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2016 Annual Report

In July 2016, Debbie and I were able to celebrate 15 years of Homes of Love in Vietnam with our HOL staff and children!   Homes of Love began in 2001 after a Vietnamese pastor visiting us in the United States shared his vision for orphans in his country. He said, "Let's put the children into the homes of Christians. Children belong in families." Debbie and I agreed!   What...

Finding Her Smile: A Journey Of Healing

Len was a shy girl who often hid herself from the spotlight. She was first introduced to Homes of Love in February 2005 when she entered her new home. Due to the death of Len's father, eight children in the family, and extreme poverty, Len's mother had run out...

A Prayer Walk - The Journey Continues (Part 2)

In Part 1, we shared the story of a prayer walk that led to the first Home of Love in Vietnam. Today, we want to share with you the recent journey of that home...  In 2005, after living there for four years, our first HOL family needed to move from their first home. It was owned by a pastor who planned to return to the house at the time of his retirement. We had...

A Prayer Walk: the Start of a Journey

Can you think of a moment in your life when you know that the Lord has clearly been at work? Those moments where He quietly shifts plans and aligns events? For Homes of Love, one of those times was in October 2000... A group traveled from Knoxville, Tennessee to pray in Vietnam. Gary and Debbie Chesney had originally planned to be on this trip, but felt the Lord leading them to stay behind.  Sue Dee...

An Unexpected Journey Into Kinship Care

The  life  of  Ta,  a  young  Vietnamese  woman,  has  not  gone  as  she  had  hoped  or  planned,  but  God  is  using  Homes  of  Love  in  the  journey  of  bringing  redemption  to  the  broken  places  of  her  and  her  family.  ...