Sisophon, Cambodia March 26
Greatly honoured by Cambodian Government today at the initiation of the new governor. Given front seat next to senior generals, diplomats, chief of staff Deputy PM, and Consulate General Vietnam. Special thanks to outgoing governor Mr Kousoum Saroeth, deputy governor Mr Oum Reatry and Dean of Humanities Professor Chiv Chiv Sarith
Picture shows address by deputy Prime Minister, His Excellency Sar Kheng. All this because we want to help people and show God's love practically.
Sisophon- Cambodia march 25
Just had official meeting with university. Door hasn't just opened - it has been blown off the hinges. We will be doing a full clinic with this university for all students, a biodiesel project and a potential night rally. I have now been asked to meet chief of staff, prime ministers office tomorrow - 2 meetings away from prime minister. Thank you mr Chiv Sarith. The Mission in July is taking some very exciting turns. Just unexplainable supernatural favour. Imagine if university of Queensland said come on to our campus - meet with each student personally. What an opportunity.
Phum Sophy, Cambodia – March 25
This is what the cross of Jesus is all about. One of the team evangelist started this humble church (we met the yesterday). Very remote- very poor - but full of joy in their salvation. Now 10 families strong. In July we will be working with this new church and doing a medical clinic near them. We have the opportunity to see this church grow x 10 through the mission.
Whilst holidaying in NZ, a retiring nurse 'accidentally' rang World Hope Operations Manager, Dr Nicole Anderson, and ended up donating a Portable Ultra Sound machine to the World Hope Network Ministry.
We are so encouraged! What a difference that will make to the doctors in the field during our missions trips! read more..
Recently, Rev Daniel Zelli has the privilege of performing the wedding ceremony for Andrew Miller and Gemma Lee. Andrew was a member of the 2013 trip Vietnam house building project. Andrew and Gemma were married in Gladstone Qld at 3:00 pm Sat 28th Nov 2015 at the Gladstone Botanical Gardens. It was a great wedding. When Andrew came back from Vietnam, he told us that it was the best experience he has had in his life. Wow. Hope he has change that view after Saturday.
Here is a clip of what Andrew had to say about the 2013 Vietnam trip-
All the very best to Andy and Gemma from the World Hope team!
A few words from a volunteer who went on a medical & house building trip.
We are now taking registrations for World Hope Mission trips in 2016!
Australian Outback Indigenous Mission
Date: Thur 16th Jun - Mon 27th Jun 2016
Social work with youth and children. Showing respect and creating relationships with traditional elders. Some community projects, film night, sports, community BBQ. Bush trek and survival camp. Great way to see the outback and learn about Australian History.
Cambodia Medical and Self Sustainability Projects
Date: Wed 29th Jun - Mon 11th Jul 2016
Predominately medical mobile clinic with to tandem projects - Bio Diesel Green house and aquaponics fish/vegetable projects. Community concert, other community projects. Most popular trip.
A few words from a volunteer doctor who went on a medical & building trip.
Vietnam House Building and Medical Clinic Projects
Date: Fri 16th Sept - Wed 28th Sept 2016
Predominately project with tandem mobile medical clinic projects - Very practical trip, great food and great culture. Medical staff encouraged to register early as there is a strict process to obtain medical permissions from government in Vietnam.
Please go to our "Get Involved" page to find out more and register your interest'
A TRIBUTE TO CAT COWIE
At the end of October, a very close friend, ministry colleague and beautiful person, Mrs Cat Cowie collapsed and died suddenly. She was young, fit had just had her miracle baby. She was dearly loved by many and highly respected by all. My love and heart goes out to the friend and family and especially Breno Cowie. I hold her up as an inspirational role model. She deserved this title in many ways, loving, kind, disciplined, great mother, loving wife, active in church life, great preacher and compassionate leader. However if I want to list one of the most inspirational aspects of Cat's life - that is her walk with God. She was attractive as a person, but not just because she was a great person, but she had a close walk with God. That made her attractive in ways that in gender deep respect, acknowledge an inner cohesion and peace, built up your faith, gave her leadership authority and an anointing that impacted you. I am always encouraged and inspired by this about her. She has been and will continue to be blessing to all her knew her. Here is a tribute to Cat, who help pioneer the Vietnam mission trip in 2011.
2 Cor 4:7 "But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body."
We love you Cat - Thanks for being a blessing... Daniel Zelli, World Hope Network CEO
What an amazing week with an amazing team of 52 volunteers in Cambodia!
Here's a brief report of the good new and things that happened:
Medical Patients treated: 1007
Dental Patients treated: 161
Eye glasses given: 557
This project was conducted in full cooperation with the Cambodian Government.
Special Acknowledgement to Departments and partners:
- Ministry of Health
- Ministry of Education
- Sisophon Governor, Prime Ministers Office
- Brigadier General, Company 46, Tank Division Cambodian Army
- Commission of Police, Banteay Meanchey Province
- Christian Ministers Fraternal, 11 Churches,Banteay Meanchey Province
- Albany Hills Christian Church, Queensland Australia
Special thanks to:
- Prof Chiv Sarith Dean: Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Languages Mean Chey University
- Dr Heng Kimsworth: Deputy Director Ministry of Health
- His Excellency, Kousoum Saroueth: Governor Banteay Meanchey Province
The local church partners also claim 3 miracle hearings during this clinic. go to "Latest news" to read more.
WH Pakistan team aid Nepal Earthquake Victims
Whilst the Australian team have been in Cambodia - at the same time - the Pakistan Team have been in Nepal doing a disaster relief project. The Pakistan Director of World Hope, with the help of the Pakistan volunteer team, have so far helped a local school and provided the entire school community with food and with providing building repairs. The team also conducted a medical clinic helping 300 people.
Pakistan news stories on World Hope flood relief
Three Pakistani news crews have filmed a news report showing our local World Hope Network team in Pakistan, as they prepare flood relief packages for distribution, in partnership with the Bloomfield Hall School in Lahore.
This flood relief is taking place in the Chiniot District, where food packages (consisting of around 3 weeks supplies) will be given to around 200 families. The team (with the help of World Hope donations) are so very thankful for the actions, thoughts and prayers of all World hope partners and members. A big thank you!
A team from World Hope Network travelled to Normanton and Doomagee in September and October to get involved with local community projects, as well as youth and children's work.
For photos and stories from our previous Normanton trip, visit our facebook page
"Helping Hands" doco broadcasting on Foxtel from September 9th
ACCTV will be playing World Hope's "Helping Hands" documentary on Foxtel in Australia and NZ every 3 months starting in September! (the documentary follows World Hope volunteers for a week as they build 2 homes for 2 families, as well as provide medical treatment to around 1200 villagers in rural Cai Lay, Vietnam)
The first broadcast is Tuesday, September 9th at 8pm, with repeat broadcasts on Wednesday 10th at 2am and 10am.
Have a look at the clip above for a sneak peek.