What do I love? What do I believe in wholeheartedly? I put my passion, prayers, and money behind Nonprofit ShowHope
Have you ever heard of ShowHope? Do you know how they support orphans? Would you like to know how you can help orphans without adopting?
I am grateful you have landed here to find out more about nonprofit ShowHope.
I love ShowHope! This review is NOT a paid post. I wanted to encourage you to partner with ShowHope to help make a tremendous difference in this world.
Not Everyone Is Called To Adopt BUT…
We all have a responsibility to look after orphans. James 1:27 NIV
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
We should all fulfill God’s call to care for orphans. Supporting ShowHope is an excellent way to look after orphans.
Who is ShowHope and how are they changing the world?
ShowHope is making a huge difference in the world by taking care of orphans. They started out raising money to give grants to families. They wanted to help families who had a desire to adopt but could not afford it. ShowHope currently does so much more.
- ShowHope gives adoption grants. They have helped over 5000 children find loving homes.
- They started a hospital and other care centers to help take care of individual medical needs.
- ShowHope supports families by providing conferences for parents who have adopted.
Who started ShowHope?
Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman started ShowHope in 2003 after bringing their daughter, Shaohannah Hope, home from China. You probably already know that Steven Curtis Chapman is an amazing Christian singer-songwriter. The Chapman’s had so many friends and family who wanted to adopt, but money was a barrier for them.
Mary Beth Chapman Saw A Need
Mary Beth saw the huge need to raise funds so that parents who wanted to adopt could give orphans a loving home. She was hoping to raise enough money to allow 100 kids to be adopted. She blew that number out of sight. ShowHope has raised enough money to help over five thousand orphans find loving homes.
Chapman’s Daughter Went To Heaven
Due to an honorific accident, the Chapman family lost their youngest daughter, Maria, in 2008. After Maria’s death, Steven Curtis and Mary Beth started a hospital in China called Maria’s Big House of Hope. It gives hope to special needs orphan children who have NO hope in China. They take care of their medical and physical needs. A lot of these kids are adopted with the help of ShowHope.
Choosing to SEE. Will Encourage You!
I cannot express enough to you how much I admire Mary Beth Chapman. She has suffered the unthinkable by losing her daughter but chooses to show so much love by helping orphans. If you are going through a difficult time, read Mary Beth’s book, Choosing to SEE. It will encourage you. Mary Beth talks not only about Maria’s death but all the struggles that she has experienced. “Choosing to SEE” God in all her struggles is what Mary Beth does. You can find out more about Choosing to SEE here.
What was it like to meet The Chapman’s and ShowHope Staff?
I had an opportunity to meet Mary Beth, Steven, and several ShowHope Staff. I can honestly say they are all the nicest, kindest, most thoughtful people you will ever meet. The week I met them my father in law was in the hospital. They took the time to pray for him. I could tell right away they genuinely care about people.
Steven Curtis Chapman
Mary Beth Chapman is married to Steven Curtis Chapman. If you follow Christian music, you know the name, Steven Curtis Chapman. He has won many Grammy and other Awards for his singing and songwriting. Be sure to check out some of my favorite Steven Curtis Chapman songs below. I promise they will encourage you.
My Special Needs Son Chants Until I Play IT
We listen to SCC, Steven Curtis Chapman’s, songs often. Maybe a little too much. Caleb, my special needs son age 19, rarely speaks but he will chant SCC every time we get into any car. He chants until I play SCC music. Caleb has listened to his music for decades and now want listen to anything else. He is a creature of habit.
How did I discover ShowHope?
My family and I have been listening to Steven Curtis Chapman’s music for decades. By going to his concerts, we found out about ShowHope. My husband and I immediately noticed the things that ShowHope supports are the same things that are dear to our hearts.
Jerry and I have been married since 1984. We have five children including three biological children and two adoptive children. Caleb, one of our twin boys, was born with a brain bleed. He has had 17 brain surgeries, cerebral palsy, seizures and more. Our adoptive children both have Reactive Attachment Disorder, depression, learning disabilities and more.
We love that ShowHope not only supports orphans but special needs orphans.
They also help parents who have adopted children with attachment disorders.
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