by Thursday, 08 October 2009 06:56

Summer AmeriCorps Internships Available for Summer 2010

The application is now online to serve as a Summer Americorps Intern for HOPE worldwide.

The HOPE worldwide Summer AmeriCorps Internship is a six week service opportunity. Those accepted to the program will serve in multiple HOPE worldwide programs across the country and will earn 300 hours of service.

by Wednesday, 07 October 2009 10:29

Join "The Human Race" in Jacksonville

The Human Race is a 5k Walk or Run and 1 mile fun-run to benefit HOPE worldwide programs in Jacksonville, Florica and the Center of HOPE worldwide programs for Orphans with HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Saturday, October 10, 2009
St. John’s Town Center
Run or walk begins @ 8:00 am
Fun-run @ 9:00 am

by Wednesday, 07 October 2009 05:06

Indonesia Earthquake Update - Indonesia Team on the Ground

The West Sumatera Earthquake on September 30, 2009 has caused:
603 dead
343 missing
an unconfirmed number of people still trapped
412 severely injured
2039 slightly injured
736 displaced people

The damage assessment is yet to be completed and the casualties may increase.

by Monday, 28 September 2009 05:43

Will You Help Disciples in the Philippines Devastated by Typhoon?

"If the Lord had not been on our side . . . the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us, the raging waters would have swept us away." Psalm 124: 1,4

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

My heart has been heavy as I received news reports and hear personal accounts of the devastating impact of Typhoon Ondoy on the Philippines over the weekend. The rainfall reportedly doubled the amount that drenched the United States during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The latest reports are that 140 people were killed and many are still missing. Hundreds of thousands were displaced by the storm.

by Tuesday, 22 September 2009 05:42

HOPE worldwide CEO Speaks at ILC on Financial Challenges and “International Day of Giving”

Speaking to nearly a thousand church leaders at the recent International Leadership Conference (ILC) in Denver, HOPE worldwide CEO Randy Jordan said the organization has made 2009 budget cuts totaling $1 million and shared his concerns about financial challenges that threaten to undermine HOPE worldwide’s humanitarian programs.

Thanking church leaders and their congregations for being faithful donors, Jordan said church support is vital for HOPE worldwide during these difficult economic times. He asked for their support of an “International Day of Giving” scheduled for the first time in November 2009. The Day of Giving was endorsed by many churches and church leaders in Denver.

by Thursday, 10 September 2009 07:34

Indonesia Earthquake Update - Delivering Aid to a Community in Need

West Java, Indonesia - Sept. 10, 2009 - The damage from the September 2nd earthquake was larger and more severe than originally thought. Since a day after the earthquake, HOPE worldwide volunteers have mobilized to distribute aid to the people of Marga Mulya Village in Pangalengan sub-district. The challenges and needs are far reaching and numerous.

Presently, a volunteer team is preparing to provide children psychosocial intervention through play therapy and post disaster trauma counseling within a child-friendly environment.
by Thursday, 03 September 2009 09:57

7.3 Richter Scale Earthquake Rocks Indonesia, Aid is on the Way

Jakarta, September 3, 2009 - On September 2, 2009, a 7.3 Richter Scale rocked Java Island. The earthquake epicenter was 30 kilometers under the sea, just south of java island. The tremor brought panic to Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, while the impact was reported in the Tasikmalaya, Garut, Cianjur, and Sukabumi Districts. Up to 44 people have been reported dead, Priyadi Kardono (National Disaster Management Agency) reported through detikcom, a local media. Many report that up to 5,000 are living in makeshift shelters.
by Thursday, 27 August 2009 07:35

United We Serve As Chapters

As National Director of Chapter Relations for HOPE worldwide, I have been able to experience first hand the outpouring of gratitude from the churches regarding the new U.S. Chapter model. Disciples and kingdom leaders everywhere are loving the idea that the power to change a life and to serve with HOPE worldwide is in their hands and hearts once again. That HOPE worldwide is connecting the spirit of service and making disciples of all nations, following the words of Jesus and renewing the gospel message in many hearts.
by Thursday, 27 August 2009 05:00

Washington Post Highlights True Health Care at SHCH

In 1997, the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE was established by people from varied races, religions and places to save lives. HOPE worldwide was there when it opened and has proudly managed the hospital since.

Recently, Washington Post writer Katherine Marshall highlighted SHCH as "Interfaith Health-Care Reform: Faith in Action."

by Tuesday, 25 August 2009 22:00

A Memorial of Service

I woke up this morning in Hyannis, Massachusetts to the news of Senator Ted Kennedy's passing just 2 miles down the road in Hyannisport. Another 10 miles away on Martha's Vineyard is President Obama who chose Cape Cod for his family's annual vacation. I had no idea when I planned with my wife this one-day detour on our way to a church conference in Providence, Rhode Island that such news events would be unfolding so nearby. It seems like only yesterday that we were all celebrating the passage of the Kennedy Serve America Act and now its sponsor is gone.