Many churches in the US stepped forward to rally support and funding for our disaster response efforts. With their help, we have been able to bring hope to many families in Houston and the surrounding communities, including many members of The Greater Houston Church!
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!
Allison Reynolds is a wife and mother from the UK. She and her family served on the HOPE worldwide Youth (and Family) Corps in the Philippines over Christmas 2016. Read about their trip from her perspective...
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 ICOC HOPEww / Benevolence Service Team is making the following request of the ICOC family of churches in the United States. Our hope is that as many churches as possible can take up an offering for Hurricane Harvey Response this Sunday, September 3. HOPE worldwide is eager to supply necessary resources and manpower to help families rebuild their lives and their communities.
To all of our brothers and sisters,
As many are aware, there is a dangerous situation off and around the coast of Texas and Louisiana as Hurricane Harvey is gaining strength. What looked to be a tropical depression has strengthened into a full-fledged hurricane with the potential to become a category 3 storm by Friday night when it is expected to make landfall. HOPE worldwide has been closely monitoring the situation and has been in contact with church leaders across the region. Richard Alawaye, evangelist in Corpus Christi, reports that to his knowledge all 30 disciples of the Corpus Christie Church have evacuated and are safely in the homes of brothers and sisters in San Antonio, Houston, Austin and Dallas.
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.