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Spotlight Child: Ryker

July 18, 2016

In the spring of 2013 a little boy named Ryker was admitted to Maria’s Big House of Hope. Ryker is now 7 years old, and is a bright and cheerful boy. He loves to spend time in his room with his friends and staff, welcoming them in by shouting, “Hello, come sit!” Once seated, he […]

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Following God’s Lead: An Adoption Story

July 6, 2016

Money. That word produces a lot of different feelings. For many, it brings panic. For others, it brings stress. And for some, it elicits pride. However thinking of money makes you feel, it’s a nearly inescapable part of our lives. For the McKoy family, it provided a lesson they want to share with others: Don’t […]

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July Prayer Focus: Kellan

July 1, 2016

In the summer of 2012, a baby boy named Kellan was welcomed to Maria’s Big House of Hope. Kellan is 4 years old now. He’s such a sweet, caring little boy. He loves to spend time with his friends and make sure they’re feeling okay. If they’re sad, he tries to brighten their day by […]


How You Can Help Orphans

June 30, 2016

You have a part to play in ending the orphan crisis. But where do you start? How do you make an impact? How can you help orphans? These are fair questions, and they are natural questions to ask when faced with such a large, tragic crisis. But we cannot let the enormity of the orphan […]

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Pool Day At Maria’s

June 29, 2016

Summer is finally here! That means one of everyone’s favorite activities, pool day, has arrived for the children at Maria’s Big House of Hope. The day started early with staff filling up the two inflatable pools of warm water outside of Maria’s. Many of the children at pool day this year had never been swimming […]


What Does The Bible Have To Say About Orphan Care?

June 3, 2016

The Bible is full of calls to action. Throughout scripture, God invites his people to pray, serve, and obey. Oftentimes, these actions are focused on meeting the needs of those who find themselves marginalized, as Jesus’ life exemplified. Today, he continues to invite us to love the oppressed and powerless, to seek justice for the […]

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June Prayer Focus: Monty

June 1, 2016

In the fall of 2014, a baby boy named Monty was welcomed to Maria’s Big House of Hope. Monty is now 1-and-a-half years old and is a sweet, active child. When you enter his room, you are sure to find him cuddling with nannies or moving around in his walker, and he always has a […]


God’s Heart For Children

May 27, 2016

Jesus’ radical life of love is the clearest glimpse we have into the heart of God. Everywhere Jesus went he broke down barriers in order to welcome in life and love. His message of forgiveness and mercy offered hope to the disenfranchised, broken-hearted, and hurting. Today, he continues to call each of us to himself […]