sending church
Temple Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX
Doug Rife, Pastor

Pastor Walt & Karen Troup arrived at A Place of Hope Africa Orphan and Child Rescue on November 2014, following God's calling on their lives to take the gospel to the nations.  Every day, they care for the children by giving them a safe place to stay, nourishing meals, and education at a private school, and most importantly, the children see and hear about the love of Jesus Christ.   The Troup's also oversee Glorious God Baptist Church in Opi and Cornerstone Church in Opi which Walt pastors and was planted in 2016.


Prior to arriving in the mission field, Pastor Walt served as an Executive Pastor in Fort Worth, Texas, and Karen led mission teams around the world to places like El Salvador, Guatemala, and India.


The Troup Family is sent by Temple Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX under the leadership of Pastor Doug Rife. They have four grown children and three grandchildren of their own.  




We are Missionaries & Directors of A Place of Hope Africa Orphan and Child Rescue in Nsukka, Nigeria.  We are caring for over 90 children every day and raise them to be the future men and women of God in Nigeria.  We also oversee two churches in the state of Enugu.  Walt Pastors our latest church plant, Cornerstone Church, which began in the summer of 2016.


Our Family at

A Place of Hope Africa

Our Family at A Place of Hope Africa

Our children come from various areas of Nigeria.  We have over 90 kids with 90 different stories and reasons why they have come into our care.  Some of the reasons vary from village attacks that have left their parents dead, to HIV-AIDS, abandonment, or even loss of a mother at child birth.  But whatever the reason, we know that God has brought them within our care to raise them to be the next women and men of God in Nigeria.