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Chinese New Year Celebration

This week, children and their nannies at Maria’s Big House of Hope were able to celebrate Chinese New Year together. After decorating their festive headbands, the kids were all ready to bring in the “Year of the Pig.” The nannies enjoyed feeding the kids dumplings and cookies, and some of our little friends even practiced…

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Looking Back at 2018

Thanks to your support, prayers, and partnership, we had the opportunity to care for some pretty amazing little treasures at our Care Centers in China this past year! As you enjoy this glimpse back at some of the children impacted in 2018, we ask that you continue to pray with us for each child—that they…

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Summer Fun at Maria’s Big House of Hope

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

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

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

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

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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Spotlight Child: Milla

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…

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September Prayer Focus: Jairus

We were honored by the opportunity to welcome Jairus to our Jiaozuo Care Center in the summer of 2015. He is a very active 1-year-old boy. This summer, he started to crawl for the first time. Since he figured out crawling, it’s almost been hard to keep up with him. He’s a little explorer, and…

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May Spotlight: Oakley

Oakley was welcomed to Maria’s Big House of Hope when he was 10 months old. When he arrived, he was quite sick with a nervous system condition, but was able to receive a surgery in time to save his life. He is now 3 years old and has made great progress under our care! He can…

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