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You’re Invited to Fellowship Weekend

October 2, 2017

Fellowship Weekend started in a barn. No, really. The first Fellowship Weekend was a small gathering at the Chapman family barn to celebrate how the work of Show Hope has made a difference in the lives of children. A few things have changed since then. For one, we don’t do this in a barn anymore. […]

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Greater Things: Fellowship Weekend 2016

November 22, 2016

This year’s Fellowship Weekend theme was “Greater Things.” We came together to celebrate all that has been done and what is yet to come. We believe that there truly are Greater Things in store for the movement to care for orphans. We’re so thankful for everyone who was a part of this weekend, whether in […]


You’re Invited To Fellowship Weekend

October 12, 2016

Fellowship Weekend is a time to celebrate. It is a time to remember all that God has done—how his plan has exceeded anything we could have ever dreamed. When Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman founded Show Hope in 2003, they dreamed of helping 100 children come home to loving families. Now, 13 years later, […]

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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 […]

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20/20 Campaign: Clinging To The Lord

April 19, 2016

The orphan crisis can be shocking to learn about, especially as a child. Mallory Crain remembers being broken-hearted as a kid when she heard that there were children in the world who didn’t have a family. She knew she needed to do something about it.   Mallory has lived with the desire to adopt since she […]

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Honoring Dr. Karyn Purvis

April 12, 2016

We are deeply saddened to share the passing of Dr. Karyn Purvis, a leading force in TCU’s Institute of Child Development. Dr. Purvis changed the lives of countless individuals for the better as she used her gifts, research, and talents to advocate and meet the needs of vulnerable children and their families. Through her tireless efforts, […]

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March Birthday Party

March 28, 2016

At Maria’s Big House of Hope, we love to celebrate the kiddos’ birthdays and make each child feel special. March is a particularly fun month because it is one of our biggest birthday months. This March we celebrated 14 of the children’s birthdays! Another fun element of this month’s party was the addition of a short-term team […]


What is Empowered To Connect?

February 23, 2016

We sent some questions about Empowered To Connect over to Amanda R. Hiles Howard, PhD, an assistant professor of psychology at Samford University. Her answers show why everyone can benefit from the teaching of this conference!  Why is the Empowered To Connect conference for everyone, not just professionals? Matilda and her father are out shopping. They […]