Surprised by Hope

Our Ministries

Kingdom Business

Christ-centered seminars help people living in majority-world countries start and grow a business using what God has given them.

School of Kingdom Business

Certificate-level training prepares graduates to deliver Kingdom Business seminars in the countries where they live and serve.


Product-specific business startup kits provide people living in majority-world countries with the Scripture, skill, and business knowledge needed for success.


Actively-engaging workshops answer seven questions about how the Bible works and prepare participants to navigate Scripture for themselves.

Sensible Shoes

A child-sized message about love precedes washing their feet, fitting them with shoes, and praying they transform the world for Jesus.

100 Christmas Dollies

Locally crafted dollies and a child-sized message about the birth of Christ are coupled with a Christmas feast and much more.

East African Handcrafters

Creatively talented men and women receive a personal opportunity to grow spiritually, skillfully, and sustainably.

Short-Term Ministry Teams

Uniquely qualified teams respond to local pastors who recognize spiritual needs in their community and invite us to minister alongside them.

Hope Villa

Our dream for a beautifully situated learning and lodging environment that enables students and guests to make the most of their experience.

Surprised by Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
religious and charitable organization
founded in the United States,
registered in several East African countries,
and serving around the world.

Our Products

Kingdom Business Curriculum

BibleWorks Curriculum

Business-in-a-Box Shop

East-African Handcraft Shop

Surprised by Hope Animated Logo
Business-in-a-Box Introduction
Sensible Shoes: Walk in Love Song

Home Office

464 Adaway Ave SE
Ada, MI 49301
United States

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My Second Year
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Blog History (to 2020)

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