Who We Are
The Hugs & Hope Club for Sick Kids was created by Marsha Jordan in
October 2000, as a ministry of encouragement for children battling critical
illness. Every month we feature new stories and photos of sick children
on our website. Our visitors and volunteers pray for, encourage,
and send these children cheery postal mail (a.k.a."happy mail"). Our
volunteers also sponsor many special projects to brighten the lives of
the children on a regular basis!
What We Do
We at Hugs & Hope desire to share God's love with sick children and
their families by encouraging and comforting them. We can accomplish
this through sharing their information with the world via our web site.
We ask those visiting our site to help us provide the rare gift of
friendship: a listening ear, a sympathetic heart.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father
of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction
so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with
the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just
as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort
is abundant through Christ." (II Corinthians 1: 3-5)
Why We're Here
Part of the motivation for starting this group was the following plea
I heard from a heartbroken mother: "My child is dying. Doesn't
anybody care? Won't somebody do something to help me?" I
determined that even though I couldn't do much, I could do SOMETHING to
help ease the burdens of parents who must watch their little ones suffer.
I can at least offer the hand of friendship, share the love of God, and
walk with parents through their nightmare. I created this website
to enlist other caring people to join me in befriending these families
who need folks to get personally involved in their struggles.
For a list of Ten Key Questions (and answers)
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joy to a sick child!