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For the Love of the Church

SEE how Show Hope’s Pause Campaign is impacting college students today … and in the future. Wendy Twit has been working with college students for more than 20 years. “I’ve felt my calling was to work with and mentor girls—college students—since I was in college,” Wendy said. “That was my heartbeat; that was my drive…

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How Students Can Impact the Life of an Orphan

Seven Questions With Olivia Stanton, Coordinator of Student Initiatives Q: How did you first get involved with Show Hope?  A: My first experience with Show Hope was as a college student intern in the summer of 2015. I grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After I graduated high school, my mom kept telling me that…

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Making History

  History links all of us. It’s the thread that binds us to our neighborhood, our city, our country. It connects us to the local restaurant owner who knows our order by heart, the neighbor across the cul-de-sac who lent us their lawn mower when ours broke, and the friend who sends emails from across…

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Heart Work

Orphan care is heart-work. Almost anyone involved in this work is doing so at a deeply emotional level. That makes it easy to lose perspective on your part in the big picture. When this happens, we often find ourselves trying to do it all. We move from being the worker to trying to be the…

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4 Ways Your Family Can Help Orphans

The love and permanency of a family are gifts from God. Family reflects God’s love and community and is meant for his glory. At Show Hope, we believe family plays a powerful role in the care for children who have been orphaned. As Show Hope Co-founder Mary Beth Chapman often says, “Not everyone is called…

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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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That Big, Blue Building—An Excerpt

The following is an excerpt from Steven Curtis Chapman’s new book, “Between Heaven & the Real World.” This personal memoir presents a backstage look at our co-founder’s life and career that will touch the readers’ lives and fill their hearts with hope. You can order the book here. At the time of Maria’s accident, Show Hope…

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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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How to Decide on an Adoption Agency

This the is part two of our blog series “So, You’re Thinking About Adopting.” We highly encourage you to read part one if you haven’t already, and you can go check that out here. If you have, and you’re here, then you’re stepping into the first big, tangible decision in the adoption process. Our most frequently…

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