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​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...
Saving thousands of infants in Sierra Leone

Saving thousands of infants in Sierra Leone

World Hope International has started a new project in Sierra Leone called Helping Babies Breathe (HBB)–a program that teaches basic infant resuscitation at the time of birth. Sierra Leone is ranked amongst the countries in the world with highest under-five mortality....
Pray for Ecuador and help purchase water filters and hygiene kits

Pray for Ecuador and help purchase water filters and hygiene kits

Ecuador is in a state of emergency and needs our prayers for assistance and recovery. As you know, a major 7.8 earthquake hit in Ecuador this past weekend and a 6.2 earthquake also struck the country a few days later. This devastating natural disaster has taken the...
World Hope International releases water video

World Hope International releases water video

In this new video, see how tens of thousands of students sing praises for clean, fresh water at their schools because of you. With your overflowing response to a call for wells at schools in Sierra Leone this fall, you have brought opportunity to more than 38,500...
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Why is Christianity thriving in Nepal?

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you (Philippians 4:9). In Nepal, Hinduism reigns as the primary religion—out of Nepal’s population of 28 million, Christians make up...
#EmpowerHer in honor of International Women’s Day

#EmpowerHer in honor of International Women’s Day

My name is Alison. I am the vice president of programs at World Hope International, but what’s more important for you to know about me, especially today on International Women’s Day, is that I am wholeheartedly committed to empowering women. (Watch a video...
​Toilets and girls

​Toilets and girls

When I was in the fifth grade my parents took a church in a rural area. This meant that I transitioned from a city school to not only rural, but a one room school in the middle of a wheat field in western Oklahoma. We lived in the little town of about 50 and piled in...
Dayana’s story

Dayana’s story

The short video depicting Dayana’s story of child sponsorship is compelling. Through child sponsorship, her sponsors loved her, prayed for her, and honored her story. It is a story that is only just beginning. With your partnership, World Hope International...
A dark-eyed girl and her jump rope

A dark-eyed girl and her jump rope

As I looked into her dark eyes, I saw they were filled with fear and doubt. She looked to be age 8 or 9. This was her first day at the center, and it was my first day there too. We had come to play with the children. We handed out brightly colored jump ropes to each...
Why 2016 marks a pivotal year for Sierra Leone

Why 2016 marks a pivotal year for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has always held a special place in my heart. After the devastation left by Ebola throughout 2014 and most of 2015, I look forward to 2016 as a pivotal year of recovery for the country. Prior to the Ebola outbreak, the war-torn nation had made such great...
World Hope International meets 55 Wells in 55 Schools campaign goal

World Hope International meets 55 Wells in 55 Schools campaign goal

We, at World Hope International, are pleased to share that our 55 Wells in 55 Schools campaign was a huge success! We achieved 120% of our total goal thanks to your generosity and the support of our 1:1 match partners. Our partners will match every dollar raised as we...