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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” – Proverbs 13:12 This verse always brings orphans to my mind. If there are any people in the world who have “deferred hope” it is […]