A New Chapter


After 15 years of dedicated service to the Lord and His Mission,  Jos Holtzhausen has stepped down from his position as International Team Leader of Christ’s Hope International. 

Jos and his wife Sylvia founded Christ’s Hope in 2003 after witnessing the plight of AIDS-affected, orphaned children in Africa during their tenure with Youth for Christ in a small town in Namibia; a project that quickly expanded to seven countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a critical element to the program, Sylvia wrote the Genesis Design curriculum, a lesson plan intending to teach youth about God’s design for manhood and womanhood, marriage, sexuality, and AIDS education.

Jos will continue to serve with Christ’s Hope in discipleship training and speak on behalf of the organization. Sylvia will continue to develop the Genesis Design curriculum. 

We praise God for their dedication to the calling He has given them and eagerly anticipate what He has in store for the future.

The title and duties of International Director have been appointed to David Kase, previously US Director, effective on January 1st, 2019. On the same date the position of African Team Leader was established and appointed to Glenn Vantieghem, team leader for the DR Congo, who will be responsible for overseeing ministry in Africa.

Thank You for Your Support in 2018
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all so much for supporting us through this past year!
With your gifts, we have the capability to do what Christ has commissioned us: To do what is right by taking up the cause of the fatherless. 
Our year-end goal was to raise $150,000, and through God’s grace we received a grand total of $144,529.30Praise be to God for His provision; we are continually blessed by His followers.
Stay tuned in 2019 to see the exciting developments God has in store for Christ’s Hope International! 

SwingShift and the Stars

It’s been a long journey, but we couldn’t be happier with the result! We are so grateful to everyone who supported us prayerfully and financially through this experience, as well as the ladies at SwingShift who put together this amazing fundraiser. We are especially thankful for Saburi Boyer of Loft TC for partnering with us this fall as our sponsor champion and star performer,  and for working so hard to help us raise $57,811! A big shout out to Marc Judge, Larry Flynn, Brad Harrison, and Gerhard Potgieter as well for joining Saburi in the November lip sync battle; we couldn’t have asked for a better representatives!

For a more detailed report of this event  click the link below:

Art For Hope

The Art for Hope event in Sacramento, California
will be taking the form of an online auction, to be held March 11-17, 2019. Please stay tuned to our social media for upcoming information and previews of the pieces for sale!

Prayer Requests

  • Pray for our new International Director and African Team Leader as they navigate their new roles


  • Pray for West Side Church’s upcoming team visit to Tanzania this February


  • Pray for our unsponsored children to become sponsored