Proverbs 25:25 "Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land."
We are sad to announce today that our contributing editor and filmmaker, Zach Fazio, is stepping down because of health reasons. You've probably noticed that the videos slowed down this year a bit, as Zach has battled with migraine headaches for several months. Please be praying for Zach to recover soon. I have known Zach for a dozen years, and his time at HotNews has been both a joy and an adventure. He has been a huge part of everything we have accomplished, and he will be sorely missed.
By Ryan Cheong, Singapore
Brothers, are you up for the adventure that will change your life?
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.
Shining Like Stars
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.
Exactly one week after this summer’s HOPE Youth Corps (HYC) in Jakarta, Indonesia, 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 their lives. Here are their stories.
Learning to Serve and Please God
Why would anyone swap the comforts of Atlanta, Georgia, for Uganda, a land-locked country in East Africa? Denice Wade became a disciple in the Greater Atlanta Church of Christ (The Path) and shares why she took up the challenge:
(Caption: Denice and the campus students helped beautify a dump)
LaPaz, Bolivia - For the third year in a row, a group of volunteers from the Northview Church, in Roswell, GA, served with the HOPE worldwide Bolivia team for nine days. The group, comprised of eight teens and four adults, poured themselves out and gave selflessly to work with the poor. Here is what a couple of the volunteers shared.
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 supplies have been distributed to those in need.
Indoor football stadium to host the big sessions of the 2016 North American Summit in St Louis. Register now for "early bird' rates at www.reach2016.com.
Gathered to bring help and hope l-r: Kelly Baldwin HOPE worldwide, the HOPE worldwide Community Service Fellows; Lou Zammett and Stu Armstrong of Make A Difference 2020; Patrice Benson from Army Research Lab; LTC Johnson from West Point, and the Ferguson-Florissant Leadership Team back row on the left
Shangilia was a taste of heaven. The Safaricom Indoor Basketball Arena at Kasarani in Nairobi came alive when disciples drawn from the East Africa family of Christ and beyond gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Nairobi Christian Church and indeed the mission work in East Africa. The Nairobi Christian Church was planted in June of 1989 by a few disciples sent from the New York Church of Christ in the United States of America (USA).
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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.
Torrential rains sent Houston bayous out of their banks overnight, flooding hundreds of homes and stranding thousands of drivers. Houston firefighters report they’ve been called to more than 500 water-related rescues.