Who We AreReviving Hope Inc. was inspired in the summer of 2021 when its founder, Hope Thomas, visited Guatemala during a mission trip. Hope immediately fell in love with the voluntary work already being done in Guatemala, but noticed an untouched need in the community for medical education and care.
Reviving Hope was born out of this vision to come alongside those already established in a given country to supply missionaries and leaders with the medical expertise and resources their communities need most.
At Reviving Hope, we commit to understanding each country’s unique set of needs and work hard to create opportunities for anyone and everyone to encounter ultimate healing.
Our mission statement is "creating opportunities for the Ultimate Healer through the commission of servitude."
What We Do: Medical MissionsReviving Hope partners with current missionaries in the field to provide medical treatment and education to the underprivileged populations globally. Through our Medical Missions, we assemble teams of highly educated and/or experienced professionals while also providing training opportunities for eager volunteers to maximize our impact during these trips. Once partnered with a local organization, Reviving Hope undergoes rigorous planning and collaborates in order to set up successful walk-in clinics that have seen more than 60 patients per day. (This is our starting point.) Prior to a clinical day, the missionary or local personnel establishes a place where we can set up these clinics. When patients enter our walk-in clinic, they receive complete care including vital signs, deworming medication, consultation from a medical professional, and finally receive medications from our clinical pharmacy. Additionally, Reviving Hope strives to assist families with malnourished children by providing education and supplements such as baby formula in order to help the child reach a healthy weight. Furthermore, Reviving Hope brings a lot of medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, baby supplies (blankets, clothing, bottles, etc.), as well as other necessary supplies for our medical mission trips.
In June 2022, Reviving Hope’s first medical missions team served in San Cristóbal Verapaz, Guatemala. Our essential purpose for this trip was to give every individual the opportunity to encounter ultimate healing. This incredible team consisted of 12 unique individuals including: mother/baby nurse professionals, a nutritionist, CNAs, a pharmacist, a student nurse, and other eager volunteers. Within three days of this trip alone, we treated close to 200 patients. Advanced equipment was used in the treatment of these patients. A fetal heart monitor was used by one of our mother/baby nurses to help mothers listen to their baby’s heartbeat for the first time. We even had the opportunity to congratulate a mother who was unaware of her pregnancy! Every team member contributed to the successful implementation of our clinical days as we worked together to treat and educate our patients at these underprivileged villages.
What We Do: Humanitarian SupportReviving Hope’s Humanitarian Support Program aims to meet the most basic needs of the patients we see. In effort to collaborate with a country's unique set of humanitarian needs, Reviving Hope has both collaborated with other organizations and provided resources to underprivileged people groups.
Our vision for Reviving Hope’s Humanitarian Support program is to address the following: malnutrition, contaminated water, poor hygiene, and lack of appropriate or protective clothing. Reviving Hope invests in providing for these basic needs by providing food and vitamins, transporting in installing water purification systems in the countries we serve, supplying hygiene essentials with product education, and gathering and distributing clothing items to every qualifying patient we see. Generally, Reviving Hope is able to bring an abundance of Humanitarian Support supplies to a designated country that we can leave behind the surplus with local missionaries for continued distribution.