“We give because we deeply admire the effort the entire SHN staff makes every day to bring hope and a better life for hundreds of families in Zambia. They are literally changing the world! We wish we could be there on the ground with them, but this is our way of being part of it for now!”
-Tyler and Hilary Jarratt
“When I first heard about Special Hope Network it was as the Nelsons were first embarking on this adventure and mission. Hearing their stories of initial visits, and learning how children with special needs are often literally hidden away in society was difficult to believe. The work that Special Hope is doing to show these children that they are loved and valuable, and to help their families learn how to better care for them, is so needed and is bringing hope and joy into needed places.”
-The Schnorr Family
“As Christians we have always considered ourselves to be“pro-life”; which for many years was synonymous with being “anti-abortion”. However, after our granddaughter was born 11½ years ago with a diagnosis of down syndrome our understanding of what itmeant to be “pro life” was indeed deepened to include life after the womb. This meant supporting those with disabilitiesand their families in practical ways and in financial ways. Our granddaughter had the advantage of beingborn in the US where there are numerous government, volunteer, and NGA’s thatprovide resources that have allowed her to optimally develop physically,emotionally, and spiritually. We are sograteful that her life is perceived to have value.
In Zambia, those affected by physical and intellectualdisabilities not only have no access to the resources offered in the US, theyand their families are often stigmatized. Special Hope is closing the gap by providingsupport to the underserved in Zambia. Wehave seen the fruit of the work of their dedicated staff who are reaching outto the “least of these” with the love of Christ and demonstrating that ALL livesmatter to God. We know that financialsupport is necessary for this ministry to continue to provide the type ofresources our granddaughter is privileged to receive in the US.”
-The Mackay Family