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testimonials
Mike Proudfit
Mike Proudfit
Peoria, Arizona
We absolutely LOVE Spark of Hope. The environment is amazing. My kids and I learn so much from the experience of serving and loving the people of Mexico. We’ve been 3 times and can’t wait to go again. ❤️
Kristen
Kristen
"Spark of Hope exceeded our expectations. We loved how it was small, intimate and personal. Brad and Kim are the type of people I want my children to rub shoulders with. They are kind and patient and teach about love by emulating love. We will be back for sure!"
Jason Hainsworth
Jason Hainsworth
Spokane, Washington
"A Spark of Hope family trip is like nothing like we have ever experienced! An amazing chance for family togetherness while bonding with other volunteers and the wonderful people of Mexico while learning wonderful skills to last a lifetime! If you are looking for more from your family vacation this is the trip for you!"
Ryan Gunther
Ryan Gunther
American Fork, Utah
Incredible, eye-opening experience. Eye-opening in so many ways. Brad and Kim didn't just take us down to build a home for someone in need, they opened our eyes to how to serve and love people, they opened the scriptures to us during our devotionals, and they taught us (literally taught us) how to be our best selves through their example and love.
Reed Hainsworth
Reed Hainsworth
Lindon, Utah
"This was life-changing for our family. We lived among Mexico’s poorest and fell in love with them. Our kids wondered how people so poor could be so happy. American strangers became life-long friends in just 4 days. The food, taco stands, construction work, local people, spiritual discussion, orphanage visit, dinner and dancing with the local ward, all combine to make a priceless experience."
Chris Ray
Chris Ray
Peoria, Arizona
My wife, two daughters & I had a fantastic experience on the Spark of Hope Foundation trip. Not only were we able to help build a home for a really neat family, we spent a ton of quality time together as a family and with friends, ate a bunch of delicious food, and had some truly powerful spiritual experiences during our time in Mexico. ... We're already planning a trip for 2020.
Bryce Roper
Bryce Roper
American Fork, Utah
"We love everything about our trips. Working together as a family, seeing how blessed we are living in America, the food is great, accomplishing hard things, leaving social media behind, meeting and working side by side with new friends."
Andrea
Andrea
Farmington, Utah
"We have gone on several Spark of Hope trips and have had amazing experiences! We have teenagers and they love doing the work, connecting with the kids who live in Mexico"
2018 Volunteer
2018 Volunteer
Springville, Utah
"The reward at the end, when you hand the home over to the families will have you in tears. Your "American" life will no longer be taken for granted."
Jeff Graves
Jeff Graves
"I would highly recommend going on one of these trips. It will change your life for the better. We have gone twice and are going a third time. It's just that wonderful!"
Robert Conlee
Robert Conlee
"Our most memorable and impactful 'vacation'."
Courtney Rasband
Courtney Rasband
Alpine, Utah
This program gave us the chance to serve alongside our family members and other amazing people. Brad and Kim are inspiring to learn from. They give the experience heart.
David Kono
David Kono
"My family has gone on multiple family trips every year for more than the past 15 years. None have been better, or even approached, our trips with Spark of Hope Foundation."
John Henstra
John Henstra
Springville, Utah
"Trips to Tijuana with Spark of Hope have become the best and most anticipated event every year."
Erma Ray
Erma Ray
Peoria, Arizona
"One of the best most spiritual experiences I’ve ever had. The devotionals spoke so deeply to me. Giving of yourselves to serve others is where it’s at ... Already planning our next trip to Chispa."
Mary Johnson
Mary Johnson
Highland, Utah
"Our Spark of Hope trips were a great experience for our entire family. All of the children, ages 8 to 17, worked hard and felt that they made real contributions. We have fond memories!"
Natalie Philpot
Natalie Philpot
Alpine, Utah
How would you rate your experience? 10/10 How safe did you feel on the trip? 10/10 How likely that you will go again? 9/10
Tod Schulthess
Tod Schulthess
Alpine, Utah
"As many people as possible should take advantage of this experience as it is very difficult to come home and not be a changed person for the better."
John Henstra
John Henstra
Springville, Utah
"As a family, the trips have helped us understand that giving is way better then getting, that hard work is totally rewarding, that hard old men do cry when they feel the spirit and good food is to be celebrated."
Becky
Becky
Washington
"The entire experience was life changing for each family member. We loved the time we had together as a family to do meaningful service. We can't wait to go again."
Sam Henstra
Sam Henstra
Genola, Utah
"An unbelievably rewarding experience, we'll be back again and again and again..."
David Kono
David Kono
"My children will be forever changed for the better because of Spark of Hope. ... You simply cannot do anything better for your family."
2019 Volunteer
2019 Volunteer
Arizona
" It was a very humbling experience to interact so closely with the people living there. My kids wanted to work, especially after interacting with the families we were helping!"
Hinton
Hinton
Arizona
How would you rate your experience? 9/10 How safe did you feel on the trip? 9/10 How likely that you will go again? 10/10
Sherrel Rowe
Sherrel Rowe
Provo, Utah
How would you rate your experience? 10/10 How safe did you feel on the trip? 10/10 How likely that you will go again? 10/10