Dana Owens

Dana Owens

Staff Member Climbs Kilimanjaro!

Leona is our Accounting Manager, and this month she is climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest summit in Africa. Leona is an amazing woman who loves navigating spreadsheets, gets to the root of issues without flinching, and brings in fresh vegetables for our staff during the summer months. When we go for staff walks to stretch …

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Interview with Sanele Magagula

Our in-country staff truly make an impact in the lives of the children they serve. Transformation could not occur without them. Oftentimes, the children who attend our CarePoints have lost their father, their mother, or both. When they arrive at a CarePoint they are greeted by staff who tell them that they are valuable, loved, …

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Education for Every Child

List in hand, I marched down every aisle at Target, my eyes darting between the colored pens and bright pencil pouches. I imagined unzipping my pencil pouch to underline something important in English class or to write my friend a note that I would slip in their desk. Looking over the list of books that …

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Bandzile the Defender

Bandzile, 19 years old, was born in Manzini, Swaziland and now lives in the Mpholi community and attends the Mpholi CarePoint. He grew up with an experience that is, unfortunately, very similar to many of the children whom our CarePoints serve. When he was a small boy, his father died, and his mother struggled to provide for him.

Kostroma – Interview with Natalia V. and Maria F.

Our in-country staff are remarkable and talented individuals. Without them, transforming the lives of vulnerable and orphaned children would not be possible. The Children’s HopeChest model in Russia is different than our models in other countries, in that we operate primarily through our Ministry Centers in the Kostroma, Kirov, and Vladimir regions. Our Ministry Centers …

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Seven Students’ Reflections on a Mission Trip

Children’s HopeChest provides the opportunity for schools to partner with communities around the globe. Through HopeChest, students can build friendships with other children and learn about children’s daily lives in other countries. Students gain a sense of their impact on the world and their ability to change lives through their choices.   In March, students …

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New Partnership Highlight | Antioch Church

On April 30th, Antioch Church in Colorado Springs launched their partnership with the Nsagweni 2  CarePoint in Swaziland. Since the launch in April, they have already achieved 68% child sponsorship! We have been inspired by Antioch’s engagement throughout all of the processes of their partnership. During the CarePoint launch at Antioch, Pastor Jayde and Nate …

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Interview with Irina V.

Transforming the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children would not be possible without the vision and passion of our Russian field staff. The work done in Russia is part of a special model, focusing on caring for older orphans by equipping them with the resources they need to live full, productive lives. Our Ministry Centers in …

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