Sunday, October 23, 2016

WorldHope Malawi Ready to Rock and Roll

Pastor Dennis greeting students at Point Loma Nazarene University
Josie, Dennis and Michael
Dennis Singini's "American Adventure" 7-week tour has concluded and he has returned to Malawi to ramp up and rock and roll as Program Director of WorldHope Corps Malawi.

On behalf of the board of directors, I want to thank Josie Dittrich (Dennis' USA Tour sponsor) and WorldHope Corps' many friends, followers and supporters who met, hosted or prayed for Dennis during his 7-week, 12-city USA tour; and who helped him with friend-raising, fund-raising and educational opportunities. Together, we succeeded in equipping Dennis for a new level of responsibility and in raising his program budget for Malawi. 

All totaled, we raised over $50,000 in gifts-in-kind, cash donations, and pledges during Dennis's tour! This is a tremendous provision that lets us procure and distribute 700+ Mosquito Nets for "No More Malaria", do free eye exams and issue 1000+ prescription Eye-glasses, sponsor an HIV/AIDS Shalom training event, and start a new village well monitoring and maintenance program.  We also received two $10,000 pledges to drill two new Village Wells in the New Year.  And, most importantly, we raised enough staff support to employ Dennis as Program Director for WorldHope Malawi this year. 

Dennis interviewed by Lindsay
One of the most delicious fruits of our labor, or rather, one of most gracious and generous gifts received during Dennis' American Tour, was a cash offering of $1,895 toward the purchase of a motorcycle for the circuit-riding ministry of Pastor Dennis as he visit the 12 churches he planted and some of the 50 village wells he personally drilled or facilitated drilling for WorldHope Corps.  This special gift was contributed by the members of a Sunday School class led by Professor Dean Nelson at San Diego First Church of the Nazarene.  

We still need another $1,000 to purchase a newer motorbike for Dennis, as well as additional funds for village wells and training events, so please help out if you can.

The easiest way to support Dennis and WorldHope Corps is to give online at (designating your gift for a WorldHope Malawi project, motorbike or staff support).  

OR you can send a check made payable to WorldHope Corps to the address below:

WorldHope Corps, Inc.
P.O. Box 7688
San Diego, CA 92167

Again, thank you--friends, hosts, and supporters--for contributing to this success of Dennis' wild and wonderful American Adventure and the ramp up of WorldHope Malawi. 
John Culp family and Dennis

I invite you to follow our clean water and community development projects in Malawi and Uganda on this blog site, and also visit our website at

Seeking Shalom,

Michael J. Christensen, Founder and CEO
WorldHope Corps, Inc.

P.S. Take a look at some of our new friends of WorldHope Corps below: 

Hosted by Pastor Kelvin Sauls
Dennis meets James Lawson

Monday, October 03, 2016

Dennis Singini's "American Adventure" Tour Concludes in Georgia

Zech 4:6 "'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.'"

By Josie Dittrich, Tour Sponsor

I'm sure that everyone who hosted or met Dennis experienced the same thing I did: a one-on-one of the living Gospel. The Spirit of God within Dennis manifesting the Christ-like compassion, wisdom, insight and overwhelming love for mankind. 

After months of planning and looking forward to Dennis being in the U.S., his two-month, seven state, ten city "American Adventure" has come and gone. Once it started, it sure went fast! Thanks to each of you for your friendship and support in helping to supply and fortify Dennis with his many continuing efforts in Malawi through WorldHope Corps, Communities of Shalom, Lions Club Golden Isles, Talitha Kum/Wezi House of Grace and of course, preaching. The results will be continuing in marvelous ways none of us can conceive at this time.

While Dennis was in St. Simons Island, GA., he spoke to the Lions Club Golden Isles, who to-date, have donated 1000+ used prescription eye glasses & shipped them to Mzuzu. Dr. Robert Millican of the Millican Eye Center, secured and refurbished a SureSight Vision Screener, which has a retail value of $6000. Dr. Millican trained Dennis how to use this amazing medical device and has sent it with him . . . to do the outreach that began with 35 pairs of Dollar Tree eye glasses that I mailed to Dennis several years ago. 

This medical device is purposely developed for remote locations where there is no electricity. In a few seconds of time, prescription eye needs can be accessed. Then the 1000+ glasses, which have the prescription marked on them and have been sorted accordingly, will be able to be matched up easily. 

