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Tom Davis currently serves as CEO of Children's HopeChest (www.hopechest.org), a global orphan care ministry headquartered in Colorado Springs. A tireless advocate for fatherless children, Davis has spent most of his adult life calling U.S. believers to become the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to the 143 million orphans living around the world. Through those connections, thousands of orphans now have the bright and hopeful future--one that is filled with opportunities and the love of the one true Father. Davis speaks hundreds of times each year at churches and conferences, mobilizing the church to action on behalf of the poor. He is the author of four books. His most recent novel, SCARED is a fictionalized account of his first-hand experiencing living and working with orphans in Swaziland, Africa. Davis' blog is the premier resource for the latest developments in Christian orphan ministry. Davis also currently teaches courses as adjunct professor at George Fox University in Newberg, OR.

When not traveling the globe, Davis resides in the mountains of Colorado in the small community of Palmer Lake. He and his wife Emily have seven children, including two adopted daughters from Russia.

Download SCARED for free on Nov. 1 & 2!

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 […]

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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 […]

What do kids think about helping kids?

posted by Tom Davis

How would you help kids in need? Hosanna Lutheran Church asked their kids to answer this question as part of their “Kids Matter” sermon series, and shared the answers in this video. This weekend was important for HopeChest, because Hosanna the […]

A Week in Uganda

posted by Tom Davis

This week, a group of volunteers from “The Orphans of Teso” are visiting their two CarePoints in Uganda. To get a glimpse of what they’re doing, their leaders are posting a day-by-day journal of activities. Here are some highlights: The […]

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, Dies at 57

posted by Tom Davis

Today is was reported that the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, has died. With an American presidential election, you might miss this news unless you are tuned into to what’s happening in Africa. One of Ethioipa’s national leaders is gone. […]

100 Days Without Shoes

posted by Tom Davis

Millions of kids in the world are walking around without shoes on. Tim Lotz is just another kid in that crowd, walking to and from school with nothing to cover his feet from the elements. But Tim lives in Michigan […]

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 […]

What do you want to be when you grow up?

posted by Tom Davis

It’s a question we ask kids all the time. “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  The most popular answers? Astronaut, doctor, super hero, veterinarian,  pop star, race car driver, secret agent, athlete, firefighter, pilot, zookeeper, and President of the […]

Empty Jesus

posted by Tom Davis

One of the most fascinating passages in the New Testament is found in Philippians 2. There, Paul says that Jesus, although God, “emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in […]

A eulogy for Kolya

posted by Tom Davis

Too often we hear that one of the children in our programs has died. This week, we received news that Kolya died. In a particularly moving tribute, one of his sponsors–Craig Wood–wrote about what Kolya meant to him, and how […]

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 […]

Faith that Moves Mountains

posted by Tom Davis

Dr. Ananthi Jebasingh was not looking to start a school for children living in the slums of India. It wasn’t until a boy knocked at her door that her amazing journey began. First it was just one boy, then another, […]

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 […]

Can you airbrush life in ministry?

posted by Tom Davis

Today, I got another invitation to a leadership conference.  As someone who speaks and attends numerous conferences each year, I can tell you that at times they all start to look the same, sound the same, feel the same. But […]

Why bother with education for girls?

posted by Tom Davis

Right now, a group of HopeChest partners are raising $125,000 to expand the school at Kind Hearts in Ethiopia. They want to wrap this project up before the start of the next term. You can read about their efforts here, […]

Time to make the doughnuts that fight poverty

posted by Tom Davis

While the idea of donuts fighting poverty sounds extremely American, it’s actually the topic  Nicholas Kristof’s latest column about a family in Malawi. Kristof follows the Nasoni family’s journey through poverty to entrepreneurship. Kristof makes some interesting observations: – Although the […]

How do you use your freedom?

posted by Tom Davis

Yesterday I went to one of the few fireworks shows in Colorado. The wildfires have forced stringent fire bans and shut down many of the state’s fireworks displays. But last night in the skies over Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, fans were treated […]

The fire took their house, but not their home.

posted by Tom Davis

Children’s HopeChest employees create support fund for co-worker who lost house in Waldo Canyon Fire. Last week, the Waldo Canyon Fire ripped through the Mountain Shadows neighborhood of Colorado Springs, destroying at least 346 homes. One of those houses belonged […]

HopeChest Ferrari sells for $75,000 at auction this weekend!

posted by Tom Davis

In what was called one of the more interesting transactions at a Barrett-Jackson auction, the HopeChest Ferrari brought $75,000 for the Joel Project. But that was after the eventual winner ran the length of the fairgrounds, up on to the […]

We’re selling a Ferrari this weekend, what are you doing?

posted by Tom Davis

This weekend, Chidlren’s HopeChest is selling a 1988 Ferrari Testarossa at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Costa Mesa, CA. Barrett-Jackson is one the world’s largest auctions for collector cars and high end automobiles. Click here to take a look at all […]

Are you a bad listener?

posted by Tom Davis

Imagine pulling into a drive-thru at your favorite restaurant. As you pull up to the speaker box and begin looking at the menu, you expect to hear a familiar question. Something along the lines of: “Welcome to Chick-Fil-A, may I […]

Matt Heard Video Journal #2

posted by Tom Davis

By age 16, most children are forced to leave the orphanage. The vast majority struggle to adapt and survive as adults. Scared, confused, and alone, it is no wonder that these impressionable children have difficulty making the transition. In the […]

Why this Ferrari Owner Wants More

posted by Tom Davis

  Owning one of the world’s most expensive luxury cars was not enough for Carey Brown. He wanted just a little bit more out of his Ferarri Testarossa.  “I wanted it to do more,” said Brown of the 12 cylinder […]

