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

4000 Attend Nairobi Church 25th Anniversary Service

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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Myrtle Beach ICOC mission team members share their stories of faith and personal growth


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Robert Carrillo Named As HOPE worldwide CEO

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.

HOPEww Texas Flood Situation Report

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.

Huge Southern Africa Conference

(Arriving at the Sunday Service)

The Southern Africa ICOC leadership conference was a huge success. Held in April, the Johannesburg, South Africa, church hosted disciples and leaders from 12 different countries for a week of Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. Over 200 attended the "Ministry Training Academy" for two days of in depth instruction.  

Then over 2300 attended the Sunday worship service. A number of people were welcomed to the church who had been baptised the past week and Paul Smith appointed as an evangelist.

ATTN COLLEGE STUDENTS: Texas Oklahoma Ministry Training Next Week - Space Available

ATTN FUTURE CAMPUS LEADERS:  Spots are still open for the Texas Oklahoma "Ministry in Training" program in Austin, Texas, next week.  

Paradise Awaits - Postcards from Mauritius

    Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"

HOPEww Aims To Serve 20,000 in Nepal

Thank you for your generous donations to help support our disaster response efforts in Nepal.

"Upside Down" Musical at the 2016 North American Summit

     Playwrite and evangelist Steve Johnson sent us this update: We are very excited to present the classic musical, Upside Down as part of the 2016 North American Discipleship Summit. Written by Steve Johnson and Sherwin Mackintosh, the musical captures the heart and faith of the First Century Church. There were two international productions of Upside Down in 1987 and 1994.

Rick Cook Transforming New York City

     Last month, architect and NYC Church of Christ member, Rick Cook, was recognized in Manhattan Magazine for his earth-friendly impact on the New York City skyline.  Rick, and his company CookFox Architects, designed Manhattan’s fourth tallest building, the Bank of America Tower, NYC’s first LEED Platinum-Certified commercial skyscraper.

ICOC East Africa Prepares for 25th Anniversary Weekend

     The International Churches of Christ East Africa are excited to celebrate their 25th anniversary from April 30 - May 3, 2015. The theme for the weekend is "Shangilia," a Swahili word that means "celebration." 


Baptism in Madagascar

"In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." - Luke 15:10  

HOPEww Assesses Next Steps In Nepal

Situation Report #2: April 28, 2015 - As the situation in Nepal becomes bleaker, the HOPE worldwide school remains a hopeful light in Kathmandu. Volunteers at the school have been providing meals and shelter for those that have been displaced.

Assessing Next Steps In Response Efforts 

HOPEww Nepal School Shelters Earthquake Survivors

Situation Report #1 – April, 26, 2015

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, a 7.9 earthquake brought calamity and destruction to a heavily populated area of Nepal impacting six million people. The quake was also felt in nearby China and India, however, Nepal sustained the most damage. The death toll is reported to have reached 2,500. This number may rise as communications are restored in the more remote villages.

Providing Immediate Shelter For Displaced Families

HOPE worldwide Executive Positions Available


HOPE worldwide is re-opening the application process for the position of Chief Executive Officer.  For more details, please click here.  We are also now accepting applications for the position of Chief Operating Officer.  To find out more information about this new position, please click here.

Sister to Sister: Episode 2

    In this episode of Sister to Sister, Gloria Baird explains how we ought to understand and accept God's various gifts. Some are easy to accept, like the gift of children.  Some are not so easy, like the gift of life-threatening cancer.

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Sister to Sister Teaching Series: Episode 1

    We’re excited to release the first episode in a new teaching series specifically for women: Sister to Sister.  Women’s Ministry Leaders from around the world teach key principles about building a Godly life. In this episode, Jeanie Shaw talks about how to constantly set your mind on things above.

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HOPEww Volunteers Mobilize in Illinois Following Tornadoes

April 11, 2015 - On Thursday, April 9, fourteen tornadoes left a path of destruction in the U.S. Midwest. DeKalb County in Northern Illinois suffered the most damage. Citizens in Fairdale and Rochelle took shelter as they had done when tornadoes had threatened before, but this time was different. Residents reported that the 200 mph tornadoes stayed on the ground destroying houses, vehicles, and anything else in their path. The latest report indicated that the tornadoes claimed two lives. Responders are continuing to rescue other trapped or injured individuals.

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From Surviving To Thriving In South Africa

Diepsloot is one the poorest settlements in South Africa with a population of 138,000 living in an area of approximately 7.5 square miles. Many families live in small 7′ x 10′ shanties constructed of scrap metal, plastic, wood or cardboard. The community is plagued with violence, substance abuse, unemployment and inadequate educational opportunities. These conditions threaten the development of South Africa’s most precious resource – the children.

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