Transforming Lives and inspiring hope In the Name of Christ
Gate of Hope Ministries International exists to create an environment where East African individuals, families and communities are equipped and empowered to live out a more spiritually fulfilled, socially connected, and economically stable life in order to holistically transform their communities and nations.
Gate of Hope was founded in 1995, following the Rwandan Genocide. Recognizing the needs of those around them, Rev. Jean de Dieu Nzeyimana and Dr. Pauline Mukeshimana created the ministry to provide a space for survivors to receive trauma healing, pray and encourage one another. As the organization grew, Jean de Dieu and Pauline identified an opportunity to further assist those working to rebuild their lives through education and economic empowerment. In Rwanda, this is reflected through assistance to women, children, and other vulnerable persons.
In 2003, Jean de Dieu and Pauline moved to Kentucky to expand the ministry, recognizing a growing need to assist those who were displaced to refugee camps and eventually re-settled to the United States through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
In the Louisville metro area, Gate of Hope provides assistance to families from six East and Central African countries including: Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.