Hope Week is a one week charity campaign we do every year as a church. We believe that through serving with different charities, we could be blessings to those around us: and by responding to the needs of our cities, we could bring the light of hope into our cities.
Dear The Hope Family,
We would like to thank everyone who eagerly signed up for Hope Week in the past few weeks. We believe everyone was looking forward to serve the different organizations we had lined up in our different cities. However, in light of the recent developments with the COVID-19 (Corona Virus), after careful consideration and deliberation with The Hope Team, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Hope Week to ensure the health and safety of our teams, volunteers, and members of our community. You are our first priority. To receive updates on our future events, be sure to follow us on our Instagram and our YouTube channel.
See you at our next Hope Week!
If you have not participated in Hope Week with us, we welcome you to join us as we paint, clean shoes, give hugs to toddlers who never got to know their parents, guiding the visually impaired on adventures, or leading lovely elders in morning exercises. If you did, you must have already discovered the impact you make.
From March 9th to 14th, 2020, Hope Week will extend our volunteer services once again. We invite all of you who have already participated in our past Hope Weeks, as well as people who have not yet participated, to join us in bringing hope and blessings to cities like Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung. The efforts of one person may seem very small, but if we are willing to take a step together and BE THE HOPE, we could help others in need find love and warmth in Christ Jesus.
Hoping Love Senior Citizens’ Welfare Foundation
There’s an old saying “An elder at home is a blessing at home.” Have you ever missed the joyful moment with your grandparents? Spending time with them just to hear the amazing stories they have in the past? As the technology advanced in nowadays, these elders may had been slowly forgotten and may felt frustrated sometimes.
The Hoping Love Caring Center has provided cares for elders, disables, and low-income household. Their vision is to offer faith, hope and love for those in need. We believe that through this opportunity with HLCC, we would have a great opportunity to interact with these elders and become the blessings for them. Through honoring them, we believe we can also find a true sense of accomplishment and see their genuine gratitude for joy.
Hui-Ming Visually Impaired Orphanage
“It’s more blessed to give than to receive.” We are a group of fortunate people, we are able to hangout with friends freely and see the beautiful view of this world as we like, and even to have someone to talk to in time of sadness. However, as we look around, can we offer something for those whom are not as fortunate? To give than to receive?
HOCVI has long dedicated to serve the children with visual impairment and other disabilities, to offer them a comprehensive education and training in order to develop their capability for life skills. However, besides these trainings, these children also need true caring and companionship. Through this opportunity with HOCVI, we can offer our passion and love for these children and become part of their joyful memory, in a way like how we desire to treat with Jesus.
Kaohsiung City Down Syndrome Association
How long has it been since you had a hearty laugh, or received an innocent smile?
If life is a colorful painting, smiles would be its brightest paint. Kids with Down syndrome are also known as "happy kids". In Taiwan, there is an average of 1.5 happy kids per 10,000 newborn babies. Their personality is simple, gentle and friendly, stubborn but loving. The biggest common point about them is that they are always willing to share smiles.
Through classes, companionship and other activities, Down Syndrome Association help these happy kids to learn and grow. In addition, we focus on their mental and physical development, increase their employment opportunities, inspire the public to care for them and respect them.
Toy Wonderland has a plan in giving these once-loved-second hand toys a new life and a new value. This program gets the toys to those in need through cleaning, recycling, sorting and distribution to toy libraries across the country, parent-child centers, disadvantaged families and other places in need of toys.
Do you know there are many African children who need to walk at least an hour in average everyday without any footwear and may be infected by lethal flea related diseases?
As the legendary astronaut Armstrong has said “ there is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Never underestimated the impact you can make, even it is just a simple and easy task! As we take this small step of faith, it may be a giant leap for those African children to walk with confidence.
Step 30 has started a mission to provide “unused footwears” to the children of East-Africa who have suffered from fleas significantly, then expanded toward more humanitarian programs such as school building, well drilling and even education seminars for locals to learn about agricultural and health related knowledges; All these are offered in order to equip these African friends with self-sustainable capabilities.
Harmony Home Association
The Harmony Home Association Taiwan (HHAT) has been providing shelters and cares for pregnant migrant laborers and their children for more than 10 years. The founder of the association has dedicated and stood up for them, he has begun this mission from helping the children with AIDS to caring more than 170 migrant child laborers today. The HHAT has become a shelter for these loving children.
Eden Visually Impaired Rehabilitation Center
“If I can see, then I can easily decipher day and night. If I can see, maybe life would be completely different.” Song writer- Ricky Hsiao
This is the heartfelt wish of those with vision impairment, those who cannot tell the difference between day and night, and those who cannot see those standing in front of them. But there is something that they don’t need to see, but can feel, and that is love. If you can, would you be their eyes? To tell them how blue the sky is and how green the trees are? Would you, in a few short hours, be their biggest support and be a conduit of love?
Eden Visually Impaired Rehabilitation Center provides an array of classes and services geared towards not only helping visually impaired individuals with adapting to life with impaired vision, but also classes that empower and restore self-confidence.
Good Friend Mission
Psalm 127:3 New Living Translation (NLT)
Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.
Every child is a gift from god, so beautiful and full of unlimited possibilities. But for some of these children, they lack loving families and role models to guide them through life, especially in the areas of communication, socialization and emotions management. Because of these deficiencies, these children often are unable to see their own personal worth and hence struggle with the social circles around them.
At Good Friend Mission, they provide an environment where the kids can grow and learn at their own pace through different activities such as after school tutoring and weekend outdoor events. Through these activities, GFM hopes to provide these children with further opportunists to explore the world around them.
Bethany Children’s Home
What is home to you? Father, mother, with a few more siblings ? Or like The Hope, where people with different backgrounds come together and love each other.
Bethany Children’s Home is a place filled with numerous extraordinary “small families”. For more than half a century, it accommodates, raises and cares for children and adolescents between the ages of 2 and 18. Each small family consists of about 4 to 6 people. The child social worker would take on a parental role and provide warmth and shelter to the poor and the forsaken children.
Wanhua Bread of Life Gospel Center
A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. -Isaiah 42:3 NIV
When you exit Longshan Temple Station, you will be greeted with at least two types of scenery. On one hand you will see a bustling landscape of worshipers and tourists at the temple while on the other side at Mengxia Park, during the day time, you will see people playing board games, talking or just seniors lounging in the sun. At night however, the park is a gathering ground for many, who are homeless. What you don’t know is that 90% of them did not choose to be there, and are on the streets today due to various reasons. They are those who used to be teachers, construction workers, doctors, real estate agents and many other professions in their younger days.
Since its inception over ten years ago, Wanhua Bread of Life Gospel Center has served the citizens of Wanhua, particularly, the underprivileged, elderly and homeless, through services, such as gifts, food, prayer cards, companionship and care.
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