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Seeing Beyond You

Anna Jones

When Anna Jones was in high school, she had the opportunity to travel to Haiti on a mission trip. While there, she met a family who had traveled to Haiti to meet and bring home their two children. This was Anna’s first exposure to the adoption process, and it was then that she learned how…

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New & Needed Voices

Kailee Bass + her Pause Campaign Group

Kailee Bass attended Belmont University where she played volleyball for four years and was involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), even serving on the senior leadership board. The group met together weekly for family dinners, Bible study, and fellowship. Each year, Belmont FCA takes a mission trip, but due to COVID-19, they were unable…

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How to Use Social Media for Good

Bethany Briley

Show Hope’s current Student Initiative, Pause Campaign, is a thoughtfully, prayerfully designed weeklong devotional that challenges students to step away from social media and step into a posture of learning. We can’t deny the fact that we are a technology-dependent society. In fact, Americans spend between five to six hours a day on their phones,…

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Q&A With Christie Favero on Show Hope’s Pause Campaign

Q&A With Christie Favero on Show Hope’s Pause Campaign

In the spring of 2021, Christie Favero led her sixth-grade geography class through Show Hope’s Pause Campaign, calling it a “transformational experience.” We followed up with her after they participated in a school wide Pause Campaign this past spring.  What led from your class to the whole school participating in Pause Campaign? The current seventh-graders…

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Epic Change: A Deep Dive Into Show Hope’s Student Initiatives

Epic Change - Sarah Rooker and Caroline Greene Martin

In many ways, Show Hope began with an 11-year-old girl. As our Co-founder Mary Beth Chapman recently shared, “You’ve likely heard the story—I along with our oldest daughter, Emily, traveled to Haiti on an unforgettable mission trip. It was there that God opened Emily’s eyes and heart to children who had been orphaned. Little did…

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A Transformational Experience

Oakland Christian School | Christie Favero's Middle School students who participated in Show Hope's Pause Campaign

What began as a sixth-grade geography lesson on Eastern Asia ended with a class of middle school students mobilized to care for children who had been orphaned. While that may seem like a stretch for most, for those of us who belong to Christ, we know “with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). Having…

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An Interview with Pause Campaign Leader, Manna Robertson

Pause Campaign Leader Manna Robertson

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Manna Robertson, and I am a freshman at the University of Florida. I was adopted from China when I was 16 months old and have four other siblings who were also adopted. My parents received Show Hope Adoption Aid grants to help fund…

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A Young Leader Making a Tangible Impact

There’s a lot about the college experience that is future-focused. Students write papers to get the grades that will give them a diploma and someday launch their careers. With that, there’s a tendency to believe that “someday” is where calling begins. But for Hope College senior Julia Loula, answering God’s call impacts where she is…

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Pause Campaign: Frequently Asked Questions

Pause Campaign Frequently Asked Questions

Show Hope’s Student Initiative, Pause Campaign, is a seven-day social media fast where high school and college student groups study devotional content designed to educate them on the needs of orphans, equipping them to impact the lives of waiting children today. The following are some Pause Campaign Frequently Asked Questions: What does the week of…

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An Investment in Hope

The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests…

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