The Village of Hope began in 1989 at Ayawaso (near Accra-Ghana’s capital) as an orphanage of churches of Christ to care for orphaned, abandoned and destitute children. In 1999, it was relocated to Fetteh in the Gomoa District of the Central Region of Ghana. The work of the Village of Hope is under the oversight of the Elders of the Vertical Centre Church of Christ in Tema, Ghana.
The orphanage has grown to include a school with 265 students enrolled from Pre-Kindergarten to the seventh grade. It also has a clinic on the campus. Both the school and clinic cater for not only the children in the orphanage but eleven neighboring rural communities.
The Village of Hope also has a street children program that feeds, counsels and teaches the Bible to teenagers who live on the street of Accra. More than ninety street teenagers have been baptized into Christ as a result of this ministry.
There is a congregation that meets on the campus of the Village of Hope. Its membership is made up mainly of the children and staff of the Village of Hope – about one hundred and twenty in number. It is a very evangelistic church. Greg Larson, an American missionary sent to Ghana by the West Side Church of Christ in Searcy, Arkansas, U.S.A. is the Minister of the congregation. Under his leadership, the members of the congregation evangelize, establish new congregations and strengthen weak and struggling congregations of the Lord’s church in the Gomoa District which is the largest county in the Central Region of Ghana.
- To help orphaned, abandoned and destitute children feel loved and to help them overcome inferiority complex.
- To understand and appreciate the vital elements of cross-cultural mission work.
- Tutor orphans and participate in house-to-house and village evangelism.