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posted by Tom Davis

The publisher of Scared is giving away free e-book downloads on November 1 & 2. Don’t miss this great deal. Download Scared today! Download your free Scared e-book! A Note from the Author: Tom Davis Scared is a work of fiction, but the world […]

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Touching the Image of Jesus: Part 3

posted by Tom Davis

In the final chapter of Alexandra’s story, she shares what happened when she boarded the plane for Swaziland with her teammates. This post is a little longer, but I’m pretty sure you won’t be able to put it down. Thank […]

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Touching the Image of Jesus: Part 2

posted by Tom Davis

When we left Alexandra, she was wondering how she was going to raise $3,411 to travel across the world with a group of Christians she didn’t know. She wasn’t a Christian and had no church. But she did feel deeply […]

Touching the Image of Jesus: Part 1

posted by Tom Davis

Sometimes there’s a lot more going on than we can see with our physical eyes. At least, that appears true in the case of Alexandra Warwick. I first introduced you to Alexandra in this post, Rejecting Slacktivism. I was intrigued […]

Sponsorship in 6 words

posted by Tom Davis

It was Abraham Lincoln who said (or perhaps wrote), “I’m sorry I wrote such a long letter. I did not have the time to write a short one.”  The discipline of brevity is not easily mastered. Distilling thoughts to their essence […]

They stared over the edge of “Execution Rock”

posted by Tom Davis

For the past year, HopeChest and AIM have partnered in creating the Swaziland Leadership Academy, a specific and intentional program designed to train Christian leaders from our CarePoints. Local leaders identify children from our CarePoints who qualify for this intensive […]

When dreams become realities

posted by Tom Davis

It was just a few months ago that HopeChest was busy selling t-shirts to benefit our sex trafficking prevention efforts in Moldova, and providing some needed support for Haiti. Tucked in there was the chance to win a free missions […]

Doing Justice

posted by Tom Davis

“He has showed you, O Man, what is good, and what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8 What does it mean to be […]

Making Change.

posted by Tom Davis

Many of us have a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of the poor. We want to make change.  Dissatisfied with the world as it is, we are restless to bring change. The kingdom of God is about […]

Walking through Hell for Swaziland

posted by Tom Davis

HopeChest gets pitched a lot of ideas for fundraising. One of the more interesting and fun projects we participated in was HELL WALK. Sounds cheery, right? Hell Walk is the creation of Josh Tate. Originally scribbled on a napkin at […]

Rejecting “Slacktivism”

posted by Tom Davis

Slacktivism, “…usually considered a pejorative term that describes “feel-good” measures, in support of an issue or social cause, that have little or no practical effect other than to make the person doing it feel satisfaction. The acts tend to require […]

Hey You! Give us your lunch money!

posted by Tom Davis

Today we want your lunch money. Not because we’re terrible bullies, but because we want to make today, Valentine’s Day, about something more than chocolate, flowers, and candy. A group of HopeChest sponsors led by Danielle Brower have organized a […]

You won’t turn into a pumpkin at midnight…

posted by Tom Davis

This is not your last chance to give to HopeChest. Time is not running out. You will not turn into a pumpkin at midnight. However, if you want a tax deduction for 2011, then yes, you need to give before […]

Tales from a Doctorate in Global Leadership Perspectives – Exit, Voice and Loyalty

posted by Tom Davis

I run a non-profit organization and often wonder why people stay with us and why they leave. What causes them to be loyal? What makes them feel betrayed or unheard and quietly slip out the back door never to be […]

Haiti Update: Head of Haiti’s IBESR fired today

posted by Tom Davis

Madam Jeanne Bernard Pierre, Director of Haiti’s IBESR, was fired today. Just one week ago, the IBESR ordered the closure of the Son of God Orphanage for child neglect after receiving complaints from six U.S. organizations. Donations provided to the […]

Would you say a prayer for Haiti right now?

posted by Tom Davis

There are people in Haiti who need to hear your words of encouragement today…Would you leave a comment–in the form of a prayer and encouragement. Your encouragements will be passed along those volunteers  who are in Haiti. They are in […]

Are We Guilty of Slumdog Tourism?

posted by Tom Davis

I’ve just returned from Kenya and this post in the New York Times has particular significance to me. As a non-profit leader, I’m constantly asking myself if what we are doing as an organization is truly helping the people we […]

When Your Heart Breaks and Hope is Almost Lost

posted by Tom Davis

Today a terrible tragedy occurred to one of our children in Africa. This is a harsh reminder of the battle we are in between the forces of good and the forces of evil. Why it’s important for us to continue […]

How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind

posted by Tom Davis

I’ve just read a fascinating book by Thomas Oden on how Africa became the seedbed for western Christianity entitled, How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind. Having just returned from Africa and going again this September, my interest was peaked about […]

Oops! The End of the World Has Been Moved to October 21, 2011

posted by Tom Davis

You now have an extra five months to prepare for the end of the world according to Harold Camping. Many news outlets are reporting this sudden new revelation of this erroneous preacher. October 21, 2011 is now the new day […]

Free to Live // Opening Night in Louisville Highlight Video

posted by Tom Davis

Great opening night at the Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit in Louisville, KY. Get your free tickets here for Charlotte, Birmingham, and Huntsville!

Free to Live Tour: 10 Reasons you should go.

posted by Tom Davis

Free to Live kicks off one week from today in Louisville, KY. Then we’re off to Atlanta, Charlotte, Huntsville, and Birmingham. Here are the top 10 reasons you should be there. 10.  There’s a cool site we made just for […]

Ethiopia to cut international adoptions by 90%

posted by Tom Davis

The Voice of America Web site is reporting that Ethiopia is planning to cut adoptions by 90 percent, processing only 5 children per day instead of 50. According to the report, this is based on a directive from the Ethiopian […]

Earthquake Strikes ChristChurch New Zealand

posted by Tom Davis

Tragedy struck today in New Zealand when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch. The death toll at this point is 65 people. Reports of buildings caving in and people trapped underneath the rubble continue to pour in.  The earthquake struck right during […]

Planned Parenthood Funding in Jeopardy

posted by Tom Davis

House votes to overhaul health overhaul plan. The GOP dealt a huge blow to Planned Parenthood on Friday by voting to remove all funding from the organization – a total of 317 million dollars. This could have to do with the […]

