Who We Are
Hopegivers International, a faith-based, non-profit organization that is both non-governmental (NGO) and 501(c) 3 tax-exempt, exists to provide “help for today and hope for eternity.”
The Mission of Hopegivers International is to:
- GATHER: We rescue orphaned, abandoned, and at-risk children, restore their broken lives by meeting their spiritual, emotional, educational, and practical needs, and train them to repeat the process of hope by bringing the Gospel to those in their own country who have yet to hear the name of Jesus.
- SHARPEN: We train them for a future by equipping young men and women for ministry through Bible Colleges, Nursing Schools, and Pastoral Understudy programs that prepare called men to be pastors.
- LAUNCH: We send the called, trained and approved men and women out with the Gospel to share the Good News with those who have not yet heard. They establish fellowships throughout the land and proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, serve widows, orphans, and the poorest of the poor.
Board and Staff
Hopegivers International is mainly driven by committed volunteers along with a small, full-time staff that serves at our Columbus, Georgia office. Our board consists of a diverse collection of community leaders who share a common goal of wanting to rescue children in need.
Dr. Samuel A. Thomas, CEO
Lana Lombardi, COO
Christopher Leader, VP Marketing and Development
S. Thomas, President
R. Austin, Vice President
D. Cheek, Secretary
C. Holdorf, Treasurer
Dr. W. Greer
S. L. Thomas
Hopegivers International, Inc. supports the following international ministries:
Emmanuel Ministries, Inc.
Haitian Foundation Lahaï-Roï, Inc.
“The first day in Kota, I felt the presence of the Lord so strongly around M.A. Thomas that I knew this was a God-ordained ministry!” — T.W.T. (LA)