"I'm not familiar with everyone involved in HHO but, Edward Tibbits and Deb Hoover changed my life, they showed me love and acceptance when I thought there was none left in this world for me. They showed my girls ( the K's) also what compassion and unconditional love is. When we first met Ed, we were not doing so good in our daily lives, we were all as far away from God as one can imagine. Me being raised atheist and never being taught who God was and what he sacrificed for us, I was literally lost and my babies were lost along with me, their behavior and attitude towards people started changing with the visits to the Hope Grows Center and after school program. Me seeing the positive changes that they were having encouraged me to take these subtle little signs that I was being shown but ignoring seriously and I decided it was time to change my life, not just for me but for my children. So that I can be stronger for them and show them that with God all things are possible. So, if your lost, please don't be scared to talk to someone. You won't be judged or ridiculed, only accepted and my very dear friend Deb Hoover, she has this amazing capability to hug the sadness right out of you. Thanks 💜😢 Love The K's"
-Kristina Fowler (Recomendation from our FB page-She was Baptised in Oct 2018!)
“Hope grows is the perfect name for this organization. Meeting the people there has truly restored the hope that I had lost in mankind. Until I touched down there I thought all hope was lost. I didn't believe genuinely good people still existed. Then I found Hope Grows. ”
-30 year old Mother of 4
"I am thankful for what Hope Grows does in the lives of my children. My oldest daughter has grown in her Christian life and wants to dedicate her life to God and become a preacher. The volunteers help my younger daughter with her homework and she understands better the importance of doing her work and getting better grades. My son had behavioral issues due to PTSD and was acting out a lot. He is now doing so much better. Thank you to all the Hope Grows staff. We could not have done this on our own."
"This is fulfilling my dream to make a positive impact in the life of everyone I come across. As I look forward to my dream of becoming a pediatrician and helping children, I want to help others understand that even during their times of struggling they are not stationary."
-Katlyn Helton (Founder of 'Limitless' girls support group @ Hope Grows) was 17 when she wrote this-as of 2022 she is now in Med School)
One Volunteer wrote, " I feel that God has led me to His Hands Outreach, answering my prayers for a purpose and a mission."