Be Generous and Grateful this Valentine’s Day

posted by Tom Davis

Valentine’s Day is filled with candy, cards, flowers and dinner. All good things. This season here’s an idea to go beyond the normal and recreate Valentine’s Day into Generosity Day. Thanks to Brene Brown for this terrific idea. Let’s practice Generosity and […]

CEO Arrested in Child Prostitution Ring

posted by Tom Davis

The CEO of Sunflower Markets is Arrested for Child Prostitution. The internet, child prostitution, and another predator is arrested. Just in case you think this doesn’t happen in the United States, it does, too often. It’s good to see the […]

Wayne Rooney Goal vs Manchester City

posted by Tom Davis

Wayne Rooney has the goal of the year vs. Manchester City. An acrobatic effort from the middle of the City area saw the 5’9″ Rooney elevate and bring his right foot up for a Nani cross, putting his shot into the […]

Valentine Poems and Prayers for your Sweetheart

posted by Tom Davis

Poems, cards and prayers are the spirit of this holiday. Here are three great ideas to help you be a pure romantic on Valentine’s Day. Men are notorious for waiting until the last second on Valentine’s Day to plan something for the love of […]

Representative Chris Lee from New York Steps Down After Craigslist Scandal

posted by Tom Davis

Chris Lee has been caught in an online scandal. Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.) announced early Wednesday evening that he will resign his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Huffington Post reports: Buffalo-based station YNN relays a statement from Lee, who has signaled that he […]

Apple Ipad 2

posted by Tom Davis

Are the rumors true? Today, reports are being released that the Apple Ipad 2 is now in production. According to Mashable Apple’s production partners are already hard at work on the new model of iPad, according to a report in the Wall Street […]

Guatemala

posted by Tom Davis

Family shot in Guatelmala today. There has been an escalation of gang violence recently in the country. According to the Herald Sun: AN unidentified gunmen shot and killed six family members in southwestern Guatemala, including three children. Five members of the […]

Darth Vader Commercial

posted by Tom Davis

The Darth Vader Commercial gets my vote for the best commercial of the Super Bowl. As a father of 7, I completely resonated with the heart of this father in the ad. In case you didn’t see it, here’s video of the Darth […]

What Time is the SuperBowl 2011

posted by Tom Davis

What time is The Super Bowl 2011 Kickoff?, The Dallas area has been set for the Super Bowl 2011, Sunday, with game time scheduled for launch time 6:25 Eastern, 5:25 CST, 4:25 MST, and 3:25 PST live from the Cowboys in […]

The Krispy Kreme Challenge

posted by Tom Davis

The Krispy Kreme Challenge takes place today in Raleigh, NC. There are 7,500 participants ready for this race and the money goes for a great cause. The race, a fundraiser for the N.C. Children’s Hospital, challenges participants to run two miles, […]

Planned Parenthood Video Helps Pimps and Traffickers

posted by Tom Davis

This is one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever seen. A Planned Parenthood worker is shown in this video helping sex traffickers. You need to watch this. Over 300 million of our tax dollars go to support this organization and as […]

Turning Boiling Water into Snow

posted by Tom Davis

It was so cold last night in Colorado, -11 F, I decided to do an experiment. I’ve heard at the right temperature, you can throw boiling water into the air and it will turn to snow. Is it possible? Watch […]

You Can Find Hope in Troubled Times

posted by Tom Davis

Here’s an inspiring post from my friend Jim Daly at Focus on the Family. I was recently talking with a friend, and he began to draw a parallel between a mutual acquaintance of ours and my childhood. The person in question […]

Woman Falls in Fountain

posted by Tom Davis

Just a little comic relief for your day. A woman falls in a fountain in a Pennsylvania mall while texting on her smart phone. This is a great lesson for anyone who is trying to text and walk at the same time! […]

Randi Zuckerberg

posted by Tom Davis

Randi Zuckerberg, head of consumer marketing appeared on the Golden Globes Red Carpet talking about which movies from the Golden Globes Time were hot on Facebook. Her answer?  Randi Zuckerberg Randi (Mark’s real life sister) says the movie with the most buzz on Facebook right now […]

Ingrid Michaelson The Way I Am

posted by Tom Davis

Ingrid Michaelson, with her hit single “The Way I Am”, appeared on CBS Early show and Second Cup Cafe this morning.  Although she is not a Christian artist, Ingrid Michaelson is a very popular new artist with great lyrics and positive lyrics, something […]

Change Their Story raises $52,000+ to protect children from forced prostitution and poverty

posted by Tom Davis

On November 15, 2010, HopeChest launched Change Their Story–a campaign to empower our supporters to raise money from their friends and family during Christmas. Instead of buying more things, 75 families decided to join HopeChest in changing the story for […]

Is Your Iphone Alarm Not Working?

posted by Tom Davis

For the first two days of the year, neither is mine. Apple is promising to have it fixed by Monday, so make sure connect to the software update. Apple and the BBC said, “We’re aware of an issue related to […]

HGTV Dream Home 2011

posted by Tom Davis

How do you enter the HGTV Dream Home Sweepstakes? This year, HGTV is giving away a beautiful mountain home in Vermont and they’ve just launched the contest. Click here to go directly to the page where you can enter. It’s quick and […]

Black Eyed Peas Recipe

posted by Tom Davis

Growing up with my grandparents, they always served two things on New Years Day – black eyed peas for good luck and cabbage for prosperity! It’s funny how that tradition reminds me so much of their love and sacrifice for […]

Meet The Story Changers

posted by Tom Davis

This is how we change lives, together with partners from around the U.S. Kids, families, moms and dads…together we’re fighting for kids to have a fighting chance in our world. This video shows some of the story changers, and some […]

Christmas is our rescue

posted by Tom Davis

Merry Christmas! The day of Christ’s Advent is here, and I wish you and your family a happy, safe, and sacred Christmas day. Today, God begins His rescue mission. As the words of O Come, O Come Emmanuel say: O […]

The Holy Night Is Here

posted by Tom Davis

Tonight, Christians around the globe will celebrate the birth of Christ in holy candlelight vigils and ceremonies. One of the most beautiful Christmas hymns ever sung is O Holy Night. It’s not exactly a caroling song, but when you hear […]

