About IHH

Our mission at International Hope and Heritage is to share the power of God’s love and promote positive change in the communities we serve through our partnerships with churches, schools, orphanages, and local ministry leaders.

IHH is a 501(c)(3) that was founded in 2005 by a small group of dedicated men and women whose hearts and lives were ignited with a passion and calling to make a kingdom impact in under-resourced areas around the world.

Our current partnerships focus on the areas of Christian evangelism, education, and economic stability that will help meet the physical and spiritual needs of those living in impoverished communities. We aim to continue the mission of providing resources that lead to hope in the ultimate source of life—Jesus Christ.

"Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth." - 1 John 3:18


Expanding a heritage of faith
Sharing the truth of the Gospel and seeing lives transformed is our greatest desire as we come alongside local ministry leaders involved in reaching the lost through crusades, village outreach, and orphan and widow care.


Training a generation of learners
Through our partnership with International Heritage Academy in Tarikpaa, Ghana, we help strengthen families and communities by allocating help to 117 students and 9 educators through the provision of uniforms, curriculum, tuition assistance, and continuing education for teachers.

Economic Stability

Cultivating hope for the future
In Northern Ghana, the primary source of income is farming, so we partner with local
leaders to identify needs and then provide resources that encourage the development of self-sustaining models of growth.
Meet the Team

Chris & Cheryl Read

Chris and Cheryl Read have been married for 43 years and have four sons, four daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. They have enjoyed serving on mission together to more than 10 countries. Their ministry in Ghana began in 2004.

After working for more than 40 years in management in telecommunications, Chris became the President of International Hope and Heritage in 2023. Cheryl is a former educator and global outreach pastor who has led more than 40 teams on mission to serve the marginalized and poor and reach people with the Gospel.

Chris and Cheryl are amazed at the goodness of God in allowing them to share God’s love in difficult places. They are excited to continue the work God has set out for them to do in Ghana, West Africa, through IHH.

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We're glad you're interested in planting hope with us! Right now, we're planning to take 2-3 teams per year. Enter your info below to stay in the know about upcoming opportunities!

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