About Us

If you want to learn more about us, you’re in the right place. Read to learn how we managed to grow our organization so fast.

hISTORY

It all began one cold winter morning in 1998 as I was walking to my office. I saw two little kids in front of me, barefoot, dirty and carrying a huge black plastic bag. My first thought as I recall was, “why are they not in school, why are they not wearing any footwear?” Well it was natural for me to think like that because I had never seen a street kid in my life until that day. We walked for a few minutes together and then they turned to go to the garbage dump by the roadside. I had no clue what was happening and that is all that I  remember.

When I reached the office, my boss said, “Why are you crying?” I had no answer for his question but throughout the whole day I felt so much love for those kids and  continued to cry. That same day, God told me to go to the nearby market place so, after work, I packed my bag with gospel tracts and comic books as usual, and left in the direction God told me to go. As I came near to where God had directed me 6 boys came running toward me and asked for food. This was my first encounter with them and I was shocked because I had walked that road for 5 years and never had anyone begged from me and never had I seen a kid begging either. After a usual “hi hello”, I took them to a nearby restaurant, fed them and gave them gospel tracts and comic books.

The next day they took me to where they lived. I was shocked to discover such a thing as street living. It was like living on a dumping site. I began to visit regularly but then I got married in 1999 but still continued to love them. Today those boys are educated, married and have wives and children of their own. Above all, they all love God and are teaching and raising their children in the love and fear of Him.

The rest of the story: In 2002, I connected with Diane Bell from the UK, who is now the UK Representative of Wesley’s International. Diane also had a very similar vision to provide foster families for abandoned children  living on the streets. She is now retired but has a  professional background of working as a fostering officer for Social Care in West Yorkshire in England. Then in 2016, I connected with Joshua Daniel who now serves as Asia Director for Wesleys International. His invaluable experience of living in the street himself stirred up a passion within him to help children, in action more than words.

Meet Our Board Members

USA Side

Robert David Wesley

Robert
David
Wesley
is
our
vice
President
at
Wesleys
International.
He
is
a
Charis
Bible
Collage
graduate
and
has
earned
his
associate
degree
in
Architectural
Engineering
in
1981
from
ITT
technical
institute.
When
he
was
working,
God
told
him
to
serve
Him
so
he
left
his
job
and
joined
mission.
He
grew
up
without
a
father
so
he
was
determined
to
help
children
without
fathers
and
he
never
missed
a
heartbeat.
He
is
married
to
Dawa
Sangmu
and
has
worked
in
mission
field
since
1985.
His
contribution
to
Wesleys
international
is
priceless
and
has
given
his
life
to
be
a
role
model
and
a
father
figure
to
many
children
who
do
not
have
fathers.

Eric Wynkoop

Eric
Wynkoop
is
a
financial
advisor
with
Ameriprise
Financial
and
has
worked
in
the
financial
services
industry
for
over
30
years
as
an
advisor
and
planner.
He
has
a
special
connection
to
Nepal
in
that
the
Lord
directed
him
to
travel
to
there
in
2008
to
meet
a
young
widow
named
Nirmala
who
had
just
lost
her
husband
and
was
raising
her
two
year
old
daughter
Alpha
by
herself.
In
their
courtship,
Eric
lived
in
Nepal
for
three
months
to
study
the
language
so
they
could
be
engaged,
as
Nirmala
did
not
speak
English.
That
was
back
in
2009
and
they
subsequently
married
in
2010
and
now
have
a
son,
Elijah,
and
a
daughter,
Sarah,
to
join
Alpha,
whom
Eric
adopted
in
2011.
Eric
met
the
Wesleys
during
his
three
month
courtship
as
they
had
been
long
time
friends
of
Nirmala
and
were
with
her
when
Alpha
was
born
and
had
even
been
praying
for
a
husband
for
her
and
a
father
for
Alpha.
They
were
instrumental
in
their
courtship
and
subsequent
marriage,
as
Bob
walked
Nirmala
down
the
aisle
to
give
her
away
as
Father
and
Mary
was
her
Maid
of
Honor
and
also
translated
the
wedding
vows
into
Nepali
so
Nirmala
could
covenant
in
her
own
language.
Since
getting
married
in
2010,
the
Wynkoops
have
traveled
twice
to
Nepal
for
extended
periods,
the
last
time
in
2017
when
they
were
able
to
stay
for
six
weeks
to
be
with
family
and
visit
friends
in
churches.
Eric
has
a
passion
for
the
gospel
and
enjoys
preaching
in
churches
and
had
a
number
of
occasions
on
his
last
visit
to
do
this.
They
live
in
Kansas
City,
Missouri
and
are
a
part
of
the
Forerunner
Christian
Fellowship
and
the
International
House
of
Prayer
there
and
lead
a
small
group
in
their
home
as
part
of
the
church.


United Kingdom Side

Diane Bell

Diane
Bell
is
UK
representative
of
Wesleys
Int’l.
She
has
a
professional
background
of
working
as
a
fostering
officer
for
Social
Care
in
West
Yorkshire
England.
She
got
her
BA
with
honors
I
Applied
Social
Studies
and
a
CQSW
(certificate
of
qualification
I
social
work)-­‐
from
University
of
Bradford,
UK.
She
is
also
a
Charis
Bible
College
graduate,
England
and
travels
to
teach
and
equip
the
body
of
Christ.
In
1999
Diane
got
the
vision
of
providing
foster
families
for
abandoned
children
living
on
the
streets.
Her
invaluable
experiences
of
foster
care
in
England
are
being
adapted
to
the
context
of
to
answer
the
greater
need
of
raising
children.
She
is
able
to
testify
to
the
way
in
which
our
work
meets
the
needs
of
the
children
and
transforms
not
only
their
lives
but,
we
are
confident,
will
transform
generations
to
come.

ASIA Side

Joshua Daniel

Joshua
Daniel,
Director
for
Asia
for
Wesleys
Int’l
joins
our
team
with
the
vast
knowledge
of
mission
and
experiences
in
dealing
with
today’s
world
biggest
challenge
regarding
children.
He
himself
had
a
bad
childhood,
which
made
him
to
decide
to
be
a
blessing.
He
ran
out
of
the
house
at
the
age
of
14
lived
a
life
of
a
beggar
and
street
child
for
2
yrs.
During
this
time
he
came
to
know
the
value
of
life.
He
faced
so
many
issues
and
came
to
know
how
hard
life
is
without
parents
or
relatives
especially
without
any
love.
After
realizing
He
came
back
home
and
finished
his
studies
and
got
that
burden
to
care
for
the
street
children.
At
the
age
of
20,
he
started
small
events
of
helping
slum
kids,
conducting
awareness
programs
and
started
an
orphanage
in
North
India
in
2011
and
worked,
training
many
people
the
importance
of
children.
In
2014
he
went
to
Africa
and
started
an
orphanage
there.
But
than
when
he
saw
the
kids
in
orphanages,
lacking
the
love
of
families,
his
whole
idea
of
raising
children
in
orphanages
changed.
He
knew
children
should
be
raised
in
families
meeting
their
every
need
while
growing.
He
is
a
graduate
of
Rehma
Bible
Institute,
Shillong,
Meghalaya,
India
and
got
his
Theological
Degree
from
Maranatha
Bible
College
in
India.
He
also
has
10
years
of
experience
in
dealing
with
the
children
at
risk.