Community transformation through meeting spiritual, educational and physical needs
To glorify God by sharing the gospel and making disciples of Jesus Christ through partnerships with Christian ministries in the countries we serve and through short-term mission trips that demonstrate the love of Christ through evangelistic, medical, educational, and vocational outreaches.
Engaging individuals and communities by sharing the Gospel and making disciples through short-term mission trips, church planting, Bible conferences, evangelism, medical and malnutrition outreaches.
Equipping individuals, churches and communities through discipleship, leadership and vocational training, Christian education, emergency relief and access to clean water, food and medical care
Empowering those God calls us to serve to become self-sustaining so that they can live spiritually and physically healthy lives and effect lasting change in their families and communities.
Engage Hope Ministries is a nonprofit Christian ministry dedicated to transforming lives and communities through the power of God’s love in areas of extreme poverty in Uganda and Mexico. Based in Plano, Texas, Engage Hope was founded in 2010 after a mission trip to Uganda ignited a passion and calling from God to serve a population devastated by war and the AIDS epidemic. Over half of the adult population was wiped out, leaving millions of children orphaned and destitute. Working with local pastors, Engage Hope organized short-term mission trips focused on HIV/AIDS awareness, evangelism, and discipleship training. Over the past ten years, God has expanded our ministry to serve in scope and service areas throughout Uganda and Mexico.
We partner with Christian churches, schools, orphanages, and other outreach ministries in the countries we serve to help meet impoverished children and families’ physical and spiritual needs. We believe that meeting the physical needs of those God calls us to serve opens the door to minister to them spiritually. This is how lives are changed for eternity and why Engage Hope exists. We currently work with ten ministry partners in Uganda and one in Mexico to reach thousands of people each year through short-term mission trips, church planting and discipleship, slum ministry outreach, and by providing Christian education, vocational training, and emergency relief in times of crisis.
Engage Hope organizes 5-7 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, women and children’s ministries, and pastor training. Each trip has a unique purpose and goal to share the gospel while serving others.
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. The SAC Program connects children with generous U.S. sponsors who donate monthly to provide Christian education, daily meal, minor medical care, and life skills training. We currently have almost 800 children enrolled in the program, but hundreds of children still need a sponsor.
Engage Hope provides financial support to our Ministry Partners in two ways. First, we provide financial aid for urgent needs in times of unexpected crises: e.g., COVID-19 food relief and relocating families due to severe flooding. Second, we provide designated funding for specific projects and programs: e.g., wells to provide clean water, school construction/improvement, projects, and providing food/supplies for the Casa Hogar Orphanage in Mexico.
Over our 10-plus years, Engage Hope ministered to over 445,000 people through our mission trips and programs. Our focus areas included church planting and discipleship, Christian education, and community outreach.