World Hope International

South Carolina pastor reflects on trip to Bahamas after hurricane

South Carolina pastor reflects on trip to Bahamas after hurricane

As a pastor in Charleston, South Carolina, I always look for ways to serve those in need. My personal goal is to bring hope, healing and health to those locally and globally. So when Dr. Wayne Otto, lead pastor at Providence Wesleyan Church in Summerville, South...
Superintendent reports first look at Bahamas devastation

Superintendent reports first look at Bahamas devastation

Devastation clouds over the remains of the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, with telephone poles and wires lying sprawled across streets, empty concrete slabs where homes once stood and debris littering lawns, roads and what remains of homes. Patrick Styers,...
Prayer and preparations ongoing for Hurricane Dorian victims

Prayer and preparations ongoing for Hurricane Dorian victims

World Hope International (WHI) is mobilizing to respond to potential victims of Hurricane Dorian, a Category 4 storm impacting the Bahamas and potential coastal locations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Communications are ongoing with district...
Power to make a difference

Power to make a difference

Imagine going to the hospital with a bursting appendix and the hospital is dark; the power is out. Picture yourself as a doctor in the middle of an intense operation and the lights go off, the machines power down and suddenly you’re operating without the ability to...
Call to prayer: Hurricane Florence 

Call to prayer: Hurricane Florence 

According to today’s forecast for Hurricane Florence, 23.7 million residents of the Carolinas and Virginia are in the path of the Category 4 storm. Nearly 30,000 of those residents attend Wesleyan churches. Thanks to diligent meteorologists and the media, residents in...
Wesleyans in the news: August 30

Wesleyans in the news: August 30

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Chicago Tribune pays tribute to oldest known Wesleyan Merle Phillips, a...
Drury named SWU’s VP for advancement

Drury named SWU’s VP for advancement

Southern Wesleyan University welcomes K. Scott Drury as its new vice president for advancement more than three decades after his father, Elmer Drury, served in the same role. Drury, a SWU graduate, brings a range of professional success encompassing law, fundraising...
Join The Wesleyan Church and World Hope for Freedom Sunday

Join The Wesleyan Church and World Hope for Freedom Sunday

Not everyone knows freedom—spiritually, or even physically. The Global Slavery Index reported that globally over 40 million people are subject to modern slavery—more than the entire population of California. One in four of these victims of modern slavery are children....
Wesleyans assisting Guatemala volcano victims

Wesleyans assisting Guatemala volcano victims

On Sunday, June 3, Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire (Volcán de Fuego) erupted, engulfing communities in its path and causing thousands of people to be displaced from their homes. A downpour and more volcanic activity to date has made recovery and rescue efforts challenging...
The Wesleyan Church responds to Papua New Guinea earthquake

The Wesleyan Church responds to Papua New Guinea earthquake

Global Partners and World Hope International are responding to the impact of a 7.5-magnitude earthquake, dozens of aftershocks and landslides on February 26 and 27 that devastated Papua New Guinea (PNG). According to Reuters and Associated Press news reports, the...
We #EmpowerHer

We #EmpowerHer

Thursday, March 8th, The Wesleyan Church will partner with World Hope International to celebrate International Women’s Day. We want you to join us by sharing how you empower the women and girls in your life. World Hope International has provided a toolkit to...
World Hope International year in review

World Hope International year in review

Relief organization responds to 2017 crises and new opportunities to alleviate global poverty and injustices It has been a challenging and active year for World Hope International (WHI). In August and September, Texas, Florida, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico were...
Water is life

Water is life

All over Africa, the phase “water is life” is commonly heard. Even the least educated know this first-hand, because fetching water is a daily task for many. It is normal to walk a far distance to bring back this necessity of life. Unfortunately, the only source of...
Hurricane Praise: The Body of Christ at Work

Hurricane Praise: The Body of Christ at Work

These pages cannot contain the whole in describing Saturday, September 30, 2017! This was food distribution day at Countryside Wesleyan in Alva, Florida. We were ministering to our neighbors impacted by Hurricane Irma. As we began our sharing of food and supplies, a...
Puerto Rico Devastated; Florida Rebuilding

Puerto Rico Devastated; Florida Rebuilding

This video from CNN shares the devastation Puerto Rico has sustained, including a segment about Wesleyan Academy, a Wesleyan school significantly damaged by Hurricane Maria. Supplies are now being shipped to Puerto Rico and funds are needed to cover the cost of these...
Caribbean Hurricane Update – Irma & Maria

Caribbean Hurricane Update – Irma & Maria

http://donate.wesleyan.org/werf/hurricaneirma Greetings! Just yesterday I returned from Antigua where I had to stay for two additional days because of the storm conditions which affected the country as a result of the passing of hurricane Maria in the region. Thank...
Recent Natural Disasters Impact Thousands; Needs Remain Great

Recent Natural Disasters Impact Thousands; Needs Remain Great

Make WERF donations here. “It is with confidence in our God, gratitude for the Church and a request for continued prayer and relief ministry that I write,” said General Superintendent Wayne Schmidt. “The Wesleyan Church has been an ‘immediate responder’ in the many...
WERF Activation Update

WERF Activation Update

Click the following link to donate:  http://donate.wesleyan.org/werf/hurricaneirma Volunteers for clean-up and roof repair can contact Poured Out at poured-out.org. General Superintendent Wayne Schmidt is activating the Wesleyan Emergency Relief Fund in response to...
Florida and South Coastal Districts Irma Reports

Florida and South Coastal Districts Irma Reports

Florida District Superintendent Patrick Styers has yet to hear from three churches located in the hardest-hit areas in the state. He says initial reports are positive with no people harmed and minimal property damage incurred, but significant debris. “The greatest...