Trip Reflections: Thoughts After China

June 5, 2017

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 Granola got me to China

February 7, 2017

I never thought in my wildest dream that I would be traveling across the globe to China with Show Hope. But when the Lord calls you to go, you listen. In November 2015, I was accepted to go on a trip with a group of Belmont students over our spring break.  I had been feeling […]


Life-Changing: A Parent’s View of a Show Hope Student Trip

January 12, 2017

A note from the parent of two Show Hope trip participants. Allowing our son and daughter to go on a Show Hope student trip to China was one of the best decisions we have made for them. Of course, I was nervous about sending our kids to a foreign country with a group of people that I […]

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Hope is Patient

October 4, 2016

I was nearly giddy with joy when we finally turned into a long driveway and saw a big, blue building adorned by clouds and flowers. I had waited so long to be there, at Maria’s Big House of Hope in Luoyang, China. But what I’ve found is that when you are told to be patient—whether […]


7 Ways to Care for Orphans as a Group

January 15, 2015

Each New Year brings change and a chance to create new resolutions. As we look for ways to love the Lord and love our neighbors, it’s impossible to ignore the outstanding needs of orphans around the world. This year, invite your friends, family, and co-workers to join you in the movement to care for orphans! […]


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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2014 Sponsor Trip to Maria’s Big House of Hope

July 9, 2014

The 2014 Show Hope Sponsor Trip to Maria’s Big House of Hope returned last month and it’s been so wonderful hearing from each trip member about their experience in China with the precious children at our Care Centers. One member of the team, Lisa Ward, traveled with her husband and shares her thoughts on MBHOH […]