17 Sep What Does it Mean to be an Orphan?

Many would consider the question to have a straightforward answer, but the reality of what these orphans experience reveals that the question is much more complex. Although many recognize an orphan as simply a child with no parents, orphans can actually be quantified into two...

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22 Mar Fabio’s Story

Fabio is a vibrant Christian who is active in his church. He came to mind today because I just got a wedding invitation.  Fabio is getting married! I have to admit I was a little worried whether he ever would find somebody…his growth was stunted,...

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11 Oct Join Us For 30 Days of Prayer

In the last 26 years of serving mortal-risk children, we have seen God display His power in response to earnest prayer over and over and over again. We believe in the power of prayer. That's one reason we set aside 30 days each year to...

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18 Jul Christianity Today Features Hope Unlimited

Christianity Today included perspectives in worldwide orphan care—its history and its future—in its July issue. The direction of the orphan-care movement in Christian circles worldwide is an extremely important topic, and Hope Unlimited plays a critical role in shaping opinions. Hope Unlimited President David Z. Nowell...

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09 Jun Raising a Generation of Godly Fathers

AUTHOR: David Z. Nowell As Father's Day approaches, I think of our graduates—many now fathers whose lives testify to the transforming power of God's love. Alex is one such graduate. Alex and Ana Paula live on a hill with an unobstructed view of Hope Mountain—the place where Alex's...

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05 May Mortal-risk children and residential care

AUTHOR: David Z. Nowell Eventually, eventually, the story gets okay, but it has a lot of twists and turns to get there—and along the way an important lesson about thoughtful care for mortal-risk children. I’ll also introduce you to a debate that impacts the lives of...

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05 May Five Contexts Where Residential Care Works

AUTHOR: David Z. Nowell A lot of folks are not going to like this post—but these things have to be said. Residential care works. Not for every child, not in every situation, and certainly not when it is no more than the warehousing of children. But, done right,...

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05 May Fences

AUTHOR:  David Z. Nowell I've spent a significant amount of time lately thinking about fences. Far too much, actually. Susan and I have a few acres outside of town, and it’s just about time to put fall calves on the pasture. So most weekends—and many evenings—for the...

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05 May The Face of True Religion

AUTHOR: David Z. Nowell Reading Micah 6 this week.  Really glad he is a minor prophet.  I don’t think we would have been friends. . . . what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with...

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