by Wednesday, 29 July 2009 06:57

Treating the Overlooked in Cambodia

While the world strove to address the needs of the thousands with AIDS/HIV in Cambodia, another life threatening disease crept through the country: Diabetes.

Maurits van Pelt, director of MoPoTsyo Patient Information Centre in Phnom Penh, recently published and article titled "Improving access to education and care in Cambodia," explaining the facts about Diabetes in Cambodia.
by Tuesday, 28 July 2009 08:48

A New Opportunity to Serve

The South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO) elected a new executive committee to its Board of Directors. With the addition of the executive officers there are now twenty-one state-wide directors on the governing board of the state’s nonprofit association.

New Board Chair Antonio B. Boyd is the Vice President for U.S. programs and U.S. Country Director at HOPE worldwide.
by Thursday, 23 July 2009 06:04

HOPE worldwide Thailand Auctioning Liverpool Jerseys

With the launch of a new partnership between HOPE worldwide and Adidas SE Asia on July 10, 2009 in 5 different countires (Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singpaore & Thailand), HOPE worldwide (Thailand) was able to get 3 Liverpool framed autographed jerseys on July 21, 2009 at Central World, Bangkok.

by Wednesday, 22 July 2009 05:51

In Crisis Is Great Opportunity

At this year’s HOPE worldwide Global Summit, Ralph Boyd, Executive Vice President of Community Relations and Chairman and CEO of the Freddie Mac Foundation gave a sobering assessment of the needs within our communities when he stated, “The element of our changing world that is so jarring, especially for Americans, is that suddenly abundant need is very visible to us. It is all around us. It has become concrete and for many it’s no longer about someone else in a faraway place…It’s not about a someplace that is not visible to all Americans like Appalachia or East St. Louis, Illinois or South Central Los Angeles. It’s about us. Right here, right now in our own communities and increasingly in our own neighborhoods. In other words, it has become no longer a ‘them thing’ it is now an ‘us too thing.’
by Monday, 20 July 2009 08:07

One Heart to Make a Difference

June 20 – July 4, 2009 was a life-changing two weeks for 17 NTU Hall of Residence X students. Having “One Heart to Make a Difference” was what bound 17 different and diverse teenagers on a mission: to make a difference in Indonesia one way or another. Armed with mediocre practical skills for the physical jobs they were supposed to perform, but with a strong desire to complete what they set out to do, they managed to pull through our tasks.

by Friday, 17 July 2009 08:56

Amazing New Volunteer Opportunity - Spread the Word!

We have an amazing volunteer opportunity for disciples in your congregations! Bob and Pat Gempel are leading a "Compassion Tour" to Cambodia (November '09) in celebration of the Sihanouk Hospital's One Million Patients Consultations in Cambodia. Volunteers will have the chance to visit & serve in the Sihanouk hospital and some of the local community programs, sitesee, encourage the church in Phnom Penh, and experience the culture, food and people of Cambodia.
by Wednesday, 08 July 2009 08:21

Shelter from the Storm Update From Mozambique

Dr. Ottenweller's "Shelter from the Storm" blog continues as he treks across Africa.

He has reported from Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana and more. You can follow his visits to the AIDS clinics and programs that are keeping hope alive in Africa.

by Tuesday, 07 July 2009 06:29

CEO Addresses Values and Challenges at HOPE worldwide Annual Meeting

Randy Jordan Says Faith Matters and Discusses Recent Budget Cuts

CEO Randy Jordan marked his first anniversary leading HOPE worldwide with a “state of the union” speech at its recent 2009 Global Summit conference. After discussing highlights of the organization’s current global relief and development work, Jordan focused on the role of Christian values and the impact of the current economic downturn.
by Monday, 06 July 2009 09:37

United We Stand... As Chapters!

The HOPE worldwide U.S. Chapter Model has officially rolled out across the United States, and might I say - at the perfect time for our country. Over the last year, a bold change has occurred in the way Americans serve, with a rekindled focus on unity. Putting the independent spirit of service aside, baby boomers, generation x, generation y and the spirited millennial generation have decided to come together in hopes to bring about true changes in the way of service. And who is a better model of this than the church!
by Thursday, 02 July 2009 09:05

Fighting Diabetes in New Orleans

This year on Juneteenth*, we teamed up with Walmart to raise awareness of diabetes in the lower income, predominantly African American communities in New Orleans. Walmart's Health and Wellness partners supplied the literature for us to distribute and Tulane University provided a mobile screening unit and trained technicians to screen for diabetes. We targeted the neighborhoods around the store on Tchoupitoulas and the store in Algiers.

Below is an overview.