(Photo Credit: Paige Steele) Fidel Goodman is a remarkable example of the high-quality instructors at Hope Haven Rwanda. His story took a dramatic turn in 1994 when his parents, and his five brothers, were killed during the Rwandan genocide. When his family was...read more
“My jerrycan is better than yours!” That was one statement that I didn’t hear while in Rwanda recently. Instead, I witnessed a rich sense of community, workers patiently plowing fields, construction laborers literally dancing while they worked and students eager to be...read more
“I just don’t think that it will get any better,” my friend lamented. We were discussing a significant change that was coming soon in his life—a change that was beyond his control. His hope-o-meter was definitely leaning far to the left, and...read more
While I was in Rwanda recently, one of my goals was to complete one-on-one interviews with all of our fifth graders. I wanted to assess their language skills through conversation. I also wanted to learn about their home life and their...read more
(Photo Credit: Paige Steele) It is so easy for us to assure someone with a quick, “I’ll pray for you.” Years ago, I made it a habit to immediately write down requests for prayer, usually in the presence of the person who just asked me to pray...read more
(Photo Credit: Paige Steele) Isaiah’s prophecy to the Israelites should inspire us today, because it uncovers a weighty spiritual truth: God promises spiritual blessings to those who serve the suffering and oppressed. Some of the richest...read more
About the Author
Dr. Jason Peters
Jason Peters serves as Hope Haven Rwanda’s CEO. Jason is an author, host of a nationally award-winning video curriculum, international speaker and a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. He brings a wealth of global leadership experience to the table, having served in 48 countries, providing senior leadership for two international regions for a large missions organization.
He also completed assignments at the Pentagon, the U.S. Air Force Academy and as a faculty member of the Air Force Chaplain Corps College, where he directed Crisis and Trauma training. Jason earned the Doctor of Ministry degree, with an emphasis on Christian Education, from Dallas Theological Seminary, utilizing research conducted while serving in Iraq.
Jason has been married to Kimberly for 23 years, and they have five children, two of whom were born overseas.