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Summer Fun at Maria’s Big House of Hope

September 6, 2017

Summer is on its way out, and the children at Maria’s Big House of Hope celebrated the season to the fullest with an end-of-summer party. With pools filled, sunglasses on, and brightly colored decorations strung overhead, everyone was ready for the party to start. Without a frown in sight, the children dove in. They had so […]

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June Spotlight: Zahara

June 12, 2017

This precious girl’s dimples and joyous laughter will melt any heart. Meet Zahara, a darling 2 year old who came into our care with congenital heart disease when she was only 2 months old. Since then, we have seen her personality blossom. She has a sweet, tender heart. She loves to follow the nurses on […]

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Trip Reflections: Thoughts After China

June 5, 2017

Thinking about the orphan crisis is one thing. Coming face to face with real children living without parents changes everything. It’s no longer a distant idea, it’s a concrete reality with a face and a name—one that can rock your world. When you step into Maria’s Big House of Hope, one of Show Hope’s Care […]

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A Whimsical God

March 24, 2017

Have you ever pictured God as whimsical? I hadn’t until about eight years ago. I’ve often pictured God as loving, gentle, strong, and jealous—you know, the characteristics many of us grew up reading about. Those characteristics would allow my imagination to conjure up a picture of God in my mind. Whether that was an image […]

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Valentine’s Day Celebration at Maria’s Big House of Hope

February 14, 2017

It’s Valentine’s Day at Maria’s Big House of Hope. The children celebrated in style with red and pink heart-shaped sunglasses on their faces and decorations galore. The kids had so much fun decorating heart-shaped sugar cookies, which they made during preschool earlier in the day. The staff and nannies praised their creativity as they piled […]

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Life-Changing: A Parent’s View of a Show Hope Student Trip

January 12, 2017

A note from the parent of two Show Hope trip participants. Allowing our son and daughter to go on a Show Hope student trip to China was one of the best decisions we have made for them. Of course, I was nervous about sending our kids to a foreign country with a group of people that I […]

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Hope is Patient

October 4, 2016

I was nearly giddy with joy when we finally turned into a long driveway and saw a big, blue building adorned by clouds and flowers. I had waited so long to be there, at Maria’s Big House of Hope in Luoyang, China. But what I’ve found is that when you are told to be patient—whether […]

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Spotlight Child: Milla

September 16, 2016

In the spring of 2014, a sweet girl named Milla was welcomed to Maria’s Big House of Hope when she was 6 weeks old. Upon her arrival, she was diagnosed with visual impairments. Now 2 years old, Milla is a delightful, cheerful girl. Watching her grow has been an honor and a great joy. Several months […]