Paul, his wife Jackie, and his daughter Ashley, were part of a mission trip from Centre Street Church in 2005, travelling throughout Kenya and Tanzania, the most unexpected thought came to Paul during his morning devotions.
He came to James 1:27, where it states “True religion is to look after the orphans and widows in distress”. From that moment forward it became clear to them that something must be done to help the orphaned and disadvantaged children in Kisumu, Kenya.
It simply began with a thought and a prayer at the time, and suddenly began to take shape. Before they knew it, they had leased a property in Kisumu, Kenya, hired their first national staff member, and through friends, relatives and by word of mouth, they had a live website.
One of the first things they discovered is that in any third-world country, integrity comes before talent. They have found these necessary characteristics abundantly present in both Tobias and Pastor Jasper.
Tobias is our new local leader in Kisumu who had seven years prior experience working with another international child sponsorship program, began to qualify the orphaned and under-privileged children to potentially become supported by sponsors in Western Canada. Pastor Jasper began a new church with 19 people on their first school and office property, were they built three Primary School classrooms. They soon outgrew the new school facility, and the new church grew exceedingly quickly, seating 1,000 people per service, with multiple services.
The new Primary School compound construction began in 2009, and would be comprised of kindergarten to grade eight. They kept building additional classrooms as finances were generously provided by partners and supporters. Some partners now include Summerland Baptist Church in Summerland, BC, New West Symphony & Chorus, all of whom have been a tremendous support.
Today, Father’s Heart Projects are in the process of completing three new classrooms, allowing them to support 400 orphaned and under-privileged children. They have reached over 2000 people through multiple medical camps over the years, and the core of the organization, child sponsorship, now exceeds 100 children.
Bringing hope and a better future to children and their communities in third-world and developing nations…as we serve in alignment with The Father’s Heart.
At Father’s Heart Projects our purpose is as follows: Providing hope and a sustainable future for orphaned and disadvantaged children.
We fulfill this purpose by focusing our efforts on three particular areas: development, sustainability, and replication. More specifically, our projects center on the following:
Education: Equipping children and improving academics through meaningful relations with their teachers
Health: Practically addressing medical concerns, needs, and illness
Well-Being: Offering on-going care for a variety of differing needs
Sustainability: Building a solid future by providing education and supporting personal needs
Paul Miles, president of Father’s Heart Projects, developed a soft heart for the great need of the under-privileged Kenya, and in 2007, Father’s Heart Projects began. Identifying the simplicity of “helping widows and orphans in their need,” as outlined in James 1:27, Paul set in motion a calling from God to minister to the people near Kisumu, Kenya.
Paul has been a businessman and pastor over the last 30 years. He spent 12 years in the industrial power transmission field, 24 years as a commercial insurance broker and business development manager. He and his wife, Jackie, along with their daughter, Ashley, currently reside in Calgary, Alberta.
Harry G. Wollin
After joining Father’s Heart Projects in 2009, Harry became Chairman in 2011. He joined FHP because he it’s a team with a unified focus: to address and meet the specific needs of the underprivileged widows and orphans, allowing the community as a whole to be impacted, and to be a voice on their behalf.
Harry owns and manages a mechanical engineering consulting company for building services since the mid 1970’s. He’s married to his wife Eve of 30 years, and they have 3 married children and 4 grandchildren.
David joined the FHP board in the fall on 2011, and now serves as treasurer. His heart reflects his life in education, helping impoverished children, and the people of Africa.
David serves as the CFO of the Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region, and also is a sessional lecturer at the University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge, and Ambrose University. He is very involved in the education of accounting professionals in Canada, and interacts with private and public organizations frequently. He and his wife, Deana, have 3 adult children
Bill, vice-chairman of the board, joined Father’s Heart Projects in 2008; one year after Father’s Heart Projects was founded. After hearing the concept from Paul Miles, he developed a burden for the plight of the widows and orphans in Kenya, joined the FHP board, and immediately began supporting two FHP children.
Bill is an entrepreneur and sales manager with 25 years of experience. He is married to his wife Tami, with five children.
Randy joined the FHP board in 2011, and serves as Secretary. He heard the call that God had put on president Paul Miles’ heart, and it inspired him to believe in the ministry of improving the health and well-being of orphans and widows through the organization.
Randy is a third generation insurance broker and risk management advisor. He is married to Mary Ann, with 4 children, and soon to be 5 five grandchildren.
The loving organizations that continue to support and advocate for the ministry of Father’s Heart Projects
Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
New West Symphony and Chorus
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Kondelle Deliverance Church
“Please don’t ever underestimate the difference you can make with your prayers, time, and support!”