Mary’s Perspective

posted by Tom Davis

Nine months pregnant and trudging toward Bethlehem…sounds like everyone’s perfect birth plan! Our veneration of Mary as the mother of the Savior would not have been shared by her culture. We forget that from the perspective of her society, Jesus […]

The Angels Sang to the Shepherds

posted by Tom Davis

The shepherds make an appearance in just about every Christmas carol, and they are usually paired up with the angels. It’s because the angels announced Jesus’ birth to the shepherds first. I’ve put the whole story from Luke 2 below, […]

What Child is This?

posted by Tom Davis

I love the title of this song because this may be the most important question in the history of our world. It is certainly the most important question in my life. How you answer this question will change the course […]

They Followed a Star

posted by Tom Davis

Christmas songs. They are everywhere you go this week. Fun or profound, sacred or secular, Christmas music will ring throughout our land this week. Hiding in plain sight, the words of those songs define what we believe about Christ, his […]

How the Nightingale Learned to Sing

posted by Tom Davis

One of the Christmas legends I grew up with that I hear no more and fear is being lost is the story of how the Nightingale learned to sing. Here is how I remember it:   Deep inside the cave […]

Advent Day 18: To Walk an Uncertain Path

posted by Tom Davis

Orphans walk an uncertain path toward adulthood. They live without the basic protection of a family. Add to that the lack of food, the dirty water, the constant fear of abuse and manipulation. The orphan’s path is one that is […]

Pat Boone All-American Meats to support food programs through Children’s HopeChest

posted by Tom Davis

This November, legendary singer and entertainer Pat Boone launched a new company called Pat Boone All-American Meats. Inspired by the philanthropy of his late friend Paul Newman and the success of the Newman’s Own brand, Pat Boone All-American Meats will […]

Advent Day 16: More Water in the Forecast

posted by Tom Davis

Last year, we provided clean water to over 22 communities in Swaziland and Uganda. There are more projects on the way. Help Change the Story by supporting someone who is raising funds for food and clean water through Change Their […]

Advent Day 15: Raped on the Walk to School

posted by Tom Davis

The report in this news article highlights the brutality, fear, and abuse faced by children. This is just one story, how many others are there? We are changing these stories one by one.

Never underestimate the power of a letter (Part 2)

posted by Tom Davis

If you haven’t done your Christmas cards yet this year, consider this idea that just came to my attention from a Facebook friend: “When filling out your Christmas cards, take one and send it to: A Recovering American Soldierc/o Walter […]

Advent Day 6: Never underestimate the power of a letter…

posted by Tom Davis

One thing we underestimate is the power of a personal letter to a child who has been told by the world that they are of no value. Worthless. I have seen too many children who no longer believe they are […]

Advent Day 5: Changing the Story in Swaziland

posted by Tom Davis

Growing up, you may have taken for granted those areas where you played as a child. Playgrounds and athletic fields blend into the surroundings of our everyday life. But in Swaziland, a playground rises from the desolation like a beacon […]

Coldplay – Christmas Lights

posted by Tom Davis

I admit it – I love Coldplay. I’ve been waiting for this new song to come out for a looong time now. As of today, it’s live and it’s Christmas!!! This song is available on Itunes. Enjoy!  

Advent Day 4: Pray for those suffering from HIV/AIDS

posted by Tom Davis

Margaret is hungry…

posted by Tom Davis

Find out more about Change Their Story, a Christmas Campaign of Children’s HopeChest to raise $50,000 to help over 5,000 children overcome poverty, abandonment, and violence.

The Advent Story

posted by Tom Davis

The season of Advent, which begins today, is one of remembrance and anticipation. We remember the first coming of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Savior of the world. Yet it is also a season of anticipation, as we […]

Make Christmas Matter: Join Change Their Story Today!

posted by Tom Davis

Today I am announcing the launch of Change Their Story, a campaign to empower you to raise support for children in HopeChest programs around the world. There are millions of children who live in the grip of extreme poverty and […]

Speaking at a Writers Conference

posted by Tom Davis

I’m down at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM, speaking at the CLASS Christian Writers Conference. And just shared a van ride with the keynote speaker, Bruce Wilkinson, author of The Prayer of Jabez. This weekend, Christian writers from around the […]

Christmas Gift Ideas: These Presents Have Purpose

posted by Tom Davis

Here are two ideas for Christmas presents that have purpose, give back, and help those who are poor and suffering in our world. Either of these options will allow you to give two gifts–one to a friend and one to […]

Win a free mission trip from Visiting Orphans

posted by Tom Davis

From now until November 11, 2010, everyone who buys a “PURE RELIGION” shirt from Visiting Orphans will be entered to win a free mission trip to any one of the 13 countries where they work. Check out the information here: […]

Let’s take the “crazy” out of Christmas

posted by Tom Davis

Earlier this year, former Ebay CEO Meg Whitman broke political fundraising records by donating $119 million to her campaign to become California’s governor. Whitman may have spent up to $175 million on her campaign. She lost the election, proving that […]

Where do I vote? Election Day 2010

posted by Tom Davis

Today Americans will head to the polls to choose leaders at every level of government. If you are registered to vote, please head out today and cast your ballot. Christians should vote. Christians need to vote. Why would a Christian […]

Remembering Great Christian Saints On All Saints Day

posted by Tom Davis

Christianity. It is what it is today because of the sacrifice many great Christian saints have made – many with their lives. On All Saints Day, it is good for us to remember that sacrifice and thank God for those […]

Prayers for Halloween and All Saints Day

posted by Tom Davis

The Feast of All Saints is a holy day of the Church honoring all saints, known and unknown. Protestants don’t typically celebrate this day, but it is highly regarded in the Catholic and Orthodox tradition. This is much like the […]

Free T-Shirt & Mission Trip Giveaway TODAY

posted by Tom Davis

My friend Kari Gibson is just fabulous at getting people fired up about orphan care and missions on her blog, My Crazy Adoption. She’s already given away two free missions trips to Ethiopia, and now she’s working on the third […]

Swaziland: Gifts, Good Naps, and Gangrene

posted by Tom Davis

Another amazing day here in Swaziland with our team. We spent time visiting CarePoints where HopeChest has funded wells, classroom construction, and new kitchen projects. We had the chace to hand out some of our gifts, and spend time in […]

