The Kids of Hope program is in Burkina Faso. Founded by John and Melissa Franke back in 2004 and currently run by Kate Royal, it exists to specifically reach out to the Fulani “beggar boys” in the capital city of Ouagadougou. These boys are typically sent away by their parents, denied education, and considered hopeless and incorrigible by society. They also are members of one of the most unreached people groups in West Africa.
We know, however, that God wants these boys to know Him and that He has a plan for their lives. Our aim is to bring Heaven to Earth and make each boy’s hope and future a reality.
Every day a free meal is prepared for the boys who range in age anywhere from 6-24 years old. Week days there are French and carpentry classes on the land so that each boy has a chance to get the training he so desperately needs.
Saturdays are the highlight of the program. Team games are played; skits are often performed; a proper (and fun) story from the Bible is told which is then followed by a craft and topped off with a hearty meal.
Every moment is an opportunity to share the love of Jesus with them and to disciple these boys into men of God. Nothing is more exciting than when one of them decides to give his life to Jesus!
Join us in the adventure of reaching the least of these!