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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 national security implications and the very embarrassing conduct of the President’s security detail. Yet as the story deepens,…

“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 Up. On October 4-14, you can visit Russia and Moldova on this special trip. While…

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 and disruption there too. I’m sure you could think of a few people who have…

“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). Since craigslist shut down their online personal ads, there’s one big player left in the…

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? According to one statistician interviewed by the LA Times: You are 19 times as likely…

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 his neighborhood bar, Josh wanted to combine an extreme event, an absurd idea, and a…

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 “fatherly” and “responsible.” When I asked, Hayden said he had taken the shoes off of…

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 of many people to this story. As one reporter put it: One of the most…

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 devoted to preventing and ending human trafficking in this country. Consider that: > “Today an…

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 an excellent job of humanizing the world water crisis through its creative use of alternating…

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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