More than a Handshake

December 4, 2013 | Posted In Advocates | Share

Advocate Spotlight: Astrid Ruth

Three years ago, when she was just 14 years old, Astrid Ruth began saving her money. When she recently had the opportunity to introduce herself to Steven Curtis Chapman following his concert in Phoenix, Arizona, she offered more than just a handshake – she also offered a brighter future to a waiting child.

Since she first started raising money, Astrid Ruth used every opportunity she could find to add to her donation. She was driven by  her passion for orphan care, Maria’s Big House of Hope, and the entire ministry of Show Hope. She was driven by God’s command found in James 1:27 – and He has blessed her efforts! Astrid Ruth continued to save until she was able to meet Steven Curtis Chapman in person. When “The Glorious Unfolding” tour stopped in Phoenix, she knew it was time to take her efforts over the past three years and place them in God’s hands. The total amount she raised was $3,350!

The money this generous young girl donated to Show Hope will be enough to fund an entire adoption grant! Her efforts will help restore the hope of a family to an orphan in distress. The impact that this donation will have in the life of a waiting child is impossible to put into words. Thank you, Astrid Ruth, for your spirit of generosity and your big heart for orphans. We know this is just the beginning of all that God can do as you continue to follow His heart.

Through her generous efforts, Astrid Ruth was able to restore hope to a waiting child. With our “Gifts of Hope” catalog, YOU can too! This Christmas, why not give a gift that transforms lives? Click here to give the gift of hope!"Gifts of Hope"

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