Swaziland Update in Photos

posted by Tom Davis

Here is the first batch of photos. It was a busy day, although not as hot as it had been a few weeks ago. Jumbo told me it was over 115 degrees one day. Today we delivered food to some […]

Want to Win a Free Trip to Ethiopia?! Your Chances are Good!

posted by Tom Davis

My wonderful friend Kari Gibson, is giving away a trip. Here are the details? To enter go to Kari’s Crazy Adoption Store. {My Crazy Adoption Giveaway} You may have dreamed of going on a missions trip, but raising money, resources, time, and maybe […]

Coffee that Fights Poverty

posted by Tom Davis

Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner?! Soon our tables will be filled with turkeys, hams, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. My favorite time of year. A time when I really want to do something to help […]

UNICEF gathers ministry leaders to discuss orphan care

posted by Tom Davis

Back in July, I was invited to attend a roundtable event hosted by UNICEF. Recognizing the ever-increasing role of faith-based-organizations in responding to the global orphan crisis, UNICEF reached out to several leading Christian organizations–including Children’s HopeChest–to participate in this […]

Pastor Scholarships Available for HopeChest Ethiopia Trip

posted by Tom Davis

HopeChest has just announced two pastor scholarships are now available for our September 2010 mission & vision trip to Ethiopia. If you are a pastor who would like to connect your church to a community of orphans overseas for the […]

Treasure Hunting in the Kingdom of God

posted by Tom Davis

Today we give thanks to God for moving great mountains. Yesterday, HopeChest received an unexpected $6,500 to make the India Rescue Operation happen. And then last night, some supporters called the “Warrior Girls” hatched a plan to match that $6,500 […]

The Bolshoi Theater and Priceless

posted by Tom Davis

A brand new, behind the scenes video on my new book Priceless. Enjoy! Priceless Behind the Scenes – Bolshoi Theater from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

World Cup Transformation

posted by Tom Davis

I didn’t realize the depth of the universality of soccer. In other worldwide sporting events–like the Olympics–you are there to root for the home country. And with few exceptions that cheering is done enthusiastically–but not what I could call “fanatical.” […]

World Cup Orphan Focus: What’s better than food?

posted by Tom Davis

There are approximately 3.8 million children in South Africa who have lost one or both parents in South Africa. Today I want you to meet about 200 of those children who are attending Holiday Camp at Kwa-Ngcolosi. Watch the video […]

How to Eradicate Poverty: Extreme Makeover Style

posted by Tom Davis

Unfortunately, we tend to look at poverty in aggregate, worldwide terms. We are conditioned to statistics that tell us about the 1 billion people who do not have access to clean drinking water (which is the source of 80% of […]

Hunting the “Big 5″ Child Killers

posted by Tom Davis

We spent the day in Kruger National Park in search of the “Big 5.” We saw them all except the leopard. These days are always relaxing and a little adventurous, especially for the boys. But whenever I come close natures […]

Mpaka: Before & After

posted by Tom Davis

The Heartwork/Desperation Band partnership has significantly impacted and improved the opportunities for ministry that we have here on the ground.  I am so excited about the work that has been done through the grant we have received.  Phase one of […]

Hello Beliefnet

posted by Tom Davis

In August 27, 2006, I penned my very first blog entry. Over the past four years, so much has changed. I went back to my first post, and thought it would be fitting to start my Beliefnet blogging experience with […]

Pack your stuff, this blog’s moving

posted by Tom Davis

Within the week, I am moving the Tom Davis blog to Beliefnet. I'll be joining the likes of Scot McKnight's Jesus Creed blog on one of the largest Web sites in the world for matters of faith and spirituality. Find […]

The Blessing of Serving Orphans

posted by Tom Davis

Micah Pattisall and the team from Salem Chapel are on the ground in Swaziland, ministering to the kids there. Here's a little of what he had to report on his blog: I shot a picture today of a kid. He […]

On Being Blessed

posted by Tom Davis

Boreham on Being Blessed The blessed of the Beatitudes is suggestive of natural fruitfulness; it stands related to the roses round my lawn, to the corn in yonder valleys and to the autumnal harvest of the orchard. It has to […]

Ministry Center Rescues Girl from Forced Prostitution

posted by Tom Davis

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Many of you have asked what can be done to stop sex-trafficking before it begins. In a country like Moldova, there is little happening in regards to stopping sex-traffickers. We […]

When Love Goes Around…

posted by Tom Davis

Another great day with young ladies in our  Young Mothers Program here in Kostroma, Russia. We spent the afternoon talking to these courageous young ladies in HopeChest's Young Mothers Program. I presented each mother with a HopeChest Love Goes Around […]

Pizza Place in Moldova

posted by Tom Davis

After 4 planes and 24 hours of travel, we have arrived in the capital of Moldova – Chisinau. The stories we are already hearing about are unbelievable. Here's a quick video of us at Pizza shop. We were told the […]

Raising Orphans to New Life this Easter

posted by Tom Davis

     As we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, I want to thank you for raising orphans to new life around the globe. Your partnership with HopeChest provides life-saving services to over 10,000 children suffering from abandonment, poverty, and violence.       […]

Win Free Tickets to Steve Curtis Chapman Concert.

posted by Tom Davis

Today I'm pleased to welcome back my friend Jedd Medefind, president of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) who is guest blogging today. On April 29-30, 2010, CAFO will hold Summit VI, the premier gathering of orphan care advocates and […]

Join me at SUMMIT VI

posted by Tom Davis

Register TODAY for the Christian Alliance For Orphans Summit VI. HopeChest is giving away 2 FRONT ROW tickets to Steven Curtis Chapman's Summit VI Concert NEXT WEEK. Only those registered can win! More information next week at http://cthomasdavis.com

Get your “Man Up” Orphans T-Shirt Today!

posted by Tom Davis

My friend Kari Gibson is back at it. Last month, she sold 800 shirts to buy shirts and shoes for children in Ethiopia. Now, she's selling shirts for one very special Ethiopian child: the one she and her family are […]

If You Guessed “Priceless” You’re in the Book!

posted by Tom Davis

My next novel, Priceless, comes out in about two months. I can't wait for you to read it!  In this post you all had the opportunity to help me name this novel. The deal was if the title you suggested won, your […]

Through an Orphan’s Eyes: “My Dreams Were Shattered.”

