Ray of Hope  Skills Center and Pre-School

               Opening Jan. 22, 2023 - Learn Computer and Sewing!

Our Story is "His Story"

"We are trusting God to provide !"

A Promise Is Born... and Fulfilled Fifty Years Later...

Tom Stanton and Bev Ecker, have traveled to Jinja, Uganda for seven years now. They dearly love the children and the adults at the Ray of Hope Family Home! They are excited to see how God will provide for the new Skills Center and Pre-school building. 

"Our older students will be able to teach Sewing and Computer Skills, and the surrounding community members, especially women, will be able to develop new career opportunities!"

Bev and Tom live in Beaverton, Oregon, and were married on March 11, 2017, after their first spouses passed away. When Bev was nine years old, a woman came to her church and invited those who felt called to serve as missionaries to come forward. Bev strongly felt God's calling to start an orphanage. Now, 50 years later, God has fulfilled the vision that she embraced as a child. Tom had a vision that the positive effects of the Ray of Hope Home would stand taller and last longer than the Eiffel Tower.

Our First Five Orphaned Children...

In 2015, a "Jajja," or African grandmother, brought five orphaned children to the home of George and Phionah. Their Christian parents had been murdered by their own Muslim relatives. Bukenya and George were partners in the Ray of Hope Children's Ministries program. They prayerfully decided to trust God to provide for the needs of these children. Soon, many more orphaned and needy children came to join this family, and they were no longer "orphans", they were all part of a loving Christian family! Currently, over 60 community students attend the pre-school with 30‚Äč children living on site.

When Bev and Tom came back in 2017, to help with the Ray of Hope Ministries, they committed to building the "Ray of Hope Family Home" that opened June 3, 2018. Miraculously, by God's grace and with the help of our generous donors, this dream has become a reality! Bev and Tom eagerly plan to return for their 8th visit in January, 2023.