Get $10 to spend at StoryCompany.com

posted by Tom Davis

StoryCompany.com has officially launched. To celebrate, you can get $10 to spend in the store. Use it now, or save it for later, but remember that some products are one of a kind. When they’re gone, they’re gone. To get […]

Matt Heard Video Journal #1

posted by Tom Davis

There were many things I hoped would be memorable for Matt Heard’s first trip to the Mstyora orphanage. After all, this was the first visit by a Woodmen Valley Chapel senior pastor in the entire 15 years of ministry. What […]

Entrusting orphans with hope.

posted by Tom Davis

It’s been a whirlwind here in Russia. We had hoped to post more frequently, but have encountered a lack of internet that has made transferring videos nearly impossible. They are coming soon! As we arrived in Moscow, we spent the […]

The Real Russia: The Journey Starts

posted by Tom Davis

It’s a day 15 years in the making. Woodmen Valley Chapel pioneered orphan care ministry with Children’s HopeChest. They’ve sent hundreds of members to work in the Mstyora orphanage. They’ve funded dozens of projects, piloted new programs, and expanded their […]

Help a boy in Uganda with cancer

posted by Tom Davis

Eleku Peter, a young boy who is served by the Oditel CarePoint in Uganda, was recently diagnosed with large cell lymphoma. As you can see in the picture, Peter’s neck became swollen and painful. CarePoint leaders took Peter for initial […]

Does sponsorship work? One child’s story… [VIDEO]

posted by Tom Davis

Russia was the place where my heart was broken for orphans. In 1997, I took my wife and eight-month-old son to run a camp for 150 orphans in the Vladimir region. I was never the same after that experience. We […]

Download a Free Chapter Today

posted by Tom Davis

For nearly 15 years, Woodmen Valley Chapel has supported the children of the Mstyora orphanage in Russia. One of the very first pioneering churches to get involved in orphan care ministry, they truly understand how to walk alongside local leadership […]

“The course of my life was about to change…”

posted by Tom Davis

Today’s post comes from Caleb David, founder and executive director of One Child Campaign. One Child Campaign is a partner ministry of Children’s HopeChest. Thank you Caleb! At the end of this post, you’ll have an opportunity to join Caleb […]

I’m too young to be a Grandpa…again!

posted by Tom Davis

With Mother’s Day just 2 weeks from now, there’s a mom who is selling beautiful Mother’s Day cards that will help hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children in Ethiopia. You’re going to buy a card anyway, check these out and […]

The Top 10 Worst Mother’s Day Gifts

posted by Tom Davis

Mother’s Day is a mere three weeks away. Many of you will be looking for the perfect gift this year. And if you are, DO NOT buy anything on this list of the top 10 WORST Mother’s Day gifts. (Disclaimer: Moms, […]

Killing Goliath: 3 Proven Ways to Man Up for Orphans

posted by Tom Davis

A growing movement of Christian men are stepping up their response to the global orphan crisis. The idea of Man Up for orphans started with Roger Gibson, but soon spread to others including Caleb David of the One Child Campaign, […]

How far would you go to teach a child?

posted by Tom Davis

Would you move to another neighborhood or city? Would you take a pay cut or change jobs? Would you become a missionary? Would you accept a teaching position if your classroom was a public toilet complex in an Indian slum? […]

Setting the standard or feeding the problem?

posted by Tom Davis

While the investigation continues over the prostitution scandal involving US Secret Service agents in Colombia, there is now growing mention of the link between Colombia’s “legal” prostitution zones and sex trafficking. The first round of coverage focused mostly on the […]

Man Up and Go to Moldova and Russia

posted by Tom Davis

“What can I do to prevent sex trafficking?” It’s a question I get every time after speaking about sex trafficking. This year, HopeChest is offering a first-ever sex trafficking prevention mission trip through our partners One Child Campaign and Man […]

Easter and the promise of new life

posted by Tom Davis

No other person in history has created more change and disruption to the status quo than Jesus Christ of Nazareth. And for those people who are following Jesus’ teachings in ways we would consider “radical,” there’s a lot of change […]

Goldman Sachs dumps investment linked to sex trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

“A private equity fund run by Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) has agreed to sell its stake in the media company that runs a sex trafficking forum back to company’s management, a spokeswoman said on Sunday.” (from the Reuters report). […]

What would you do if you won the $540 million Mega Millions jackpot?

posted by Tom Davis

Playing Mega Millions tonight? Let me say, “May the odds be ever in your favor.”  Actually, you have a much better chance of winning the Hunger Games than you do winning the Mega Millions tonight. How long are your odds? […]

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 […]

Do you give what you have? Or what they need?

posted by Tom Davis

Taking your children on a mission trip is a fantastic and eye opening experience.  On one trip to Swaziland with my oldest son, Hayden, I noticed he was playing soccer in bare feet. You can imagine my thoughts were very […]

What happened after Artyom was returned to Russia?

posted by Tom Davis

Two years ago, Artyom Savelyev was “returned” to Russia by his adoptive mother. Placed on a plane with a note and a one-way ticket, Artyom was sent back to Russia. Shock, anger, and outrage do not adequately describe the reactions […]

One-third of U.S. trafficking victims saved by actions of “regular citizens.”

posted by Tom Davis

Writing on the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Kirsten Powers reminds us of the unseen prevalence of slavery in the United States. And, sadly, points out the very limited resources being […]

Student film brings claymation perspective to water crisis [VIDEO]

posted by Tom Davis

You’ve probably heard that 1 billion people lack access to clean water. But like all statistics, they lack a certain perspective. Statistics can de-humanize a problem, hurling it into the realm of mathematics and numbers. This short student film does […]

