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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 mission trip with Children’s HopeChest. This is a completely transferable prize–use for yourself or give…

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 campaign called “Love4Lunch.” All you have to do is click here, and donate whatever you’d…

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 look into how true aristocrats and “noble” families lived. Watching Downton, it is hard to…

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 made. And for those mistakes, I apologize. I think it is important to approach new…

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 that exist to solve human problems… It is people that cause change, not money. If…

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, promoted government corruption, and choked local economic growth. Robert Calderisi, who spent over 30 years…

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 and vulnerable children every day. Our work spans 9 countries, and impacts hundreds of communities.…

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 midnight tonight–12/31/2011. » Make your year-end, tax deductible donation to Children’s HopeChest today. « You…

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 163 million orphans and vulnerable children in the world, it is sometimes easy to lose…

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 into the plants and fruits and vegetables we eat.  Plants also exchange carbon dioxide for…

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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