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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...
Hurricane Harvey Response Update

Hurricane Harvey Response Update

Wesleyan churches continue to commit finances, supplies and workers to assist in hurricane relief and recovery efforts. Recently joining efforts are New Life, La Plata, Maryland, Christ Wesleyan, Milton, Pennsylvania, and Cornerstone Community (CCC), Charlottesville,...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

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. Orphaned Sierra Leonean children building new lives, post flooding Children...
​Mudslide in Sierra Leone kills nearly 300

​Mudslide in Sierra Leone kills nearly 300

Freetown, Sierra Leone, was victim to deadly mudslides and flooding on Monday, August 14. According to The Guardian, 100 houses were hit, 270 bodies have been found and thousands are still missing. Freetown is still in danger, as the flooding continues to spread....
​Freedom Sunday: July 2

​Freedom Sunday: July 2

Freedom Sunday is fast approaching, and we at World Hope International hope you are getting as excited as we are! We are so eager to see the church come together to stand for freedom on July 2nd. As a reminder–no sign up is required! Simply use any or all of the...
​Joan Phillippe passes

​Joan Phillippe passes

Dr. Joan Melody Phillippe, 86, of Marion, Ind., died at 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017, in her Indianapolis residence. She was born in Hartford City, Ind., to the late Donald and Hazel (David) Cheeseman. She married Thomas “Tom” Phillippe on June 6,...
​Wesleyans in the news

​Wesleyans in the news

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. Pastor’s wife encouraging others amidst suffering Carol Manship serves...
​’Devil Boy:’ Down’s syndrome in Sierra Leone

​’Devil Boy:’ Down’s syndrome in Sierra Leone

In a country that demonizes mental disabilities, a mother recalls the journey of her community’s acceptance and remorse. Aminatta stands in a narrow mud alley outside her house and rocks her brother’s newborn baby from side to side. Her five-year-old son...
​North Michigan church’s generosity benefits many

​North Michigan church’s generosity benefits many

This Christmas, a North Michigan District church gave generously on a global scale to those in need. Fremont Wesleyan Church in Fremont, Mich., in partnership with a community donor, raised $20,600 toward a matching grant through World Hope International (WHI). The...
Maternal/infant health addresses abortion in Sierra Leone

Maternal/infant health addresses abortion in Sierra Leone

This year the United Nations and Sierra Leone parliament have been making a major push to legalize abortion in Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone abortion bill blocked by President Ernest Bai Koroma again. World Hope International worked with The Wesleyan Church to lobby...
Accepted and redeemed, now serving

Accepted and redeemed, now serving

Balram takes pride that he was the first to submit an application at the World Hope International funded Hope for Children Hostel in Rajnandgaon, Central India, many years ago. Coming from a poor background, he “could never imagine that he would study in such a...
​What does a foster child hope for?

​What does a foster child hope for?

A young girl who is in the Oklahoma foster care system made a sobering wish list for her next foster home. In childlike printing on school-lined paper, she composed the following: Things I want in my family. I want food and water. Don’t hit on me. A house with...
​Supplies arrive in Haiti for hurricane victims

​Supplies arrive in Haiti for hurricane victims

Through partnership between The Wesleyan Church, World Hope International, Global Partners, and other organizations, the first shipment of supplies has been delivered in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for those in dire need of help as a result of Hurricane Matthew. An...
​1,000 lost in Haiti—but now the threat of cholera

​1,000 lost in Haiti—but now the threat of cholera

As more reports come in from municipalities in the southwest area of Haiti, the death toll is now over 1,000, according to Reuters news service, with some cities and most of the rural areas not yet counted. The hurricane struck one week ago, carrying 145 mph winds...
​Walking for water

​Walking for water

Earlier this month, one of our donors, Larry McAlpine, hosted his annual fundraiser in an effort to help the more than 700 million people drinking contaminated water around the world. Larry knows that dirty water is no joke. In fact, it kills more people every year...
Helping Louisiana flood victims

Helping Louisiana flood victims

Twenty parishes (counties) have been declared disaster areas by FEMA. The August storms produced three times the rain in Louisiana than Hurricane Katrina did in 2005. Poured – Out The Wesleyan Church and Wesleyan teams have been working with Poured-Out in US...
​World Hope announces extraordinary matching offer

​World Hope announces extraordinary matching offer

Did you know human trafficking is a major issue in Liberia? In fact, according to the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report, many men, women, and children in the country are subjected to domestic servitude, forced begging, sex trafficking, or forced labor in street...
​WHI appoints new leader in Cambodia

​WHI appoints new leader in Cambodia

Talmage Payne is the new country director of Cambodia appointed by World Hope International (WHI). Payne will lead efforts to expand WHI’s program offerings including a community development, horticulture cultivation, anti-trafficking, and gender-based violence...