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Last Day for Year-End Giving

Dear friends and colleagues,
I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy New Year!
And to invite you to become a donor-advisor to a specific WorldHope Corps project next year.
Our ministry partner, Northwind Institute, designed a Mission Giving Catalogue to make it easier to give and sponsor a specific WorldHope Corps project.Major Donors (contributing $500 or more) to a particular project will be consulted next year about how best to support their designated project.
Please take a look and prayerfully select a project in our mission catalog that warms your heart. https://www.northwindinstitute.org/worldhopecorps
For example, you may want to provide high quality mosquito nets to a family of five in Malawi at risk for Malaria during the rainy season.And in return, be blessed by the knowledge that you will have made a difference in the life of one family, who in turn will be praying for you.Or you may want to sponsor a new village well.Just click here and take …

Kakholi Village Has a Deep Water Well for Christmas

Last Christmas, over one hundred school children and their families did not have clean water in the remote cluster of five villages near the school in Kakholi, Malawi, where over 2,000 people live.
Statistically, 1 out of 5 children under 5 in Malawi get deathly sick from water-borne diseases. Many of them die for lack of medication and sanitation.  The lack of clean water in Kakholi caught the attention of WorldHope Corps last year after we distributed anti-malaria mosquito nets nearby. WorldHope Corps Malawi Program Director, Dennis Singini, assessed and selected Kakholi, Malawi, for the next deep water village wel—as soon as a new sponsor could be found. WorldHope Corps has drilled 64 village wells since 2007, and we were determined to find the next sponsor for Village Well Number 65 so that the 2000+ people in the cluster of five villages, including a hundred school children, could drink clean water this Christmas. My 91+ year-old father, Val Christensen, and mother Millie Christe…

Christmas Campaign to end the Year Well

Dear friends,
I am so grateful for your support of WorldHope Corps this year.
We’ve had a hard year economically, yet managed to do so much good with few resources. 

We only raised $70k so far this year toward our 100k annual budget, and had to spend all of our reserve funds to fulfill our program and project commitments.
Today begins our Year-End campaign to raise needed funds to end the year without debt, and solicit sufficient pledges for the New Year to support WorldHope Corps Malawi and WorldHope Corps Uganda projects in 2018.  
We need exactly $9,112 to pay all remaining expenses of our leadership consultations, community development trainings, and women’s empowerment conferences in Malawi and Uganda this year.
See my mission update for a summary of these projects:http://michael-christensen.blogspot.com
I beg you, my friends and colleagues, not to forget the poor this season; and I invite you to increase your support of WorldHope Corps this year—just a little if you can!
Please help us…

Thanksgiving Campaign for WorldHope Corps

I’m happy to report that our Thanksgiving Appeal for projects in Malawi and Uganda was moderately successful, and we are almost there:
We needed a sponsor to complete construction of our Water Store in Uganda…We found one and we were able to wire $4,150 in donations to Sustainable Action—our ministry partner in Western Uganda.
We needed a sponsor to jump start this year’s Anti-malaria mosquito net distribution during the wet season in rural northern Malawi….United Methodists in South Carolina took up an offering and we were able to wire the first $3,000 to WorldHope Corps Malawi to buy high quality bed nets.
We need another $6,000 this month to fully fund the distribution and training program. You can donate directly to www.WorldHopecorps.orgPlease help us with a year-end gift of any amount.

How others are helping: 
One member of WorldHope Corps raised over $600 by using E-Bay Auction for charitable giving. https://www.facebook.com/gaiuscharles/videos/1602044506540530/
Another member, Rev…