Proverbs 25:25 "Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land."
Our #2 story comes to us from the Northern Virginia church outside Washington DC (United States).
For #3 we head to South Asia (India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka), where God is working powerfully in our churches.
#4 takes us to London, England. What a year it has been! No we're not talking about the Olympics or the Queen's jubilee. We're talking about the incredible work God is doing in the London church!
In Central America, there are 10 International Churches of Christ and a total membership of 1,800 disciples. These churches have been growing, and 2012 was another great year. Last year the Lord blessed them with over 300 baptisms, with over 100 of those on campus.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
Damien Jean-Baptiste and his wife Karlene have been leading our church in Barbados, and Damian chaired the Caribbean evangelist committee. He lost his battle with cancer in November, and went on to be with the Lord...
For #7 we head to Abidjan, in the Ivory Coast (Africa).
In September a team of 25 disciples arrived in Tucson, Arizona, moving in from Phoenix and Los Angeles. They worked hard for their inaugural service, praying for 250 to attend...
Here in the Texas/Oklahoma region the churches one of the big highlights in 2012 was our College Station, TX church planting...
January 2013 marked the beginning of the second term of the HOPE worldwide National Youth Advisory Council (NYAC). Comprised of high school and college students, the NYAC is committed to providing vision, counsel and creative solutions as service leaders to engage their peers in service to the poor through HOPE worldwide programs.
As the USA prepared for its presidential election last year, the Northeast part of the country was struck by Hurricane Sandy. Millions of people lost power in the worst winter storm in decades. In the midst of the crisis, disciples gathered to serve their community in powerful ways.
In 2012 the Lord abundantly blessed the International Churches of Christ with many answered prayers and several accomplished goals.
January 22, 2013 - Heavy rains brought severe flooding to Indonesia’s capital city. The situation intensified on January 16 when flooding spread to most areas of the city. Travel is nearly impossible as flood waters are between 3-15 feet deep across some roads. The government reports that 45,000 have evacuated their homes.
On January 19 and 20, 2013, more than 100 HOPE worldwide volunteers and their friends from Central Jersey gutted and moved appliances in 40 homes. Most of those we served were seniors who have not been able to clean up since the storm. Many were widows or caring for a disabled spouse.