Have you ever defined your life by what you have lost? Have you defined it as, “before the loss,” and “after the loss?” Today many of us may define our lives as “before COVID-19,” and “after COVID-19.
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.
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.
Whitney’s work at Children’s HopeChest as Partner Development Manager is to connect others who share her passions of justice and advocacy to HopeChest’s invitation to community transformation. Today she shares her powerful and vulnerable story of how social work and adoption led her to work with HopeChest.