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Villages of Hope, Zambia, Africa - December 2017

VILLAGES OF HOPE
ZAMBIA, AFRICA
December 2017

The Villages of Hope, Zambia is dedicated to sharing God's love by rescuing and nurturing orphans and vulnerable children. They provide essential needs such as food, shelter and healthcare; however, they also provide the children with an exceptional education, and give them hands on experience and knowledge to better care for themselves in years to come.


House of Hope, Bethlehem, Israel - November 2017

HOUSE OF HOPE
BETHLEHEM, ISRAEL
November 2017

House of Hope holds daily classes for 24 school age children and blind students. Two teachers help the children to become independent, to take care of themselves, and to maximize their abilities. The blind young people are taught mobility and orientation as well as learning to read and write in the Braille system in both the Arabic and English languages.


 Pre Sewa, Nagpur, India - October 2017

PREM SEWA
NAGPUR, INDIA
October 2017

Thirty-six years ago Frank Juelich founded Prem Sewa Shikshan Sangh and a year later, in the outskirts of the city of Nagpur, 17 acres of land were purchased to develop a home for underprivileged children. The first hostel for boys had its beginnings in a small hut that housed 10 students and 3 staff, including Frank. The first of 3 schools began in 1987 and the home for the girls was established in 1992.


 Inner City, Surrey, BC - September 2017

METRO KIDS
INNER CITY, SURREY, BC
September 2017

Fusion is the weekly gathering for teens from grades 8 through 12. The Canadian youth culture propels many at-risk young people into gang involvement, drug and alcohol use, violence, and sexual experimentation. Fusion offers a safe, fun, and challenging alternative to the youth of Surrey. Every Friday night, the Metro Kids Society sends out vans to the roughest neighbourhoods of Surrey and brings in some truly amazing young people to Fusion events.


Watoto: Uganda, Africa - July 2017

CALCUTTA MERCY MINISTRIES
KOLKATA, INDIA
July 2017

Huldah Buntain was recently in Calcutta to celebrate the 100th anniversary celebration for the Assemblies of God of North India. She comments, "I was so happy to see hundreds of national pastors attend this celebration from the 16 states of North India. However, I was even happier to know that out of the hundreds of pastors present the largest number were from the three States where we have our Bible Schools that WWCF is helping to support."


Watoto: Uganda, Africa - June 2017

WATOTO
UGANDA, AFRICA
June 2017

The children who live in the Watoto villages feel comfortable and at-home. The setting, 9 houses positioned in clusters, reflects a familiar traditional dwelling for people in Uganda. Each house provides all the essentials of a basic home. The outdoor spaces have sports fields and landscaped areas that give the children plenty of space to play and develop their social skills.


Cathedral of Praise - Manila, Philippines - May 2017

CATHEDRAL OF PRAISE
MANILA PHILIPPINES
May 2017

Branching out from one stable, central location has made a huge difference in the daily feeding program. Now 2000 children are fed every single day, rain, shine, storm or cloudless skies. The children learn a memory verse and learn to pray. The daily, consistent presence in the area has received the attention of some local businesses, schools and hospitals. Some hospital s are now partnering to provide medical services and some businesses doing special things for the children as part of their social responsibility program.


Villages of Hope, Zambia - April 2017

Villages of Hope
Zambia, Africa
April 2017

The Republic of Zambia is a land locked country in South-Central Africa. While the overall economic outlook in Zambia has been brightening, many Zambians have yet to share in the benefits. Zambia has been hard hit by HIV/AIDS, and though the incidence is declining, the country's rate of economic growth cannot support the increase of population or the strain which the medical issues place on the economy. Life expectancy is averaged at age 52.


House of Hope - Bethlehem, Israel - March 2017

House of Hope
Bethlehem, Israel
March 2017

House of Hope is a school and a home for the blind and children with special needs. It began, over 50 years ago, as a vision to create a home for children who otherwise had very few alternatives within the mainstream school system. In addition, many of the children come from difficult home situations where the parents are either unwilling or unable to care for them. At House of Hope they are given a home and an education and are able to blossom and expand to the extent of their capabilities.


'PREM SEWA' Boys and Girls Homes & Schools - Napur & Manjari, India - February 2017

'PREM SEWA' Boys and Girls Homes & Schools
Napur & Manjari, India
February 2017

Shamroni's family, consisting of her mother, grandmother, grandfather and two sisters, live in a small, wooden hut. Her father is absent, often drunk, living in another village with another woman. He does not help in any way.
Shamroni first came to live and study at the Indira Bhavan tribal girl's home and school in 2013 when she was in the 2nd grade. Now she is in grade 5.


Metro Kids Christmas Boxes - Surrey, BC - January 2017

METRO KIDS CHRISTMAS BOXES
Surrey, BC
January 2017

Start with an ordinary cardboard shoe box. Add a few school supplies, a warm pair of socks, some new mittens, a stuffed toy, a toothbrush and a comb for boys or hair clips for girls. What goes into a box can be fun, but what comes out is priceless! It can have an eternal impact in a young child's life. Over 800 at-risk children in the Surrey area were delighted to open their Christmas shoe box and discover their hidden treasures.


