We are happy to report that HOPE worldwide has been selected as one of a few Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) partners to accompany the United States Navy on their Pacific Partnership mission and the only US NGO Partner for Indonesia phase. Captain N. James Chalker, NC, (US Naval Director of Medical Operations and Planning for the US Naval Ship MERCY) and his team of commanders visited HOPE worldwide to discuss the 2018 Pacific Partnership Mission.
We are very excited to announce a brand new program here at HOPE worldwide: HOPE worldwide ADVENTURE CORPS!
The Adventure Corps is an experiential learning and leadership training program. Although there is a service component for two days where participants will mentor Alaskan under-served youths, this is primarily a servant leadership training program where the participants will be challenged spiritually, physically and mentally through an experience unlike no other. As Jesus went into the wilderness in Mark 4, we too will venture into the wild to discover a fuller image of God, his majestic nature and ourselves so that we can better serve the world around us and bring hope to a hurting world.
Philippines, Cambodia, Florida, Haiti, and Nepal! 200 volunteers from all over the globe will converge on those five locations to serve in sustainable programs, from disaster rehabilitation, to education, and to mentoring. What better way to spend a time of year which is often synonymous with excess, than by giving of our time and skills?
"Getting the HYC scholarship has meant everything to me. I have had my heart set on a trip to Haiti for a long time, but it was very tough to imagine it happening.The application process is simple, and the scholarship is a gigantic help!" - Brendan Bayron, student from Seattle, and participant on the 2017 Haiti HYC
Come join us in 2018 as we learn to walk "In His Steps!"
We are excited to offer 27 life-changing trips all over the world throughout 2018!
Hurricane Harvey was one of the most devastating weather events in the continental United States. It destroyed the homes of hundreds of thousands and tragically disrupted the lives of millions of Gulf Coast residents by dropping an estimated 27 trillion gallons of water and over 50 inches of rain during a span of six days across southeast Texas and Louisiana.
Many people share that their experience on a HOPE Youth Corps is a "once-in-a-lifetime experience" that changes them forever. We are seeking to expand this opportunity for many more youth by offering scholarships for those without the financial means to participate. Our HOPE Youth Corps Scholarship Committee awards funds to help offset some of the cost of registration fees for students who have the heart to serve but face challenging financial circumstances and are unable to cover the full cost.
Poverty, disease and disaster impact millions every day. The International Day of Giving is an annual giving campaign supported by the International Churches of Christ and friends of HOPE worldwide.
Funding from the International Day of Giving provides the foundation of resources to operate HOPE worldwide, strengthening vital programs in over 60 countries through a global network of love and compassion.
Many pallets of direct relief have been successfully delivered to Puerto Rico over the last month! Churches in Florida and Puerto Rico as well as volunteers on the ground have contributed tirelessly in efforts to bring hope to the residents of Puerto Rico. We created a video to share some updates on our progress.
Many churches in the US stepped forward to rally support and funding for our disaster response efforts. With their help, we have been able to bring hope to many families in Houston and the surrounding communities, including many members of The Greater Houston Church!