Speaker . Trainer . Author
As a teenager, Sean Lambert left college in 1979 to join Youth With A Mission (YWAM), now one of the world’s largest mission organizations. His first overseas mission was to Thailand where he assisted thousands of Cambodian and Laotian war refugees. His experiences there taught him how to holistically minister to people by addressing both their practical as well as spiritual needs.
The first Home of Hope was built in Tijuana, Mexico in May of 1990. The following year, he and his wife, Janet, co-founded Youth With A Mission San Diego/Baja, establishing outreach campuses in Tijuana and Ensenada, Mexico and a support office in San Diego. Homes of Hope has now expanded to 24 nations, with 6500 families in need having received a Home of Hope to date.
To date, Sean has traveled and ministered to more than 50 nations and is also the founder of Mission Adventures. These two networks have collectively mobilized more than 225,000 people in outreaches around the world. He also serves on the Board of Regents for the University of the Nations as well as on other international leadership teams supporting YWAM’s vision, as well as several boards.
As a speaker and community development leader, Sean travels extensively each year, both domestically and internationally, to share information about the poor and teach leadership principles.
CNN interviewed Sean Lambert on-location at one of the Homes of Hope builds for their special series “Impact Your World.” View their coverage here (TV coverage + article, link will open in new window).
People Magazine video interview with Sean Lambert.
People Magazine named Sean Lambert their “Hero of the Week” in honoring his founding of Homes of Hope International and leading the organization for 25 years — transforming the lives of thousands of previously homeless families while enriching the lives of their hundreds of thousands of volunteer builders.
Watch their video interview with Sean (above) and READ the article here.
They subsequently profiled Homes of Hope International in People’s special “American Heroes” Collector’s Issue in a 3-page spread (sold on newsstands for $14.95).