Who We Are

Hope for the Future Founder and Director:

Sharmala Buell

Sharmala was born and raised in Sri Lanka. On a trip to Canada in 1983, she found herself unable to return to her homeland due to the outbreak of civil war. A trained Montessori teacher, she took a job teaching in the Canadian North. In the late 1990’s she felt God calling her to the mission field in Africa. Over the next three years, through a set of circumstances only God could orchestrate, Sharmala was moved and equipped for the work God had prepared for her in Mbeya, Tanzania. Upon arrival in 2001, she was invited to visit the Remand Home for children. What she witnessed there ignited the vision of Hope for the Future Ministries.

Hope for the Future Ministries Canada Board of Directors:

David Brown, QC

Ron Harder, financial officer

Jan Wilson, HFM volunteer, Newsletter

Hope for the Future Foundation Tanzania Board of Directors:

Bishop Emmanuel Tumwidike – Senior bishop of Restoration Bible Church, Tanzania. Living in Mbeya.

Sultan Thawer – business owner living in Mbeya and long time supporter of HFM

Sharmala Buell – Executive Director of HFM, living in Mbeya