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Show Hope was blessed to spend Memorial Day weekend celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary with our grant recipient families, sponsors and donors, and many supporters from around the world! The celebration was more amazing than we dreamed, and we are so grateful to everyone who came to Nashville or watched the webcast (from 80 countries!).
On Saturday, we opened the doors of the Show Hope office to give everyone an opportunity to meet our staff and spend time with our wonderful founders, Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman. We were overwhelmed by the support of those who came to the Open House, and it was fun to meet so many who we had called, emailed, or tweeted throughout the last ten years.
On Sunday, we were again humbled and blown away by the response to our anniversary picnic! Thousands attended this festival to enjoy the food trucks, music, Red Bus, inflatable games, photo booth and more! It was a blessing to witness so many adoptive families enjoying the beautiful sunshine and fellowship on the campus of Lipscomb University.
That evening, we capped our Anniversary Celebration with an evening of worship and rejoicing! Casting Crowns, Andrew Peterson, Audio Adrenaline, Laura Story, and Geoff Moore joined our very own Steven Curtis Chapman to make this truly remarkable night so memorable. Thank you to each of these artists for showing hope with us!
Some of our favorite moments of the night happened when we got to meet children whose lives have been forever transformed because of the collective efforts of those who support Show Hope. We were overjoyed to celebrate our partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation as we surprised the Barrett family on stage with an adoption aid grant to help bring their daughter Sabrina home from China. Later in the evening, we introduced the audience to Jaelynn Altman, a sweet, sassy little girl who was cared for at Maria’s Big House of Hope until she was adopted into her forever family last November.
To the many, many people who came to the event to celebrate with us… Thank You! We know God works through each of YOU to carry this movement to care for orphans forward and restore the hope of a forever family to orphans in distress.
The celebration of our 10 Year Anniversary will continue all year as we work to DOUBLE our impact for the world’s waiting children. By reaching 10,000 sponsors, we can help transform the lives of 10,000 orphans over the next 10 years! ENTER TO WIN a signed 10 Year Celebration poster by becoming a sponsor today (all new sponsors from 5/25-6/30 will automatically be entered to win).