Franklin, Tenn – 1 November 2012 – In celebration of November as National Adoption Awareness Month and November 4th as Orphan Sunday, Show Hope is asking if you will join them to help care for the millions of orphans around the world. By partnering with the orphan care and adoption ministry through their monthly sponsorship program, you are helping to restore the love of a family to orphans around the world, transforming lives forever.
To celebrate an astounding ten years of ministry, Show Hope has set a goal to double their impact and to obtain 10,000 sponsors in 2013. As that milestone year approaches, Show Hope is asking for your help. They believe the millions of waiting children around the world should not be left as orphans. To address this urgent need and holistically transform the lives of these children, as well as help provide financially for loving families who are willing to welcome in a waiting child but simply cannot afford the high initial cost of adoption, each monthly sponsorship helps provide an orphan with a forever family through a financial adoption grant.
Additionally, Show Hope has four medical care centers located in China providing critical care for hundreds of orphans with special medical needs. They have been urged to open more special care centers to treat the many orphans in desperate need of medical help. By doubling the Show Hope sponsorship program to 10,000 sponors, all of this would be made possible.
To find out more about the 10,000 Campaign, please visit ShowHope.org/10000 and be sure to click on the image below for a special message from Show Hope founders, Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman.
Additionally, in preparation of this year’s Orphan Sunday, Show Hope wants to share five simple ways to help care for orphans:
- Pray! For more information visit ShowHope.org/pray
- Become a Show Hope Sponsor by visiting Showhope.org/sponsor
- Join Show Hope online at Facebook.com/showhope
- Become an advocate at Showhope.org/advocates
- Share a Sponsorship with a friend! Find out more at Showhope.org/10000
Current Show Hope sponsors have already helped provide more than 3,500 waiting orphans with forever families through Show Hope Adoption Aid grants. Additionally, thanks to the sponsorship program, hundreds of orphans with special needs have received the medical care they so desperately needed through Show Hope Special Care Centers in China. Yet many children are still waiting, and so much remains to be done for orphans all around the world.
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A ministry founded in 2003 by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth to help care for the millions of orphans around the world, Show Hope helps to provide waiting orphans with forever families by giving financial grants to adoptive families. To date, Show Hope is now an internationally recognized voice for orphan advocacy and has given more than 3,500 financial grants, affecting the lives of children from 50+ different countries, including the U.S. In addition to giving financial grants, Show Hope also empowers families, churches and communities with adoption and orphan care resources and advocacy efforts to change the world for orphans.
Show Hope, expanding its remarkable worldwide impact, also provides for orphans with special needs in China through its Special Care Centers. One of these centers is Maria’s Big House of Hope, a six-story healing home facility located in Luoyang, China. Opened in the summer of 2009, its mission is to provide the highest level of care for orphans who are in desperate need of surgeries and medical attention, thus enabling the children to thrive and increase the orphans’ chances of being adopted. Additional centers have opened in the Henan province of China, operating in two state-run orphanages as an extension of the care being provided at Maria’s Big House of Hope.
The Chapmans were most recently recognized for their adoption advocacy by The Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) who presented them with the The Defender of the Fatherless Award. The Chapmans received the award this spring before 2,000 advocates of orphan care and adoption at the Christian Alliance for Orphans’ Summit VIII, held at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. Each year, the Defender of the Fatherless Award honors bold and sacrificial leadership that has inspired the church and transformed children’s lives. Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman were recognized for the immense impact they have had in re-awakening Christians to God’s call for orphan care through Show Hope.