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

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.

New Church Planting video invitation.

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.

Update from - Song Book 2.0

     For the past couple of decades, "Songs of the Kingdom" has been our 'go-to' guide for great, classic hymns that span many millennia; this resource has been a blessing to our fellowship worldwide. The supplement - Songs of the Kingdom 2 - features powerful original works by disciples from around the world.  

Goldstone School of HOPE worldwide is looking for teachers!

 Goldstone School of HOPE worldwide (GSHW) is located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  GSHW's mission is to provide Cambodian youth with the leadership skills and opportunities to change our country through education.  The Goldstone School of HOPE worldwide provides an environment of academic excellence that fosters proficiency in English, computer literacy, lasting relationships, and Christian moral values. 

Mission Team Planned for Norman, University of Oklahoma this Summer

     We are excited to announce that this summer, the DFW Church will send my wife, Susan and I to lead the mission team to Norman, home of the prestigious University of Oklahoma. Living in tornado alley, Oklahomans have seen their fair share of powerful storms, but we believe God is bringing a storm over Oklahoma that will not cease until it has accomplished God’s goal. For those of us who choose to go, we are that storm.

Are You Prepared for Tornado Season?

Tornadoes are one of nature’s most violent storms and are most active in the United States between March and June.  HOPE worldwide’s National Disaster Service Team wants to make sure that you are prepared and ready for this storm season. Recognizing an impending hazard and knowing what to do to protect yourself and your family will help you take effective steps to prepare beforehand and aid recovery after the event.

Announcing Hww Singles Corps Fall Adventures

HOPE worldwide is excited to announce three new Singles Corps opportunities this Fall.  Join us for a life-changing time of serving and adventure in Israel, South Africa or Nepal!

Remembering Wilner Cornely

Written by  AT Arneson -- Chicago, IL: It is with a mix of sorrow, hope and even joy that we announce the passing of our dear brother Wilner Cornely. Wilner faithfully breathed his last and triumphantly finished his race on March 18, 2015.

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