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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.

World Cup Sex Trafficking Focus: 4-year-old girl kidnapped

posted by Tom Davis

We heard this story of a four-year-old girl who was kidnapped from the bus driver who brought us to our game. Trafficking of women and children is so prevalent right now, it comes up almost everywhere we go. Trafficking and […]

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What is it like inside a World Cup game?

posted by Tom Davis

Thank you for waiting until we could get the Internet working here in South Africa. It is slower than Ethiopia, and it takes hours to upload these videos. Here are the first videos in the Beyond The Game series, as […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

The World Cup Defies Explanation

posted by Tom Davis

Today we watched Chile win an impressive victory over Honduras. And although I have never been to either country–I found myself caught up in the excitement and cheering along with 50,000 other soccer fans. The scope of this tournament defies […]

How Many Orphans Live in South Africa?

posted by Tom Davis

3.8 million. Although South Africa is the most developed nation on the African continent, nearly 60% of the population lives on less than $1.25 each day. Here are some of the faces of those 3.8 million children that Children’s HopeChest […]

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 […]

How to Pray for the Victims of Sex Trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

Friends, we sorely underestimate the value and importance of prayer. Apart from God we can do nothing–nothing at all–to roll back the violence and oppression in our world. Whenever I am tempted to think that I accomplish anything in my […]

Crazy Giveaway: Win a Free Copy of Priceless

posted by Tom Davis

We all like some free stuff. This week, Kari Gibson is running a contest to give away 10 copies of my new book Priceless and 10 pounds of Saints Coffee. If you like winning free stuff, hit her blog today. […]

Beyond the Game

posted by Tom Davis

While in South Africa, I’m launching new blog series called “Beyond the Game.” I’ll report from South Africa at the 2010 FIFA World Cup on social justice issues impacting orphans and vulnerable children. Very soon, we’re launching a “Beyond the […]

Apprehensions About South Africa and The World Cup

posted by Tom Davis

Allright, so I know many of you are not huge soccer fans and you don’t have five kids in soccer like I do! However, you can’t deny that this event is the biggest thing happening in the world right now. […]

Inspiring World Cup Video

posted by Tom Davis

On Monday evening, twenty-three of us are heading to the biggest event on the planet – the FIFA World Cup. We have a stop over in England then fly direct to Johannesburg. The day we land we will be attending […]

Trafficked Girls Rescued at the World Cup

posted by Tom Davis

On Monday I’m leaving with Hayden and Gideon to do ministry in South Africa and attend a few World Cup games. Children’s HopeChest is supporting several orphanage carepoints there and we’re looking at helping victims of human trafficking. Girls are being trafficked […]

The Ugly Side of the World Cup

posted by Tom Davis

Human trafficking is always an issue, but grows even more prevalent at worldwide events like soccer’s biggest stage.  As the World Cup heats up in South Africa, new sporting controversies and legends are sure to grab our attention, as they […]

#1 Christian Porn Site on the Internet

posted by Tom Davis

XXXChurch.com. Great name. Great marketing. But even better resources to help people overcome their struggles with pornography. I promised to post some links to those people and resources doing the best work in this area. And the list starts with […]

The Numbers Behind Porn

posted by Tom Davis

Earlier this week I posted about the link between pornography and sex trafficking. The more porn we watch, the more demand we create for…more porn. That demand leads to many girls trapped in forced prostitution and trafficking. Check out this […]

Russia, Red Square, Orthodoxy and Human Trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

This is my favorite behind the scenes video of my new book Priceless which focuses on an orphan who is swept into the evil sex trade industry. In chapter four Stuart runs into an Orthodox church on the corner of Red Square in Moscow, Russia called Our […]

It’s a Red Letter Day

posted by Tom Davis

In Medieval times, holy days, saints and feast days were marked on the calendar in Red. This originated from early illuminated manuscripts marking capital letters and highlighted words in Red ink.  Since this blog is titled, “Red Letters – Living […]

The Link Between Porn and Trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

Every day I am finding–or someone is sending me–another horrific story about sex trafficking here in the U.S. and around the world. Here’s a snippet from a recent article: “In late April, a prostitution sting in South Austin found an […]