First Watoto University Grad - Kampala, Uganda - DECEMBER 2016

FIRST WATOTO UNIVERSITY GRAD
Kampala, Uganda
December 2016

Jessica was the very first child rescued by Watoto in 1994. Found at only 18 months old, Jessica has grown into a strong and lovely 22-year old. "When I tell my story, most people see it as a sad story. But for me, it was God's first step to lifting me up. My entire life has been at Watoto. My mom, my friends, everyone I love is here. Everything I have, I got from Watoto.


Calcutta Mercy Ministries - Kolkata, Indiaa - November 2016

CALCUTTA MERCY MINISTRIES
Kolkata, India
November 2016

Dedicated young men receive their Bible education through the Buntain Theological Institute. Girls born in Calcutta's red-light neighborhoods are at extreme risk for forced prostitution. Hope House, a safe residence located away from the dangers of their home neighbourhood, will help to break the cycle.


Cathedral of Praise - Manila, Philippines - October 2016

CATHEDRAL OF PRAISE
Manila, Philippines
October 2016

Currently Cathedral of Praise is able to feed 2000 children daily in two adjacent areas that they have affectionately called "Happy Land" and "Aroma". Though it sounds like a lot of children are receiving help, they would love to increase the number since they are only reaching a fraction of the children in the huge slum.


Villages of Hope - Zambia, Africa - November 2016

VILLAGES OF HOPE AFRICA
Zambia, Africa
September 2016

In 8 Sub-Saharan Regions of Africa, Villages of Hope (VOH) provide love and care to orphans and vulnerable children so they can embrace adulthood as contributing members of society. In Zimbabwe, VOH opened in 2001 and located its Village on the western edge of Harare, the nation's largest city and capital.


HOUSE OF HOPE - BETHLEHEM, ISRAEL - JULY 2016

HOUSE OF HOPE - BETHLEHEM, ISRAEL
JULY 2016

House of Hope in Bethlehem serves the blind and children with special needs and presents them with the love of Jesus. Anan was born blind and with a disability in his right hand. He has been at House of Hope in Bethlehem for the last four years; he is now 15.


PREM SEWA SHIKSHAN SANGH' MINISTRY OF LOVE EDUCATION SOCIETY - NAGPUR, INDIA - JUNE 2016

'PREM SEWA SHIKSHAN SANGH' MINISTRY OF LOVE EDUCATION SOCIETY - NAGPUR, INDIA
JUNE 2016

"Had it not been for the school, I don't know if I would be alive," commented one young boy during Errol and Myrna's recent visit to the girls and boys homes in India. This statement is likely true of many of the children. Errol and Myrna De Sousa, from Abbotsford, BC, co-led a team that spent eleven days at the boy's home in Nagpur.


METRO KIDS - SURREY, BC - MAY 2016

METRO KIDS - SURREY, BC
MAY 2016

Kids Klub had the highest attendance of the year during the March Easter Egg-Stravaganza. Mike Brownlee, director of Metro Kids, comments: "We had a great time with the kids, doing our regular Kids Klub program on a Sunday afternoon instead of Saturday morning, in a bigger room, and concluding with an Easter message."


CATHEDRAL OF PRAISE - Manila, Philippines - APRIL 2016

CATHEDRAL OF PRAISE
Manila, Philippines
APRIL 2016

"We are busy feeding more children than ever!" exclaimed Beverley Sumrall, director of the feeding program that takes place throughout the week from volunteers of the Cathedral of Praise church in Manila. "We switched our feeding time from the afternoon to early morning so that the children fortunate enough to attend government schools will have food before they go.


Calcutta Mercy Ministries Hope House - Kolkata, India - MARCH 2016

Calcutta Mercy Ministries Hope House
Kolkata, India
MARCH 2016

In an on-going effort to supply holistic treatment to impoverished children, Hope House is being constructed as a specialized residential environment for children from challenging contexts, such as AIDS, prostitution or the slums.


God's Call to Return - Watoto, Uganda - FEBRUARY 2016

God's Call to Return
Watoto, Uganda
FEBRUARY 2016

WWCF's bookkeeper, Linda, and her husband, Jamie, first visited Watoto in March 2014.
"My husband and I were so impressed by what we saw and we felt God's call to return. We joined a team of 20 people from across Canada and returned in July 2015. The moment we stepped off the plane, I breathed in the sweet air of Uganda and my heart soared. 'I was home!'"


Villages of Hope - Zambia - JANUARY 2016

Villages of Hope
Zambia
JANUARY 2016

Munu joined the feeding program weighing only 7.32kgs. He had severe swelling of all his limbs and could not crawl or walk. Within a few weeks he gained over 2kgs. Munu has recently had his 2nd birthday and is now a healthy, happy little boy, he is walking and he loves to play!

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