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."
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.
“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 Committee have continued meeting together on a monthly basis, besides having extensive individual phone calls, emails and fellowship meetings between members. In the past year we have seen God bless our work in a powerful way, with the help of your prayers. We have had many valuable suggestions from Committee members and others. We treasure two-way communication between the churches and HOPE worldwide, and we welcome the comments and suggestions of church leaders and all disciples.
~ Matthew 24:39
On August 8, 2009, Typhoon Morakot struck Taiwan for three days. It was originally predicted to be only a middle scale typhoon, but it brought record breaking rainfall. It led to severe damage from flooding and landslides in southern Taiwan. In Pingtung County’s mountainous area in Southern Taiwan, the cumulative rainfall was 2,500 mm - close to the annual rainfall for the whole region. This is Taiwan's worst flood in 50 Years.
"Today was the best day of my life. I wish I can do it again and I will miss you"
~ HOPE for Kids Camper
This is what one camper wrote about her time with HOPE for Kids and HOPE worldwide at Camp HOPE for Kids this summer.
It was almost 16 years ago that I became a disciple. I was twenty-eight, married for seven years and had two little boys – life was crazy. But God and His family gave me peace, joy and big dreams.