In 2010, the Lord placed the need for a new church ministry focused on caring for orphans and vulnerable children on the hearts of Andy and Tanya Birchfield after they brought Cristina Hope into their family.
She was an orphan living in the Eastern European country of Moldova. It became very clear to them that the needs of orphans and vulnerable children were great and that Scripture clearly mandates Christians reach out and care for these children.
They formed a prayer group among members of First Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL to seek God’s plan for their church. After a few months, a plan began to formulate, and on September 26, 2010, Children’s Hope was officially launched.