Labor camps, torture, death.

posted by Tom Davis

Last night this came across my Twitter… @charlestlee Heart-broken by the news that the 31 North Korean refugees in China were sent back to NK. Hate injustice. Prayers go out to them. For some background, “On February 2012, 30 North Korean […]

Last chance to get your HopeChest T-Shirt

posted by Tom Davis

This weekend is your last chance to get a HopeChest T-Shirt. We’re down to the final hours and want to make sure that you don’t miss this opportunity. [BUY YOUR SHIRT TODAY] HopeChest t-shirts make great gifts for Easter, graduation, […]

The power of one to fight sex trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

Kristen at We Are That Family reminded me today of the power of one, and one more. A few years ago at a conference, someone challenged the audience to give money to rescue girls from trafficking…and…they did…keep reading to hear […]

Tricked by a friend, trapped in the sex trade

posted by Tom Davis

More than 30,000 girls in Moldova have disappeared without a trace. Here is one true story from our partners at Beginning of Life.  If you would like to support the work of Beginning of Life, you can purchase a shirt […]

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 […]

You could win a free mission trip

posted by Tom Davis

HopeChest T-shirts are back! Buy your exclusive, limited edition t-shirt from Children’s HopeChest today in our online store. We don’t do this very often, so if you want a shirt: don’t wait. Your t-shirt purchase helps orphans in Haiti, supports […]

The Story Co. Preview Video and Early Invitations!

posted by Tom Davis

After trillions of dollars of aid, nearly half the world’s population still lives on less than $2/day. But what if you could change someone’s story? What would it look like to create new routes of trade and commerce for the […]

Tricked, Trafficked, and Trashed [VIDEO]

posted by Tom Davis

Being in a country where 30,000 women have literally disappeared is hard to describe. There are over 250 brothels in the capital city of Chisinau and one of the greatest targets for sex-trafficking are girls who leave the orphanages. One […]

27 million slaves & 8 survivors

posted by Tom Davis

27 million. That’s the estimated number of modern day slaves. Including all forms of slavery such as child labor, forced prostitution, domestic servitude, debt bondage, etc. 27 million. For comparison, 27 million people is triple the population of New York […]

It wasn’t a normal cafe…

posted by Tom Davis

Almost 2 years ago, me and three other Americans walked into a normal looking cafe in Moldova’s capital city. We sat for tea, and began talking amongst ourselves and our Moldovan guides. Nobody expected what happened next… The full original […]

Win a Free Mission Trip with Children’s HopeChest

posted by Tom Davis

The Simply Love and Man Up T-shirts are here. Our store opened today, and you can purchase your limited edition shirt right now. [VISIT THE STORE] Every person who purchases a shirt will receive one entry to win a FREE […]

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 […]

The New Aristocrats

posted by Tom Davis

For a fascinating and entertaining look at aristocratic life, look no further than the PBS show, Downton Abbey. Set in the early part of the twentieth century when the old European aristocratic life was on the decline, Downton offers a […]

Apologies, equations, and the end of poverty…

posted by Tom Davis

Apologies are never easy because they unmask our failings. I am not above recognizing my mistakes–and my organization’s mistakes–while trying to help lift people out of poverty. Sometimes our “help” has turned into hurt. Unintentional, perhaps prideful, mistakes have been […]

What causes change?

posted by Tom Davis

Muhammad Yunus–one of the earlier pioneers of microfinance in the developing world–gets right to the heart of the matter in less than two minutes. The current framework is completely broken … It focuses too much on money… We need businesses […]

Is Africa poor because of aid?

posted by Tom Davis

According to Dambisa Moyo, the answer is, “Yes.” The Zambian economist who has worked at Goldman Sachs favors a complete cut-off of foreign aid to African nations over a five-year timeframe.  Her primary complaints are that aid has fostered dependence, […]

We aren’t doing as much good as we think…

posted by Tom Davis

For 14 years, I’ve dealt with situations where people are utterly hopeless due to the desperation of their circumstances. People who need someone to come to their side and lend a helping hand. Today, HopeChest is serving over 11,500 orphans […]

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 […]

What does hope look like?

posted by Tom Davis

I want you to meet three special girls: Zinhle from Swaziland, Sasha from Russia, and Tulsi from India. You can read more about their stories here. For the past several months, we’ve shared the stories of these girls. With over […]

I am the light of the world…

posted by Tom Davis

Light is essential to life. It is the key to proper sight, to finding our way, avoiding danger, and making decisions. Light is one of the essential ingredients of photosynthesis in plants–a process that converts the energy of the sun […]

Looking both ways…

posted by Tom Davis

We teach our kids to look both ways before we cross the street. It’s automatic and everyone does it. How do we measure the success of that? Just because we can’t, doesn’t mean we don’t teach them to be prepared […]

They were too hungry to learn…

posted by Tom Davis

Two years ago I led a vision trip to Ethiopia. One of the participants on that trip, Karen Wistrom, decided to take on two CarePoints–Kind Hearts and Trees of Glory–where almost 300 children live and attend school. At that time, […]

Stories don’t change by accident.

posted by Tom Davis

Her story started here… Tulsi is a seven-year old girl from India. Both of her parents died of tuberculosis. She lived alone for three days until her grandmother came to get her. Now, she lives with seven other relatives in […]

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 […]

On the Edge of Seventeen

posted by Tom Davis

No, I’m not blogging about Stevie Nicks. There is another young woman who is on the edge of seventeen…literally. Her seventeenth birthday is this Christmas. As in December 25, 2011.  Simone–who was born on Christmas–decided to give up some of […]