Please see the attached article of The Brunswick News regarding Dennis & The Lions Club. It isn't totally accurate, but it gets the general story across. BTW: at the end it states the distribution to 20 villages in Northern Malawi will take a few days. Actually, it will take at a minimum of several weeks of time spread across months, as time allows. 

This has been a dream come true for me. It is an answer to prayers that I could never have imagined. Thank you, Father God, truly, "'not by might or power, but by My Spirit' says the Lord Almighty." It is a miracle . . . there is no other explanation. 

Respectfully and gratefully submitted,
Josie Dittrich

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Pastor Dennis Experiences Southern Hospitality in Columbia, SC

Report Summary submitted by Rev. John Culp, host and shalom friend of WorldHope Corps

Dennis arrived in Columbia, S.C. just in time to go to a USC football game. This was an Experience. He saw 85,000 fans yelling and hysteria in a stadium larger than anything in Malawi. The football game was a new experience and tailgating too. Just the expensive trucks and cars showed how wealthy the US is in relation to the rest of the world. He caught a football when the field goal kicker was practicing. 

Dennis also was able to see old friends who visited Mzuzu four years ago and they are planning another mission trip in June.  

Dennis spoke to three churches and several children groups on Sunday. 

We shared with him the history of slavery in SC. by visiting a memorial and the museum of SC.  Mzuzu uses the same hoe and tools today that we used here during plantation days . These villages in Malawi are 100 years behind us.  

A very special and Holy moment was when Dennis met our granddaughter, Regan, who is now six years old and cancer free.   When she was three months old with cancer, a miracle of grace happened and the cancer vanished. Out of gratitude, enough funds were raised to sponsor a new village well near a school that had no clean water. Dennis and WorldHope Corps drilled a deep well and named it Regan's Well--to the Glory of God!  

Dennis is such a blessing and we are thankful for his God given gifts and special visit to South Carolina.

Rev. John Culp, grandaugther Regan, John's daughter and Dennis Singini

Friday, September 16, 2016

Dennis's Preliminary Report on activities and outcomes in California

What follows is a mission update for hosts and sponsors of Dennis Singini on his USA educational and fund raising tour

After visiting friends in Northern New Jersey, Greensboro, North Carolina, and 
sharing his passion for drilling deep wells to provide clean water in Malawi, Dennis Singini caught a longer than expected flight from Charlotte to San Diego for the next leg of his 7-week American Adventure.  

In San Diego, Dennis shared with three groups about how he through WorldHope Corps has personally drilled or facilitated the drilling over 50 boreholes or village wells since 2006 in Malawi. When a Sunday School class at San Diego First Church of the Nazarene heard how he travels by bicycle to preach at the 12 churches he planted, and by public transportation to rural villages to mobilize for well-drilling, members took up a collection of almost $3,000 for the purchase of a motorcycle to use in his ministry.  All totaled, friends he met at First Church pledged over $24,000 toward the work of WorldHope Corps in rural villages (motorbike, 2 village wells, and educational scholarships). 

In Los Angeles, at Holman United Methodist Church, Dennis shared his team's desire to distribute "Nothing but Nets" to prevent Malaria in Malawi.  The church took a love offering—households at Holman providing nets for households in Malawi. Over $2,000 was collected for Mosquito Nets for WorldHope Malawi to distribute.

In San Francisco, Dennis shared his efforts to work with pastors and congregations dealing with HIV/AIDS in Malawi.  In the City, he visited a number of AIDS clinics, counseling centers, and HIV support groups, including: Positive Force, Shanti, and SF AIDS Foundation.  After meeting patients and long-term survivors, and after staying with Doug Smith and Peter in Berkeley, Dennis had an idea, perhaps a vision, for creating a community resource center to support people living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi. Ideally such a center would be located near a village well sponsored by WorldHope Corps, and/or near a school. It might also be combined with the need for a WHC Malawi office and distribution center for Nets. We shall see how this all unfolds.

On the Sabbath in Berkeley, Dennis was introduced by his hosts, Maxim Schrogin and Karen Harber, to members of Synagogue Beth El.  He brought greetings at the Torah Study and met several interesting people who wanted to help him.  

On Sunday, Dennis was introduced by David Ourisman and Doug Smith to the congregation of Epworth Berkeley United Methodist Church.  There he spoke at Adult Study to about 20+ people about his Shalom ministry in Malawi. Friends in Berkeley contributed $6,061 to his mission so far, and more may be coming in. 

Before he left the Bay Area, Dennis, Doug Smith and Jim Bergdoll had dinner with the residents of the Temiscal Co-housing project in Oakland.  There he presented Shalom principles of Asset Based Community Development and learned about ABCD development in Oakland.  

