World of Hope 2016-17

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DONATIONS FOR 2016-2017 CLOSED! LOOK FORWARD TO 2017-2018 COMING SOON!!

The booklet is here (~15MB)

wohrunnerThe donation form is here (89KB).

wohrunnerWe are still working on the online donation component of World of Hope. We will go live with that as soon as we can!

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Message from Dave (our EFCCM Director):

When we think of the hope that we as followers of Jesus profess, we often think in terms of the promise of eternal life.  But Peter tells us it is a LIVING HOPE.  This is not just something we look forward to in the future – but something we can experience in the everyday circumstances of life.

The world we live in is broken by sin, where many suffer pain and hardship, and live without hope.  Life is a daily struggle. We have an obligation to share the hope that is ours and the reason for that hope. The victory won through the resurrection of Christ brings the hope of restoration to our broken world.  One day, all that is wrong will be made right.

In the meanwhile, we can share the LIVING HOPE that is ours.

 

On the Brink of the Next World of Hope

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I so appreciate what World of Hope has accomplished in the last 6 years or so. But one of the challenges I’ve been faced with is to share its story.

Most of us are aware of the pitfalls of so-called prosperity-gospel teaching. There are many nuances to this, but basically it boils down to the belief that God will provide us with what we want to be happy. The reason it’s wrong is because it’s oversimplistic — God doesn’t work how we wish or expect all the time, or give us what we think we want, particularly when it’s not aligned with his will.

The same sort of thing works in communicating, too.

What’s going on in the world is tough to package into small, predictable bursts of story that we can tie off with a flourish. Real life is messier and less linear than that.

We’re in the final stretches of preparation for the next World of Hope, getting ready to launch it again once more this fall.

In Galatians, Paul encourages his readers:

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:9-10

Working with those who suffer from unimaginable poverty and hardship is a heavy load to carry. If it’s a heavy load for us to carry from here, it’s a huge burden for the people who are living in it day to day. As excited as I am about we as a movement are involved with and accomplishing around the world, it’s important to me that we never lose sight of the need which outstrips our ability. And in that, we also acknowledge that ultimately solving the world’s problems is not a human responsibility.

We are called to offer what we have, and we pray that God will use it to accomplish his purposes in the lives of individuals and communities. While it’s encouraging and even gratifying to be involved in effective, generative ministry around the world, and we should celebrate well what God is doing through our consecrated efforts, let us also remember humility.

World of Hope is Launched!

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IMGP9030The EFCCM’s World of Hope has been running since 2008. It has attracted a large number of donors (over 800 last year) who’ve contributed generous amounts of money (just over $117,000 last year!).

What a boost for the EFCCM’s life-changing ministry around the world!

As I (Brad) write this, our World of Hope impact giving catalogues are on their way to churches and individual EFCCM-supporters, all across Canada!

If you have any particular needs for highlighting World of Hope in your church, whether for a church bulletin, a notice board, or even a button for your website — whatever it is, let us know!

We want to do the absolute most and best we can to promote the ministries our missionaries are involved in, wherever they’re called.

Join us in praying that people’s hearts will be turned toward other people’s needs, and that God’s presence will be felt in how physical needs are met, truth is offered, and love is shared.

If you can’t wait to see the booklet, you can see a web-ready version by clicking below:
World of Hope 2014

You can donate to World of Hope by clicking below:
Donate to World of Hope

 

World of Hope Video Clips

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Here are three clips revealing projects highlighted in this year’s World of Hope. We invite you to share these with your church, small group, family even your favourite goldfish!

You can download these by clicking on “Vimeo” in the clip, and looking for the download link below the vimeo clip on the website. (Contact us if you need help with that.)

Also the digital file of these clips are being mailed to each church on a DVD. The booklets will be on their way to you soon!

World of Hope has had a significant impact over the last number of years, and we’re expecting big things again this year!

World of Hope Announcement!

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We are really excited to announce the launch of the EFCCM’s World of Hope!

This is a collection of most of the EFCCM’s international projects from around the world, and this year for the first time there are a few mission projects within Canada as well. World of Hope provides a great way that you can support ministry that is being conducted through the EFCCM in many countries around the world.

If you, your family, your small group or your whole church would like to get on board with World of Hope, drop us a line and ask for copies of our booklet. We have some left, but they’re going fast!

It is also available in downloadable format here (right click to save):
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Last year’s giving to World of Hope totalled just over $138,000 — a jump that more than doubled the previous record! We’re hoping for great things again this year as God leads us to share his love in word and action.

Finally, if you have a story of how contributing to the World of Hope has blessed you, we’d love to hear it, and share it with the whole movement. Could be a deepened relationship with a missionary. Or improved perspective on the need for and impact of a given ministry. Or even how it drew your church community together to accomplish a meaningful fundraising effort. Drop me a line at bradj@efccm.ca, and let’s chat!