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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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Special Prayer Focus: Ashby

When Ashby was 10 months old, he was admitted into our Xinyang Care Center as a very sick little boy. He was quickly brought to Maria’s Big House of Hope for further testing and care, and by God’s grace he has survived. Ashby had a complicated urinary condition that was the cause of many of…

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January Prayer Focus: Tanya

Tanya is a charming 9-month-old that was admitted to our Zhengzhou Special Care Center when she was just 2-months-old. It has brought our staff great joy to watch her grow, learn how to play with toys, and see her shy but delightful personality develop over the past several months. Her adorable smile has won over…

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December Prayer Focus: Nelson

Nelson was admitted to our newest special care center in Nanyang this summer. He was three-months old when he arrived, and was in need of medical care for his cleft lip and palate. He is a cheerful six-month-old baby who loves to smile back when he is being talked to! We have been pleased to watch…

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October Prayer Focus: Judson

Judson is an active and bright little boy! His bubbly personality and adorable giggle provide a great welcome to any who are fortunate enough to visit his room. Judson enjoys “talking” in his exuberant and babbly 20-month-old way and his nannies equally enjoy helping him learn new words. Even though Judson’s mobility is limited due…

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September Prayer Focus: Mavis

Mavis is an endearing almost-one-year-old boy who is under care at our Zhengzhou Care Center. Admitted to Show Hope’s care when he was just one day old, the staff here has watched Mavis grow from a little baby boy to a young toddler. He recently learned how to crawl, and has since become quite adventurous,…

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4 Ways to Pray for Newly Adoptive Families

Show Hope exists to care for orphans and to restore the hope of a family to orphans in distress. When Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth founded Show Hope, they dreamt about the far-reaching impacts that the organization has today. As you partner with Show Hope through financial giving and support, also consider these four…

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5 Ways to Pray for Orphans (Through the Lord’s Prayer)

There are more than 140 million orphans in the world today. How do we bring change to this overwhelming issue? As with any problem, prayer is the most important action we can take. God’s heart is full of compassion for orphans, so let’s align ourselves with him and seek his wisdom. In his Sermon on…

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May Prayer Focus: Olive

Just under a year ago, God brought a beautiful little girl named Olive into this world. She was born with epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a disorder that causes her skin to be so fragile that the wrong type of clothing fabric, being held too tightly, or even temperature changes can result in painful blisters that are…

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The P.R.A.Y. Approach to Caring for Orphans

Show Hope believes that the best way to serve vulnerable and orphaned children is by working proactively to ensure the best possible outcome by following the P.R.A.Y. acronym: Preservation If the biological family is able to care for the child, preserving the family unit is the top priority. There are many great organizations that work…

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