Dear Show Hope Family,
We love Christmas, and this time each year, we love to share about Show Hope’s annual Gifts of Hope campaign—it truly is one of our favorites!
All month long, we’ll be sharing with you stories of hope from children and families who we—and you—have had the honor of journeying with over the past year through the mission and work of Show Hope.
For 20 years now, we have been blessed to come alongside children and families like these on their adoption journeys, and as we prepare to step into the next 20 years of Show Hope, we invite you come along with us, as we answer the call to care for children who are vulnerable and the families stepping up to love and care for them well.
We know all too well how busy this season is for everybody! From gatherings with family and friends to school programs and events at your church and within your community, it can be really easy to miss the joy … the peace … and the hope this season brings.
So we are praying as you read these stories that you will be reminded of the One who is never too busy for us. As Jesus stands at the door and knocks, may we open our hearts to His incredible invitation. We love how Eugene Peterson says it in “The Message:” Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.
Thank you, all, for 20 years of showing hope and showing people who Jesus truly is! Together, we can change the world with kindness—and Show Hope is proof of that.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Mary Beth & Steven Curtis Chapman
Founders, Show Hope
This Christmas, we have strategically planned to raise $600,000 for the continuing impact of our work, yet we cannot reach that goal without you. Today, will you prayerfully consider a gift to our Gifts of Hope campaign? We need you.