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This month, HOPE is running the ‘Will You Be Mine’ campaign in order to put a different spin on Valentine’s Day. February is the month of LOVE, but our goal is to move past the expensive flowers, the crowded restaurants, and the heart-shaped box of chocolates, and do something a little different. Instead, we're asking donors to expand their hearts and choose a different kind of valentine this year.
Over the course of this month, on our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thisishopeforthenations page, we're introducing 8 children who are in need of sponsorship in order to provide ongoing care, medical treatment, and education. You could sponsor by yourself, as a couple, or maybe get together with some friends and make a commitment to make a difference for a young life this month.
Sponsors and donors are the foundational cornerstones of our organization. Thanks to the support of our donors we’re truly able to say that we’re working to change the lives of children at risk all over the world and even here at home.
Colin and Valerie Muir has been long-time donors to Hope for the Nations. Their continued support has made the difference in countless young lives. Here, Valerie shares her story and why she chooses to lend her support every year:
“I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers and Colin has 3 brothers, 1 sister, 2 step brothers, and 1 step sister. I am a retired teacher and my career was absolutely wonderful, teaching kids from K-9 for almost 40 years. Kids have always played a big role in my life. We have 3 daughters and 1 granddaughter whom we have raised since she was 6. She is now 19; we have 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, tons of nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. I am going on my first Missions trip, along with my 14 year old great granddaughter, at Spring Break (March 15th-31st) to Guatemala.
Dennis and Diane Unrau (Director's at Children's Homes in Mexico) have a special place in my heart and knowing them has greatly influenced my support for Hope for the Nations. When I was going through a rough time as a single mom with a rebellious teen, Dennis and Diane were there for me. I am also familiar with Nick Arkle (Country Director in Nepal), having taught his daughter, Nicole (a wonderful young lady). I guess I just love kids and really hate to see them hurting . . . physically, mentally, emotionally, and/or spiritually. I do what I can, where and when I can. Over the years I have enjoyed supporting a family of 2 brothers, a sister, and a half brother; the 2 brothers and sister have now graduated and moved back home with their grandmother; the stepbrother, I have enjoyed watching grow and mature since he was 4, he is now 10. God is so Good. He is my everything and especially my Peace.”
Whatever your reason for lending your support, we appreciate it, and we’re happy to extend you the opportunity to take part in the ‘Will You Be Mine’ campaign. Whether it’s through sponsorship, donation, or simply by sharing a Facebook post.