The Thompsons

Moira and William Thompson, the founders of Hope Homes International, with son Aaron and foster children Rehema, Brenda, Judah, and Steven.



About Us

William and Moira Thompson, the founders of Hope Homes International, met on the Island Mercy, a medical relief ship operated by Youth with Mission (YWAM). They realized they shared the same vision—to reach out to the less fortunate and show them God's love—and traveled to Perth, Australia to receive additional medical training and preparation for future mercy missions. 

After getting married, they moved to Shimba Hills, Kenya where they worked at a YWAM medical clinic helping care for the Masai out in the "bush bush".  It was there they met and took in their first foster child. After three years at the clinic, they moved to Eldoret, Kenya, the birth place of William. In Eldoret, they took in four more foster children and had their natural son, Aaron. 

In 2001, Moira and William founded Hope Homes International.  HHI is registered as a 501(c)3 in the U.S. and as a Society and Charitable Children's Institution (CCI) in Kenya. Using ten donated acres, they have built two "family homes" where over 20 rescued children live with two Kenyan house couples who serve as full-time surrogate parents.  


100% of all donated funds go directly to provide our children with basic necessities including food, shelter, clothing, medical care, supervision, and education.


The Hope Homes vision is to provide children a loving and embracing family home environment (not a dormitory-style orphanage environment) and the tools they need, including a solid Christian foundation, to enable them to grow into responsible and successful adults. 

William and Moira are volunteers for Hope Homes and do not receive a salary for their work. 100% of all donations received are used to provide the children with necessities such as food, shelter, clothing, medical care, private school tuition, and full-time supervision. 

"Ours is a Mission truly based on Faith," says William. "We trust God to supply all our needs just like he supplied the loaves and fishes to feed the crowd." Matthew 14: 16-21   "We are never quite sure where and when the support will come, but it always does. It always does."

Please sponsor a child, a critical improvement, a new animal, or simply help Moira and William cover basic expenses.  Just a few dollars can help save the life of another beautiful child.  

Hope Homes International is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
registered in the United States.  

Gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.