable kids around the world.
Because a generous donor is matching gifts dollar for dollar up to $25,000, we are already halfway there (assuming we can raise $25,000!).
Here are a couple of the new partnerships your giving enables us to pursue:
Lebanon is facing a financial crisis of Biblical proportions - plunging a third of the population into extreme poverty. Hope Story is hoping to partner with True Vine Church in Lebanon as they provide Syrian refugee families, as well as ordinary Lebanese citizens, with food relief.
Here at home, Hope Story wants to grow our partnerships with First Nations’ church communities across Canada to support Canadian indigenous churches in their outreach to kids.
We need your support. Please give today to champion hope for at-risk children.
Hosts & Guests
The Soenen SistersMusic
Based in Brantford, ON, The Soenen Sisters are a professional musical ensemble featuring the harp, flute and cello. The sisters share a great passion for music and performing, and have recorded several albums. They tell us they are thrilled to be a part of Hope Story's work in serving vulnerable children and bringing the love and message of Jesus Christ to the world.
Sarah Isaak serves as Lead Administrator at the Amani School in coastal Tanzania. She relates to parents and children and serves as a role model for young women at the School - many of whom will be the first in their family to attend high school. Sarah is committed to the Church’s vision to pair the Gospel with an excellent education, providing students with an escape hatch from poverty in all its forms. She is currently completing her Masters in Human Resources Management in view of helping run Amani’s new High School.
Here is a story of hope! Now twenty-three-years-old, Timothy Kadama was born in Zambia into a family of 14 children. His mother was one of three wives married to his father, who died in 2012. After the death of his father, the few animals they had were stolen away and there was no inheritance for the children. Timothy’s mother soon remarried but her children were not welcomed into her new home. They were ill-treated, unloved and unwanted. Timothy and his siblings stopped going to school as their mother was unable to care for them. Concerned villagers contacted Social Welfare who did an assessment and recommended them to Calvary Village of Hope. Calvary Village of Hope was an Orphanage at Calvary Church until 2020, and there they were able to offer care and support to Timothy – helping him to write his own hope story.