posted by Tom Davis

I'd like you to meet on of the children who we have selected to receive a scholarship. This young student needs your help to stay in school. I wanted you to see education through the eyes of an orphan. Take […]

Swazi girls with no education are 4X more likely to have sex before age 18

posted by Tom Davis

It's all in the headline today. According to data provided by UNAIDS, the longer a girl in Swaziland stays in school, the less likely she is to have sex before age 18. How likely? Girls who make it to university […]

Ethiopia Vision Trip Details

posted by Tom Davis

The deadline is quickly approaching for our next vision trip to Ethiopia. This is a great opportunity to get your church involved in caring for orphans with Children's HopeChest. All the details are below. E-mail us soon to get your […]

Scared Education Fund: $150,000 to change the future for 30 kids in Swaziland

posted by Tom Davis

Today I am announcing the official start of the Scared Education Campaign–a long-term goal to invest in the education of 30 talented orphans in Swaziland. In Swaziland, secondary education levels are among the lowest in the world. Less than 40 […]

What is Your Holy Passion?

posted by Tom Davis

On Sunday at Vanguard Church, I posed this question to the congregation: "What is your holy discontent?" We all have areas of "holy discontent" that eventually lead to a "holy passion." My friend Melodie wrote the following blog post as […]

Haiti Opportunities

posted by Tom Davis

The table below includes a complete listing of all ECFA member organizations who are engaged in responding to Haiti’s earthquake. This listing was compiled from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability’s Web site. All links will take you to the […]

I’m Speaking at Vanguard Church Tomorrow Morning

posted by Tom Davis

For all my Colorado friends, FYI: I'll be speaking at both services at Vanguard Church tomorrow morning. The services are at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. This is a brand new message on Isaiah 58 so don't sleep in, come say hello! […]

A Crazy Thank You from Kari

posted by Tom Davis

Kari Gibson posted this behind the scenes look our Shirts for Shoes production line…straight from her dining room. Thanks Kari for this great update and the final tally…over 800 shirts. Thanks to each of you who participated by purchasing a […]

Final Count: 782 Shirts. PLUS: Check out the New HopeChest.org

posted by Tom Davis

Amazing. When we started, we thought we'd sell about 400 shirts and help all of the younger orphans in our programs. When we passed 400 with a week left, we thought maybe we'd get to 600 and could help some […]

UPDATE: 700 Orphans Helped by Shirts for Shoes! Campaign Ends at Noon Today

posted by Tom Davis

Two weeks and 700 shirts later, today is the last day you can order an exclusive HopeChest T-Shirt as a Valentines Day gift. At 12 noon, central time,  the “Shirts for Shoes” Valentines Day campaign will officially end.   We […]

Kari Gibson: My “Crazy” Friend

posted by Tom Davis

Kari Gibson is crazy. She and her family have turned their home into the Shirts for Shoes campaign headquarters. In two weeks we've sold over 584 HopeChest T-Shirts. (And time is running out to get your shirt, get over to […]

Shirts for Shoes: 2 Days Left to Get Your T-Shirt

posted by Tom Davis

Shirts for Shoes has passed our goal of helping 400 orphans…in fact we're now up to around 500 and we're still going strong. These are exclusive HopeChest t-shirts for this year's Shirts for Shoes promotion. The sale ends February 1. […]

Meet the President of Focus on the Family Africa

posted by Tom Davis

Introduction to the President of Focus on the Family South Africa from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

Haiti’s Orphan Aftershock

posted by Tom Davis

Children's HopeChest is sending this to our ministry partners this morning and I wanted to share this with you as well. Thank you for your continued prayers for Haiti. Dear Ministry Partners, Haiti's devastating earthquake may triple the number of […]

Shirts for Shoes: Be an Orphan’s Valentine

posted by Tom Davis

Before I get on the plane to South Africa, I wanted to announce the launch of "Shirts for Shoes," our Valentines Day campaign. In partnership with Kari Gibson's Simply Love project, we have created exclusive and limited edition T-shirts for […]

They had too many girls already…

posted by Tom Davis

Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. We'll pause and give more thought to the phenomenon of modern day slavery, but there's still a child forced into sex slavery every 2 minutes.  Explore the issue more with our friends at iEmpathize. […]

A Simple Thanks & Encouragement

posted by Tom Davis

Thank you for helping to protect, defend, and care for orphans with HopeChest. Together, our supporters have helped us exceed our giving and ministry goals for our work in Russia, Swaziland, Uganda, and Ethiopia. As a quick snapshot, our year […]

Counting Down to Midnight

posted by Tom Davis

Tomorrow I will be posting the most important thing I've ever done to help me realize my dreams and passions for a new year. There's a call on your life to make a difference only you can make. Stay tuned!  […]

A Way to Change a Life Before the End of the Year

posted by Tom Davis

I've just received some amazing news. A generous ministry partner has awarded HopeChest a $20,000 grant to stop sex trafficking in Russia and challenged us to match it by midnight, December 31.  Click Here to Give   Your gift supports […]

The Companion of Christmas – Henri Nouwen

posted by Tom Davis

"God came to us because he wanted to join us on the road, to listen to our story, and to help us realize that we are not walking in circles but moving towards the house of peace and joy.  This […]

China’s Forced Abortions

posted by Tom Davis

For those of you who have decided to utilize your influence this Christmas by joining Megaphone with a 1,000 Voices, these are the kinds of issues we must be in prayer about. Thanks for your passion and commitment to serve the […]

URGENT: Stop Sex Trafficking Now!

posted by Tom Davis

      As you read this letter there are over 2 million children forced into prostitution and sex slavery.         This can be prevented and we can do something about it. These girls need our help and there isn’t time […]

HopeChestPartners.org LIVE Today!

posted by Tom Davis

This Christmas, we've set the goal of raising $500,000 to help 5,000 orphans in 2010. To do this, we've launched a new Web site: HopeChest Partners A HopeChest Partner is someone who gives $25/month or more toward establishing new orphan […]

HopeChest Partners Badges

posted by Tom Davis

TO DISPLAY THESE BADGES, COPY & PASTE THE HTML CODE BELOW INTO YOUR BLOG OR WEB PAGE Badge 1: “Sex Trafficking” <a title=”HopeChest Partners: $25/month rescues a girl from the commercial sex trade or an orphan in Africa from extreme […]

