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22 posts from December 2009

December 08, 2009

Ethiopian Cultural Dance

I dare you to try and dance like this!

Ethiopian Cultural Dance from Tom Davis on Vimeo. LIVE Today!

Africa_giftofhopeThis Christmas, we've set the goal of raising $500,000 to help 5,000 orphans in 2010. To do this, we've launched a new Web site: HopeChest Partners

A HopeChest Partner is someone who gives $25/month or more toward establishing new orphan ministry through HopeChest.

Your gifts will help feed orphans trapped in extreme poverty and support programs to reduce sex trafficking among orphan girls in Russia.

Become a HopeChest Partner today!

These are CRITICAL gifts that form the foundation of our programs. Without that foundation, we could never have grown to reach 10,000 orphans, and sit poised to reach another 5,000 next year. It is those gifts, your gifts, that make the difference.

Go to HopeChest Partners today for more information and to sign up. 

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December 07, 2009

Ethiopia Pictures Day 4 and 5

Being in Ethiopia is a life-changing experience for all of us. So wish those of you reading this could be here! Here are some more pictures to share with you. Thanks for your love and prayers!

Click here to see the pictures on Facebook

Orphans Singing in Woliso from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

December 06, 2009

We Were an Answer to Prayer

We went to an orphanage today that helps get kids off of the street. We were all moved to tears as we heard their stories from the director. They didn't have any food to feed the kids, so we responded with a gift from the group. Here's what happened and what the director said:

Hope for the Hopeless Orphanage from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

This is an orphanage that takes kids in off the streets of Addis Ababa. We were overwhelmed by the love and commitment the staff had for the kids. The team took up an offering to cover food because there wasn't any. Literally. This is what happened and what the orphanage director said:

Hope for the Hopeless Orphanage from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

December 04, 2009

What's It Like Arriving at an Orphanage?

Going into an Orphanage from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

December 03, 2009

Ethiopian 3-Wheel Taxi


Ethiopian 3-wheel Taxi from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

Fjording the River from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

Kolmbocha Orphanage in Ethiopia

Kolmbocha Orphanage from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

Swaziland Missions Trip: February 15-24, 2010 + $200 Discount Coupon

A guest post from the HopeChest Team:

HopeChest has just announced the next Swaziland Missions trips to visit our orphan ministry sites. This trip is to those in church leadership positions, or individuals who want to pioneer their own "Connect Community." A Connect Community is a group of online supporters who connect directly to an orphan ministry project with HopeChest.

For more information, e-mail Vince Giordano, HopeChest's director of outreach and partner relations, at

If you want to get your church involved in sponsorship OR start your own Connect Community, this is a great way to use that $200 missions trip coupon...which if you haven't registered to claim your gift, you can go her to do that: to find out more!

December 02, 2009

Our First Photos from Ethiopia

We'll likely be out of touch for a few's the link to our first photos from this trip, all posted on Facebook.