After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, its Giving Tuesday in the charity world of non-profits seeking donations for their community projects in this season of sharing. December 1 is also World AIDS Day.
Since 2007, WorldHope Corpshas cared for AIDS orphans in Malawi and sponsored HIV/AIDS care-giving and prevention training in churches for thousands of pastors, lay leaders, and youth leaders. For four years we have sponsored a Uganda Youth Empower Project known as Games for the Goal!Defeating HIV/AIDS in Uganda
through Soccer, Testing and Education for Youth
Last year, over 4,000 youth attended our annual soccer camp where they heard inspirational speakers, played in a soccer tournament, and received AIDS testing, counseling and education, and competed for the prize: "Baamu's Goat."
This year's event is set for January 2-6, 2016, and we hope to attract over 5,000 youth to the Games. We will need your help again to make it all happen. Actor Gaius Charles (in Los Angele…
Shalom Training Trackat Christian Community Development AssociationNational Conference Nov. 11-12th, 2015 Every year, over 4,000
faith-motivated, justice-driven, community ministry leaders gather for the
Christian Community Development Association's national conference. This
year we're in Memphis for CCDA. http://www.ccda.org/events/national-conferences In behalf of Communities of Shalom, a
member organization, I am pleased to invite you to four
events at CCDA in Memphis on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 11-12th,
Lunch Session for trainers ·Practical Workshop onrepurposing church
and See a Shalom Site
in Memphis ·Shalom Training
Consultation for community
developers Here are the details: NETWORKING LUNCH FOR TRAINERS :Support and Resources for Trainers wanting to offer Asset
Based Community Development Training. Hosted by Dr. Michael J.
Christensen, former International Director, Communities of Shalom, Drew
University, current training consultant at Nor…
Travel Day Two. Dubai. After spending 3 weeks researching and writing about Wesleyan history theology at Asbury Theological Seminary, we took off for another three weeks on the road--in Uganda. First stop: Dubai. After tearing across the world's most opulent airport, I found myself thinking: "We're not in Kentucky anymore."
Kampala. After a 14 hour flight from
D.C., we arrived this morning in Dubai in transit to Kampala.After only one hour to change planes, we were
on our wayoff to Entebbe airport in
Uganda.Pastor Baamu Moses, Director of
Shalom Uganda, Dr. Caroline Njuki, representing the United Methodist Church, and Grace (our driver) met us at the airport and welcomed two tired pilgrims to
An hour or so later, we checked into an Anglican Church spored Guest House to stay the night.
Tomorrow we will pick up Dennis and make our way to Jinja to meet the
rest of the team, visit some of the flood victims we helped from afar, meet the
new tailors in t…
Travel Day One. Washington/Dulles International to Dubai Airport. Rebecca and I leave today to join and lead a
team of ten "shalomers" (five Ugandans, four Americans, and one Malawian) on a 21-day
mission in Uganda to raise hope and deepen community development projects in
Jinja, Mbale and Hoima areas.
Every year since 2005 I’ve organized and led a service trip and mission to
Malawi or Uganda, either for CitiHope International or WorldHope Corps.This year’s international Mission is focused on Asset Based Community Development (ABCD)
as taught by Communities of Shalom, based at Drew University, as well as on several WorldHope
Corps sponsored projects.
Our team will
conduct the seventh and final session of ShalomTraining
for 300 organized coffee farmers ready to step up from subsistence to sustainable
livelihoods, and lead and participate in two support and empowerment
conferences: one for youth at-risk for HIV/AIDS; and the other for women desiring
greater economic indepen…
Hello friends and Shalomers: Two nights ago we had heavy rains which turned to floods for six hours. The disaster caused many people to lose their houses and gardens and their lives. Two of the people who died are a 67 year old woman and her grand daughter of 12 years. When the water entered her home, it brought down the house and swept everything out. Their bodies were
found in Lake Victoria at the source of the Nile. In the spirit of
shalom we are raising funds to help the affected families. We call upon
Shalomers wherever you are to join us in this situation.Though these people
were affected directly, we all are affected indirectly. Pastor Baamu Moses Director of Shalom Uganda ,Africa .
P.S. Emergency funds for flood victims may be channeled through http://WorldHopeCorp.org
Dear Baamu Moses, We at Thanksgiving Coffee pray for the safety and health of those who are
left to make the situation better. I have
informed Willington at Gumutindo Cooperative and Henry at the Coffee Board of…
Dear Friends of WorldHope Corps: I invite you to join us this year on a mission with Uganda in June, or support our mission there. Every year since 2005, I've led a service trip to Africa. We go to communities to which we have been invited, to share in mutual ministry and joint projects; and we find that we gain so much more than what we give. Henri Nouwen calls this "reverse mission" (See Gracias by Henri Nouwen). This year we're returning to Uganda on June 22. Our ministry partners, Pastor Baaumu Moses (leader of Shalom Coffee Collective in Jinja) and Br. Julius Kasaija (leader of SARS Shalom near Hoima) invited members of WorldHope Corps and Communities of Shalom to come and see, enjoy and celebrate, the good things God is doing in Uganda in the lives of Christians, Muslim and Jews.
Together, we will participate in Five Great Community Events: Shalom Graduation Ceremony in Jinja: Since 2010, a total of 470 coffee farmers, teachers, tailors and community worker…