Dennis left SF on Tuesday, September 13, for Georgia--the next phase of his journey. On St Simon’s Island, GA, this week, hosted by Josie Dittrich, he will make a presentation to the Lions Club Golden Isles, and then receive expert training from Dr. Millican on how to use the SureSight Vision Screener (valued at $6000) donated by the Lion’s Club. With this new training capability, Dennis will be able to determine the specific eye prescription needed to match one of the 1000+ pairs of used eyes glasses provided by the Lions Club, which are already in Malawi. Then its on to Columbia, SC, Macon, and Atlanta (details of which will be in the next Update)

Dennis Singini and his hosts make me proud, PROUD!

Additional contributions can be made online at or sent to the WorldHope Corps address below. Thanks, everyone, for doing all you can. Truly a team effort!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Dennis Singini Arrives in Greensboro, NC & Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA

Report on Dennis' Activites in North Carolina and Virginia

Submitted by Host Rob Robins, Osborne Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC

Dennis arrived at Greensboro at 11:30 pm on 8/13, several hours late. On Sunday the 14th we visited Osborne Baptist Church, but were unable to stay for the entire service due to the fact that Dennis needed to be at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, some 100 miles away, at 12:30 pm to begin his business class. After a quick stop at Ci Ci’s pizza and the campus bookstore, Dennis began his five day intensive class in Strategic Planning. Dennis stayed with Wes Gauldin and his wife who graciously shuttled him around and fed him for a week. (Wes’ brother-in-law has been to Malawi and is friend’s with Dennis.) 

On Thursday night the 19th, I picked Dennis up from Lynchburg. Saturday we went fishing during the morning and then Dennis mowed some of Genesis Ministries field with my little tractor. The next day – Sunday - he was able to teach an adult connection group at Osborne Baptist, before preaching a fabulous sermon at M & L Tabernacle of Faith in Reidsville, NC, followed by a wonderful meal. Sunday evening Dennis spoke at a Celebrate Recovery, sharing the testimony of how his drunkard dad met Jesus and was changed. 
Monday, the 22nd, we went to Celebration Station and raced go-carts, rode bumper boats, and played a game of Putt-Putt golf. That evening we, my 8 yr. old, David Hinton - a young man who spent over 3 months in Malawi, and Delana, who has also been to Malawi, went to an indoor rock climbing facility. To which, Dennis made it the 40’ to the top. 

On Wednesday, before flying to San Diego, Dennis spoke to the Elementary students at Community Baptist Christian School, presented a beautiful chief’s chair to the pastor of M&L Tabernacle, and had lunch with another African American pastor.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Summary Report from Dennis Singini's Hosts in New Jersey

Dear Friends, 
It is with great joy and thanksgiving that we send our good friend and brother Dennis Singini on to North Carolina. His time with us here in New Jersey has been devoted to assisting him in starting his new role as the Malawi Director for WorldHope Corps by introducing him to other believers who are already involved in mission work in Malawi and by creating opportunities for him to present his vision and to shape his message.
We facilitated meetings between Dennis and two faith-based groups and are confident that we have laid the groundwork for future assistance and cooperation. We saw Dennis making personal connections and even watched as he made plans to meet with some our friends, now his friends too, when they are in Lilongwe in September. 
We never know what God has planned, but we are filled with joy over the warm reception people here showed Dennis and with hope that a great future for Dennis and the people of Malawi has been forged here in New Jersey. 
With blessings to all, from the warm heart of New Jersey, Helen and Ruth

Friday, August 12, 2016

Dennis Singini Arrives in New York to begin his USA Tour

Dennis Singini arrived at JFK this week to begin his USA Tour with WorldHope Corps, hosted for the first day by Dr. Caroline Njuki, board member of WorldHope Corps, Inc.

"We had our briefing and Dennis shared stories about his work," Caroline posted. "I shared with him donor trends and fund-raising tips, and will help him all I can."  

"It was worthy time spending and touring New York city," Dennis replied.  "It made me realise I am really IN the USA. Many thanks to Dr. Caroline!  Am now back from a music festival with [WorldHope Corps volunteer] Stacy Radmore.  It was wonderful to enjoy the music, tasting different foods and meeting other friends. Thanks to Stacy for taking me there. I appreciate all her generosity."

Thank you all so much for your contribution to the success of Dennis's trip. Shalom,  Caroline Njuki