Three Stories that Have Been Transformed Through Leadership Development in Uganda
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Three Stories that Have Been Transformed Through Leadership Development in Uganda

This week we are delighted to share the stories of three of these program participants who were able to attend Uganda Leadership Development Program because of the many generous supporters who invested in the program last spring.
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Meet 4 Youth Who Want to Become Future Healthcare Workers
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Meet 4 Youth Who Want to Become Future Healthcare Workers

Meet four youth who are studying hard and pursuing healthcare careers! We are inspired by their dreams of wanting to help others in their communities.
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A New Year’s Message from Children’s HopeChest’s  President + CEO
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A New Year’s Message from Children’s HopeChest’s President + CEO

This first podcast episode of the year features HopeChest President and CEO, Ken Sparks. Hear about significant victories from 2020, as well as Ken’s vision for the organization in 2021. You don’t want to miss these exciting updates!
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Your Top 5 HopeChest Blogs of 2020!
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Your Top 5 HopeChest Blogs of 2020!

We publish 52 stories of hope and transformation a year! That’s a lot of stories. In case you missed last year’s most popular blogs, we have compiled them all in one place for you. Please enjoy our curated list of top five HopeChest blogs of 2020!
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Three Days Left to Receive a $300 Tax Credit and Close the Year with Generosity
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Three Days Left to Receive a $300 Tax Credit and Close the Year with Generosity

When you donate to HopeChest (up to $300), you can take a deduction on top of what was currently permitted. This is a fantastic opportunity to give generously to help others while benefiting from a tax credit. Learn about the impact you can make with $300!
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Reinvesting In the Future We All Want to Live In
Big Picture Stories of Hope

Reinvesting In the Future We All Want to Live In

As we wrap up this year, Ken Sparks, President and CEO of Children’s HopeChest, reflects on how many of 2020’s challenges became opportunities. Despite the events of this year, so much was accomplished and deserves to be celebrated!
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Re-engaging: We asked children what they miss about their HopeChest Friends
Community-to-Community Sponsorship

Re-engaging: We asked children what they miss about their HopeChest Friends

This year, it has been difficult for many people to not be able to see the people they care about due to distancing and cancelled travel plans. We asked children from each country we partner with what they miss most about their HopeChest Friends. We hope you enjoy their heartwarming answers and know that your support is making a tangible difference!
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Interview with Two Guatemala Program Coordinators About Discipleship and Mental Health During the Pandemic
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Interview with Two Guatemala Program Coordinators About Discipleship and Mental Health During the Pandemic

Enjoy this interview with Andrea Mazariegos and Jose Carlos Ramos, two Guatemala CarePoint Coordinators with backgrounds in psychology. To support children’s emotional health and provide discipleship during a season of lockdowns in Guatemala, they created an innovative program called a TEC Moment.
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Restoring Hope For a Mother After an LRA Attack
Stories of Hope Uganda

Restoring Hope For a Mother After an LRA Attack

How do you find hope again after the sudden death of your spouse? This is a question that many people in the Teso region of Uganda faced after attacks from the Lord’s Resistance Army in the early 2000s. Today, we are highlighting the remarkable story of Christine*, a mother who experienced deep loss in her family and community.
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Rethinking Traditional Child Sponsorship is Teaching Children Their Voice and Choice Matters
Guatemala Sponsorship Stories of Hope

Rethinking Traditional Child Sponsorship is Teaching Children Their Voice and Choice Matters

Earlier this year, Children’s HopeChest expanded the Friendship Model, which empowers children to choose their own sponsor. Today we are hearing from Carolina Cardona, HopeChest Guatemala’s Country Director, about the excitement she feels toward seeing children’s faces light up with joy when they get to choose their own HopeChest Friend.
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Encouragement from a Passionate Letter-Writer
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Encouragement from a Passionate Letter-Writer

When was the last time you wrote a note to someone you cared about? When you receive a letter, doesn’t it feel amazing to know that someone took the time to intentionally connect with you?
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What Is It Like Interning with Children’s HopeChest?
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What Is It Like Interning with Children’s HopeChest?

We deeply appreciate our interns and the time they devote to using their talents and skills to further HopeChest’s mission of breaking the cycle of poverty around the world. So, what is it like interning for Children’s HopeChest?! Hear it straight from Audrey in this week’s post.
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How Children’s HopeChest Addresses a Biblical Picture of Poverty
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How Children’s HopeChest Addresses a Biblical Picture of Poverty

How does worldview affect a community’s ability to move through poverty? Tom Jennings (International Program Director) explains how Children’s HopeChest comes alongside communities to identify assets and move toward long-term transformation.
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A Biblical Picture of Poverty
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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.
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Navigating Travel in the Time of Coronavirus
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Navigating Travel in the Time of Coronavirus

In 2019, 968 individuals traveled to visit their friends at HopeChest CarePoints. That’s a lot of dedicated people investing in building meaningful friendships! So, with cancelled travel this year, what has our Travel Team’s experience been like, and what do they have up their sleeve for the future?
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“From Grass to Grace:” A single mom’s story of entrepreneurial transformation
Income-Generating Activities Stories of Hope Uganda

“From Grass to Grace:” A single mom’s story of entrepreneurial transformation

Meet Resta, a determined and hard-working single mom in Uganda who has an entrepreneurial spirit. Hear how her local CarePoint came alongside her and provided unique opportunities for her to express her talents and work hard for her family.
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Receiving Sponsorship Support as a Child Empowered Me to Empower Others
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Receiving Sponsorship Support as a Child Empowered Me to Empower Others

In today’s blog, Atkelt shares his personal story of receiving support as a child to working at Children’s HopeChest, where he now impacts thousands of children through his work. He reflects on the close friends who came alongside him when he was young and wrote him encouraging letters and supported him in his studies. Atkelt’s story is a powerful testimony of relationships that make an impact.
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A Liturgy for Friendship
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A Liturgy for Friendship

Continuing to connect others, Chris (HopeChest Sponsorship Systems Senior Manager) drew from his theology background to create, “A Liturgy for Friendship.” We hope you share this liturgy with others and experience the joy of connection and friendship during a time when many are feeling distant or divided.
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Celebrating Families (and a Minion) Returning to Russia CarePoints After Quarantine!
Russia Stories of Hope

Celebrating Families (and a Minion) Returning to Russia CarePoints After Quarantine!

It’s been a long six months of quarantine for families in Russia. After such a long time of not being able to see the Young Mothers Program participants in-person, Vladimir CarePoint threw a wonderful party to celebrate!
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How Riding in a Rain-soaked Truckbed is Like Working at Children’s HopeChest
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How Riding in a Rain-soaked Truckbed is Like Working at Children’s HopeChest

Before Nina became Children’s HopeChest’s Sponsorship and Travel Manager, she was a medical intern in Guatemala. Nina explains how her unique experience in Guatemala has numerous similarities to her work at HopeChest!
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