“Come see what we’re doing!  Come meet the people of Swaziland!  Come connect with a pastor or community
that desperately needs you and your church!  We’ll take care of the expenses…you just come!”
Our upcoming vision trip dates are Monday, April 29 – Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Ten years ago that was the invitation and challenge someone gave to us.  Ten years into a partnership that has transformed our church and seen 260 orphaned and vulnerable kids in Swaziland cared for, we’re ready to pass on the same invitation and challenge to you!  In an act of missional generosity that we’ve tagged “Hope Multiplied”, the people of Riverwood church have donated enough money to say these same words to the lead pastors of eight potential partner churches!  God has strategically called us as a church to move from ‘addition’ to ‘multiplication’ and it is our sincere hope that God would lead us to other church-communities that are as passionate about moving the needle on poverty in Swaziland as we are!  We count it an incredible privilege to be able to facilitate the Pastor’s Vision Trip 2019.

If you are interested, please take a few minutes to explore the CHC website, read the ‘Criteria’ and ‘Vision Trip FAQ’s’ and then begin a conversation by contacting us at

– Todd & Carolyn Petkau
Pastors at Riverwood Church Community
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The best way to see what God is doing through Children's HopeChest is to travel with us to one of our partner locations. On a Vision Trip you will meet and build relationships with our staff,
see available CarePoints, explore the community, meet the kids and see the difference our
Community-to-Community model is making.

Watch the Riverwood 10 Year Celebration Video

Monday, April 29 – Wednesday, May 8, 2019