Founder & President. Founded H4L in 2019
Where It All Began
In 2017, Ashley and Kelly were providing music at a Kansas women’s retreat. The speaker was a missionary to Liberia. Hearing the needs of this poverty-stricken country left an imprint on Kelly’s heart.
In 2018, the opportunity came for Kelly to plan a trip to Liberia to see the work that missionary was doing. In March 2019, she and a team of four other women went and experienced the destruction that a vicious civil war caused, leaving more than 300,000 children orphaned and abandoned. While in Liberia, Kelly shared the burden she was feeling and the seed being cultivated in her heart for future orphan ministry, with Jim.
More About the Wagners
Having been a pastoral/missionary family as well as having adopted 5 children, sharing the hope we found in Jesus has been a focal point in our lives.
Hope 4 Liberia was created to rebuild the lives of the orphaned children of Liberia physically, mentally, and spiritually.
At Hope 4 Liberia, we believe that every one of those children are precious to God, and that it is our responsibility to show them that they are loved, that they are special, and that they are certainly not forgotten.
Meet our team – Hope4Liberia
Co-Founder & Fundraising Speaker
Sings gospel concerts- proceeds go to missions work done in Liberia
Meet our team – HANDSA orphanage
HANDSA orphanage Founder & CEO
HANDSA West Africa-Regional Director
HANDSA Coordinator & Financial- Controller for Liberia