Hope On Wheels Partners

2023 Partners:


“Take a busload of women away for a day with God! What a crazy thought! At that time in 2006, Kathe Wunnenberg was on a personal retreat seeking rest, replenishment and direction from God. Her life was busy and full. She was struggling to balance marriage, parenting three sons, a speaking and writing ministry, and a growing new organization called Hopelifters How could she possibly find the time or energy to organize a bus trip?” bus tour She prayed about it and felt God leading her forward. In God’s perfect timing four years later she connected with a bus company. In March of 2010, Kathe invited women from age 13 to 81 to be her guest and get on board for Hopelifters’ first Hope On Wheels day away with God adventure. Participants boarded a bus and traveled to a retreat center where they soaked in rest, ministry and encouragement for the day. Hopelifters raised funds and developed partnerships for this event and encouraged participants who were able, to ‘pay it forward’ for a woman on a future trip. The next bus trip focused on women who lost children, scheduled just prior to Mother’s Day. This mothers’ trip grew into an annual tradition for many years in Arizona, pausing from 2020-2022, and now is resuming in 2023.

Volunteers will serve others for the day, offering their gifts, talents, and personal experiences of loss to encourage others. The theme for this year’s trip is “Grow through what you go through”.

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