Dear brethren, we are thankful to God for your kind gesture. Indeed, we have received nearly US $4,000 to help assist us as we are going through the Ebola virus epidemic. Your help will enable us to get some food items, sanitation materials and medications since most of the economic activities are locked and many disciples are encountering financial problems. A portion of this money will go to our three-day community outreach on Ebola Awareness to help in the community.
Greetings to our brothers and sisters,
August 21, 2014 -- Thanks to the support of our disaster response donors, HOPE worldwide has been able to send US $10,000 to help meet critical needs of disciples and their communities in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus. Below is a list of our partner churches that have received funds and are assisting their members and communities with basic needs.
August 11, 2014: Randy Jordan, HOPE worldwide’s CEO, announced today that African affiliates and their leaders are closely monitoring the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa and are considering an appropriate plan of action. HOPE worldwide, through its Health & Social Services Division, is tracking developments in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea which have been worst affected. Nigeria has also recently reported new cases of Ebola.To date, nearly 1,800 cases have been confirmed and 961 deaths reported.
Typhoon Rammasun struck the Philippines on Monday, July 14, with an estimated wind speed in excess of 80 mph. The typhoon came through the highest typhoon risk area, Albay Province, just north of Tacloban in Leyte; where Typhoon Haiyan devastated the region in November 2013.
This time the people of the Philippines were prepared thanks to multiple warnings issued by their National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). This preparedness system was put to the test as the center of the storm passed through the city of Legazpi.
The primary mission of the HOPE worldwide Community Service Brigades is to provide outpatient medical and dental care for the ICOC church family living in extremely poor Central American communities. But, anyone interested in working hard to bring some “faith, hope and love” to those in need of a compassionate helping hand is welcome to apply.
Forget turkey, presents and Christmas trees! How about a different kind of Christmas this year...a truly giving Christmas?
Thankful. Encouraged. Humbled. Inspired. These are some of the many emotions that I experienced during this year’s HOPE worldwide Global Summit. Though working alongside HOPE worldwide and changing the world seems like an impossible dream, God has been providing me with opportunities to make that dream a reality. The Global Summit only increased my desire to change the world -- with God’s signature all over it.