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A taste of presentations offered...
Seeing God's Heart for People on the Margins
Learn from Hope House how to reach out effectively to the marginalized in your community. Discover how to connect with the needs in your neighborhood, and how to be a safe place where the wounded can find friendship and healing.

Travel Tips for Going Through "Samaria"
Every town has "that neighborhood". Jesus' approach was always the same... stop awhile and make friends!
(Hope House training seminar in Seoul, Korea)
HomeFamily Support CenterHope for the NationsSchedulePresentationsMaterials
Contact InfoAboutHow To HelpL.A. CafeHope for the HolidaysBaby Olympics
Women's HealthHope House Highlights of 2022

For booking information, contact us at:
Hope House
Bruce & Jan Willson
163 Elm St.
Mechanic Falls, ME 04256


Bruce and Jan are available to teach workshops, speak, and assist groups interested in outreach. They are skilled communicators weaving informal sharing, compelling music, and thought-provoking video about loving God and their neighbors. Bruce is an ordained minister, Jan is a songwriter and midwife, and both are authors. With four children, eleven grandchildren, and a home that has always welcomed others into their family, their lives embody the joy and adventure of compassionate living. Bruce's easy-going teaching style combines with Jan's original songs, for presentations that challenge and equip others for similar adventures!

Courageous friend, Fadumo,
Left her homeland years ago,
Fled the fighting, ran to safety,
Sought a chance to raise a family.

Courageous friend, Fadumo,
Misses Somalia and mangos,
And her mom and sisters, they were close
She fears for them, but can't go home.

She builds a life here while she waits,
With Jama she works hard each day.
They've come so far, paid such a price
For little Yasir and Yusef to have a life.

And we are more alike than different,
We each have dreams for our children,
I've laughed, I've cried with Fadumo,
She taught me the world is full of friends
I want to know,
Like Fadumo,
Courageous friend, Fadumo.

© 2010 Jan Willson
The following are some of the songs and pics used in Hope House multi-media live presentations.
Where Peacemakers Tread

I don't want the path of least resistance,
I have tried the road most traveled on.
I won't march to the drum of prejudice driving them,,
I'm breaking from the crowd, the wars they're headed down.
If narrow is the way, love would find it...
That trail peacemakers climb..
Jesus the Christ said a shepherd would hike it
For a lamb he had to find; he'd leave the ninety nine,
That was his life...
Making friends in graveyards with crazy men...
More at home in stables than in inns,
Searching out lepers and Samaritans...
Nighttime journeys to corners only love is led...
Where peacemakers tread.

To people on the margins, he'd draw near...
To two or three seeking, he'd appear.
To all the uninvited, he called "Come on in",
To anyone who'd come, he was their champion...
 Standing with that woman when stones were raised...
Scooping up children pushed away...
Seen with all the wrong people, in every place,
Know I'd see him on paths only love would take.

I don't want the path of least resistance,
I won't take the road that keeps me blind.
Don't want easy or wide, I want the path of Christ...
The road that makes friends on the margins, where he'd go...
I'm ashamed it took me so long though,
To start making friends in corners only love is led...
Where peacemakers tread. 

​(c) Jan Willson, 2013
At Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston