Hope Soars

October 28, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Hope Soars: Hope Story's Virtual Gala

Virtual Event

For one hope-filled hour on Zoom, Hope Story’s 2021 Virtual Gala will celebrate the beautiful difference that Hope Story supporters and our global church partners make in the lives of vulnerable children.
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But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not grow faint.
Isaiah 40:31

Gala Program

  • 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 vulnerable children.

Tim Brown
Executive Director

Hosts & Guests

Tim Brown

Tim Brown

Tim is committed to working with the Church to serve the poor and the oppressed, the widow and the orphan. His desire is to see lives forever transformed by the Good News of the Kingdom. His leadership of Hope Story is bolstered by his strong background in communications and international development.
staff picture gina jacklin

Gina Jacklin

Gina is responsible for the project management aspects of Hope Story’s supported programs. Serving in this capacity, she is driven by Christ’s call to care for those in need and is inspired by the collaborative spirit amongst the Global Church to reach out in love, word and deed.

The Soenen Sisters


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 Isack


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.


Rachide Guinko

Rachide Guinko is Director of a brand new vocational school at the Gampela Christian Centre in Burkina Faso. Rachide comes to Gampela after studying computer science and cellphone repair in Nigeria – with funding from the United Nations Development Programme. Rachide will share how his battle with hopelessness, drug addiction and crime nearly ended in death. A meeting with Gampela’s pastor changed everything for Rachide, and now his life’s ambition is to share his newfound hope with kids “who struggle like me.”

Timothy Kadama


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.

Good News from...

Hope Story celebrates the passion and commitment that our global church partners live out as they continue to stand strong to champion hope for vulnerable children in challenging times. Because they believe – and we do too – that there is hope for every child’s story! Hover over the location pins to hear some good news from our partners.