The World Cup and South Africa

posted by Tom Davis

In one week, I’m leaving with my two boys and twenty others for The World Cup. U.S. fans are buzzing with excitement after USA’s 3-1 win over Australia yesterday. All five of my children play soccer so this will be a huge […]

Filming on a Single Engine Kenmore Prop Plane

posted by Tom Davis

Filming on a single prop Kenmore plane from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

I heart puddle jumpers…

posted by Tom Davis

Boarding the puddle jumper for Orcas Island, on my way to teach with Leonard Sweet. Boarding a Puddle Jumper from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

LOST & The Kingdom of God

posted by Tom Davis

I'm not a fan of LOST, and don't have much time for TV in general. Now that the series is over, many look back in wonder at how a show that tackled science fiction, spirituality, adventure, and romance won such […]

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 […]

Too Many Children in our World Suffer Appalling Abuse

posted by Tom Davis

Today, the UN outlawed abuses inflicted on children including prostitution, pornography, and the sale of children. I don't know why this took so long, but good for them. It's good to see world leadership stepping up and doing their part […]

Priceless Is Available Online

posted by Tom Davis

I just discovered that my new book, Priceless, is now available online. Of course, I always prefer that you go to your local bookstore and purchase the book, but if you just can't wait, you can purchase it now at BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com, and CBD.com. […]

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 […]

Russia, St. Basil’s, A Video, and Priceless

posted by Tom Davis

Every day there is more news reports regarding human trafficking and sex trafficking. This is the exact subject of my next book. Priceless releases in 6 short days! To keep my commitment about having the book come to life for you, I'm […]

An Ordinary Girl Rescues Two Women from Trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

I love this true story. All of us wonder what we can do to make a difference in some of the biggest human rights issues we face today. This woman just did it. She acted. What an inspiring story from Newsweek […]

Absolutely Shocking – You Must Read This Article

posted by Tom Davis

As we go about our normal lives, the global problem of child prostitution has come to roost right in our cities. This is clearly the most disturbing piece I have read about what is happening in the United States. Dan […]

Priceless Contest Winners Announced

posted by Tom Davis

Watch the video to find out if you are a winner! Priceless Book Giveaway! from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

Behind the Scenes Video from Priceless

posted by Tom Davis

I went to Russia and recorded five videos of the exact locations from scenes in Priceless. Why? I wanted this book to come to life for you. For example, instead of just talking about the Church of Kazan off of […]

Single Ladies and Exploiting Little Girls

posted by Tom Davis

Happy Tuesday! This week you'll have the chance to win a copy of Priceless before it hits the streets. This will start with tomorrow post so make sure you're signed up for my blog through the RSS feed or by entering you're […]

The Exploitation of Children in our Culture

posted by Tom Davis

When this video came on, I was sick to my stomach. I'm not sure if it was watching the video that made me sick, or hearing the roaring crown in the background – perhaps both. Something has gone dreadfully wrong […]

What’s In Your ____? My Article in Relevant Magazine

posted by Tom Davis

Like me, you might wake up some days and think, “I’m going to do better at ________________.” Perhaps your [blank] is something like personal spiritual disciplines. Or maybe it’s a secret sin you’re facing. Or the way you spend money. […]

Adoptions are in a 40% Decline

posted by Tom Davis

With 150 million orphans in the world, we should be seeing a dramatic increase in the number of orphans who are adopted every year in the United States. But sadly, the opposite is true. Adoptions have been decreasing every year […]

IEmpathize Video from Mexico City

posted by Tom Davis

My buddy, Brad Riley of IEmpathize, is in Mexico City right now. If you remember, Brad was with me in Moldova and Russia during our last trip. He'll be involved with the Mexican equivalent of the FBI, doing some brother […]

American, Wake Up – Trafficking is in Your Backyard

posted by Tom Davis

Ohio's Dirty Little Secret. My friend, Larry Bergeron of A Child's Hope International, sent me an article about blatant sex trafficking that occurs throughout Ohio. I was completely shocked to find out that Ohio doesn't even have a state law to […]

An Adopted Woman Helps to Stop Sex Trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

I've become good friends with Nicole Wick over the past few years. She's part of the tight circle of folks I've become close to through blogging. What a world we live in!  She was adopted from an orphanage in Saigon a week […]