Give Anyway

posted by Tom Davis

This Christmas, I’ve been thinking about how easy it is to become  fatigued.  When we are motivated to action by some severe need we stand up and do something on behalf of the extremely poor. But the next time we […]

When Lucy Met MacGyver

posted by Tom Davis

The Adacar CarePoint has experienced dramatic transformation over the past two years because of the partnership of Southside Church and their many sponsors. There is no doubt that Southside has changed the story for hundreds of orphans in this community. […]

Focusing on the Spiritual Side of Leadership

posted by Tom Davis

What is the most important trait of a strong leader? Vision? Decisiveness? A Good Manager? Gilbert Fairholm believes it’s spirituality and I agree with him. “Spirituality is the essence of who we are. It is about our inner self, separate […]

Gifts with a Purpose: My Interview with “Established Signs” Founder Karla Bates

posted by Tom Davis

Simple. Original. One-of-a-kind. Every Christmas gift should be as compelling as a personalized family sign from Established Signs. This Christmas, you can purchase an “Established Sign” for your family that includes your family’s name and the date it was established. Pretty simple […]

A prayer for World AIDS Day 2011

posted by Tom Davis

Join me in prayer this World AIDS Day, December 1, 2011. Magnificent Jesus… In this season of advent, we ponder the great mystery of how you became flesh and lived among us. You healed us with your hands. You comforted […]

How to Make the Social Sector Great

posted by Tom Davis

Since 2008 the economy has put a serious beat down on many governments, businesses, and non-profit (social sector) organizations in the United States and abroad. Leave it to the primal forces of greed and corruption to give a good trimming […]

Discover true extravagance this Christmas

posted by Tom Davis

Based on last week’s record-breaking Black Friday sales numbers, it looks like we’re on our way to an extravagant Christmas season. Retailers took in $7 billion more than last year for a total of $52.4 billion this weekend. Yet, all […]

Are you prepared for Christmas?

posted by Tom Davis

I’m guessing you are thinking of presents, food, travel plans, Christmas parties, out of town company, and everything else that consumes our busy American Christmas season. But I said are you prepared for Christmas…Not “Giftmas” as one national retailer termed […]

5 ways to make Christmas more meaningful this year

posted by Tom Davis

This Christmas, holiday sales are projected to top $465.6 billion.  Given all of the financial tumult, political gridlock, and job uncertainty, it looks as though this year Americans are going to spend a lot of money giving gifts to each […]

Make Christmas Matter: Change Their Story 2011 Launches Today

posted by Tom Davis

Today, Children’s HopeChest launches Change Their Story 2011 and I am inviting you to join our team of “HopeRaisers” from across the country. A HopeRaiser is a person who decides that instead of asking for Christmas presents, they will ask […]

What if you could give the gift of change this Christmas?

posted by Tom Davis

Children’s HopeChest empowers you to change the story for a child trapped by extreme poverty or abandonment or violence. The idea behind Change Their Story is deliberately simple and easy to understand. We’ve opened pre-registration for Change Their Story…just click […]

LAST DAY!! Vote Now for HopeChest to win $50,000 grant!

posted by Tom Davis

Today is the Last Day to Vote for Children’s HopeChest to win a $50,000 grant from Giving of Life. Click Here to Vote Now. Well, this is it. Today is the final day of voting for the $50,000 grant at […]

Vote for Children’s HopeChest to win a $50,000 grant

posted by Tom Davis

This is the final week of voting at GIVING OF LIFE. The top 20 organizations have a shot at a $50,000 grant. We have just over 800 votes, and we need your help to get that number over 3,000 by […]

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 […]

Haiti Update: “I was scared until you got here.”

posted by Tom Davis

Tiffany Cherry just returned from Haiti, having spent time with the kids relocated from Son of God Orphanage, and bringing the latest update and prayer needs. — Driving to the girls house where some of the girls were moved to, […]

Son of God orphans relocated to questionable facility

posted by Tom Davis

ORGANIZATIONS ON GROUND IN HAITI SKEPTICAL OF ORPHAN RELOCATION FACILITIES Boys Relocated to Questionable Facility Following Gruesome Situation at Son of God Orphanage Following the news of relocation for the children at Son of God Orphanage, many relief organization members […]

Haiti’s First Lady Sophia Martelly statement on Son of God Orphanage Closure

posted by Tom Davis

The Haitian news and information Web site Haiti Libre reported that Haiti’s First Lady, Sophia Martelly, has issued the following statement regarding the closure of the Son of God Orphanage in Carrefour, Haiti. The full statement is posted on her […]

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 […]

Haiti closes orphanage for neglect while campaign for wider investigation continues

posted by Tom Davis

Your voice has been heard. The government of Haiti acted swiftly yesterday as police moved on the Son of God orphanage in Haiti, blocked off the streets, and permanently closed the Son of God orphanage. Haitian authorities loaded children onto […]

Son of God Orphanage closed, more details to follow

posted by Tom Davis

An official statement is forthcoming… This type of change is impossible without your voice and the voice of thousands. Over 10,000 voices joined together on behalf of the children of the Son of God orphanage. The government has acted to […]

10,000 people sign petition to expose Son of God Orphanage

posted by Tom Davis

I was contacted by CNN investigative journalist, Amber Lyon, who reaffirmed her passion for helping Haiti and ending child trafficking by sending this story directly to her producers at CNN. And, we’ve been fielding calls from other major US news […]

Six Organizations Call for the Closing of Orphanage

posted by Tom Davis

Haitian Orphanage Accused of Abuse, Trafficking Children After continued visits to the Son of God Orphanage in Carrefour, Haiti, six charitable organizations (Adventures in Missions, Bridgeway Church, Timberline Church, Children’s HopeChest, Journey Community Church, and Respire Haiti) have challenged the […]

