God’s Grace & Peanut Butter
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God’s Grace & Peanut Butter

Today we’re sharing a beautiful story of hope and redemption. It’s the story of a boy named Okello and his...
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The Cycle of Poverty Trap
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The Cycle of Poverty Trap

How does the cycle of poverty keep people trapped in the endless loop? Why is it so difficult to escape?...
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The Surprising Global Reality of Mental Health and Poverty
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The Surprising Global Reality of Mental Health and Poverty

The World Health Organization has determined that 1 in 4 people will be affected by a mental illness at some...
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Partner Stories Series: Jen DeBruin
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Partner Stories Series: Jen DeBruin

Realtors Jen and Dylan Debruin bring local business leaders together to fundraise for specific projects that support communities in Uganda...
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The Importance of Letter Writing
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The Importance of Letter Writing

Writing to your sponsored child is a great way to lay the groundwork for a strong and fruitful relationship that...
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The Commitment to a Community
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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...
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Building Blocks of Change
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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...
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Partner Stories Series: Thad Spring
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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...
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Celebrating Education
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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...
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Showcasing HopeChest Travel
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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...
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Celebrating Women Around the World
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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...
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Introducing the Partner Stories Series!
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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...
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The Infrastructure Paradox
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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,...
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How to do Effective International Short-Term Mission Trips
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How to do Effective International Short-Term Mission Trips

Why Mission Trips Should Be Part of Your Church Missions StrategyChristians are called to the Great Commission, the command to “go...
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The Importance of Animal Husbandry
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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...
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Looking Ahead in Ethiopia
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Looking Ahead in Ethiopia

When a mission’s focus is primarily on long-term transformation, it means seeing the results of that transformation take time. After...
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One HPL’s Amazing Story of Transformation
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One HPL’s Amazing Story of Transformation

Ron Clover is the HopeChest Partnership Leader at the Hope Reformed Church in Grand Haven, Michigan. He wrote the following...
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Last Chance to Make a Difference in 2021
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Last Chance to Make a Difference in 2021

Friends, it’s truly been another extraordinary year. The impact that Children’s HopeChest is able to have on the lives and...
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What Does it Mean to Flourish?
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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...
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What is Giving Tuesday?
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What is Giving Tuesday?

“It’s a simple idea: whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue...
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