"For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God." — 2 Cor. 4:15

OUR MISSION

In grateful response to our adoption in Christ, Project Hope exists to consider the heart of God for the fatherless and how He calls the body of Christ to care for them in creative ways.

OUR CALL

Together we hope  to more deeply understand our adoption in Christ, replicate God’s work of adoption through opening our homes to the fatherless, and step our of our local community to shower God’s compassion on orphans both near and far.

We Love the Fatherless

RESOURCES

  • Assistance Fund
    Click the Assistance Fund tab to learn more about our adoption support fund.
  • Project Hope Closet 
    If you are interested in hosting the Project Hope Closet – a collection of items (such as clothing, toys, and other necessities) that are available to foster and adoptive families – email projecthope@graceevfree.org.
  • Library
    A growing collection of literature and video is available for check-out. The titles are a great resource for anyone interested in orphan care. See the List
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  • Prayer List
    Email projecthope@graceevfree.org to share your prayer requests, or let us know if you are willing to commit to pray for others.
  • Email Updates
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  • Project Hope Evaluation Form
    Coming Soon

Donna Thoennes

PROJECT HOPE EQUIP

Donna is grateful for her adoption in Christ and for the privilege of being a mother to four radiant children from Taiwan and China. God used visits to India to initially deepen her burden for the fatherless. Her passion is to see the Church respond to the orphan crisis with prayer, generosity, and open hearts and homes. She is involved both at Grace and beyond helping to prepare families to welcome foster and adopted children into their families. Her loves include Erik, her kids, discipleship, her church family, reading, biking, lobster, Biola students, boba, and Hume Lake!

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Marla Hartwell

PROJECT HOPE CONNECT

Marla has had a love for the fatherless since elementary school and is grateful to be a part of a community who daily demonstrate what it means to truly love and sacrifice for the voiceless and unseen. God has grown her commitment to engage in defending the fatherless as she has met and held orphans in Zambia, Rwanda, and the Philippines. She loves serving and learning how to advocate for kids who have special needs in her job as a nurse. She also finds joy in singing, drinking tea, writing, and learning to do life well with her husband and church family.

Danielle Camorlinga

PROJECT HOPE SUPPORT

Danielle is thankful that God deeply loves and cares for orphaned and vulnerable children, and is grateful for the ways that Project Hope exemplifies that love and care. She and her husband have 2 sons by way of adoption and have experience with international, older child, special needs adoption; hosting programs; and child sponsorship programs. For 2 years, she served on the board of a Kenyan child sponsorship organization.

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How to Donate

PROJECT HOPE ASSISTANCE FUND

The Project Hope Assistance Fund is a way for you to give financial resources to defend the cause of the fatherless. We have partnered with Lifesong for Orphans to administer this fund, and you can give online or write a check to help families at Grace rescue orphans.

You can donate to the Project Hope Assistance Fund by clicking on the button below to give through Paypal.

You can also give to the Project Hope Assistance Fund by writing out a check made out to “Lifesong for Orphans” and then they write “Preference Project Hope Assistance Fund” on the memo line.

Lifesong has passion and expertise in adoption funding processes, uses existing grant/loan procedures, and is IRS and ECFA approved.

How to Apply for Financial Assistance

The Project Hope Assistance Fund exists to help Grace members who are pursuing adoption. You can find information and an application here on the Lifesong website:

ABOUT US

Project Hope has seen God do amazing things in our midst. Those of us who serve on the Project Hope leadership team  get a unique perspective on the many ways that God is moving in families at Grace and around the world to “rehearse redemption’s story” through adoption and orphan care. We want to share that view with you in order that you will be reminded of your adoption into God’s family, encouraged to reflect God’s rescuing/welcoming love by caring for orphans and look forward to the day when the brokenness of our fallen world will be made right.

The opportunity is wide, with 145 million orphans worldwide (UNICEF 2008), some of them as close as next door. We want to be a community that lives out the true religion that we are called to in caring for orphans and those in need because our Heavenly Father does. In grateful response to our adoption in Christ, Project Hope exists to consider the heart of God for the fatherless and how He calls the body of Christ to care for them in creative ways.

CONTACT US

Email Project Hope at projecthope@graceevfree.org

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Orphans Adopted since Project Hope began

$40,000

Given From Our Assistance Fund

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Families Fostering and/or Adopting

RELIGION THAT IS PURE AND UNDEFILED BEFORE GOD, THE FATHER, IS THIS: TO VISIT ORPHANS AND WIDOWS IN THEIR AFFLICTION, AND TO KEEP ONESELF UNSTAINED FROM THE WORLD. – JAMES 1:27