Haiti Human Trafficking: It’s easier to look away.

posted by Tom Davis

In less than 24 hours, close to 3,000 people have signed our Change.org petition urging CNN and investigative journalist Amber Lyon to bring international media attention to the current human trafficking at Son of God orphanage in Haiti. Please sign […]

Tell CNN to expose ongoing human trafficking of orphans in Haiti

posted by Tom Davis

Corrupt government officials in Haiti involved in Human Trafficking at Son of God orphanage outside Port-au-Prince.   The time has come to share the results of a 15-month investigation into suspected human trafficking at the Son of God orphanage in […]

Together for Adoption Conference Book Giveaway

posted by Tom Davis

On October 21, I will be speaking at a special luncheon at the Together for Adoption conference in Phoenix, AZ. If you are involved in orphan ministry in any way, this is a truly valuable experience. (Keep reading to find […]

The Leadershp Mystique – You Are What You Do

posted by Tom Davis

How do we become better leaders? Real leaders? There is much to be said about you as a leader. Most books describe leadership as a ‘skill building‘ process. Read more books, practice different techniques, gain more knowledge. But that type […]

Making a Big Show of our Tiny Gifts

posted by Tom Davis

Do you ever ask yourself the question, “Am I doing enough?” I’m not talking about sheer busy-ness–but are you doing enough of what really matters? How would you know if you were? And can’t you always do a little bit […]

Good Aid vs. Bad Aid

posted by Tom Davis

Is something missing in how we help the poor? I believe there is. Despite an estimated $2.3 trillion in foreign aid dispensed from Western nations during the post-World War II Era, more than 2.5 billion people, approximately 40 percent of […]

A war on international adoption

posted by Tom Davis

Over the weekend, two different adoptive families posted on the HopeChest Facebook wall about adopting children they met on HopeChest vision trips. While HopeChest is not an adoption agency, we have seen this happen time and time again. Just because we’re […]

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 […]

Never Forget to Wipe Your Sword

posted by Tom Davis

Like Peter of the Narnia books, we are called and knighted to serve a great master and to protect the weak and defenseless. This is our calling.  We are in a battle without neutral ground. It is the Kingdom of […]

Join the Epic

posted by Tom Davis

There are few tools more powerful than a well-told story. And C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia are some of the best out there. Like Lewis, I have written fiction and nonfiction books, and I can tell you that moving between the […]

The Ethiopian Church, His Holiness Abune Paulos, and Kind Hearts Orphanage

posted by Tom Davis

What a fascinating time we’ve experience here in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It’s not every day you get the chance to meet with The Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Abune Paulos. My Doctoral group from George Fox University […]

The Grip of Winter

posted by Tom Davis

For me, winter isn’t so bad. Colorado gets its share of frost and snow, but that means skiing, snowboarding, hot chocolate. Winter is the anticipation of Christmas, the gathering of friends, the snow-capped mountains that never get old. Sometimes it […]

Through The Winter

posted by Tom Davis

“Aslan is on the move.” That is one of my favorite lines from C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Those fivesimple words inspire the inhabitants of Narnia. They know the true King has returned to break the power […]

Can your beard change the world?

posted by Tom Davis

Andy Campbell’s can. Andy is the founder of “Beards for Hope.” A few months ago I got an e-mail from Andy, who said: “I’m blessed with the super-manly ability to grow facial hair. I often style it when I’m bored. […]

Celebrating the Vision

posted by Tom Davis

In the early 1990s, a group of visionaries met face-to-face with children who were quite literally perishing in Russian orphanages. Their vision brought Children’s HopeChest and our Russian ministry partner, Nadezdha Fund, into existence. This year, we celebrate 15 years of […]

Child Pornography Bust :: More content than 16,000 DVDs

posted by Tom Davis

Dreamboard. It had over 123 terabytes of child porn. And according to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, that’s more content than 16,000 DVDs. Dreamboard. A members-only, online child porn club that encouraged its members to post graphic, horrific, and sometimes […]

Get a life!

posted by Tom Davis

A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you […]

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 […]

Ethiopia underestimating impact of drought

posted by Tom Davis

Ethiopia is locked in severe drought threatening tens of millions of people. Today Ethiopia’s government estimated they would need food for 4.5 million Ethiopians, an increase of 40 percent over last year. [Full Story below]. The story speaks for itself, […]

Young World Rising – Our Hope for Ending Poverty?

posted by Tom Davis

When you look at eradicating extreme poverty, there are many influences that combine to reduce issues such as preventable diseases, ie Malaria or Diarrhea, providing clean water, and caring for orphans, etc. But what is the hope for these issues […]

Free to Live Tour Coming to Indianapolis

posted by Tom Davis

Free to Live combines live worship and prayer with a compelling call to action to love and care for orphans. This free event features Tom Davis, President of HopeChest, along with the Desperation Band and Meredith Andrews–two of today’s up and […]

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 […]

ICHTHUS Music Festival

posted by Tom Davis

Next week, I will head to Wilmore, KY for the annual Ichthus Music Festival. This 3-day event takes place across several square miles of Kentucky farmland, and features dozens of Christian speakers, artists, musicians and ministries. Over 15,000 people will […]

Headed to India to find the Good Samaritan

posted by Tom Davis

Today I leave for India. As I was preparing to leave, I came across this little bit of travel advice, “Many Americans think they have experienced extreme heat, but even they are unprepared for the intense heat of India.”  It […]

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 […]

Man Up for Orphans This Father’s Day

posted by Tom Davis

My Crazy Friend Kari Gibson wants you to Man Up for Father’s Day (and for orphans). Kari, among other wonderful things, is a mom, wife, advocate for orphans around the world, and leader of missions trips with Visiting Orphans. She […]

On the Free to Live Tour bus in the middle of the night

posted by Tom Davis

We’re closing out the tour tonight in Birmingham, AL. Get your free tickets today and join us for this last show! Here’s the latest video we shot, in the middle of the night, while driving from Charlotte to Huntsville.

