HOPE worldwide Singles Corps enables single men and women to demonstrate Christ’s love around the world through service and compassion.
“Dare to Serve!”: REgistration open
FOR 2016 hww singles corps
A few important notes about payment: You are required to pay a $300 deposit in order for us to process your application. Once you are accepted to the program, that deposit becomes non-refundable and is credited toward your participation fee
2016 HOPE WORLDWIDE SINGLES CORPS SITES
Alaska 2 HWW Singles Corps
Dates: Sept. 11 to 18
Price: $970 plus flights
The Gateway to the Arctic Camp near Talkeetna, Alaska, is a new agricultural youth camp whose mission is to develop the character of Alaska’s youth through education and engagement in sustainable agriculture. Participants will grow in their knowledge of agriculture, sustainable and responsible living, empowering service, and effective leadership, all while experiencing an unforgettable summer camp. Participants will focus on camp construction and maintenance, during which participants will help with various building projects on the camp, such as trail building and maintenance, cabin/outbuilding maintenance and improvement, and more. Power tools will be used with proper training and supervision. There are also plans for the implementation of an agricultural-themed camp where the HSC will teach campers about agriculture and get them involved in the process!
This program will focus on the harvest. All of the hard work throughout the summer will have paid off! It will be time to harvest our crops and donate them to those in need. As well, winter comes quickly, so it will be time to make sure camp is properly prepared for the winter season.
If you like the outdoors and are a bit of a “free spirit”, you will love this HSC! Think “Bear Grylls meets Jesus”!
Johannesburg, South Africa HWW Singles Corps (Update 8/5: ACCEPTING JUST A FEW MORE FEMALE APPLICANTS; STILL ACCEPTING MALE APPLICANTS)
Dates: October 29 to November 7
Price: $1, 500 (not including flights and visas) – final payment deadline September 30
We are inviting Singles and Professionals to visit and work in informal settlements in South Africa from October 29 to November 7, 2016 to help orphans and little children with Early Childhood Development. We will work with children and caregivers in Zandspruit and Diepsloot in basic education, nutrition, exercise, health, character building, and child protection. Then we will host a Regional Singles Conference for Singles and Professionals in Southern Africa on November 5-6, 2016. We will also have up close and personal wildlife excursions with lions and elephants. We will help the participants to understand and implement Early Childhood development programs in informal settlements. It will be a fantastic opportunity to learn about the needs and importance of little children in all of our lives. “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3.
Sri Lanka HWW Singles Corps
Dates: Dec. 20 to Jan. 1
Price: $ 1,040 plus flight (final payment deadline December 1, 2016)
Come and spend Christmas serving in Sri Lanka with other singles from around the world! HOPE worldwide Sri Lanka has been running a school for underprivileged children for many years. On this service trip, you will teach the children of the school (we need teachers, including music teachers!), reach out to the community, and help clean the slum area where the children live (so lots of opportunity for manual labor!) In the community, you will deliver messages on health and hygiene, good nutrition, and life skills. We are also appealing to medical professionals, who will conduct much needed medical checkups. So, nurses, doctors, dentists! We need you!
Note: In addition to the seven HOPE worldwide Singles Corps programs listed above, which are exclusively for singles, several of our December volunteer programs are open to singles:
“Calling All Brothers!”
We asked Jeremy Newton-John, a member of the HOPE worldwide Singles Corps Committee from Australia, to share why he believes it is important for brothers to participate in the HOPE worldwide Singles Corps. Here’s his compelling response entitled “Epitaph”:
One day, people are going to stand over my grave. What will they remember? A nice guy? Will that be my epitaph: ‘Here lies a nice guy?’ The thought makes me shudder. I really, really don’t want my greatest struggle to have been with my boss over a pay rise. I do not want the labours of my life summed up in a house valuation. Right now, I don’t have kids, but if ever I do, I want my life to have been something my kids would choose to read about.
I cannot be content to overcome obstacles by pressing a button on the remote. I cannot be content to see this planet from Google Earth. And I cannot be content to see other people suffer when it’s in my power to do something about it. I don’t want to die sick – but if I must, then let it be by malaria contracted while helping orphans in an African swamp – not by heart disease from too many hamburgers.
And all this is worldly. What of eternity? Will I be able to stand tall in the Halls of Glory alongside David, Moses, Ezekiel, Barnabas, and James knowing I had run a good race? Will I be able to look Paul of Tarsus in the face and say, ‘Brother, I, too, gave it my best shot’? God did not give us a Spirit of timidity. Surely that means we have been given the Spirit of Adventure, also… I don’t know about you, but I want more than just my name written in the Book of Life.
So, over to you, brothers of the Heavenly Calling: What will be your epitaph?