Shaohannah’s Hope, the adoption and orphan care ministry founded by Steven and Mary Beth Chapman, would like to extend their deepest gratitude for the generosity of prayers as well as donations offered upon the memory of Maria Sue Chapman. The enormous response has been truly overwhelming, it has not gone unnoticed, and is so graciously appreciated.
Scott Hasenbalg, the ministry’s Executive Director, states, “People have not just been praying for the Chapman family, but crying out to God for them and their healing.”
On behalf of the staff of Shaohannah’s Hope, which is based in Franklin, Tennessee, Hasenbalg continues, “While we don’t comprehend God’s ways all the time, we have a deeper sense of our responsibility to carry out the mission that began more than five years ago. We are committed to working hard together as a team to be a good steward of the support that has been poured into this ministry. We are filled with sadness for this tragedy, but also gratitude to all who has responded with their love, prayers and support.”
As previously reported, the Chapman family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations can be given in memory of Maria to Shaohannah’s Hope Maria’s Miracle Fund. In less than two weeks, thousands of you have responded and over $310,000 has been raised in honor of Maria. Thanks to the generosity of these donations, the ministry of Shaohannah’s Hope continues to give hope and support to orphans around the world to find forever families. In the coming days, more information will be announced regarding the donations offered towards Maria’s Miracle Fund. There is much hope during this time of sadness.
Please continue to keep the Chapman family and the Shaohannah’s Hope ministry and staff in your prayers.
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Or by mail: Shaohannah’s Hope, c/o Maria’s Miracle Fund, PO Box 647, Franklin TN, 37065
–Courtesy of Stacie Vining at Vining Media Relations
On a personal note, I have seen Shaohannah’s Hope in action in helping my friend, Chris Wyatt (not the GodTube founder) adopt a darling little boy from Ethiopia. Obtaining a bit of financial support through the o organization, Chris and his wife, Robin, and their daughter, Caylah, were able to bring Noah home last November. Now officially a U.S. citizen, 2 year-old Noah is a happy member of the Wyatt family. Read about Chris’ experience meeting Steve Curtis Chapman here and the donation from Shaohannah’s Hope here.
Chris, Noah, Caylah (with stuffed puppy), and Robin Wyatt
Caylah and Noah; That kid makes great faces, doesn’t he?