2000

In October, Homes of Love is born.

The Chesneys were invited to have dinner with a visiting pastor from Vietnam. During their visit, the pastor shared a dream he had which was to create small homes for orphans and at-risk children where they would be taught about Christ and experience the love of a real family. Sharing the same heart to help orphans in Vietnam, the Chesneys quickly acted and Homes of Love began.

2001

In June, Home #1 in Vietnam is established.

This home is at the very site where a team stood and prayed asking the Lord to establish Christian homes for orphans. (The mother for this home was an orphan herself.)

2002

In August we gained a partner.

Local Christian leaders were so impressed with what they saw from Homes of Love that they asked to partner with HOL and establish more homes for children throughout Vietnam. This partnership allowed us to grow and make a much larger impact.

In October, Home #2 in Vietnam is established.

This home was created within the new partnership. (The mother for this home was also an orphan.)

2004

In June, Home #3 in Vietnam was established.

The mother for this home was an orphan and created a family for five little boys.

2005

In April, Home #4 in Vietnam is established.

This home was established for little girls.

In June Home #5 in Vietnam is established.

This home is established for boys. Both the mother and father were orphans themselves.

2006

Let's party!

In June, our children enjoyed their first Homes of Love camp, complete with a beach party theme.

2007

In June, Home #6 in Vietnam is established.

This home was established for little boys right next door to home three.

In June, Home #7 in Vietnam is established.

This home was established for little boys. Like so many of our parents, this mother was an orphan.

2008

In June, Home #8 in Vietnam is established.

This home is established for little girls.

In November, first Homes of Love trip to Cambodia.

Gary and Debbie Chesney along with their team saw the water villages, a tiny make-shift school, and experienced first-hand the terrible plight of children in Cambodia (extreme poverty, child trafficking, limited human rights, etc.).

2010

In September, Home #1 in Zimbabwe is established

We partnered with our first Zimbabwe home.

2014

In June, Homes #9 & #10 in Vietnam are established.

Both of these homes were established for little boys.

In July, Home #2 in Zimbabwe is established.

A pastor and his wife became the new parents for this home.

In September, we launch Homes of Love Cambodia.

We partnered with World Team missionaries to expand into Cambodia.

2015

In June, Home #11 in Vietnam is established.

This home was established for girls and is located close to our first home.

2016

In January, we identify our first parents in Cambodia, establishing Home #1 in that country.
This is a home for girls. These parents minister to a desperately impoverished people group.

In March, our first Cambodia-Vietnam parent retreat.
Parents and staff from Cambodia & Vietnam enjoyed their time together as well as new teaching and encouragement.

In June, Home #12 in Vietnam is established.
This is a home for boys.

In June, Home #14 in Vietnam (the first HOL kinship care home) is established.
This is a home of sisters with the older sister as the parent. This home is #14, skipping the number "13" due to cultural issues.

In October, Home #1 in Cambodia is established.
This home has one boy and two girls.

2017

In July, Homes #2 and #3 in Cambodia are established.

Both of these homes are kinship care homes.

2018

In April, Home #15 in Vietnam is established.

This is a home for boys.

In July, Home #16 in Vietnam is established.

This is a home for girls.