Tom Jennings

Tom splits his time between HopeChest Headquarters in Palmer Lake and CarePoints in Guatemala and Swaziland. He works to improve programs and strengthen relationships with CarePoints, both through his course “Transformation that is Holistic, Integrated, and Sustainable (THIS),” as well as through frequent communication with and travel to CarePoints. He graduated from Upper Iowa University with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. His favorite movie is “Shawshank Redemption.”

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A Biblical Picture of Poverty

What does it mean to be impoverished? Does redistribution of wealth work to solve poverty? Today, we invite you to expand your definition of poverty and look at it through a Biblical lens.

Community Area No. 12: Nonprofits

We have found that intentionally working together with other organizations that desire to bring holistic and sustainable change to impoverished communities increases our impact. As we often say, “We are better together.”

Community Area No. 11: Medical

Welcome to the 11th blog in our series, “The 12 Areas of Community Transformation.” Over the course of this year we are answering the question, “How is HopeChest different from other leading child sponsorship organizations?”  Today’s blog is about the 11th of these 12 areas of primary community transformation.   Medical Support As a result …

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Community Area No. 10: Security + Justice

Welcome to the 10th blog in our series, “The 12 Areas of Community Transformation.” Over the course of this year we are answering the question, “How is HopeChest different from other leading child sponsorship organizations?”  Today’s blog is about the 10th of these 12 areas of primary community transformation.   Security + Justice   Societies …

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Community Area No. 9: Health + Hygiene

Welcome to the ninth blog in our series, “The 12 Areas of Community Transformation.” Over the course of this year we are answering the question, “How is HopeChest different from other leading child sponsorship organizations?”  Today’s blog is about the ninth of these 12 areas of primary community transformation.   Health + Hygiene   “You …

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Community Area No. 8: Education

Welcome to the eighth blog in our series, “The 12 Areas of Community Transformation.” Over the course of this year we are answering the question, “How is HopeChest different from other leading child sponsorship organizations?”  Today’s blog is about the eighth of these 12 areas of primary community transformation. Education In some countries, receiving an …

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Community Area No. 7: Government

Welcome to the seventh blog in our series, “The 12 Areas of Community Transformation.” Over the course of this year we are answering the question, “How is HopeChest unique from other leading child sponsorship organizations?”  Today’s blog is about the seventh of these 12 areas of primary community transformation. Government Participation in government and decisions …

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Community Area No.6 : Family Development

Welcome to the sixth blog in our series, “The 12 Areas of Community Transformation.” Over the course of this year we are answering the question, “How is HopeChest different from other leading child sponsorship organizations?” Today’s blog is about the sixth of these 12 areas of primary community transformation. Family Development As we look at …

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Community Area No. 5 : Economic Development

Welcome to the fifth blog in our series, “The 12 Areas of Community Transformation.” Over the course of this year we are answering the question, “How is HopeChest different from other leading child sponsorship organizations?” Today’s blog is about the fifth of these 12 areas of primary community transformation. Economic Development There are many ill-conceived …

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