Challenge accepted! Share and spread the word! Recently, a member of our community challenged our supporters and friends to raise a total of $50,000 by December 31, 2017 for HYC Scholarships. Our generous donor will match what we raise dollar-for-dollar!
Disasters and emergencies are affecting human lives across the globe; causing casualties and disrupting the lives of millions. HOPE worldwide is a humanitarian nonprofit organization that continues to monitor situations around the globe. We are limited and will not be able to respond to every disasters and emergency. However, with the support of many, we are trying to meet some needs that we identify on the ground.
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.
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.
HOPE worldwide’s mission and culture:
HOPE worldwide was founded in 1991 in response to the call of the Scriptures to serve the poor, sick and suffering throughout the world. Maintaining our Biblical foundation, HOPE worldwide is compelled to find new and innovative ways to fight poverty, respond to disasters and foster a culture of volunteerism. Today, HOPE worldwide serves more than 1.5 million people annually on every inhabited continent. With a global network of committed staff and volunteers, we treat the sick, feed the hungry, house the homeless, comfort the downcast, educate the poor and provide loving homes for the abandoned. Our work is produced by faith, prompted by love and inspired by hope.
Over this past Christmas and New Year, a group of singles from all over the world (Australia, Singapore, the US, etc) spent their holidays in Sri Lanka, away from family, serving at a school for underprivileged children, an orphanage for boys, and a pediatric hospital for autistic children. They also greatly encouraged the local church, the Colombo Church of Christ, as you can read in this article written by David de los Santos. David and his wife Nadia are the young couple leading the church in Sri Lanka.