Focus: Child Sponsorship, HIV Ministry, Sustainable Development, Community Health Evangelism, and Church Planting Organization
Organization: The Hope Partnership (Missions of Hope International and Christian Missionary Fellowship International)
Location: Mathare Valley, Nairobi, Kenya, and rural areas of extreme poverty in Kenya
MOHI was founded in 2000 to bring the hope of Christ to 3 million people living in extreme poverty in the largest slum in Africa. Its directors and co-founders, Wallace & Mary Kamau, later connected with American missionaries from Christian Missionary Fellowship (CMF), a US based global mission organization. In 2007, CMF began inviting American churches to partner with the growing work.
Since then, MOHI has launched 25 Christian schools with over 21,000 students, planted over 20 churches, operates 3 medical clinics and a dental clinic, provides HIV/AIDS care, and has trained over 7,000 adults—many parents of MOHI school children—to operate their own businesses through which they support their families.
LifeSpring was among the first US churches to accept the call. We partner with a MOHI school and church in an area called Kosovo, one of the neighborhoods on the massive Nairobi slums. LifeSpring families are currently sponsoring 163 MOHI children at the Kosovo School and other schools in the Mathare Valley, and the church has contributed to the construction of the school building and taken numerous short-term mission teams to work along side the MoHI staff in the community.
As a result of its rapid growth, MOHI has now launched its own US office to facilitate communications between American sponsors and partner churches and the ministry in Kenya. Learn more about the life-changing work of Missions of Hope and about how you can sponsor a child on the MoHI website https://mohiafrica.org/