The team at Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital recently celebrated its five year anniversary. SKMH opened in April 2012 with the mission to meet the needs of poor children and women of Southern Cambodia. It is managed by HOPE worldwide. Since its opening, nearly 50,000 patients have been touched by the team. On May 26, the hospital honored 31 employees who have served since the hospital’s opening day. Through the dedication of its staff and supporters, SKMH has seen tremendous growth.
Since its opening, the hospital has accomplished the following:
HOPE worldwide's Global Service Internship application for 2018-2019 is up on the website! If you are a full-time student between the ages of 18 and 24, have very good grades, are currently involved in leadership, have traveled internationally, and have HOPE Youth Corps experience, this may be for you!
Russ Hargrove, HOPE worldwide's Chief Development Officer, explains how one dollar given to HOPEww from churches effectively becomes $10 for the poor.
If you have not seen the video yet, please take a few minutes to watch it, as it will help you to understand how we are able to leverage church giving for greatest impact.
On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew delivered a devastating blow to Haiti. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian affairs (OCHA), the storm took the lives of 1,000 people and displaced 175,500 residents. HOPE worldwide immediately released $5,000 aimed at providing life-saving aid for members of our partner churches, their families and their communities.
Charles Ham, Hww International Disaster Response Coordinator, and Wade Cook, Hww Vice President of U.S. Programs, were soon on the ground assessing the situation and formulating an effective and sustainable recovery plan. Part of that was an appeal for funds, and we were humbled by the response. Over the Christmas holidays, HOPEww friends and partners rallied support to raise just over $210,000. Our sincere appreciation cannot be adequately expressed in words.
This is the third year we are writing a 30-day quiet times series for our Volunteer Corps participants (HOPE Youth Corps, HOPE Singles Corps, etc). This year the theme is "Go and Do Likewise!" and it is based on the book of John. This is a series we encourage all participants to study in the month before going on one of our trips, to get their hearts ready for service. Every year, we write a different series.
ONE DAY the sick will be healed.
ONE DAY the poor will hear good news.
ONE DAY the orphan will be welcomed home.
ONE DAY the captive will be set free.
ONE DAY the oppressed will have hope.
Throughout history visionary leaders have inspired change.
This is our moment to change the world.
Our 2016 Boston HOPE worldwide Chapter Year in Review video highlights some of the many ways our church members and volunteers have served the poor. Many people initiated service efforts in their home towns and worship center locations. Other volunteers used their talents to play basketball, soccer, golf ride bikes, write grants and sing to raise money for many programs in the world.
HOPE Youth Corps has reached a milestone! The first participants from 20 years ago are now sending their own children to HYC.
Steve Burns was on the 1997 Moscow HYC. His daughter has now just signed up for her first HYC. She is Philadelphia bound.
It is always so encouraging to see young men grow in their compassion and service. Gary Torres from Los Angeles went on two HOPE Youth Corps last year. He served in Croatia in July, and the Philippines in December. Watch this short video, in which he shares his convictions about service...