The three, 2017 East Coast Dinners were fabulous evenings of food and fellowship! Our guest speaker from Ukraine, Mr Sergiy Svystun gave great testimony of how God is working in and through World Hope Ukraine at Hope House I and II and First Step Centre. Everyone in attendance was extremely generous and we raised over $18,000! Sergiy and Stephanie continued on to visit a few Churches and ministries. Thank you to everyone who attended the dinners, services and drop in services! You are a blessing to World Hope Canada!
Below is a message from Thabsile Thwala, Director of The Fortress Ministry in Swaziland, Africa.
“It is with great sadness to inform you that our office at the Fortress was broken into and almost electrical equipment in the office were stolen except for the printers. For the past two weeks our telephone has not been working which made communication difficult as it was. And now our WIFI has been stolen with all the other laptop and computers which makes work and communication even more difficult. It feels like we have gone back to where we were sometime back”.
To support Thabsile and help her to re-purchase the stolen equipment, please click here or call the office at 613.482.1499 or mail your cheque in labelled “Fortress Ministry Theft”
Peace in Congo is always tenuous but new violence in the Kananga area (South Eastern Congo) between government soldiers and rebel groups has grown in intensity over the last months. Recently, two UN workers have been kidnapped and 40 police officers have been murdered.
We work in this area with an organization called Butoke. Dr Cecile, an eighty year old Belgium doctor, along with her team provide critical health care and orphan care along with other activities such as assisting communities obtain clean water. They are in danger!
We would ask that you take a few minutes to pray for her, her team and the population as they go through very difficult times. They may be required to evacuate but they have no funds for this. If you would like to donate to this emergency please mark your donation “Butoke Emergency Fund” or click here to donate online.
Hurricane Sandy hit Haiti and the Babaco region back in 2011 wreaking havoc and decimating the clean water source along with the irrigation system that helped crops to grow. Rubble from the nearby mountains flooded Babaco so that many homes were buried and the course of the river changed.
The water was once abundant and flowed into the village. Now, the water has dried up or changed its course away from Babaco.
The people of the village now use the old waterway as a road and women and children walk for miles to collect water from the stream that runs in its place, where laundry is done and livestock are fed.
The village has been suffering from malnutrition, extreme poverty and water-borne illnesses.
But God overcame huge obstacles and in January of 2017, we hit water! A well was drilled and a 25 gpm pump for irrigation and drinking water was installed!
Now, a village of 2,000 people has access to clean, safe drinking water, and many now have water for growing their crops!
So much water was hit, that with God’s love and your help, we will install a 100 GPM pump, providing water to thousands of more people, even beyond Babaco!
God overwhelmed us at every step with his goodness and help. We look forward to partnering with you today to bring clean water to thousands more!
World Hope Canada’s annual dinner was held in two locations this year: Beulah Camp and Moncton Wesleyan Church. Both events had a tremendous attendance and we were able to raise over $19,000! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to plan these two events, who cooked, set-up, prayed and attended. It is because of you, that we exist!
Below are some photos of the events. We hope you enjoy and we’ll see you next spring in the same place!
Why should girls go to school? Girl child education is considered a waste of precious resources. Cultural biases dictate that it’s more important for boys to go to school, while girls need to be prepared for marriage. We would never ask a question like that in North America but in many rural African villages, it is a grim reality.
It is a fact that when a girl gets even a minimum grade 5 education, she and her family will do much better in life. According to Maritza Ascencios, from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), “Educating girls is a surefire way to raise economic productivity, lower infant and maternal mortality, improve nutritional status and health, reduce poverty, and wipe out HIV/AIDS and other diseases.”
World Hope Canada currently works with 190 communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) promoting community health education, improved agricultural practices and the importance of girl child education. To date, close to 80,000 people have received our training!