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Perspectives in Adoption

Published November 18, 2014 – Categories: Adoption, Caring for Orphans, Family, LSM, Uncategorized

November is National Adoption Month. As we consider the many facets and ways people can be involved in adoption, we wanted to share some different perspectives of the adoption journey and life experience.

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A Glimpse at our Staff in Haiti

Published August 26, 2014 – Categories: Business, Caring for Orphans, Haiti, LSM, Uncategorized

We couldn’t say enough good things about the staff we have in Haiti. From our office staff, construction teams and Ranch workers to the counseling and pastoral roles others take on to care for all the needs of our families – there are big, incredibly challenging roles to fill. God has certainly blessed us with passionate, Godly people whose hearts are tuned to the work at hand.

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Getting Ready for a Big Week in Haiti

Published August 5, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Family, Haiti, LSM, News, Uncategorized

Next week is our 6th annual VBS in Haiti running from August 13-18!  

Our annual week of VBS is full of laughter, love and poignant moments of growth. It’s a chance for all 16 Home of Hope families to come together with our Haitian staff – much like a big family reunion – and talk about the incredible things God’s doing in our lives. We cry, laugh and remember that we’re not alone in this journey… this specific journey of caring for formerly extremely vulnerable children. And as we look forward with great anticipation to this week, we want invite you to walk it with us!

We’ll be updating the blog and facebook throughout VBS and we’d love to have you follow what we’re up to. We’ll share some stories of the kids, some fun VBS moments and talk about what’s going on under the surface. It’s our prayer that this week will not only be an incredible blessing for our Home of Hope families, but for you as well!

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Gospel Sing Coming to Central IL!

Published July 29, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Haiti, LSM, News, Uncategorized

If you love Southern Gospel, Bluegrass and great food you’re in for a treat! Join us August 23 for a Western Western Gospel Sing in Central IL.

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When a Child Stands in Front of You

Published July 25, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Family, Uncategorized

Wes Stafford, in his book Just a Minute, says profoundly, “I have become convinced that if God stands a child before you, for even just a minute, it is a divine appointment.”

 

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Dads Part 2

Published June 13, 2014 – Categories: Adoption, Caring for Orphans, Family, LSM

We talked about the importance of fathers in our lives earlier this week here. And as we celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, we want to send a big shout out to some amazing dads who are raising their kids to love Jesus.

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Dads Part 1

Published June 10, 2014 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Family, LSM

This week, as we look forward to Father’s Day this weekend, we want to celebrate and talk about one of the most important relationships we have in life – dads.

We believe that fathers are a foundational part of helping children become all they can be. It’s a core value that we hold as an organization, and we work hard to create and sustain families with a mom and dad present when at all possible because we know the sense of worth and example that dads bring to the family. It’s not hard to see the value and impact that a dad has in a child’s life. But what about the kids who don’t have that?

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Walk in Her Shoes

Published March 14, 2014 – Categories: Adoption, Caring for Orphans, Family, LSM

This video started making its way into my news feeds this week, and I am struck by a simple reality… we forget to walk in someone else’s shoes too often. We see responses of anger, and we want to make it stop. We see reactions of fear and we want to make it all better right now. But I invite you to walk in this little girl’s shoes for a while – shoes that represent so many broken stories of children around the world. 

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Uniting to Care for the Vulnerable

Published March 5, 2014 – Categories: Adoption, Caring for Orphans, Family, LSM, News

We’re pretty excited for  CAFO’s Orphan Summit on May 1-2. If you’re in the Mid-west, this is the time to come! This year, we’re meeting in Chicago for a moving event with one goal: to inspire and equip Christians to care for orphans with wisdom-guided love. 

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Samuel

Published October 31, 2013 – Categories: Caring for Orphans, Family, Haiti, LSM

I love this little guy. His smile and tender personality just light up the room. I love his family, and all 11 of his little brothers. They giggle and tease and are the best of friends. And I love everything that this little guy represents – because his smile is a part of a big story.

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