HopeChest Partners

posted by Tom Davis

HOPECHEST PARTNERS While I love Christmas more than any other time of year, I’m already thinking about 2010 and I want to share that vision with you. And, I want you to share it with everyone you know.  HOPECHEST PARTNERS […]

We Were an Answer to Prayer

posted by Tom Davis

We went to an orphanage today that helps get kids off of the street. We were all moved to tears as we heard their stories from the director. They didn’t have any food to feed the kids, so we responded […]

Swaziland Missions Trip: February 15-24, 2010 + $200 Discount Coupon

posted by Tom Davis

A guest post from the HopeChest Team: HopeChest has just announced the next Swaziland Missions trips to visit our orphan ministry sites. This trip is to those in church leadership positions, or individuals who want to pioneer their own "Connect […]

Our First Photos from Ethiopia

posted by Tom Davis

We'll likely be out of touch for a few days…here's the link to our first photos from this trip, all posted on Facebook. ALBUM 1 & ALBUM 2

A Megaphone of Prayer for Maura Rohama

posted by Tom Davis

Tonight I am asking you to pray for Maura Rohama Reed. A precious Ethiopian infant girl just this weekend united with her forever family. She is sick, and she needs our prayers. She needs a Megaphone of Prayer. Would you […]

Day 1 Leaving Ethiopian Guest House

posted by Tom Davis

Day 1 Leaving Ethiopian Guest House from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

Halfway to 1,000 Voices

posted by Tom Davis

The Megaphone of 1,000 Voices now has 500 members in our Facebook group. Have you joined yet? Click here to go directly to our Facebook Group and join today (and invite your friends to do the same). As you know […]

Leaving for Ethiopia – Video

posted by Tom Davis

Off to Ethiopia with a fantastic team this week. As you can see, we’ve got a brand new blog design to unveil this week. We’re still working out the kinks. If you encounter a bug, shoot me an e-mail. Also, […]

Thank you!

posted by Tom Davis

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posted by Tom Davis

About

posted by Tom Davis

In 1997, a transformation of the heart took place in Tom’s life. It was a time of realizing what things mattered most to God. It happened in Vladimir, Russia, among a group of Russian orphans. Tom, his wife, Emily, and […]

About Me

posted by Tom Davis

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About Me

posted by Tom Davis

In 1997, a transformation of the heart took place in Tom’s life. It was a time of realizing what things mattered most to God. It happened in Vladimir, Russia, among a group of Russian orphans. Tom, his wife, Emily, and […]

Contact

posted by Tom Davis

Name: Phone: Email: Street Address: City: State: Zipcode: Please choose of the following: I’m interested in booking Tom as a speaker Contact me about sponsorship for my church or community Tell me how I can be involved in the life […]

Donate

posted by Tom Davis

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5 for 50

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Saints Coffee

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A Megaphone with 1,000 Voices

posted by Tom Davis

HopeChest is launching a new initiative this December and looking for an online team of activist promoters. In other words, we want you to blog, Tweet, and Facebook throughout December to promote HopeChest to your social network.  We're building a […]

Saints Coffee: Order Your Gift Pack Early!

posted by Tom Davis

If you're looking for a unique gift that also supports transformational orphan ministry, then you need to check into Saint's Coffee. The Christmas 2009 Gift Packs are now in stock, and ready for you to order.  Every Saint's Coffee Gift […]

Promise Keepers Canada

posted by Tom Davis

I'm honored to be speaking at Promise Keepers in Toronto, Canada this weekend. If you're attending, please come by and say hello. I'll be signing books in the tent immediately after my talk which is at 10:30. After this, I'm home for […]

Proverbs 31 Ministries and SheReads

posted by Tom Davis

Well, it's official. I am the first male author to be featured on the SheReads.org website, as SCARED was selected as one of their three winter titles. This is a ministry of Proverbs 31, a national ministry of over 300,000 women! If you are a […]

Hello From the Dead Sea Scrolls Conference in Toronto

posted by Tom Davis

This weekend I am with some amazing people at the Royal Ontario Museum speaking at the Dead Sea Scrolls Conference put on by Unite Productions here in Canada. A talented group of worship leaders and speakers gathered right in the middle of […]

The Team in Swaziland’s Last Post

posted by Tom Davis

Tom's Note: Please take a few minutes to read this post from the team in Swaziland. As you do, please consider three actions… 1. Pray–only by God's grace and power can we turn back the tide of darkness in this […]

Videos from our team in Swaziland

posted by Tom Davis

I love seeing what God is doing right now in Swaziland with our groups. Here's a few videos for you to watch. These videos are from Don who is over there right now. You can view his blog by clicking here […]

Ethiopia Kitchen Update: One down.

posted by Tom Davis

Excited to report that over $8,000 has been raised since I posted last night. That means we’ve funded one of the kitchens completely. Thank you! We’re on our way to helping 5,000 kids. Praise God and keep spreading the word! […]

URGENT: Millions Starving in Ethiopia

posted by Tom Davis

Today's news out of Ethiopia is not new. Millions starving. Millions without food or water. Millions trapped in extreme poverty. Millions is a concept we've accepted in our news reporting. If everyone in Colorado Springs was starving, we wouldn't quite […]

What Would You Do to Change the World?

posted by Tom Davis

I'm working on a new book project and I'm inviting you to participate. I asked the following question on my friend Anne Jackson's blog a few weeks ago. 171 comments later, I was surprised and inspired to hear what folks were saying. […]

Watch Out for the Firestarters

posted by Tom Davis

 Staring the week with a guest poster with an important message for the church about Orphan Sunday. Jedd Medefind is the Executive Director of the Christian Alliance for Orphans. One day, I dream the church will celebrate No More Orphans […]

More than 1 billion going hungry, U.N. says

posted by Tom Davis

More than 1 billion people are hungry today–according to this report by CNN and the United Nations. Right now, CHC is helping to feed thousands of children impacted by the world food crisis in Swaziland, Ethiopia, and Uganda. Food security […]

Get a SNEAK PEEK of my next book…

posted by Tom Davis

Okay, I'm ready to send you the cover to my new book (which will give you the new title) AND a copy of the first chapter. I will send both of these to any blog reader who buys a NEW […]

