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

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.

HOPE worldwide Board Announces CEO Position

As you may already be aware, Randy Jordan, CEO of HOPE worldwide, has recently announced his intent to step down from his position after many years of faithful service.  As a result of this impending change we wish to announce the formation of a CEO search committee which will begin the process of finding a qualified individual to fill this important position and continue to lead HOPE worldwide to even greater horizons.

New Church Planting in Corpus Christi, Texas!

     Our Texas/Oklahoma family of churches is excited to announce that Richard and Sarah Alawaye will be planting a church on the Gulf Coast in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The first official service is slated for June 2015.

Flooding Paralyzes Jakarta

Torrential rains in Jakarta, Indonesia are finally starting to subside following paralyzing flooding in the city that began on Sunday night.  Rivers, canals, flood plains and drainage systems could not hold the heavy influx of water and flooding spread into the streets and homes.

Maputo, Mozambique church seeing explosive growth!

The church in Maputo Mozambique gathered at the beginning of 2014 and agreed that they needed to re-dedicate themselves to having vision and faith so that the church could grow past 100 members. 

During the year, the church saw 27 souls baptised and a number of restorations, bringing the church membership to now 120 disiciples!

Araujo Francisco who moved from Pretoria, South Africa just one year ago with his new family is so encouraged by what God is doing in Maputo.

Please continue praying for the church and for an even greater 2015!

Prayer for Peace: February 15, 2015

     Shawn Wooten, lead evangelist for the International Church of Christ in Kiev, Ukraine, sent us this request:  Dear Friends and Family around the World!

An Announcement From HOPE worldwide's CEO

Randy JordanDear Friends of HOPE worldwide,

In 1991 our fellowship of churches, under the leadership of Bob and Pat Gempel, founded HOPE worldwide. This organization was created in response to the example of Jesus’ ministry of compassion to help the poor and needy. In 2008 the baton of leadership was passed to me as I assumed the office of Chief Executive Officer of HOPE worldwide following 12 years of serving in the roles of both General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer.

February HOPEww Chapter Newsletter Now Available

More than 10,000 Hww volunteers honored the spirit of Dr. King with acts of service. Click here to read this story and the latest HOPE worldwide Chapter updates.  

Winter Storm Juno Shelter Information

January 28, 2015 - We are grateful that all of the HOPE worldwide Chapters in the Northeast are on alert and have prepared the volunteers in the affected areas. Our focus was to prepare the volunteers and to make sure that there was a plan for the elderly, sick and shut in. As reports come in from the field, we will do our best to coordinate a response. Below is a summary of the Shelter Operations from the American Red Cross.

Career Opportunity: Chief Development Officer

JOB TITLE: Chief Development Officer (CDO)

LOCATION: HOPE worldwide Headquarters

DEPARTMENT: Development

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

New AIM Course

     Update from the Athens Institute of Ministry (AIM): A note from Douglas about our upcoming Church History course.  As one wise person said, "Those who ignore the lessons of history are bound to repeat them.” If we don’t know where we have come from, how can we know where we are going?

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