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Kim Rushing is the owner of Noodle Zoo in Ankeny!  The minute she heard about the work being done in Uganda through Children’s HopeChest she wanted to be a part of it and make a difference however she could! We are so thankful for her open heart and her eagerness to use her business however she can to support the children in our program.  She and her staff sponsor multiple children, they’ve… Read More

THIRTY EIGHT DOLLARS $38 is the cost to sponsor one child.  How does $38 come to change someone’s life?  In fact, not just one person’s life, but help change a whole community?  Okay, the truth is that the money does not make those changes (but it is necessary!) and I still don’t fully grasp the process of moving whole communities from surviving to succeeding. However, I do know that it takes an incredible… Read More

Change in the world starts with you! No great feat in the history of humankind has been accomplished by anyone other than regular people (like you and I) who took hold of the singularly important realization that change starts with me. These regular people took the initiative to be the change that they wished to see in the world. Movements, fashions, revolutions, innovations, inventions, uprisings, overthrows, creations, wars and treaties…have all been the result of the… Read More

Three years ago, we began sponsoring a sweet girl named Sarah from the village of Ogoloi in Uganda through Children’s Hopechest.  Throughout this time, we have learned so much about what God can do when we are simply willing to jump in and take part in His Kingdom work.  A monthly commitment of only $38 has completely changed the everyday life of the sponsored children in these villages.  One of the first… Read More

When we began this journey with Hope Chest just over three years ago we had a vision that we were going to impact the children, the villages, the community and Uganda and we were going to feel like we were doing what God put us on Earth to do by loving others as he does and we do feel this way. What we didn’t know though is how it was going to… Read More

Is the Cost of Traveling Worth the Money? When weighing the costs between sending people or simply sending money, I have but one word – relationships. No matter how many times you look at a picture, look at a penciled drawing, or have money automatically withdrawn from your bank account, you can never really know what your monthly gift means until you are dancing face-to-face with the people it impacts. The reality… Read More

It was June of 2011 when we first drove into the small village of Ogoloi. The long, bumpy, and treacherous journey there was only the final leg of a much longer journey that started years before when our hearts first began to sense the conviction that there was more to be done about the reality of more than a billion people around the world living on less than a dollar a day…. Read More