A Great Resource for Writers

posted by Tom Davis

WordHustler.com is a new resource that will help you get published! What I love about their format is that you submit your work; article, book, etc., and they do the rest of the work for you. They will help you find […]

Swaziland Water for Life: Give $42 to help 3 people!

posted by Tom Davis

What is the value of a glass of clean drinking water? Most of us don't think twice about turning on the tap and getting a nice cold glass of water.    For over 1 billion people around the world, clean […]

Your Church and the Orphan

posted by Tom Davis

Over the course of the past several years, I have had the privilege of speaking at some of FamilyLife's orphan conferences. If you are looking for a way to get your church involved, these conferences are a great introduction to […]

Burnside Writers Collective Interview

posted by Tom Davis

I'm thankful for this great interview done with Bryan Catherman on Don Miller's Burnside site. Hope you enjoy it! AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR TOM DAVIS BOOKS, FEATURED, SOCIAL JUSTICE — BY BRYAN CATHERMAN ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2009 AT 12:00 AM  I met Tom Davis a few years […]

Think Child Sex-Trafficking Doesn’t Happen in the US?

posted by Tom Davis

This will be sickening to everyone who reads it. The terrible thing is how close it comes to home. I'm glad I just finished a book on this issue, so people can get involved and make a difference.  From MSNBC […]

Help Me Title My Second Novel

posted by Tom Davis

Hey everyone! I really, really need your help. My first novel, Scared – A Novel on the Edge of the World, has hit the bookshelves. It's getting rave reviews, you can read about 33 of them by clicking HERE. The second one […]

A Story from the Fields: Matt & Melody

posted by Tom Davis

I love it when the dream of rescuing a child becomes reality! In the latest edition of Fields of the Fatherless, I devoted an entire chapter to the adoption stories of two couples. One of those couples, Matt & Melody […]

Give a Child a Sponsor: Bridge 600 Campaign

posted by Tom Davis

I'd like you to give a child the gift of sponsorship for a one time gift of $25 to Children's HopeChest. Right now, we have 600 kids waiting for sponsors in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Swaziland. Over here in the U.S., […]

Book Giveaway: Scared by Tom Davis – What Are You Scared Of?

posted by Tom Davis

My good friends over at the ezine, Wrecked.org, are giving away four copies of my novel, Scared. All you have to do is leave a comment about what you're scared of on their site by clicking HERE. Of course, I'd always prefer you […]

Girl, 9, Details Rape in Congo to Photographer.

posted by Tom Davis

The issues dealt with in my novel, Scared, are reality for many young African girls. Two of my friends, Sarah and Josh, just sent this article to me from CNN.com. It's the true story of what happened to a little girl in […]

Orphans Living in the Highest Rate of HIV Infection in the World

posted by Tom Davis

Make a Difference – From Brandi's Blog. Swazi Update! Thank you, thank you for stepping up to the plate!!! Of our 230 kiddos at this carepoint in Swaziland, we have had people step up to advocate for 140 of them! This […]

“From Ashes to Africa” Review

posted by Tom Davis

I had the privilege of writing the foreword for Josh and Amy's  memoir, From Ashes to Africa. Ashes is a poignant journey through dating, love, marriage, infertility, adoption, and redemption itself. Each of those deserves its own book. Somehow, Josh and […]

The Most Comprehensive Online Interview I’ve Done

posted by Tom Davis

A special thanks to C.J. Darlington for the interview she just posted online at www.titletrakk.com. It includes music and podcasts currently in my Ipod. What in yours?! Hope you enjoy it! Tom Davis Interview by C.J. Darlington "I’m a firm believer that everyone […]

Defend the Cause of the Orphan

posted by Tom Davis

I just finished a radio interview with my friend and and Executive Director of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, Jedd Medefind. We were asked to appear on a radio program to discuss the release of the movie Orphan,which I blogged […]

The True “Horror”

posted by Tom Davis

Today marks the release of Orphan, or as the Washington Post referred to it, a: "depraved, worthless piece of filth…a high-gloss horror show about a well-meaning couple who bring home a 9-year-old girl to join their family, only to discover, way […]

Orphan’s Ticket Home: August 8 in Nashville

posted by Tom Davis

On Saturday, August 8th I have the privilege of speaking at the "Orphan's Ticket Home Gala" in Nashville, TN. This event is hosted by the America World Adoption Association and will also feature Sparrow Recording Artist, Britt Nicole and a […]

NOOMA – The Whirlwind

posted by Tom Davis

I posted this on my Twitter and Facebook last night. There were so many comments from people who loved it, I wanted my blog readers to have the chance to see it too. It's Nooma's new production called The Whirlwind […]

There’s Still Room on the Uganda Vision Trip – Sept. 2009

posted by Tom Davis

There's still room for you on HopeChest's September 2009 Uganda Vision Trip…any takers? HopeChest will be leading a trip to Uganda September 8-17 of this year. We are looking for organization leaders, Bloggers with large followings, pastors, and church decision […]

HopeChest + Mr. Biggs + Pro Football Players = the BEST deal of the year.

posted by Tom Davis

For you local Colorado readers, Children's HopeChest is teaming up with Mr. Biggs and the Pro Football Camp to offer you the best deal of the year. On July 15, Mr. Biggs is hosting a fundraiser for Children's HopeChest called […]

Win Two Signed Copies of Scared

posted by Tom Davis

Me and the family are on our vacation here in Breckenridge. I love the mountains of Colorado! If there's anything that restores my soul, this is it. I wanted to let you know about my friend, Nicole Wick, who is giving […]

Get a Free Copy of Scared Right Now!

posted by Tom Davis

Dear friends of mine in the cyberspace and blogging community:   I have some very exciting news to share with you!   My publisher, David C. Cook, feels that the message of my new novel, Scared: A Novel on the Edge […]

Huntley Street Interview Posted

posted by Tom Davis

You can watch the full interview I did on 100 Huntley Street by clicking here. It aired two days late, sorry about that. It's a two part segment that is also on YouTube. You can skip the other programs on the show […]

Preview of 100 Huntley Street Interview

posted by Tom Davis

This interview will air in its entirety in Canada on 100 Huntley Street on June 22nd. Enjoy!

