Angie Wheeler was first called to Mozambique in 2000 to serve as a nurse, but God had a bigger plan. As she worked in a children's center clinic, she began to have a heart for the youth. God gave her the vision of a house with a garden. a place where teenagers could gain life skills through loving relationships and continued discipleship. In September of 2002, Angie officially launched Beacon of Hope - Africa.
Today Beacon of Hope - Africa is in its 10th year of ministry and each January welcomes teenage boys into the Hope House. The students participate in a three-year program and are trained in Bible, academics, and a trade. Angie believes in providing skills without giving a handout and upon graduation, the boys are expected to find a job and build a life for themselves.
In the future, Beacon of Hope - Africa plans to reach out to the community by sharing the Gospel through sports programs, evangelism, and medical clinics. It is our goal to give hope and love to those who need it most.