Ministry Focus: Julius and Jade serve as the director and administrator, respectively, for Village of Hope Mwanza. Village of Hope – Africa is a Canadian charitable organization bringing hope to children in need throughout Africa. VOH is located in 6 countries and its programs provide education, nutrition, shelter, and healthcare. The mission of Village of Hope is, ‘To bring lasting hope to vulnerable children’.
Julius and Jade are involved in the leadership and daily running of the Village. At VOH Mwanza there are currently 86 children between the ages of 3 and 20, including 12 special needs children, who are cared for at the Village. Mwanza Pentecostal Church, planted onsite three years ago, reaches out to the surrounding community as well—sharing the love of Jesus Christ and the hope that is found only in Him.
Ministry History: Julius and Jade grew up worlds apart, Julius in Kenya and Jade in Canada, but met at Pan Africa Christian University, in Nairobi. They started their marriage and ministry together in Canada and were involved in various ministry roles including youth, children and interim pastoring, but missions was always on their hearts. In 2012 they started their missions journey as mid-term missionaries with STM Network serving as volunteer staff at Dar es Salaam Pentecostal Church in Tanzania. After two years there, God led them to VOH - Mwanza. They transitioned to full-time PAOC global workers and have been in Mwanza, since September 2014. That's the short story!