Our vision is to prepare the most vulnerable children for a better tomorrow.
Leadership & Staff Team
Michael and Carmen have been married for 35 years and have 4 grown children. Michael grew up in a family business, spent 10 years as a pastor, and has been an owner of a successful business that he brought nationwide throughout Canada. He has retired from that business in order to dedicate his time to full time ministry. Carmen volunteered for Let's Give Them Hope as the communications coordinator, after their first trip to Musana in 2012. She and Michael both now head up communications and fundraising and oversee the operations of both LGTH locations. Michael and Carmen both have a heart for seeing vulnerable children have a chance to live with hope for the future.
Weston and Liz have hearts for orphans and vulnerable children. They had always hoped they would be able to use their property in Musana Zimbabwe to be able to help and give hope to these children. When Let's Give Them Hope was conceived they were very pleased to donate the land, and began to work and live there as soon as their contract with "Hands At Work" was completed in 2013. They both have years of ministry and leadership experience in churches, outreach organizations and charities.
They established "Hope Fellowship," our on-site church, shortly after settling in. And Weston is also a carpenter by trade.
20 years ago Henry and Elizabeth
Chitambala noticed that there were a large number of children who were not in school because of the inability to pay school fees so she decided to teach them herself. Everyday they would meet under a mango tree to learn. Eventually they managed to raise some funds to build a one-room school. Henry and Elizabeth continued their work with minimal support and the help of volunteer teachers. Now, that LGTH is involved (since 2019) they are building on to the school, feeding the children every day and building a community centre where they will plant our next Hope Fellowship. They are a perfect fit to the ever-growing work of Let’s Give Them Hope.
Other Staff Members
Lizzie has years of experience overseeing orphan care in an organization in South Africa. She knows, loves, and has a relationship with every child in our program! one of our original staff members. Lizzy has three children; Manu, Tamar, and Joshua.
Godfrey & Ellen
Hope Fellowship Projects
Ellen and Godfrey have been married for nine years and have two daughters. They are both youth pastors and have been working in ministry for many years. Ellen is a praise and worship leader and Godfrey pastors and teaches in the church. He did his diploma in theology at Sabby Bible Institute in Harare and is also a tiler by trade.
Hope House Mother
Esther grew up in the rural much like Musana. She has a great understanding of the need and the desperate situations most of our children go through. Esther has taken on the role of a mother to those children that are child headed and have no place of their own. She also oversees the feeding program and coordinating the local volunteers.
Food and Home Visits
We currently have a group of seven women who volunteer from the local community to daily cook for and serve meals to the children. These volunteers also partake in our extensive community work. Our program relies on these committed women who also come from difficult situations and have a heart for serving these children.