Brooke Hammer, a teen from Los Angeles, went on the Philadelphia (Track 1) HOPE Youth Corps this past July; it changed her life and she was baptized a couple of weeks ago! Again and again, God changes the hearts of our youth through service, as they strive to become more like Jesus. Read about how God transformed Brooke's heart on HYC:
Going to HOPE Youth Corps has had a huge impact on my life. I had studied the Bible for a long time before I went but I wasn't ready to become a disciple. My heart just wasn't in the right place. I wanted it to be, but I didn't know how to get it there. When my parents brought up the idea of going on one of the HYC trips I was interested because I thought it would be fun, but also because I secretly hoped it could help change my heart and get me to a place where I wanted to study the Bible again.
How two HOPE Youth Corps interns shared their faith with Min Pennella on the plane after Reach2016:
As they sat on the plane after the Reach conference, on their way from St Louis to Philadelphia to lead the Philadelphia (Track 2) HOPE Youth Corps, Sean Tan and Mariah Boger were exhausted physically, but energized spiritually. Sean is from Singapore. He studies at the prestigious National University of Singapore, and Mariah is from Indianapolis. She studies at Purdue University. They are both Global Service Interns (GSI), full time students who are also training to lead HOPE Youth Corps programs.
Registration for the 2017 HOPE Youth Corps, HWW Singles Corps and Volunteer Corps is now open!
To register for HOPE Youth Corps and Volunteer Corps programs, go to hopeww.org/HYC. To register for the HOPE worldwide Singles Corps program, go to hopeww.org/HSC.
Below is an article describing the incredible resurgence of one of these programs.
"Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, ‘The one who had mercy on him.’ Jesus told him, ‘Go and do likewise.’” -- Luke 10: 36-37
Come and serve on HOPE Youth Corps, HWW Singles Corps, or on various HWW Volunteer Corps! We have exciting trips planned throughout the year in 2017. We will serve all over the world. This is a preview, so you can start planning.
A year ago, a young man named Eric Joseph Roberson I, asked me if he could plan a HOPE Youth Corps in his home city of Chicago. Eric is one of our 20 Global Service Interns, a group of young campus students and HYC alumni who are trained to lead their own HYC.
Exciting updates from HOPE worldwide's Volunteer Programs July Newsletter:
HOPE worldwide is happy to announce the appointment of Wade Cook, Denver Church of Christ evangelist, as the new Vice President of U.S. Programs. Joining him is his wife, Debbie, who is assuming the role of Executive Assistant for U.S. Programs. Wade comes to HOPE worldwide with an extensive ministry background and a heart full of compassion, which has prepared him to be an excellent advocate for the poor. In his new role, Wade will oversee HOPE worldwide’s U.S. programs including over 100 Chapters, the National Youth Advisory Council (NYAC) and U.S.-based disaster response services.
Natives of Denver, Colorado, Wade and Debbie grew up in familes that valued serving and helping others. It was no surprise that in addition to almost 24 years in the full-time ministry, both of them were drawn to helping professions; Wade as a licensed therapist and counselor, and Debbie as a registered nurse. Wade holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Colorado and a Master's in Community Counseling from Denver Seminary. His multiple certifications range from marriage and parenting, to crisis intervention and domestic violence. He is also is presently working on a pre-marriage counseling app for Manna in the Morning.
|Anthony Herrera, at left, and Makar Donskoy in the middle.|
The International Volunteer Program department is pleased to announce a limited number of $500 scholarships available for campus students for the China, Nairobi (Kenya) and Novosibirsk (Russia) HOPE Youth Corps.