There are many days when we do not see any tangible results from serving God and carrying out the work we sense God is leading us to do. We try to rest in the fact that God is at work even though we as humans seem to long for quantifiable markers to affirm the work of our hands.
There is no more powerful force than knowing that you do not have to go through life alone. Christ exemplified this when he became man, to walk with us and experience life in a human body as we do, empathizing with our joys and our struggles. To follow Christ's model, Children’s HopeChest’s Ministry Centers in Russia intentionally equip young adults to become leaders in their community, walking with orphaned children and young adults to climb life’s mountains together.
Our church’s partnership with Iglesia Belen sprung out of a desire to do missions differently. We wanted a relational model that is long term and empowering to local leaders rather than short term and project based, which is why the HopeChest model attracted us.
This month’s episode features HopeChest’s Country Director of Uganda, Joseph Elotu. Joseph’s vision and love for his country is incredibly inspiring and we are blessed as an organization to have a man with so much passion to invest in Ugandan youth.
Clean, running water is such a commonplace aspect of most of our lives in North America, that the convenience of such a critical need can easily be taken for granted. However, if you are one of the 844 million people around the globe who do not have access to safe water, gaining clean water is cause for celebration.
This Thursday is World Water Day, and we are highlighting some of the incredible water projects at our CarePoints around the globe!
Did you know that HopeChest also partners with businesses?! “The most successful companies give employees a sense of belonging,” says Sue Shellenbarger in the Wall Street Journal Article, “Why Perks No Longer Cut it for Workers.”
This is why Children’s HopeChest is partnering with businesses that are about more than the bottom line. At HopeChest, we believe the corporate setting is a powerful place where a greater calling and purpose can thrive.
I think this CarePoint visit inspired a shift in my heart and the hearts of those on my team -- the willingness to go wherever God tells you to go, but also remembering to live kingdom-minded instead of earth-minded. Whether it be across town or across the ocean, I’ve been convicted to be willing to BE wherever He calls me.
Olya began to participate in the Young Mothers Program while she was pregnant. She gave birth to a healthy baby boy, who since day one has been bringing an abundance of joy to his mother and everybody else around him. Although she was thrilled with the birth of her son, Olya had to face her biggest fear.
With great enthusiasm, HopeChest would like to announce that Tesfatsion “Tesfa” Tsegaye, former Ethiopia Country Director, will be moving to Colorado to work at our headquarters as International Operations Director!
Planned giving is the tool you can use to change the lives of children around the world through HopeChest while also benefiting you and your family for years to come. There are numerous ways to be involved in changing lives that do not require cash donations.
Combining these two passions (humanitarian work and photography) is something that makes my heart happy, so I was honored that Dana (HopeChest Content Manager) would ask me to share three tips on how to capture photos at a CarePoint visit with hope and dignity.
Together, we’ve had an incredible year. Three-hundred sixty-five days and 52 blogs later and we are ready to dive into a new year of sharing stories of hope and community transformation! But before we move on to another year, we’d love to share your top five HopeChest blogs from 2018.
Your support and partnership are the fuel that allows our unique Community-to-Community model to continue to flourish and make such a transformational change in the lives of the children, their households and their communities.
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.”