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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

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.

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

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.