Free to Live // Atlanta Highlight

posted by Tom Davis

Free To Live kicked off in Louisville on Wednesday, stopped in Atlanta last night, and tonight will visit Southbrook Church in the Charlotte NC area (Weddington). Get your free tickets now. And catch up with on the first two shows…

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 Launches Tonight @ SUMMIT VII

posted by Tom Davis

It’s just a few more hours before Free to Live’s opening show at the Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit VII in Louisville, KY. We’ll be keeping you updated on what happens with pictures, videos, and blogs. Make sure you LIKE […]

Corrective Rape of Homosexuals Spreads in South Africa

posted by Tom Davis

A practice is sweeping through South Africa that is horrific. Anti-homosexual sentiment is on the rise and to cure lesbians, gangs of men are raping them at times, to their death. A search for corrective rape in Africa on the […]

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 […]

Have You Heard of Moolala?

posted by Tom Davis

I’m very excited to announce that the coupon company Moolala is featuring Children’s HopeChest as their deal of the day until Friday! Moolala offers an incredible deal from a local or online merchant every day. Each deal will save you […]

Free to Live Tour Launches May 11

posted by Tom Davis

Free to Live combines live worship and prayer with a compelling call to action to love and care for orphans. This free event features Tom Davis, CEO of HopeChest, along with the Desperation Band and Meredith Andrews–two of today’s up and […]

Swaziland Protests Are Met with Crackdowns By Government

posted by Tom Davis

It’s difficult to get clear information on exactly what’s happening in Swaziland regarding the protests. One thing is certain, the government is dealing with these protests harshly. A state of emergency has been declared and we know from our people […]

Protests Occuring in Swaziland

posted by Tom Davis

Today, the Swazi people will rise up against the long regime of King Mswati III in protest against the government and this will continue for the next three days. They are demanding that the King and his cabinet step down […]

What Christianity is Not

posted by Tom Davis

One of the things that drives me up a wall is when someone blatantly misrepresents the gospel (good news by the way) of Jesus. God does not answer the crazy prayers of someone to punish atheists and send a tsunami […]

Free To Live Tour

posted by Tom Davis

Announcement: The Free To Live tour is coming to 12 cities this spring and fall. Featuring The Desperation Band, Meredith Andrews, and Me (Tom Davis). We’d love to see you there. Click here for tickets and check out this video […]

Protect Girls in Russia from Forced Prostitution

posted by Tom Davis

Welcome to all the listeners visiting from the Frank Pastore Radio Show! Here’s a bit more in depth about how Children’s HopeChest is helping to prevent the sex trafficking and forced prostitution of orphans in Russia. Click to Make a Gift to […]

Rob Bell Interviewed on MSNBC by Martin Bashir

posted by Tom Davis

This is an interesting interview. Rob Bell is selling a ton of books, but he’s still not answering the questions that have stirred up so much controversy. Bashir asks questions such as: “You’re creating a Christian message that’s warm, kind, and popular […]

Rob Bell and Love Wins

posted by Tom Davis

I’ve just finished reading Rob Bell’s new book, Love Wins and this review comes on the first day of its release. I have mixed reviews and emotions about this book. If reading it will do anything, it will make you think about why you believe […]

Strongest quake in Japan’s history unleashes deadly tsunami

posted by Tom Davis

The images and reports coming from Japan should make us all stop today and offer prayers for the victims, the relief workers, and everyone impacted. If you would like to support the mounting relief effort, please visit the Red Cross […]

Want to be in my next book?

posted by Tom Davis

I am currently writing a book that features the stories of people who have lived out Jesus’ “Red Letter” teachings, and I want you to contribute! I am looking for stories of people who have lived out the red letters of […]

U.S. State Dept Confirms Ethiopia Adoption Cuts

posted by Tom Davis

Today the State Department posted an official notice confirming some of what we have heard this week–that Ethiopia was planning to cut their adoption program by 90%, approving only 5 cases per day, down from 50. The full statement is […]

Ethiopia Adoption Cuts: Rumors & Human Rights

posted by Tom Davis

No confirmed news today, but plenty of speculation. There are some indications that there is an internal conflict over what is seen as too heavy a workload. Driven by the popularity of the international adoption program, many offices are overwhelmed […]

Ethiopia’s Plan to Cut Adoptions: A Prayerful Response

posted by Tom Davis

Over the weekend I confirmed with some contacts in the adoption community that the processing of adoptions is slowing down in Ethiopia. Partners of Children’s HopeChest have been unable to process adoptions since mid-November. From what my sources are saying, […]

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 […]

Life with Orphans and the Poor in Pictures

posted by Tom Davis

Many people ask what kind of specific projects we do as a ministry on the ground. I thought the best way to talk about HopeChest projects would be to put together a picture vignette. Please click on this Flikr link to see the pictures […]

Is Rob Bell A Universalist?

posted by Tom Davis

The internet and blogosphere is buzzing about Rob Bell being a universalist. I’d like to reprint an article by Justin Taylor where he claims Bell is a Universalist. Is he a Universalist? Until the book comes out, you’ll have to reserve judgment. One […]

Dolsi and the “Man with a Smile”

posted by Tom Davis

This post comes to us from HopeChest COO Bob Mudd who is currently on the ground in India with a team of HopeChest volunteers. On the trip, he and the team met Dolsi, a 7-year-old girl with an amazing story. […]

