The story of Chariots for Hope began in 2009. A network of children’s homes in Kenya, East Africa was headed for a financial crisis as their European partner could no longer fund the homes as they once had. These homes had such a rich heritage. Opened by the African Inland Church (AIC) as early as 1970, these homes provided a refuge for children without hope. Because of these homes, thousands of children had been given the care they needed to survive. Now, they were facing having to close their doors.
God used one home manager who was working with a church in Dresher, PA to spread the word of the impending loss of funds. With this knowledge and a step of faith, Chariots for Hope was started. God provided richly as he brought partners, child sponsors, and funding to continue this work. In late 2009, Chariots assumed responsibility for our first 2 homes. The coming years brought great growth as we expanded to include additional homes.
Chariots for Hope partners with the AIC by providing operational leadership and financial support to 8 children’s homes. The eight homes include two baby homes and six children’s homes, providing love and care for more than 800 vulnerable and orphaned children. We invite you to visit each home’s page to learn about the unique elements of each home, meet the manager, and get a peek into a child’s life who has been impacted by their time at the children’s home.
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity and humanity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the barrenness of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial, gender, and class differences.