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10 Years of Maria’s Big House of Hope

July 31, 2019

Earlier this summer, our Co-founders, Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman, along with family, friends, and Show Hope staff traveled to China to remember and celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Maria’s Big House of Hope, Show Hope’s flagship Care Center—named in honor of Maria Sue Chapman. It was a beautiful and memorable time. To everyone […]

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Showing up in Obedience

July 17, 2019

By Olivia Stanton, Coordinator of Student Initiatives at Show Hope   On June 7, I boarded a plane headed for Beijing, China, with two of my Show Hope colleagues and 17 high school and college students from across the country. We were embarking on Show Hope’s first Student Global Training Trip of the summer of […]


Explore God’s Heart for Orphans

January 12, 2015

Sarah Rooker, a student who has traveled with Show Hope on numerous short-term trips, shares her heart for orphans and why YOU should join Show Hope on a trip this year! The application deadline for our 2015 trips is January 20th. Short-term service trips have played a very large part in my life.  Show Hope, an […]


June 2014 Student Trip to China

July 25, 2014

Heather Smith was a member of the Show Hope student trip to China last month. Below, she shares her reflections on this life-changing trip and what she learned from the experience. Click here to learn more about Show Hope’s student trips to China and Haiti! As I held the beautiful children who live at Maria’s […]

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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 […]


Lessons from a Life-Changing Trip to China

October 11, 2013

A group of ambitious young students recently returned from a trip to Maria’s Big House of Hope in China in awe of the new perspective and knowledge the trip had given to them. Each student gained a tremendous amount of insight in regard to the world orphan crisis and grew in ways they never thought […]

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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 […]