Hope For Today



Paige Parsons
Bridgett Cook (Mt. Bethel Advocate)


Reverend Dr. Peter and Esther Pereira established Hope for Today (HFT) in 1997 to provide compassion ministries, church planting, and leadership training to spread the Gospel throughout South Asia.

In 1997, Peter and Esther visited a day center and felt the call of God to support three of the children living there.  Esther began working with homeless children, most of which were beggars in the streets. In March 1998, God blessed their labor with the birth of the Alpha Home.  They started in a very humble thatched hut with 38 children. This hut was filled with joy as they began to receive Christ’s love in their new home. The ministry was greatly blessed by God, and a new home was built in 1999.  We have only continued to grow over the years, and now 67 children live in our Alpha Home.

Mission Statement:

HOPE FOR TODAY shares the love of Jesus Christ in South Asia through Compassion Ministries, Church Planting, and Leadership Training.

How You Can Help:

  • Child Sponsorship: Hope for Today’s Alpha Homes provide over 100 street children and orphans a home, meals, and education. These homes depend on donations to feed, clothe, and educate. Your sponsorship will be a continuous monthly payment that the home can depend on to take care of your child’s basic needs. To sponsor a child, visit Hope for Today’s website.
  • Serve on a short-term or medical mission trip to South Asia with Hope for Today.