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.
Situation Report, October 13, 2016: The situation continues to be difficult in Haiti as recovery begins after Hurricane Matthew. Haiti was already in dire need and at risk for many different diseases like cholera, made all the worse by the devastation left behind by the hurricane.
On September 10, 2016 my husband and I, along with doctors, nurses, pharmacists and volunteers from the Abidjan Church of Christ in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, walked onto the church property at 7:15 in the morning and were greeted by hundreds of disciples eager to be seen by a doctor. Some had spent the night in the church building, wanting to be sure that they would be able to meet with a physician about their concerns.
Responding to the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew, HOPE worldwide has rushed to distribute lifesaving supplies of food, water and blankets to remote regions of Haiti. Our relief team managed to arrive in Les Cayes on October 9th with supplies to distribute. A more detailed assessment on the ground will supply important information on how we can best meet the immediate and long-term needs. A second relief team led by Wade Cook and Charles Ham arrived October 10th, bringing more supplies and further assessment resources to inform and enable HOPE worldwide as we assist the Haitian people.
"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.
HOPE worldwide volunteers gathered in Baton Rouge Louisiana over Labor Day Weekend to help victims of the recent floods which devastated areas of Southeast Louisiana. The catastrophic floods, being called the worst U.S. disaster since Hurricane Sandy, claimed 13 lives and destroyed numerous homes and communities - resulting in upwards of 100,000 homes being damaged.
HOPE worldwide USA is inviting any interested HOPEww volunteers to travel to Baton Rouge & Denham Springs, Louisiana over Labor Day weekend, September 1-6, to serve victims of the recent flooding. Volunteers will help to clean out and gut flood-damaged homes and may assist in some rebuilding efforts and other duties. Operation Blessing will provide no-cost housing and food for volunteers.