A Sex Crazed Culture at the World Cup

posted by Tom Davis

There are a lot of things heading to South Africa for the World Cup this summer. For starters, I'll be going with my two boys and 21 other people. We'll be doing ministry in Johannesburg and Capetown and catching a […]

Surprised by Hope

posted by Tom Davis

Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church It's Friday and we're about to start board meetings here at Children's HopeChest, so off to the races! I have a great book recommendation for you this […]

How God Feels About Justice

posted by Tom Davis

When I was on the junior high football team I had a bad habit of spearing running backs with my helmet. I'd run as fast as I could and head my opponent like a raging bull. There was a problem. […]

Praying for the Victims of Sex Trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

My last few posts have stirred quite a bit of controversy around Sex Trafficking and CraigsList. One of the suggestions I made was to boycott CraigsList and my good friend, (who I love dearly!) Anne Jackson, doesn't agree with me […]

Craigslist Supports Sex Trafficking by Looking the Other Way…Will You?

posted by Tom Davis

Yesterday's post was one of highest viewed on this blog…ever. With public outrage building against Craigslist–and an unbelievable undercover report by the Today Show–Americans are opening their eyes to the reality of sex trafficking, forced prostitution, and child rape for […]

Shutting Down America’s Online Sex Cafe

posted by Tom Davis

It's bad enough to hear about men who pose as animals and force young girls to prostitute themselves in foreign countries. That's horrible, and should never happen. But sex traffickers operating right here in the United States under our nose […]

Rescuing Girls from Sex Slavery

posted by Tom Davis

This article just came out from CNN.com. Children forced to serve 60 men a day in Nepal. I can't think of an issue that needs our attention more.  Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) – Geeta was 9 when she began wearing makeup, staying […]

Scared Is a Finalist for a Christy Award

posted by Tom Davis

Ready for the big news I promised to announce on Friday? My first novel, Scared, has been nominated for CBA's Christy Award. I never expected this, so obviously, this is very exciting for me. I'm also in the company of several […]

She Is Priceless – The New Web Site + Free Stuff

posted by Tom Davis

Today marks the launch SheisPriceless.com a new Web site devoted to the release of Priceless and a resource center for prayer, learning, and action on behalf of the victims of sex trafficking around the world. We are calling this campaign […]

Big Announcement & Summit VI

posted by Tom Davis

Tomorrow I will be making a big announcement on the blog regarding what you can practically do to help orphans and be involved in stopping vulnerable children from being trafficked along with a brand new resource website. This is in […]

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 […]

What Every Man Can Do to Stop Sex Trafficking and Exploitation

posted by Tom Davis

Men, it’s time to step and take our rightful place as sons of God. No longer can we can’t allow the evils of our culture seep into our souls and steal our power to be who we are created to […]

Who Thinks that Children aren’t Sex-Trafficked in the United States?

posted by Tom Davis

When you travel to a foreign country, you hear a lot about sex-trafficking. The trafficking of underage children, girls who are stolen out of orphanages, and boys who are lured in friends and trusted relationships. I've just returned from Moldova where this […]

IEmpathize – The Story of the Sex Cafe

posted by Tom Davis

We are partnering with IEmpathize to help girls who have been rescued from the sex-trade in Eastern Europe. This short video features a good friend of mine and President, Brad Riley. Brad describes what happened while we were in Moldova, specifically the […]

Tomb of an Unknown Orphan

posted by Tom Davis

Well I made it back home on the last flight out of Europe – literally. But I'll save that story for another post. I wanted to continue this week sharing some of the stories from our trip to Russia and […]

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 […]

Stop Sex-Trafficking Before It Begins

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 […]

How You Can Stop Sex-Trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

Our team is now in Russia! I'm excited to see a different side of tackling this issue which I'll talk about in the days to come. I cannot describe how broken my heart is over what happens to orphans and […]

How Do You Feel About the Sex Trade?

posted by Tom Davis

Anne Talking About What's Happening in Moldova from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

Sex Traffickers and the Craziest Day…Ever

posted by Tom Davis

Today, we meet a psychologist to girls who have been rescued from the sex-trade. As we walk down the street, she tells us she has a "surprise" waiting at our destination. I'm up for surprises. In fact, I kind of […]

