Samuel’s Hope

Samuel looked forward to a new heaven and a new earth.
We want to share his hope.

About Us

Our Story

In 2020 our middle son Samuel sadly died, aged 7. We wanted to support his school friends with their grief, so we raised money to buy a Christian devotional book to give to each of his classmates (in Year 3) near the time of his birthday. The books were so popular and well-received we ended up providing them for 10 primary schools in and around Monmouth.  

We want to continue sharing Samuel’s Hope in Jesus with children in our local area for years to come. In Autumn 2021 we are raising funds for 1,000 books to be given to Y3 students in 30 schools across Monmouthshire.

Samuel was friendly, full of energy, loved nature and thinking about the God who made it. He wanted his friends to know about Jesus – sharing the book is a way of carrying on his ‘work’ in this area. 

The book
‘Indescribable,’ by L. Giglio is a quality hardback book, combining all those things that Samuel loved – it’s fun, colourful, full of fascinating facts about the natural world, and helps us think about the spiritual side of life. 

Samuel was excited to go to heaven one day and looked forward to meeting Jesus. It is our prayer that through giving out these books we could share Samuel’s Hope with other children.

If you would like to support us in reaching out to the children of Monmouthshire, and sharing Samuel’s Hope in Jesus with them, please donate and help us reach our fundraising target. We would also be very grateful if you could pray God would use the books to help children and their families.


What People Say

“Your plan to continue to gift a book for every Y3 pupil in memory of Samuel is a lovely one, and we really welcome the idea of you providing them again this Autumn.”

Head Teacher, 2020

“On a separate note, Florrie is really enjoying the book gifted by the family of Samuel Barker. I wonder if you could pass on our thanks and this picture of her ENGROSSED.

 Parent, 2020


What’s Happening

Walk for Hope 2021

Fundraising target £7,250; 30 Schools; 1000 books; This year’s mountain: The Sugarloaf. This year our fund-raising target is huge! We are delighted that so many schools want to be part…

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30 schools in 2021!

We are truly delighted that after having contacted every primary school in Monmouthshire, 30 have agreed to share Samuel’s Hope, and distribute ‘Indescribable’ books to their Year 3 students in…

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We walked the walk!

On 4th November – Samuel’s Birthday – we set off up Garway Hill. It was a beautiful, crisp Autumnal morning. Robin’s little legs not only carried him right to the…

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Samuel’s Psalm

Some time before he died, Samuel wrote this poem. It was such a comfort to us to know that he was excited about going to heaven.

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Contact Us

You can email us, contact our church, or follow a link to buy the book

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