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Pass It On: Q&A With Baylor University’s Phi Kappa Chi Fraternity

Phi Kappa Chi basketball team huddled together

In the fall of 2023, Baylor University fraternity Phi Kappa Chi named Show Hope their official philanthropy, led by Senior Philanthropy Committee Chair Gabe Jensen. Although this unique connection has only existed for less than nine months, Phi Kappa Chi has already begun to incorporate Show Hope into the life of their fraternity, including completing…

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God’s Heart for Children

God's Heart for Children

“For you formed my inward parts;you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”— Psalm 139:13-14 We serve a God who cares deeply for children who have been orphaned. Throughout Scripture, we see God’s compassion for the poor,…

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What’s Next for Pause Campaign?

Pause Campaign

What would it look like for a group of students to put away distractions for seven days and focus on children who have been orphaned? This was the vision Show Hope had in the fall of 2016 when Pause Campaign (Pause) officially launched, with its aim of engaging students in the work to care for…

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Ryan Neises

Ryan Neises and his wife, Kelsey, have been discussing adoption being part of their family story since marrying. During some of their initial research, they came across Show Hope and found it to be helpful in understanding the barriers to adoption and some of the challenges that they could potentially face. Ryan, who serves as…

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The Why

How Did We Get Here?  For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe. He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing. Love the sojourner,…

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The Need

… to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper of the fatherless. … O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror…

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Getting to Know Bethany Briley–Show Hope’s Coordinator of Student Initiatives

Bethany Briley

Show Hope Co-founder Mary Beth Chapman sat down with Bethany Briley, Show Hope’s Coordinator of Student Initiatives. For 14 years, Show Hope has equipped and mobilized more than 23,000 students on college campuses, in middle and high school classrooms, and through youth ministries at churches across the U.S. As our Co-founder Steven Curtis Chapman once…

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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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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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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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