The Moldovan Crisis

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.  Yet, […]

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 […]

On the Way to Moldova

posted by Tom Davis

Zurich, Switzerland from Tom Davis on Vimeo. On the train to Vienna, Austria. from Tom Davis on Vimeo. Downtown Vienna! from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

Broken Places

posted by Tom Davis

I am out the door for Moldova and Russia. I can't help but think the Resurrection when I go to places like this. Moldova – one of the poorest countries in the world and the highest rate of sex-trafficked girls. […]

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.       […]

Help Wanted – Stop Child Sex Trafficking

posted by Tom Davis

On Monday I'm heading to Russia and Moldova with a few great friends: Anne Jackson, Brad Riley, Pres of Iempathize, and the photo/video guru, Simon Scionka. Why? Because we're sick of the evils forced on young girls who are being lured and kidnapped […]

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 […]

Want to Know What I Do Late at Night?

posted by Tom Davis

Late Night Dev Edits from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

Love Mercy

posted by Tom Davis

Award winning author Lisa Samson has a new book out called Love Mercy: A Mother and Daughter's Journey from the American Dream to the Kingdom of God - and you have to read it! Lisa and her daughter, Ty, came with me on a […]

Going to the World Cup? So are 40,000 Prostitutes

posted by Tom Davis

I will be taking my boys, along with 20 others, to the World Cup this June. Yes, we will participate in the fanfare, but are also seeing some great ministry sites. This report is disturbing to me for a number […]

80 Reported Kids Raped in Swaziland Since January

posted by Tom Davis

This just kills me. This means there are a lot more cases unreported. Please, please pray with us and send this to your friends to pray too. There's still so much work to do in Swaziland. This comes from our Country […]

Thin Places: A Memoir

posted by Tom Davis

I'm going to start using Fridays as days to introduce you to life-changing books you MUST read by some of the most amazing people on the planet. Not every Friday, but I'll do my best. Mary DeMuth is going to kick […]

Ethiopian Donations Stolen by Rebels

posted by Tom Davis

This is sad: "Fresh controversy over aid to Ethiopia erupted today after an investigation concluded that millions intended for victims of the 1984 famine was diverted to anti-government rebel leaders – including the current Ethiopian Prime Minister. The allegations, made […]

Our First Sponsored Orphanage in Haiti

posted by Tom Davis

We have been praying about what role Children's HopeChest needs to play in Haiti. Our goal is to have projects and community sponsorships with a number of orphanages and walk with them for years to come as they rebuild. We want to […]

Finding a Quiet Place, a free book & coffee to go with it!

posted by Tom Davis

Renee Swope of Proverbs 31 Ministries has a great post on her blog for you to read. Here's a portion of it. You can also head over there to get a free download of Scared and enter to win a free […]

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 […]

A Great Deal on Red Letters

posted by Tom Davis

I'm excited to tell you the Family Christian Stores has selected Red Letters: Living a Faith that Bleeds as their Member only title for the month of February. You can pick this book up for only $5 for a limited time at the front […]

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. […]

Pictures from South Africa and Swaziland

posted by Tom Davis

  So excited to see what Children's HopeChest is accomplishing across Africa. New Pictures up from this trip on my Facebook Account. Click here to see. This is Riaan Heynes and Barry Huggins. Riaan is the Missions pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs. They just […]

First Available Orphanage Sponsorship in South Africa

posted by Tom Davis

First Available Orphanage Sponsorship in South Africa from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

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 […]

Durban, South Africa – Partnership with Children’s HopeChest and Focus on the Family

posted by Tom Davis

Children's Hopechest & Focus on the Family South Africa from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

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 […]

Exciting News – Opening a New Country in Africa

posted by Tom Davis

On Saturday morning I'm leaving for South Africa. This country is #1 in the number of AIDS orphans in the world with over 1.4 million. The total number of orphans is 3.4 million, a massive amount of children trying to survive […]

Breaking News – New Study Says Christians Give Poor People the Shaft

posted by Tom Davis

Please take a look at this new study. I know this can induce controversy, but it is reality and something we need to wrestle with. The post is from my friend Anne Jackson. Anne and I will be going to Moldova and […]

