Imagine the impact you could make in a community or the blessing you could be to a family by giving a weekend of your time to join a HOPE worldwide Community Service Brigade. If you are a doctor, dentist, nurse, educator, or just want to make a difference, please consider joining us in Central America. Anyone interested in working hard to bring faith, hope and love to others is welcome to apply. We especially need bilingual Spanish speakers of any occupation! Truly, the difference you will make to someone in need is indescribable and will bring you back again and again.
ICMC West Volunteers Shine
On Saturday, July 4, in conjunction with the International Campus Ministry Conference (ICMC) West 2015 Conference, 1,000 HOPE worldwide student volunteers traveled by bus to a community south of Phoenix, Arizona. HOPE worldwide’s mission for this event was to beautify five school campuses in the Gila River Indian Community. The schools had suffered many years of deferred maintenance. In just three hours, the ICMC attendees transformed classrooms, bathrooms, teachers’ lounges, nurses’ offices and gymnasiums. In total, the volunteers painted almost 50 rooms and cleaned approximately 200. Everyone who served can’t wait until the teachers and students see how nice the schools look following this day of service.
Exactly one week after this summer’s HOPE Youth Corps (HYC) in Jakarta, two HYC members made the decision to become disciples and get baptized! Zann and Samuel are both 15 and from the Singapore teen ministry. We are so proud of them and how much they have grown to reach this point. Their experiences on HOPE Youth Corps allowed them to not only change the lives of others but also changed them. Here are their stories.
June 15, 2015 – HOPE worldwide Nepal is continuing to help ease the suffering of communities impacted by the devastating earthquake that rocked their nation almost two months ago. We are happy to report that HOPE worldwide has leveraged the initial donations to obtain and distribute critical relief supplies valued at US $300,000. As a result, 8,600 blankets, 3,300 tarp shelters and approximately 44,000 pounds of food supplieshave been distributed to those in need.
June 8, 2015 – When the U.S. Department of Education became aware of the needs of the hurting youth in Ferguson, Missouri, they contacted Antonio Boyd, HOPE worldwide’s Vice President of Community Services. In response, HOPE worldwide, along with several of our partners, facilitated a two-day training session of cross-sectional community leaders. Last week our partners met together to make a difference in the Ferguson community and beyond.
Spend your Christmas serving communities in need! Registration is now open for the Fiji and Philippines HOPE Youth Corps taking place this December. Both programs are open to teens, campus students, singles and families.
Editors Note: HOPEww continues their history of excellent leadership with the selection of Robert Carrillo as the new CEO. Be sure to read this article and watch the video HOPEww made a few years ago of Robert sharing his moving personal story and passion to serve the poor.HOPE worldwide announced today the appointment of Robert Carrillo as Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1, 2015. Robert, who currently serves as the Lead Evangelist of the San Diego Church of Christ, will succeed Randy Jordan, who has served as HOPE worldwide’s CEO since 2008. Robert was selected as CEO after a succession process of more than one year led by the HOPE worldwide Board of Directors.
May 27, 2015 — As severe storms moved through Southeast Texas again late Monday into early Tuesday morning, high water and flooding made many of Houston’s roads impassable, prompting officials to urge residents to stay home.
Update from Charles Ham, Coordinator, HOPE worldwide Global Disaster Response
May 12, 2015 – “Today’s additional earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale is bringing even more misery to the people of Nepal. HOPE worldwide remains committed to helping during this difficult time.“