Hilary Clinton Releases Human Trafficking Report

posted by Tom Davis

Hillary Clinton releases human trafficking report Tue, 06/16/2009 – 12:07pm   This morning, Secretary Clinton released the State Department's ninth annual "Trafficking in Persons Report." The report assesses more than 170 countries on what efforts their governments are taking to […]

Feed the Forgotten Raises $20,120

posted by Tom Davis

A special thanks to Brandi McElheny for all the hard work she put into the Feed the Forgotten campaign. Over two weeks, she helped to raise $20,120. That's food for over 7,000 people in Uganda who are starving right now. […]

Get a SNEAK PEEK at the first chapter of SACRED!

posted by Tom Davis

I am just about finished with the manuscript for SACRED–the second book in the series set amongst the orphanages and historic towns of Russia. Would you like to get an advance copy of the first chapter? Here’s what you need […]

Two Great Reviews of Scared

posted by Tom Davis

Two reviews of Scared have just come out. One is by, Mary DeMuth, an author I highly respect. She's an incredible writer in the fiction and non-fiction department. Get her books, you will love her writing. The second is by CJ Darlington, who won the […]

Scared Publicity Page

posted by Tom Davis

On this page you will find a variety of resources to help you promote Scared on your blog, Web site, Facebook, Twitter, etc. All of these materials are offered to you free of charge. If you do post on your […]

Win a Free Copy of Scared

posted by Tom Davis

It's as easy as going to the publisher's website here and leaving a comment. No strings attached! You will also find some interview questions and answers about why I wrote Scared, as well as a few hidden themes in the story and some […]

ICHTHUS

posted by Tom Davis

I'll be speaking at the Ichthus Festival in Wilmore, KY, this Saturday, June 13th and 2:00 pm immediately after Santus Real. If you're at the festival, make sure to say hi. I'll be signing copies of my new book, Scared – A Novel on the […]

Three Little Words…

posted by Tom Davis

Originally posted by Brandi McElheny Kendric spent the first 5+ years of his life in Uganda. He was adopted 8 months ago by a pretty amazing family. I had the awesome privilege of meeting and spending time with this precious […]

Feed the Forgotten: 57,000 meals and counting

posted by Tom Davis

Our Feed the Forgotten project passed the $8,000 mark around lunchtime yesterday–57,000 meals for starving Ugandan widows and orphans. Thank you! As we head into the weekend, I wanted to share a special challenge from one of our supporters, Amy […]

Children Who Grow Up Scared

posted by Tom Davis

Scot McKnight, on his blog Jesus Creed just posted this about Scared. Thanks to all of you, the book was the #2 book sold on Amazon of all books sold by my publisher. Right behind Francis Chan's Crazy Love. If you could give someone one […]

Feed The Forgotten

posted by Tom Davis

Last month, Brandi McElheny led a Children's HopeChest vision trip to Uganda. At about the same time, I brought you the story of how our Uganda Director, Joseph, was attacked by an angry mob while trying to deliver food to […]

Brandi

posted by Tom Davis

Brandi, this first box is the actual blog badge code. Use this to embed the badge wherever you want on your blog. <a href=”http://www.brandisthoughts.com” mce_href=”http://www.brandisthoughts.com” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://tomdavis.typepad.com/feedtheforgottenweb.jpg” width=160″ title=”Feed the Forgotten”></a> This text box code that gives people an easy […]

Barnes and Noble Review Plus Scared Ships Today!

posted by Tom Davis

I woke up this morning to find out that Amazon and Barnes & Noble are shipping Scared today! For those of you who have pre-order (my most heartfelt thanks goes out to you), your books should arrive any day now. After you've ready the book, please […]

Review from Canada: Scared-A Novel on the Edge of the World

posted by Tom Davis

Reviews are just starting to trickle in from advanced reading copies of Scared. I wanted to share one with you from Canada, posted on the Amazon Canada site. By the way, for all my Canadian friends, I will be on 100 Huntley […]

Scared Books Just Arrived

posted by Tom Davis

The first shipment of books arrived at the office. The book really looks amazing. I think the publisher did a great job on the cover – striking! I also heard the one of the bookstores here in Colorado Springs has Scared featured […]

5 Ways to Misery

posted by Tom Davis

This is worth watching. So true and way to hilarious!

Hope in Russia

posted by Tom Davis

Bob Mudd , the COO of Children's HopeChest, is currently in Russia meeting with our staff and assessing the effectiveness of our programs. There are so many incredible things happening in Russia. I wish I could talk all of you to […]

Scared Release Day

posted by Tom Davis

I can't believe it! Scared – Novel on the Edge of the World, comes out in about 10 days! As the day draws near, I wanted you to know a few important things about the book, and what you can […]

Blog Badges

posted by Tom Davis

Copy and paste the HTML code below to your blog or Web page.  <a title=”Children’s HopeChest: International orphan care outreach and sponsorship ministry.” href=”http://www.hopechest.org” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://tomdavis.typepad.com/hopechest.jpg” width=”160″></a> <a title=”Scared: A Novel on the Edge of the World. By Tom Davis.” […]

Sexual Violence Aimed at Girls in Swaziland: Link To High HIV/AIDS

posted by Tom Davis

This morning Mike Todd sent me a new report from the Kaiser Network about sexual violence against girls, including young children. This is exactly Adanna's story, who is the main character in the novel I wrote entitled, Scared. Writing about these experiences caused […]

Official: More than 1M child prostitutes in India

posted by Tom Davis

Last night I finally watched Slumdog Millionaire. Yes, I know I'm late to the party. What a great movie! I loved how the film depicted the evil of humanity then weaved redemption throughout the plot. It brought up many questions and […]

Starvation in Uganda

posted by Tom Davis

On the last post, I asked you to pray for our National Director because he was almost killed delivering food in Uganda. Several days before, one of our volunteers, Brandi, sent me an article about the devastation the famine in this […]

Immediate Prayer Needed

posted by Tom Davis

Joseph (our country director for HopeChest Uganda)'s just said: "After church, I went to Adacar to take food but I almost got killed there while trying to defend the orphans food that I had taken there. I found a huge […]

Original Formula Post

posted by Tom Davis

Author Note: This article was originally posted on my blog on May 4, 2009. By Friday May 8, 2009, CHC had received all $12,500 to finalize this project. Children’s HopeChest is no longer soliciting donations for this project. URGENT NEED: […]

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