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 […]

How to Accomplish Your Dreams in 2010

posted by Tom Davis

New Year, New Results, New Life   Every year I take some time to review the past year and focus on the next. This is the best exercise I've ever seen for turning dreams into action. Success and failure has […]

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 […]

Jesus Creed Sponsors Orphan Community in Swaziland

posted by Tom Davis

You can too! Community to community sponsorship is one of the most powerful tools available to redeem orphans. It's a program that allows anyone's community, (blog, family, church, small group, school, etc.), to sponsor a group of orphans on the […]

The Best Christmas Reflection I’ve Read in 2009

posted by Tom Davis

Chuck Smith Jr. and I have been around the world together. I've always appreciated his depth and insight into the scriptures and into life. He is truly an amazing man.  A little know fact is that Chuck also mentored and coached […]

If On a Winter’s Night

posted by Tom Davis

Winter is my favorite time of the year. I love how the snow transforms the landscape into a Winter Wonderland. A Narnia of sorts. Turns out, winter is Sting's favorite season too. His new album, If On a Winter's Night […]

Why Christmas Should be About Orphans Like Hiatt

posted by Tom Davis

[Updated December 2011] This little girl absolutely melted my heart. Her orphanage, Kolmbocha, is far from the capital city in Ethiopia. I asked the director, “When was the last time you had any visitors?” His answer? Eight years. My hope […]

This Will Change Everything in the Publishing Industry

posted by Tom Davis

This is one of the coolest inventions I've seen in a long time. Not only is it cool, it will revolutionize the way we read and absorb digital content. Michael Hyatt posted this on his blog today, and he believes it will […]

Ethiopian Cultural Dance

posted by Tom Davis

I dare you to try and dance like this! Ethiopian Cultural Dance from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

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 […]

Ethiopia Pictures Day 4 and 5

posted by Tom Davis

Being in Ethiopia is a life-changing experience for all of us. So wish those of you reading this could be here! Here are some more pictures to share with you. Thanks for your love and prayers! Click here to see […]

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 […]

posted by Tom Davis

This is an orphanage that takes kids in off the streets of Addis Ababa. We were overwhelmed by the love and commitment the staff had for the kids. The team took up an offering to cover food because there wasn't […]

What’s It Like Arriving at an Orphanage?

posted by Tom Davis

Going into an Orphanage from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

Ethiopian 3-Wheel Taxi

posted by Tom Davis

NEW PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK: ALBUM 3 & ALBUM 4 Ethiopian 3-wheel Taxi from Tom Davis on Vimeo. Fjording the River from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

Kolmbocha Orphanage in Ethiopia

posted by Tom Davis

Kolmbocha Orphanage from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

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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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

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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 […]

The Title and Cover of the New Book

posted by Tom Davis

After a long period of waiting, I can finally reveal the title of my next novel. Let me first say that we received almost 400 people who voted. Thanks you all so much! The clear winner was, "Broken." That title […]

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 […]

Scared TV Interview

posted by Tom Davis

I thought you might like to see an interview I did in Canada for Scared. Because of this interview, the book has gone to #1 in Fiction a number times on Amazon Canada.  It's a two part series.  I've been traveling […]

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 […]

Book Clubs – A Special Offer

posted by Tom Davis

I've noticed that many of you are ordering multiple copies of Scared on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Thanks so much for that, by the way! Many of the reports coming back from people say that the book has transformed their lives in amazing […]

A Woman Left for Dead on the Side of the Road – A tear-jerker

posted by Tom Davis

From our team in Uganda:  Ngariam Today we went to a village called Ngariam. Ngariam is made up of people who have been traumatized by a nomadic tribe of people called the Karamajong. The Karamajong over the past 50 years […]

An Orphan’s Faith

posted by Tom Davis

We have a great team in Uganda right now, led by Greg McElheny and Vince Giordano.  I just received an email from one of our team members, Ben Savage, from Cincinnati Ohio. I had to share it with you.  Please […]

Swaziland Food Update

posted by Tom Davis

"Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."  Hebrews 11:1. This picture reminds me of this verse. This is one of those moments where our faith becomes visible in the form […]

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 […]

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