Moammar Gadhafi speech

posted by Tom Davis

Libyan leader Gadhafi says he will die a martyr. This speech by Moammar Gadhafi is a chilling reminder of the unrest taking place in Libya right this minute. Lives are being lost and the Libyan army are attacking its own people  […]

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 […]

Uganda Elections

posted by Tom Davis

The elections in Uganda are happening today amid great fear and great hope. Uganda’s current President, Yoweri Museveni, says he will not become the latest African leader to be unseated by popular unrest. Elections on Friday are predicted to fall […]

Prayer Vigil for Ugandan Elections

posted by Tom Davis

The current president, Museveni, seized power in 1986 through a military coup. At first he appeared to be a new breed of African ruler, but after ruling for 25 years he is running for his fourth term and corruption seems […]

Trafficking: It’s just business

posted by Tom Davis

Law enforcement officials arrested 11 members of a sex trafficking ring in Madrid, Spain, the result of an ongoing investigation. And as these articles become more commonplace, it is ever-more frightening and eye-opening to see the ruthless efficiency of these […]

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 […]

The Spirit of Capitalism – Is it Virtuous?

posted by Tom Davis

I’ve just finished a book by Max Weber –  The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. This book follows the idea that most Christians are capitalists and explores the question, “Is there something wrong with it?” A short summary […]

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 […]

Church of Scientology Under Federal Investigation for Human Trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

The Church of Scientology is accused of trafficking. This is not hearsay, it’s a federal investigation. According to a report in The New Yorker, the Church of Scientology is under investigation for human trafficking and using free labor. According to the Huffinton […]

James Durbin an Inspiring Fatherless Kid on American Idol

posted by Tom Davis

Why you should watch James Durbin on American Idol. These inspiring stories on American Idol are bringing me to tears on Wednesday nights. James Durbin is a fatherless young man who revealed the pain of growing up without a dad to America. He also suffers […]

James Durbin an Inspiring Fatherless Kid on American Idol

posted by Tom Davis

Why you should watch James Durbin on American Idol. These inspiring stories on American Idol are bringing me to tears on Wednesday nights. James Durbin is a fatherless young man who revealed the pain of growing up without a dad to America. He also suffers […]

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 […]

Confession App

posted by Tom Davis

New App helps Catholics confess on the go. I’m wondering how Catholics are feeling about this as a new app for confession is sanctioned by the Catholic church.  The idea here is the makers of “Confession: A Roman Catholic App” say their software […]

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 […]

Brene Brown Speaks On Shame and Vulnerability

posted by Tom Davis

One of the best Ted talks I have seen is by a professor named Brene Brown on Shame and Vulnerability. As many of you know, I am doing my Doctorate at George Fox University on Hope and the Poor and I’m utilizing the same research […]

South Sudan Votes and Becomes Africa’s Newest Country

posted by Tom Davis

South Sudan votes to pave the way for a new nation. Nearly 99% of the southern Sudanese vote was in favor of secession. After years of persecution and war, those in southern Sudan will have the chance and rebuilding and […]

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 […]

Aaron Rodgers steps out of Favre’s shadow: Whose shadow are you living in?

posted by Tom Davis

Aaron Rodgers emerges from Brett Favre’s shadow. Whose shadow do you live in? Aaron Rodgers, Super Bowl MVP, played a perfect game last night, leading the Packers to Super Bowl victory.  He had big shoes to fill when Favre left […]

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, […]

Food Security in Egypt

posted by Tom Davis

Food security has been an major issue in Egypt and continues to be. Nevermind war and terrorism, think food security first.  The Huffington Post reports that “Gawain Kripke warned that, “the record rise in food prices is a grave reminder that until we act on […]

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 […]

Pimps expect big score at Super Bowl

posted by Tom Davis

“Pimps will traffic thousands of under-age prostitutes to Texas for Sunday’s Super Bowl, hoping to do business with men arriving for the big game with money to burn…”  – Mickey Goodman, for Reuters. Right now, pimps are readying their under-age […]

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 […]

7 Teens Arrested in Recorded Beatings of Bullying Victim

posted by Tom Davis

7 teens were arrested in the bullying of a 13 year old in Pennsylvania. The beating went on for about 20 minutes. As you can see in the video, the bullies were practically twice the size of the boy they […]

Groundhog Day 2011: How much winter is left?

posted by Tom Davis

Groundhog Day 2011 is tomorrow, February 2. Today the high in Colorado is about zero, so I am hoping Punxsutawney Phil does NOT see his shadow and give us six more weeks of winter weather. Tomorrow is the 125th anniversary […]

Sex Trafficking at the SuperBowl

posted by Tom Davis

There is a dark side to the Superbowl this 2011 that nobody wants to talk about. The sex trafficking of children that occurs at the SuperBowl. It will happen in Dallas, Texas right under the nose of tens of thousands of Superbowl fans. This […]

Remembering the Challenger Explosion

posted by Tom Davis

Today NASA marks the 25th anniversary of the Challenger Explosion that every American should remember. The Challenger Disaster changed the face of a generation as millions watched it explode on television and many believe is was the end of an era we know as Modernism. Christa […]

Chris Medina on American Idol

posted by Tom Davis

Chris Medina appeared on American Idol last night. A young man with an inspiring story who displays incredible character.  The 26-year old barista from Illinois appeared on Wednesday’s tryout episode of the national singing competition, and brought his girlfriend, Julia Ramos. […]

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 […]

