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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 United States. On my very first trips to Russia, we would ask the kids what…

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 appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death,…

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 Kolya changed the course of his life. I encourage you to read the entire blog…

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 discipleship and leadership training program. This story comes from the very first class of SLA…

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 trip with HopeChest. Something that Alexandra Warwick had been dreaming about. She wrote on her…

“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 a people of justice? We are required…as individuals, churches, communities, small groups…to do something to…

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, and another, and another. Soon her garage had become a makeshift classroom with new students…

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 advancing justice and mercy. We see the world as broken, and know that we have…

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 this invitation was different. Glenn Packiam, pastor of New Life Downtown here in Colorado Springs,…

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, and find out how to support them here. But let’s step back and ask, “Why…

Tom Davis
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Tom Davis

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.

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