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Celebrating Easter at Maria’s Big House of Hope

April 6, 2015

Here at Maria’s Big House of Hope, where the precious children in our care face so many challenges, the message of Easter seems especially applicable. We have SO much to celebrate here and have had so much fun with our Easter celebrations! From decorating cookies in preschool to a big party on Sunday—complete with an egg hunt, lots […]

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Snow Day at Maria’s Big House of Hope!

February 17, 2015

“It’s snowing! It’s snowing!” That was the buzz around Maria’s Big House of Hope this month! When the first tiny flakes began to fall we started to bundle up so we could go outside and play. It didn’t take Garrick, Nathalie, and Vincent too long to get ready for their adventure in the snow. We […]

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Dress-Up Day at Maria’s Big House of Hope

August 26, 2014

We recently received new dress-up clothes for our preschool class at Maria’s Big House of Hope. We were so excited for the children to dress up, so we invited some of the older kiddos into the preschool room for a little dress-up party! It took a little bit of prodding, but we were able to […]

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Care Centers Spotlight: Movie Day!

August 15, 2014

Friday mornings during the summer at Maria’s Big House of Hope usually mean it’s pool day, however one particular Friday, we awoke to dark skies and thunder putting an end to the plans we had made for the day. Still wanting to do something special for the kids, we decided on having a movie day! […]

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July Prayer Focus: Garrick

July 1, 2014

For the past year, we have been tremendously blessed to care for Garrick at Maria’s Big House of Hope. He is a spunky, fun-loving three-year-old. He was diagnosed with a condition called thalassemia, which is a blood disorder that reduces the production of hemoglobin. Garrick goes to the local hospital on a regular basis to […]

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Care Centers Spotlight: Annalise

May 13, 2014

Annalise was admitted to Maria’s Big House of Hope in the summer of 2012. She is almost 2 years old now and we are so thankful for the life-giving medical care she is able to receive! Annalise is full of spunk and personality. Like most two-year-olds, she loves to imitate those around her. The first […]

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A Tea Party at Maria’s Big House of Hope!

April 9, 2014

Here at Maria’s Big House of Hope, we have been enjoying a new tea set that was donated to our preschool room! All the children love having their own little teacup. They were so excited when I showed them how to pour the tea into everyone’s cup and make all the proper tea-slurping sounds. Once […]

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September Prayer Focus: Garrick

September 4, 2013

Garrick is a sweet and happy two and half year old little boy who was originally admitted to Show Hope’s special care center in Xinyang. He was recently transferred to Maria’s Big House of Hope to provide more intensive care for a blood disorder called thalassemia. Garrick plays well with the other children in his […]