He has gifted them with a fire in their bellies for changing the status quo and overcoming the cycle of poverty. I'm so grateful for God plating the seed of belief that He has a plan for them and has given them resources that they can use.
A man everyone came to see starts speaking. This man, Giuseppe, who carries a message from God, who walks without fear because he is following God’s lead, tells the people gathered that God sees them and loves them.
Our family loves partnering with HopeChest because the model goes beyond sponsorship. With Children’s HopeChest, sponsorship is the foundation to not just helping an individual child, but providing hope for a whole community.
In the past, there hasn’t been a way for individuals who have a heart for vulnerable children to get involved with the work HopeChest is doing outside of sponsorship or a community partnership. But today that changes.
I never cease to be amazed at how God designs things— such beauty, such intention. If you look closely at God’s design for relationships and community, you can clearly see a wonderful reflection of God himself.
Colegio de Israel is an amazing school spreading the love for education and Jesus throughout Tecpan, Guatemala. Our church, 1910 Church, in Boerne, Texas, is privileged to partner with them in making this possible for any child regardless of economic status.
I may be a little biased towards Children’s HopeChest in Uganda, but these people get the message and purpose of Children's HopeChest. They're not simply maintaining the HopeChest model, they're going above and beyond to develop and create new sustainable programs that will make an impact in these communities for a lifetime.
The giant smiles and enthusiastic embraces signified so much more than people happy to see one another; it was evidence of the power of relationship, investments of the heart made over the last several years.
I certainly was not prepared to be pursued as a solution to their desperation, mostly because I knew I wasn't the solution. I was grossly uncomfortable with the thought that anyone might think I actually was.