Hawaii Governor Abercrombie and Obama’s Birth Certificate

posted by Tom Davis

Abercrombie fails to find birth certificate for President Obama. This is just an interesting tidbit of news that is being reported today. Apparently, The Governor of Hawaii admits he cannot find Obama’s birth certificate, the state in which he was born. Read the […]

State of the Union Transcript 2011

posted by Tom Davis

Click here to subscribe to Red Letters. Click here to follow Tom Davis on Twitter. President Barack Obama’s State Of The Union Address for 2011 can be relived in full, both in video form and through reactions here, but for those […]

The Issues of Poverty are Spiritual and Relational

posted by Tom Davis

In the last post addressing a different way to think about poverty, Can We Really Help the Poor, I left stating that the nature of poverty is fundamentally spiritual and relational. These ideas come from Bryant Myers book, Walking with the Poor, this post […]

Ted Williams Leaves Rehab

posted by Tom Davis

Ted Williams leaves rehab and it’s against the doctors orders less than two weeks after entering for drug and alcohol dependency. Ted is the homeless man with the Golden Voice I wrote about previously.  Williams became a YouTube sensation after an Ohio reporter filmed him along a roadside […]

State of the Union 2011: Barack Obama to feature heroes from Tucson shooting

posted by Tom Davis

President Barack Obama delivers the 2011 State of the Union Address tonight, beginning at 9 pm Eastern Time. Tonight, President Obama will give the 2011 State of the Union and reports indicate that several heroes from the Tucson shootings will […]

Oprah Has A Sister

posted by Tom Davis

Oprah has a secret half-sister she knew nothing about until it was revealed Monday. Oprah has a younger sister named Patricia and she is a dedicated Christian. According to the Huffington Post,  “Vernita Lee, Oprah’s mother, gave Patricia up for adoption in 1963, but kept her […]

March for LIfe 2011

posted by Tom Davis

March for Life 2011 .Today is the 38th annual March for Life event and supporters are flooding Washington DC. As we continue to celebrate Sanctity of Life Month, The March for Life today marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (officially […]

Moscow Airport Bomb Explosion: Terror Blast: At least 31 killed in Moscow’s Domodedovo airport explosion

posted by Tom Davis

A Moscow Airport Explosion has rocked Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport killing 31 and injuring more than 130 others. Initial reports through Reuters say that the bomb at the Russian airport was the work of terrorists and the bomb “ripped through the arrival hall at Moscow’s Domodedovo […]

“Selling the Girl Next Door:” CNN Documentary Airs Tomorrow

posted by Tom Davis

Amber Lyon Reports for ‘Selling the Girl Next Door’ for Sunday, Jan. 23 at 8:00pm ET & PT on CNN/U.S. Selling the Girl Next Door is a CNN documentary featuring Amber Lyon, a reporter who peels back the dark layers of […]

George Clooney Battles Malaria

posted by Tom Davis

George Clooney battles Malaria. How did he contract the disease? George Clooney was on the continent of Africa in Sudan to help push for diplomacy and avoid another genocide in the country according to People Magazine. This is Clooney’s second bout with Malaria. I applaud […]

Ricky Gervais: Atheism isn’t offensive

posted by Tom Davis

Ricky Gervais, host of the this year’s Golden Globe Awards, is taking criticism for his pointed, and personal jokes. Including a bit where Gervais thanks God for making him an atheist. Ricky Gervais a brilliant comic mind, and the originator […]

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! […]

Carlina White kidnapped 20 years ago and reunited with family.

posted by Tom Davis

Carlina White is reunited with her family after being kidnapped 20 years ago from a New York Hospital. Carlina White’s family “never lost hope” that she would return. In 1987, Carlina White was kidnapped from her hospital bed, just 19 […]

John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address

posted by Tom Davis

One of America’s favorite Presidents is John F. Kennedy. Today we celebrate the 50 year anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural address. In commemoration, your favorite search engine has designed the John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address Google Logo It was January 20, 1961 where […]

Living Social offers $20 Amazon Card for $10

posted by Tom Davis

Breaking the trend of offering local-only deals, Living Social Web site offers $20 Amazon Gift Card for only $10. Get yours today! Today Living Social if offering a $20 Amazon Gift Card for just $10. These sites usually only offer […]

2,000 Haitian Orphans Sold as Sex Slaves

posted by Tom Davis

With all the talk about the return of Jean Claude Duvalier, Haiti’s former dictator, to his former country, Haiti is back in the news. The country is still devastated from the earthquake and only 5% of the buildings have been rebuilt.  But the […]

Sex Trafficking Webinar Today

posted by Tom Davis

Join me today for HELP WANTED: Protecting Orphans from Human Trafficking. This is a FREE Webinar provided by the Christian Alliance for Orphans.  Click to Register: http://bit.ly/h2V21W As part National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, gain an overview of the global […]

Jean Claude Baby Doc Duvalier Haiti’s Former Dictator

posted by Tom Davis

A very interesting turn of events is occurring right now in Haiti. Jean Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier, Haiti’s former dictator, returned to the capital after he fled 20 years ago.  The video below by The Associated Press shows Mr. Duvalier escorted from […]

Oprah Winfrey Suicidal and Pregnant as a Teen

posted by Tom Davis

I’ve always admired Oprah for how she has overcome a poor upbringing, but I never knew how difficult her past was. Oprah Winfrey says lossing baby as a teen was my second chance, Opray Winfrey Piers Morgan interview. In the inaugural interview […]

Christian pro-life groups gather in Colorado

posted by Tom Davis

Christian pro-life and justice groups will promote Sanctity of Human Life Month during the Life and Justice Conference on Jan. 22 in Colorado Springs. I’ll be speaking at the conference, and I urge you to join us in person or […]

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