Jan Thompson was born and raised in El Dorado, KS. After graduating from El Dorado High School and Butler Community College, she attended Kansas State University and got a degree in Elementary Education. She went on to teach at Rosalia Elementary School, Towanda Grade School, and Cornerstone Christian Academy. She married her college sweetheart in 1980, and they had one son, Cale, in 1985. In 1995, 3 small children, Amanda, Shelby, and Jacob joined the family. After 18 years, the marriage ended in divorce. After much prayer, Jan went on, as a single mom, to adopt her 3 children. Due to the amazing generosity of friends, Jan was able to continue homeschooling her children.
In 2007, Jan and her 3 teenagers sold their house, gave away almost all their belongings, packed 8 suitcases and headed to Haiti. In 2011, a 9 bedroom, 5 bathroom house was purchased for an orphanage.
She enjoys travelling back to the States where she can spend time with her parents, Don and Jean Brickley, who continue to live in El Dorado, KS. Jan loves to speak at churches and other functions where she can share all the miraculous things God is doing in Christopher’s Hope Ministry!! Luke 1:37…NOTHING is impossible with God!!