Go and do likewise

Hope Awards | These Hope Award winners are worthy of votes, financial support, and even imitation
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/19/18, 05:03 pm

YouTube is a great resource for ideas about backyard do-it-yourself projects: brick pizza oven, fire pit, wave pool, foam pit, putting green, mini metal foundry, mini ice rink, chicken coop, pig pen, and—the most audacious—a personal fountain of youth.

Our annual Hope Awards for Effective Compassion stories can also be a great resource. Stunt videos often come with a warning: “Kids, don’t try this in your own backyards.” Our Hope Awards stories come with a welcome: Local Christians can and do emulate the compassion we bring to their attention.

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Lakota lessons

Hope Awards | Christian school brings the gospel—and respect for Lakota culture—to Cheyenne River Indian Reservation
by Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 7/19/18, 04:41 pm

Northwest Winner: Windswept Academy

The early morning prairie sun reflects off the yellow school bus that brings children to a tan, aluminum-sided school building at the end of a residential street.

The bus’s doors part, and boisterous children pour out wearing dresses, T-shirts, and polos in the school uniform colors of blue, green, or red. Backpacks bounce as the kerfuffle pushes through the front door, heads down the hallway, and turns a corner into the white-tiled gymnasium that doubles as a cafeteria.

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‘A man has to have a purpose’

Hope Awards | A South Carolina prison ministry finds success following inmates from the cellblock to the workbench
by Jamie Dean
Posted 7/19/18, 04:30 pm

Southeast Winner: Jump Start

In Sun Surveillance’s modest warehouse in Spartanburg, S.C., a pair of men lean over a long table filled with pliers and drills, working on small circuits and other electrical components for solar-powered, wireless surveillance cameras.

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