Tom Eggum, founding president of Hope 4 Kids International, a Christian, non-profit organization that works to restore dignity to children and families who are suffering through extreme poverty and disease, will speak at Northgate Church on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 9 and 11 a.m. to share messages about the importance of making a meaningful, impactful difference in the world.
Eggum, a nationally recognized speaker and mentor, has nearly 50 years of experience devoting his life to making a difference for children and communities around the world that have been suffering from extreme poverty and disease through access to clean water wells, child educational sponsorship, village development, and short-term mission trips.
Eggum will share his own story and motivation for founding Hope 4 Kids International in 1973. His tale starts with a daring adventure, where Eggum was arrested and blacklisted by the KGB for smuggling bibles into Soviet Russia.
“I’m excited to speak at Northgate Church, meet with their congregation and share the story of Hope 4 Kids International,” said Eggum. “Northgate is a true leader in this community, with a strong dedication to service and generous living. I am inspired by their commitment to share God’s love with their neighbors, serve their community, and live as a people of hope.”
For more than 40 years, Hope 4 Kids has served children living in impoverished environments around the world by establishing economic, spiritual, water, educational, and feeding programs. Hope 4 Kids has been in over 103 countries restoring hope and necessary care to every child they serve.
The non-profit sponsors over 3,000 orphans and vulnerable children from Uganda, Philippines, Guatemala, and Romania and provides Hope 4 Kids sponsors at least one opportunity a year to travel to meet their sponsored child. The most prominent projects are in Uganda, where Hope 4 Kids has been developing communities by drilling deep-water boreholes, building churches, schools and medical clinics.
Eggum added, “I hope our listeners leave these services reflective, asking themselves and asking God, ‘What’s my purpose in life?’ and “How can I make a difference in this world?’ Whether the result is to start helping a neighbor care for their yard, or volunteer at a local community organization, or join Hope 4 Kids International for a mission trip, they have the ability to change the world.”
For more information on how you can join Tom Eggum to become a difference maker for international mission trips, child sponsorship, water boreholes, village development or other philanthropic opportunities, visit www.h4ki.org.
About Hope 4 Kids International
Hope 4 Kids International is a Christian, non-profit organization, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Leading teams on exciting, life-changing short-term missions to projects around the world, Hope 4 Kids International is committed to serving impoverished children who are hurting physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Teams bring relief to poverty-stricken villages by providing clean water, building medical and dental clinics, and establishing emergency medical funds. Our strategies are designed to help villagers become self-sufficient through life-saving programs. We carry the message of God’s love and hope through these impacting outreaches.