Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What one young voice can do - Hannah Hopes ...

When I repeat the phrase over and over...BE A VOICE FOR THE you usually think of adults doing something to get the word out about the plight of the orphans around the world?   Take a look at what one YOUNG VOICE CAN DO...
                           Hannah is in the center of the photo collecting stuffed animals for orphans!

Check out the news story on Channel 3 in Michigan and then come back to read the rest of this post (if I were a computer genius I could just post the video here on my blog...but I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DO check out the link and come back and continue reading!!! YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS and MISS helping out with this amazing project....

Kalamazoo teen helping kids around the world

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A West Michigan girl with a big heart isn't even 13 yet, but she's already helped hundreds of kids around the globe.

Hannah Weal lives in Kalamazoo, and says that a couple years ago, she woke up feeling down, and looked to her teddy bear for comfort.

She realized that if it could make her feel better, it could make other kids feel better too, so she set out to do it.

Hannah admires Mother Teresa, so she decided to collect stuffed animals for orphans in Calcutta, India.

She named her project Hannah Hopes.

This year, Hannah is sending love to orphans in Bulgaria and The Philippines.

She's collected around 215 stuffed animals so far, but is hoping for 1,000.

If you would like to donate toys or money to help pay for postage, you can do it through Hope Reformed Church in Kalamazoo.

The phone number there is (269) 349-9788.

Stuffed animal donations are requested to be small rather than large for ease of overseas shipping

Hannah Hopes and Ting Ministries are teaming up for this project!  Hannah is collecting the animals, making the tags, and shipping to our location here in Pennsylvania so that we can then get the special stuffed animals to orphans in Bulgaria and the Philippines!  WE might even have the opportunity to share the animals with street children in the Philippines!  This is exciting when you view the tags and the love that is put into the tags for each animal.  Hannah shares that God is love on the tags.  Hannah HOPES that each child that is touched by animal would come to know the LOVE OF JESUS.  It is my prayer that each life touched by one of these animals is a life changed by the power of the power of the Power of JESUS Christ and HIS REDEEMING LOVE!

Hannah is turning 13 years old!  She is being a voice for the voiceless.  I am humbled and blessed by this precious young girl and excited to watch what the LORD will do with this very special project and her young life!

I Timothy 4: 12 says "Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."

If you have any desire to help please contact me at  and/or you can donate to the shipping costs on the sidebar.   If you would like to donate to the purchase of animals for the orphans you may also do that on the sidebar by the same chip in and designate what you would like the amount to go towards.You can also donate animals to be sent for the orphans.  If you live near to the Pennsylvania location you may mail them directly to Ting Ministries. Please email me and I will share with you the shipping address.  If you live closer to Kalamazoo, Michigan please call Hannah Hopes (Courtney Weal 269-271-1037)!

Some of Hannah's favorite phrases on her flyer to raise animals for the orphans are below:

-What we can do with little bit of love and God’s help
- We LOVE because God first loved us
-Live with compassion
-God is Love 1 John 4:8

-Have faith that moves mountains
Hannah is one extraordinary child of God that is using her gifts and talents and compassion to give to others!  I can not even begin to imagine what the LORD could for the orphans if we as adults took a simple plan and allowed the LORD to make it HIS! 


Stay tuned for updates on the amount of animals that Hannah HOPES COLLECTS!

Proverbs 31: 8 - 9


  1. I am so very humbled by this post Stephanie! When Hannah started this 3 years ago, I would never imagine how the Lord would bless it. It's amazing how many lives have changed because of these animal... including Hannah's herself. Hannah wants me to let everyone know that someday she will take these animals herself, but right now she is happy for the help! Thanks again Stephanie for your help. I am blessed to call you my friend!

  2. I am blessed and humbled too!!! Check out the sidebar chip in...someone else thinks Hannah HOPES is a worthy cause!! I can not wait to watch the LORD move and work in Hannah HOPES and Praying more young get on board to be a voice for the voiceless children! Hannah has a heart set on the LORD! I am blessed to share in the journey!!!!!

    with love in Christ Jesus...steph

  3. Posted on my blog!! :o)
    (((HUGS))) Hannah!!