by Friday, 26 February 2016 14:48

Cyclone Winston in Fiji

I live in Melbourne, Australia and manage HOPE worldwide Australia. In December of last year I had the fortune of serving with volunteers at the HOPE Youth Corps in Fiji and when I heard about the cyclone that struck last weekend, I was eager to know how everyone was doing. I spent quite a bit of time this week on the phone to Alex Hernandez, who leads the churches in Fiji and lives in Suva. Through repeatedly broken calls, he gave me an update on how things are going. Many places are still without power or water. There was a lot of flooding with high sea levels and many homes were swept away by wind and water. Please be praying for the disciples, the wider community and the ongoing relief effort!

by Monday, 22 February 2016 10:12

HOPE Youth Corps Testimonial: Zach Parnell

Zachary Parnell, 24, a campus student from Philadelphia, was one of our "master builders' on the Philippines HOPE Youth Corps. He is also one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.This is what he shared about his time on HYC:

by Monday, 22 February 2016 09:50

2015 HOPE Youth Corps Cebu Video

John and Isa Araneo, disciples in the San Diego Church of Christ,  go to the Philippines every year to help with the work of HOPE worldwide. This past Christmas, they were able to serve alongside the HOPE Youth Corps volunteers.

A group of 80 HYC participants built houses for typhoon victims, repaired and painted boats, and spent time with the community of Daanbantayan in Northern Cebu.

Read more about another family's experience in Cebu: Healing through Serving

by Wednesday, 10 February 2016 15:56

Southwest Florida Becomes 100th HOPEww Chapter

Almost a year and a half ago, our congregation in Southwest Florida put together a service team. Our mission was to serve those in our local community with the conviction that when we’re serving the poor, we are serving Jesus.

by Tuesday, 02 February 2016 09:53

HOPEww Panama Puts Faith into Action

My name is Olivia, and I am a member of the Northern Virginia Church of Christ. It is truly an honor to write about the way HOPE worldwide Panama impacted my family. 

In October of 2015, I received a call, "Your dad is not taking his medication. His mental health has declined to the point that he was found in the streets of Panama and had to be admitted." I had traveled to Panama over and over, seeking for help. Unfortunately, my prior efforts only led to dead ends, so this news was devastating.

by Monday, 01 February 2016 15:06

HOPE Youth Corps Scholarships Available

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.

by Saturday, 30 January 2016 10:03

Healing through Serving

In December 2015, Carolyn Alessi (member of the Greater Hartford Church of Christ) and her two daughters participated in the HOPE Youth Corps trip to Cebu, Philippines. Here are Carolyn's own words about why serving is an important part of healing for her family:

by Wednesday, 27 January 2016 13:18

HOPEww Detroit Donates 3,424 Water Bottles to Flint Residents

For I was hungry and you fed me; I was thirsty and you gave me water; I was a stranger and you invited me into your homes. -- Matthew 25:35 (TLB)

HOPE worldwide Detroit chapter collected 3,424 bottles of water and 64 gallon jugs to help Flint residents with the water crisis. Due to high levels of lead, the water has been deemed unsuitable for drinking.

by Wednesday, 20 January 2016 15:54

Winter Storm Preparedness Tips

Winter Storm Ilias is quickly spreading snow and some ice through the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys today after blanketing parts of the Midwest with snow earlier this week. After this system, Winter Storm Jonas is then expected to develop Thursday and become a significant snowstorm for the East Coast Friday and into the weekend.

by Tuesday, 19 January 2016 08:54

Think Tank 2015: “A New Beginning”

HOPE worldwide North American Chapter leaders gathered in Tampa, Florida the weekend of December 4-6, 2015 to share how they are making a difference in their communities and to learn from each other.