Our continued presence throughout their childhood and into adulthood affords us the opportunities to see the impact all of our visits have made over time.
Perhaps it feels so special to receive a letter because sending intentional mail hits each of the five love languages. Someone spends quality time writing words of affirmation on something physical that you can touch and open like a gift.
And how much more exciting is receiving a letter when it is from a friend overseas?!
Prior to this trip we were told we’d be doing “something different.” We wouldn’t be making “Home Visits” but instead, we’d have something called “Community Time” with parents and guardians of the children at Tullo CarePoint. This was something new and totally foreign to us. To say we were disappointed is an understatement. Reasons had been explained, however, and we were all somewhat willing to “try something new.”
“Only a life lived for others is worth living.” – Albert Einstein In Russia, many children in this vast and complex country are “social orphans.” While some have lost parents due to death, many have been orphaned because of alcohol abuse, economic, or other social factors. In many areas of …
Children’s HopeChest comes alongside local leaders in Guatemala to create CarePoints that are safe places with holistic programs for the children and their communities. We work with communities to help them break the bondages of poverty and receive healing and health in their relationships. At the CarePoints, we incorporate all aspects of wellbeing, including children’s …
The official language spoken in Ethiopia is called Amharic. I can barely say the name of the language, let alone many of the words. I’ve learned to surrender my desire to speak it well in order to at least give it a genuine try. It usually leads to practicing that lesson of making an idiot …
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.