Proverbs 25:25 Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.

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New Era Begins for HOPEww as Robert Carrillo Assumes CEO Role

Seamless Leadership Transition Ushers in New Chapter for Global Aid Organization

Dynamic Short Film Needs Funding

Exciting New Short Film in the works...

From the makers of "Now or Never" and the team that brings you ICOC HotNews comes a thrilling new short film, "Vanishing."  The purpose behind creating this film is to inspire change and equip ministers, teachers and evangelists with a powerful tool.  But they need help!  Be a part of bringing this new short film to the screen at


Russian Churches Come Together to Forge Unity

The Russian churches find ways to forge unity, despite unique challenges. With a country more than twice the size of the United States the Russian church leaders sacrifice to spend time together. This past week Derik and Leigh Anne Vett and Todd and Patty Asaad spent a week with the church in St. Petersburg, Russia. Together the couples taught a Bible Talk leaders workshop and the Vetts also taught marriage classes. During this time, the senior leaders from the Moscow church traveled to St. Petersburg for two days of teaching and mutual encouragement.  God moved in the hearts of all attending and the churches seem on the cusp of great growth.

Stephen Ogugha returns to the Johannesburg Church

By Percy Matshoba 

Having left the Johannesburg Central Region at the age of 14, now at 24, Stephen Oguagha returned home, not only as a disciple but a minister too. 

New Evangelists and Women's Ministry Leaders in the NYC Church of Christ

Rob Novack and Ross Lippencott were recently appointed as Evangelists in the New York City Church of Christ, and their wives, Chelsea Novack and Manami Lippencott were appointed as Women's Ministry Leaders.  Praise God for blessing the New York church in this way!

New Women's Ministry Leaders in San Antonio, TX

Waldina Bigbee and Amanda Henderson were appointed as Women's Ministry Leaders yesterday in San Antonio, TX!  It was an exciting occasion for the San Antonio church.

Incredible Bring Your Neighbor Day in West Africa!

110 Disciples have over triple their membership at church service.

God was at work in the small town of Daloa in western Ivory Coast, West Africa.  Their congregation of 110 disciples had a huge "Bring Your Neighbor Day," with 350 in attendance!  Be praying that the members can continue to have an impact in their community, and praise God for a victorious Sunday!

2015 West Africa Missions Leadership Conference

Successful Conference in West Africa themed "Build"

Centered on the theme “Build”, more than 400 delegates from all over the sub-region gathered in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria for the 2015 West Africa Missions Leadership Conference.  The participants and leaders focused their minds and hearts on building God's church with life changing classes and inspiring worship.  At the end of the conference, the flag was passed to the Ghana churches, as Accra was chosen to host the 2016 Conference.

New Evangelist and Woman's Ministry Leader Appointed in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio appoints new Evagelist and WML

The San Antonio church was thrilled to see Cameron and Amy Blakely appointed as evangelist and women's ministry leader on Sunday. Dave and Beth Pocta appointed them, and the elders and evangelists laid hands on them asking for God's blessing as they move forward in their new role. A great Sunday!

Meet our new Director/Editor at HotNews Videos

A New Era Begins at HotNews...

South African Campus Ministries seeing hundreds come out to Bible Talks

The South African churches have launched an annual "Encounter" program for disciple students who would like to come and be a part of an African Campus ministry experience. Students must fund themselves to get to South Africa but once there, they will be housed, fed and trained. They will then split up into "mission team" sized groups and spread out onto the South African campuses.

To the Ends of the Earth: Eurasian Missions


Zach Fazio Steps Down from HotNews

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.

The Measure Of A Man

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.

Volunteer This Fall In El Salvador

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 and HOPEww: Changing Communities

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.  

HOPE Youth Corps Baptisms

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

My One Year Challenge in Uganda

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:

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