Mission and Vision


Mission Statement

Inspired by God’s love for those at the margins of society, Visions of Hope will provide the means and direction for inmates to raise support for Otino Waa Children’s Village in Uganda, Africa.


As we learn and grow in service to our mission, it is imperative that we provide a shared space of belonging, forgiveness and hope; with meaningful relationships between widows, orphans, inmates and the communities they inspire.


Visions of Hope embraces the unique task of connecting inmates, Ugandan orphans and the rest of us through face-to-face contact and a broad network of support. Since 2009, remarkable inmate art has been used as a fund raiser for the children and widow house-mothers of Otino Waa Children’s Village in Lira, Uganda.

At the same time, inmates from multiple prison locations have become active sponsors of Otino Waa kids.  As you read this 68 inmates sponsor 78 orphans from 8 different prison facilities!

We invite anyone to take part in this exceptional process by supporting with helpful hands and feet, creative talent, thoughtful prayers or a donation.

Never underestimate the difference YOU can make in the lives of others! Visions of Hope is one-of-a-kind in all of the world. We invite you to be part of this special calling in fascinating ways. In a gentle, loving way we can shake the world.

“The LORD is my portion says my soul, therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:24



These stated values serve as guides to remind us what we are about, what is important to us, and what we want to strive for in the future.

We are passionate about living out the gospel in the communities we serve. We work for God and not for men. (1 Corinthians 10:31, Colossians 3:23, Matt 5:16)

We are servant leaders who strive to love our neighbors as ourselves. That includes inmates. We do not avoid conflict, and when it occurs, we approach it in truth and grace. (Mark 10:42-45, Mark 12:30, Philippians 2:2-4)

We believe each person is made in God’s image. Since people matter to God, they matter to us. As such, we will intentionally engage the inmate, the orphan and our communities. We believe life change happens through relationship. We will value people over tasks. (Proverbs 22:2, Hebrews 10:24-25, Psalm 82:3-4, Jeremiah 22:16)

We are responsible with the resources entrusted to us (money, people, and time), recognizing they are God’s gift and provision and not our own. We will be generous in our giving of care, time and finances and demonstrate transparency to our donors. (Acts 20:35)

We will do what we say, and say what we do. We value teamwork over individual accomplishments. (Matt 5:7, Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31)