Engage Hope is a nonprofit Christian ministry dedicated to transforming lives and communities through the power of God's love in Uganda, Mexico, and around the world. Based in Plano, Texas, Engage Hope was founded in 2010 after a mission trip to Uganda ignited a passion and calling for a vulnerable population devastated by war and the AIDS epidemic. Millions of children were left orphaned, destitute, and struggling to survive with no hope for the future. Engage Hope was created to serve the people of this country and transform lives and communities for Christ. Over the past ten years, our ministry has grown in scope to serve regions throughout Uganda and Mexico.
Engage Hope partners with Christian churches, schools, orphanages, and other outreach ministries who are making a difference for Christ in their communities. We currently work with ten Ministry Partners in Uganda and one in Mexico to help provide Christian education, clean water, food, housing, malnutrition treatment, medical care, and vocational training to meet the physical and spiritual needs of impoverished children and families in their communities. We believe that meeting the physical needs of those we serve opens the door to minister to them spiritually. Every program or ministry we support - every resource God provides is used for one purpose - to earn the right to share the gospel in that community and make disciples for Jesus Christ.
How We Help:
Short-Term Mission Trips: Engage Hope organizes 7-10 short-term mission trips each year to Uganda and Mexico to provide on-site support to our Ministry Partners. The mission teams serve our Ministry Partners through evangelism, discipleship training, new church construction projects, malnutrition outreaches, mobile medical, dental and vision clinics, community service projects, women and children's ministries, and pastor training. Each trip has a unique purpose and goal to share the gospel while serving others.
Sponsor-a-Child (SAC) Program: Our Sponsor-a-Child (SAC) Program was created in 2012 to come alongside Ugandan children living in extreme poverty and in desperate need of education and spiritual development to help them break chains of poverty and spiritual darkness. The SAC Program connects children with generous U.S. sponsors who donate monthly to provide a Christian education, daily meal, minor medical care, and life skills training. Since 2012, thousands of children have been given the hope of a future without poverty through our Sponsor-a-Child Program. We currently have almost 800 children enrolled in the program, but there are still hundreds of children in need of a sponsor. Monthly sponsorships are $40 for a primary student and $55 for a secondary student. Even if you cannot commit to a monthly sponsorship, a one-time donation to our gap fund will keep a child in school who has lost their sponsor, support the schools, pay teacher salaries, provide food, or purchase textbooks.
Financial Support: Engage Hope provides financial support to our Ministry Partners in two ways.
Financial aid for urgent needs in times of unexpected crises: e.g., COVID-19 food relief, medical supplies for malaria outbreaks, relocating families due to severe flooding, and Bible distribution to remote areas in need of the gospel.
Designated funding for specific projects and programs: e.g., wells to provide clean water, school construction/improvement projects to provide a Kingdom education, basic needs for children and families living in the slums, new church construction projects, malnutrition outreaches, and food/supplies for the Casa Hogar Orphanage in Mexico.