by Thursday, 02 July 2009 07:47

You are saving lives…one precious child at a time

Thanks to your compassion Zawadi has a second chance at life

Nairobi, Kenya:
Three-year old Zawadi was sent to live with her grandmother in her rural home after her mother passed away. Soon after moving, Zawadi’s grandmother also died, forcing the young girl to move yet again, this time to the home of her aunt and uncle.
by Friday, 19 June 2009 07:53

HOPE worldwide CEO Thanks Church Supporters

59 ICOC Churches Recognized as Pillars of HOPE at Global Summit
Speaking to an audience of more than 250 partners, staff and supporters from around the world at the organization’s recent Global Summit conference, HOPE worldwide CEO Randy Jordan singled out International Churches of Christ and their members for recognition. “You are an essential source of support and encouragement for us at HOPE worldwide,” he said. “Without churches like yours, there would be no HOPE worldwide , and it is important to us that you know how grateful we are.”

by Thursday, 18 June 2009 11:50

Update - News from Dr. Ottenweller in Africa

Dr. Mark Ottenweller's trip through Africa continues, and so does his blog.

His latest blog is about the immense amount of damage that AIDS has caused in Namibia. Over 10% of the population there is living with AIDS and there are over 66,000 AIDS orphans in just this one country.

by Wednesday, 17 June 2009 11:20

HOPE worldwide and the American Red Cross: Helping Millions

In January of 2008, HOPE worldwide and the American Red Cross began a partnership that has gone one to change the lives of millions of people.

In a year and a half, we have seen the country through hurricanes, floods and much more. But our ability to change lives together is far greater than it is apart.

by Wednesday, 17 June 2009 10:51

A Life Made Complete

Watch the video below to hear the story of the Dufours: a family destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. When they thought no one cared, HOPE worldwide stepped in and rebuilt more than just their house - they rebuilt their lives.
by Wednesday, 17 June 2009 10:20

Backpacks for Afghanistan

In January 2009, HOPE worldwide -Jacksonville chapter was able to send nearly 250 backpacks to children in Kabul, Afghanistan. The book bags were distributed along with some pens, pen holders, and some clothing donated at the U.S. Embassy. There were around 250 children so they added in a few more bags so that everyone got something.

by Wednesday, 17 June 2009 10:08

Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE Receives US Support

The United States recently donated $500,000 worth of medical equipment to the hospital. Our free, life saving programs would not be possible without the support of donations like this.
by Thursday, 11 June 2009 07:57

Shelter from the Storm - Dr. Ottenweller Returns to Africa

Dr. Mark Ottenweller is returning to Africa to train the new staff, reconnect with the volunteers there and help once again in the fight against AIDS in Africa.

You can follow his trip by reading his blog.

by Monday, 08 June 2009 08:30

HOPE worldwide Volunteer of the Year: Deb Rawls

A special friend is remembered and honored

“She's quick to assist anyone in need, reaches out to help the poor.”
~ Proverbs 31:20

On February 6, 2009, HOPE worldwide lost one of its finest volunteers when Deb Rawls passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Her impact on her community and on HOPE worldwide as an organization will never be forgotten.
by Thursday, 04 June 2009 23:55

1000 served in 24 hours

A team can have a greater yield than one person, and a group of teams can do even more. HOPE worldwide Philippines hosted a medical project involving volunteers from 4 different groups – the Creighton University Medical School which sent 7 volunteers including 1 doctor through the Creighton Medical United in Relief Assistance; the Volunteer Assistance for Community Services sent 24 volunteers; the Metro Manila Christian Church lent one dentist, one doctor and one nurse from their volunteer group. Along with the community volunteers and the HOPE worldwide staff, we were able to serve more than 1000 patients in all 3 sites.