Show Hope Weekend Highlights:
Beautiful, incredible, amazing, and inspiring, the Show Hope weekend was a lovely end to a month of challenges and trials becoming accustomed to living on the road. The day we were supposed to go to the festivities, I was in bed with body and head aching, so tired to the bone after dealing with sickness and injuries and RV fiascoes. Doug had been out of town when the kitchen flooded and Ben hit his head and everyone was barely over the stomach virus. I cried. Doug prayed. I got up and we trekked into Franklin, TN to the Show Hope offices.
|Cool Swing IN the office!|
Over the next two days I would come to acknowledge that my “light and momentary” troubles are nothing compared with the troubles of abandoned children, brokenhearted mothers, and seemingly insurmountable needs of orphans worldwide.
For the past ten years, Show Hope has been meeting these needs by providing much-needed medical care and helping orphans find forever families. In July I will have the privilege of traveling to China to love on these babies in Maria’s Big House of Hope.
Celebrating with them, we toured the Show Hope offices meeting staff and the Chapman family. Then we spent the following day at an outdoor fair picnicking with Princesses who painted the girlies nails, watching an animator who penned a particularly life-like portrait of Travis, and blowing bubbles near bounce houses and bungee runs.
At the concert that evening we saw God’s grace poured out as family after family shared their testimonies of how Show Hope helped bring their babies home.