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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.

Our Vision

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

Kelly Wagner

Kelly Wagner

President & Founder

Founder & President. Founded H4L in 2019

Jim Wagner

Jim Wagner

Co-Founder & Fundraising Speaker

Co-Founder & Fundraising Speaker

Ashley Wagner

Ashley Wagner

Fundraising & Short-term Missionary

Sings gospel concerts- proceeds go to missions work done in Liberia

Meet our team – HANDSA orphanage

Isaiah M. Gray, Sr

Isaiah M. Gray, Sr

HANDSA West Africa-Regional Director

HANDSA West Africa-Regional Director

Mallay Kerkula

Mallay Kerkula

HANDSA Coordinator & Financial- Controller for Liberia

HANDSA Coordinator & Financial- Controller for Liberia