Welcome to Homes of Life

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."  
Matthew 19:14

Established in 1995, Homes of Life (Hogar de Vida in Spanish) is a Christian ministry in Latin America that exists to serve the needs of at risk children in Costa Rica and Guatemala.  The missionary work of each home has its own unique objectives and challenges. However, both homes return abundant blessings to the children being cared for, as well as, the people who support this ministry.  The founders Tim and Dena Stromstad, along with dedicated staff and volunteers, minister to the precious children at risk and provide a safe, nurturing place to learn about God's love for them in Christ.  Many children arrive completely destitute, without a family's care or basic provisions that many people take for granted.  Often the victims of abuse or neglect, the children's needs are met by the patience and hard work of caring men and women as well as through your support.

If you're looking for a reputable organization to donate or participate in life-changing mission trips, we hope you'll prayerfully consider Homes of Life. We count on the generosity of volunteers, donors and other organizations who share our dedication to the well-being of children around the world.  As you explore this website, you'll see the many opportunities that the Lord has given us.

Come help us with the Lord's work!

Support Our Mission, Sponsor a child & Child sponsorship opportunities

Support Our Mission

Homes of Life oversees two distinct foster homes for children: one in Costa Rica and one in Guatemala. The missionary work of each home has its own unique objectives. We invite you to join us in this valuable mission doing God’s work one child at a time.


Learn More



Sponsorship allows you to come alongside the mission to support our vision of meeting the needs of children in our homes. Provide food and medial care for a child, provide salary and benefits for our tias, provide housing for groups of children.  Your sponsorship has a huge impact on our mission.

Learn More

Volunteers, Sponsor a child & Child sponsorship opportunities


God has called each of us to be involved in His Great Kingdom, and some He has called to be a part of the blessing of Hogar de Vida. Learn how you or your organization can be part of this important work. Interns, grant writers or volunteer groups are a critical part of our mission, where is your calling?

Learn More

Thank you for letting us share our experiences with you as we care for children in need in Guatemala and Costa Rica. To learn more about how to sponsor a child or about upcoming mission trips, simply contact us!

Tim and Dena Stromstad, Founders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

Sign Up
Connect With Us