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The Commitment to a Community

Here in the United States and other Western countries, reaching the age of 18 represents a milestone of adulthood. At this age, a child has usually finished high school, can legally vote, and is ready to enter college or the workforce as an adult. Public school systems are put in place and funded by the …

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Building Blocks of Change

Being faithful and trusting in a cause that’s bigger than yourself is difficult. Working towards bigger goals can also be difficult when the day-to-day challenges seem insurmountable. Celebrating each step along the way towards changing the world and being dedicated to the path that God has called us to walk is how we fight off …

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Partner Stories Series: Thad Spring

Thad Spring is the Outreach and Teaching Pastor at the All Shores Wesleyan Church in Spring Lake, Michigan, where he has been serving for almost a decade. His church is partnered with the Shashemene Wondo Ber CarePoint in Ethiopia. Shashemene is located in the Oromia region, approximately 150 miles south from the capital city, Addis …

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Celebrating Education

Receiving an education is one of the most effective ways individuals and communities can escape poverty. Most people who live in extreme poverty do not have a basic education, which severely limits employment opportunities- thus keeping the individual in poverty. Families struggling with poverty are also more likely to keep their children home from school, …

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Showcasing HopeChest Travel

With the world slowly recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, international travel has been able to return as well. Travel and in-person interaction are just some of the many things that we all took for granted before that experience. Being able to connect, celebrate, and disciple together is an irreplaceable blessing! In today’s blog, we’d like …

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Celebrating Women Around the World

As Women’s History Month is coming to a close, we’re celebrating the amazing women around the world in the countries we work in! These women are changing their own history, one day at a time, by working hard to break the cycle of poverty in their families and communities. Generational change takes time, but with …

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Introducing the Partner Stories Series!

We are so excited to be sharing a brand new series on our podcast, “Build Relationships, Break Poverty” featuring our partners in the United States! HopeChest is built on two-way community transformation through partnership. We share lots of incredible transformation stories from the countries where we work, but what is the transformation like for the …

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The Infrastructure Paradox

Infrastructure is a great resource that is often taken for granted in developed nations. Roads, water systems, a postal service, public transportation, and communications are all forms of a country’s infrastructure. These elements of a society allow for citizens to not only live and work more comfortably, but enables economic activities, education, and more, to …

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The Importance of Animal Husbandry

Animal husbandry is one of the most effective tools in the fight against global poverty. One of the most dire needs for people living in poverty is hunger. Hunger reduces productivity and energy, and increases the likelihood of contracting illness and more difficulty fighting off illness. For pregnant women, hunger can lead to a poor …

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What Does it Mean to Flourish?

Children’s HopeChest wants to empower impoverished people to flourish in their own ways. First Corinthians 12:4-6 says, “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.” …

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