2014 Annual Men’s Construction Trip to China

May 18, 2014

This past week, there was a lot of noise and activity going on at Maria’s Big House of Hope!! In addition to the usual happy sounds of children laughing and playing, there were also sounds of a brand new playground being built on the rooftop! Every year, one of our short-term trips is composed of […]

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Thoughts From an Eye-Opening Trip to Haiti

January 23, 2014

Read below as Sarah, a student who recently joined Show Hope on a short-term trip to Haiti, describes her eye-opening experience with the children of Haiti and how God is continuing to teach her the true meaning of James 1:27. Twenty years ago, my parents adopted me from Russia, giving me the greatest gift possible: […]

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A Trip to Maria’s Big House of Hope: “I could see Jesus reflected in their eyes!”

January 17, 2014

At 13 years old, Nicola was able to SEE God’s heart for orphans while on a trip to China with Show Hope. Read below as she details her life-changing experience with the precious babies at Maria’s Big House of Hope. As I walked into Maria’s Big House of Hope and looked down at the smiling […]


3 Ways to Care for Orphans This Christmas

December 16, 2013

Christmas is not only a time that is filled with much celebration and activity, but also a time we most deeply feel the significance of family in our lives. This year, consider ways that YOU can give hope to orphans and adoptive families. Here are three ways you can be the spark of hope for […]

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Maria’s Big House of Hope: A Very Special Place

September 13, 2013

Show Hope’s flagship Special Care Center, Maria’s Big House of Hope (MBHOH), is a very special place! When I try to describe MBHOH to someone who has never visited, I find it difficult to effectively describe the countless ways in which it has touched my heart. It’s special in one way because of the people […]


Not Allowed To Cry

July 26, 2013

This past week, I joined with 21 strangers from across the country to visit a children’s village in Jacmel, Haiti. I think that for most of us, our week began as a fun trip that required very little jet lag adjustment, included the possibility of expanding our view of God, and held the guarantee of […]

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Genuine Love and Devotion

June 28, 2013

Tap tap tap.  Tap tap tap. The frantic tapping stops as the door swings open to reveal the tear-stained face of a devoted Nanny. “Nurse, my baby is very sick! Please come!”  The adrenaline rings throughout the kitchen as the nurses hurry to the sick child.  The nanny stands back, trying to control her tears […]

Maria's Big House of Hope


June 20, 2013

So far, my time at Maria’s Big House of Hope can be summed up in one word: thankful. I am thankful for this place and the people who work so diligently to keep it running smoothly. I am thankful for the opportunity to visit—and to those who made it possible by supporting me financially. I […]