By Josephine Muinde
Each day became more difficult for my son and me. After my son’s father died in 2003, I then lost my job and became unemployed for two years. During this time we received lots of spiritual and emotional encouragement from the disciples here in Kenya, but I kept praying for God to open a way for me to get a job. He answered my prayers in July 2006. It was then I joined HOPE worldwide – Kenya as an administrative assistant.
Massive flooding has displaced millions of people in Bihar. Government aid is helping some people, but the situation is overwhelming.
HOPE worldwide has sent a team of 6 from New Delhi to do what they can to help. Here is Puii's report from the field.
A Short Essay by Robert Carillo, Evangelist, San Diego Church of Christ
"Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."
~ Proverbs 31:9
"On our planet, 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty and survive on less than $1 per day. Over 800 million people worldwide are chronically hungry and malnourished. These are not merely the poor, but the “extreme poor” fighting to survive. Each day, 25,000 of them fail to survive and succumb to hunger or hunger-related causes.
Dear Church Leaders and Members...
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 – Tropical Storm Gustav is projected to increase in strength to a Category 3 Hurricane by early Saturday morning. Its present course is aimed directly for Louisiana and the U.S. Gulf Coast where Louisiana Governor Jindal is expected to call for a mandatory evacuation.
Love helps a child overcome insurmountable challenges
My journey on earth must have begun at a hospital where my mom delivered me. Then I was lying on the ground near a bus stop all by myself, left to continue my journey alone. But I was too small.
A kind-hearted policeman picked me up and brought me to Asharan.
HOPE worldwide Organizes Day of Service
to “Welcome Home” Citizens of the Lower Ninth Ward
in the Community’s Largest Student Volunteer Event Ever
Student volunteers from 152 campus ministries across the U.S. will dedicate their July 4th holiday to rebuilding New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward community for residents and their children. HOPE worldwide will mobilize the young volunteers to clear 50-100 building lots, making way for future homes, and develop a memorial garden for those who lost their lives during the storm.
HOPE worldwide is committed to strengthening our partnership with the churches to glorify God and strengthen our shared mission of serving the poor and needy. Many thanks to church leaders from around the world who in a spirit of love and cooperation contributed ideas to enhance this relationship.