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.
The clouds were gray and the rain made for a great memory as the Boston HOPE worldwide Chapter volunteers and Boston Church of Christ came together for a worship service and fundraising walk to support the Framingham Food Pantry and a yearly donation to HOPE worldwide. Over $66,000 was collected from the fundraiser. The singles ministry established a faith goal of $20,000 and collected over $25,000 for the Walk. Many creative and sacrificial ideas were implemented to support the cause of easing hunger in our cities.
|Anthony Herrera, at left, and Makar Donskoy in the middle.|
Mark your calendars and join HOPE worldwide as we commemorate our 25th anniversary at Reach2016 on Saturday, July 9th from 2-5pm.
HOPE worldwide CEO, Robert Carrillo, and his team will lead a time of celebration including news updates from around the world, breakout sessions and practical volunteer training, plus an overview of the inspired new vision for the future of our compassionate ministry.
Some of our HOPE Youth Corps programs still have spots. Registration officially stays open until June 1 for our July and August programs (our June programs are closed), but some of our HYCs can take applications right up to the start date of the HYC.
Historic flooding in the Houston area has killed seven people and caused more than 1,200 high-water rescues since it began on Monday. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has since declared a state of emergency in nine counties.
On March 25, 2016 fifty basketball players participated in a 24-hour charity fundraiser to raise funds for the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE (SHCH) as well as additional support for other HOPE worldwide programs. The Boston Hoops for Hope event raised more than $71,000 – making it the most successful one since it began eight years ago!
Jane Doyle, from Belfast, Northern Ireland, writes about her family's trip to Nepal with the Kathmandu 2015 Christmas HOPE Youth Corps.
This is the story of my family trip with HOPE worldwide to Kathmandu, Nepal at Christmas 2015. Our family consists of my husband Daniel, our two girls Hannah (15) and Sian (13), and our son Rory (10).
Even though we had wanted to go on one of these HOPE worldwide trips for a few years, when God opened the door for our family to serve in Kathmandu, the reality of it brought up fears in me, and challenges that only faith in God could overcome.