by Wednesday, 19 November 2008 03:32

Bringing Hope in Desperate Times

"Sometimes the buses are too full..."
Volunteer Ben Gurrentz on his experiences at Camp Miracles

The current economic crisis means HOPE worldwide is becoming the safety net for so many in need. As a result, we are forced to do more with less.

At Camp Miracles, which helps children from Philadelphia's most dangerous inner city neighborhoods, buses are in short supply. Our staff and volunteers are stretched to the limit.
by Wednesday, 19 November 2008 02:53

Hope that Leads to Change - The First Update

Jaswinder (infant) and mother receive care from HOPE foundation
HOPE worldwide is very grateful to the International Churches of Christ for their faithful support of our work for the poor for many years. We want to help you as ministers to keep members informed about the great work God is doing through HOPE worldwide.

We are starting a "story of the month" that can be used as part of a Sunday service (poor collection) if you so choose. This is a resource to help you communicate with members about what their giving is doing for the poor and needy of the world.

by Tuesday, 04 November 2008 08:10

A Shining Light: How the Boston Church is Making a Difference

During a dark and difficult time for the economy, the members of the Boston Church of Christ are making this time of year a Season of Service and emphasizing the spirit of giving in their church planning.

The Boston Church of Christ kicked off their Season of Service on October 19, as more than 1,400 volunteers came together to celebrate the 3rd annual Harvest 5K Fundraiser. Over $43,000 was collected that day to help support three local Boston charities and the work of HOPE worldwide!
by Thursday, 30 October 2008 03:37

HOPEww Youth Corps and Volunteer Corps Applications Open

Help HOPE worldwide change the world this summer!
Applications for HOPE Youth Corps and HOPE worldwide Volunteer Corps are available online now. Choose from domestic sites and international sites and bring hope to a life in need this summer.

Our Programs
HOPE Youth Corps (HYC) – opportunities for youth (high school and college)
HOPE worldwide Volunteer Corps (HVC) – opportunities for post-college, singles, couples and families.

by Wednesday, 22 October 2008 07:54

Update from HOPEww and Benevolence Service Team

“All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor.” –Gal 2:10
The brothers and sisters on the HOPE worldwide and Benevolence Service Team for the International Churches of Christ have been tirelessly serving for the past year to build stronger bridges and two-way communication between the churches and HOPE worldwide.

by Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:35

Randy Jordan, HOPE worldwide CEO, Shares Changes and Impact

From medical supplies, to educational programs and immediate disaster response, Randy Jordan describes how God can use us to change the world.

by Tuesday, 07 October 2008 04:35

A New Hope and Future - God provided through HOPE worldwide

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.

by Monday, 29 September 2008 04:28

They Had Everything in Common

If New Testament history repeats itself, the Greater Houston Church is about to have a real growth spurt. Just like the conditions of the early church that we read about in Acts 2, the challenging living circumstances created by Hurricane Ike have caused the members of the Houston Church to band together for survival. In the aftermath of the hurricane, Christians are staying in each others' homes, sharing food, borrowing each others' generators and tools and experiencing unusually close fellowship.
by Tuesday, 23 September 2008 04:29

HOPE worldwide helps Bihar flood victims

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.

by Monday, 22 September 2008 10:24

Pure Religion: Biblical Perspectives on Serving the Poor

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.