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  • New Sponsorship Portal

    Date posted: April 17, 2018

    Two years ago, we launched a sponsorship portal that enabled online payments, writing letters, and viewing your child’s profile.  It was a big step toward improving our communication with you.  While it improved aspects of our relationship with you, it caused a number of challenges, too.  We worked closely with the developers to try and […]

  • Servant Leadership Models

    Date posted: November 30, 2017

    The world needs people who look away from themselves.  They don’t look to their own ambitions, but look to God.  Jesus didn’t rely on his own wisdom, but continually looked to the Father before he acted.  Just as he cannot act alone, neither should we. “I am the vine; you are the branches.  Whoever abides […]

  • The 3-Month Gap

    Date posted: August 10, 2017

    Twice a year, sponsors receive letters from their sponsored children.  These letters are written out of a deep love for the sponsor. The children want them to know all of their news because they know they are the ones who have chosen to care for them and they want them to be proud. We hope […]

  • 2017 Silver Seal

    Date posted: August 7, 2017

    Healing Grace was recently recognized for our transparency with a Silver Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile! GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. In order to get the Silver […]

  • Ministry Update

    Date posted: July 3, 2017

    As Healing Grace moves to expand its vision and reach, not just within Egypt but in other countries as well, it is important to ensure the necessary structure and resources are in place to do so. Therefore, after several months of discussion, prayer, and counsel, the Healing Grace Board in the US and the team […]

  • What does my sponsorship provide?

    Date posted: June 28, 2017

    Whether you are considering sponsorship or have been sponsoring children since Healing Grace began, it is important you understand what monthly sponsorship provides. First, we take ZERO dollars for administrative costs. Yes, you read that correctly.  Nothing is taken to cover salaries, office supplies, or anything else.  We have been blessed to have the Lord […]

  • Flood the Nile!

    Date posted: January 31, 2017

    Prior to the building of Aswan Dam, the Nile River would flood every year.  The flood waters carried a thick, black silt that, upon being plowed into the ground, provided rich, fertile soil.  It was only when those flood waters came that the ancient Egyptians could successfully grow their crops. Just as the flood waters […]

  • Job Opening: Communication Coordinator

    Date posted: January 6, 2017

    Job Title: Communication Coordinator Reports To: Communication Director Job Summary: The Communication Coordinator’s job is to work with the Communication Director to establish and maintain a system for high-quality communication between the team, children, sponsors, and partners. Summary of Essential Job Functions: Write project reports, newsletters and proposals Manage translation process (English <–> Arabic) Translate […]

  • Letter Writing Prompts for Sponsors

    Date posted: May 9, 2016

    One of the most difficult questions our children ask us is: “Why doesn’t my sponsor write to me?”   One of the most common responses we receive is: “I don’t know what to write!”   The beauty of writing to your sponsored child is that they aren’t picky!  They would love to hear anything from […]

  • New Gift Policy

    Date posted: February 1, 2016

    We have the best sponsors! In fact, you’re so great, that we have run into a problem in the US. Until now, we have invited you to send physical packages to your children. People traveling to Egypt carried all gifts. The volume of gifts, however, has grown so large that it takes months for us […]

  • QandA: Why is Christmas celebrated January 7th?

    Date posted: December 10, 2015

    January 7th is considered “Orthodox Christmas” and is celebrated around the world in strong orthodox settings (ie. Russian, Ukrainian, and Serbian orthodox churches). Egypt has a strong orthodox church, too, known as the Coptic Church.   The Coptic Church is the largest percentage of Christians in Egypt, so all Egyptian Christians follow the holidays according […]

  • Hope Found in Egypt

    Date posted: November 19, 2015

    Guest Blogger: Christy I have been anticipating writing this post for a while. Eager to tell about my recent trip to Egypt (we weren’t allowed to say anything ahead of time for safety reasons), feelings of excitement and hesitation have been churning beneath the surface.  I’ve been hesitant to write because I’m still wondering how I can possibly give such a […]

  • A Treasure of the Heart

    Date posted: September 9, 2015

    Guest Blogger: Faye Meeting my sponsored child, Adly, in Egypt was a gift from God. I’m a grandmother from Texas, who loves and adores children. I added 7 year old Adly to my family only two months before our team traveled to Upper Egypt.  Excited would not describe the way I felt knowing I would actually […]

  • It did my heart good…

    Date posted: August 31, 2015

    Guest Blogger: Sandra I have been sponsoring Mina for almost 3 years.   Last year two women from my church visited Mina and took pictures for me.  It did my heart good to know they had been able to love on him for me. This year when the opportunity arose, I decided I wanted to go there myself […]

  • Christmas Gifts

    Date posted: December 1, 2014

    Whether you celebrate December 25th or January 7th, Christmas is coming.  It is a season to celebrate the greatest gift of all time, Jesus Christ.  If you are like most, this season of celebration is filled with decorations, events, and gift lists. As you build your gift list, we want to invite you to add one more […]

  • Impressions

    Date posted: November 9, 2014

    Guest Blogger: Barry One of my strengths is that I am futuristic and I usually look for connections between what happens today and the possible impact that can have on the future. There are several things happening in Egypt through Healing Grace that give me confidence about the future of Egypt and a kingdom impact. […]

  • Defeating the Giant

    Date posted: November 4, 2014

    For generations, communities and families and individuals have been told it isn’t possible.  They’ve been told they aren’t good enough. They aren’t capable enough.  They aren’t worthy of the resources required.  Education won’t change their circumstances.  Their futures won’t change.  They can’t be changed. As this message has been passed down through generations, the belief in its words […]

  • A Visitor’s Response

    Date posted: October 2, 2014

    We recently had a team join us for a few days in the villages.  Nancy, one of the team members, created this video as a response to her time in the village.  Thank you, Nancy, for sharing it with us!  

  • The Quarry

    Date posted: September 5, 2014

    As you make your way from the desert road to the city of Minya, you can’t help but pay attention to the clouds of white.  At times it can look like a snowstorm has come through.  Other times, it can look like something you’d imagine in outer space.  The stark white stone, trucks piled high with […]

  • Worth 1,000 Words…Sometimes

    Date posted: July 22, 2014

    “A picture is worth a thousands words” It is common that as situations are described or plans are laid out, we desperately want to see a picture to get a better understanding.  We don’t write multi-page reports to describe how our children have grown.  We send photos.  We don’t pass around journals to describe our recent trip. […]

  • Fatherless, Widowed, and Lonely

    Date posted: July 9, 2014

    “Sing to God, sing praise to his name; extol him who rides on the clouds — his name is the Lord — and rejoice before him. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.   God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing…”  […]

  • My Nine Year Old Mentor

    Date posted: June 30, 2014

    Guest Blogger: Chris Brad, the 50 year old leader of our group looked me in the eye and sternly said, “If I tell you to get on the bus, get on the bus.” Ten minutes later his voice rose above the noise as he said, “Get all the Americans inside right now.” And the somewhat […]