Partnering with Kore Great Hope Charities

Partnering with Kore Great Hope Charities
Partnering with Kore Great Hope Charities in Korah - Children's Shelter (blue fence) & church is directly across the road.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Changing Lives, Empowering Families - STAND WITH KORAH

Changing Lives, Empowering Families! When I think of these words, I think of Serkalem. The contrast of her life today compared to when I first met her is nothing short of unbelievable. She is truly an example of someone whose spirit was trapped in the unrelenting grip of poverty and whose life has been dramatically transformed because someone else decided to...
STAND WITH KORAH
As you will see in Serkalem's Story below - 
 Together, we can make a difference...

November is Hope for Korah's fundraising month & we are asking you to join us as we care for the destitute - the elderly lepers, widows, children & families of Korah. In preparing for 2013, our goal is $75,000.  Any gift great or small will help loosen the yoke of poverty in Korah.  Please read recent post  STAND WITH KORAH.

Serkalem's Story

I will always remember the day I met Serkalem. She was lying, deathly sick in bed, hardly able to move with a fussing baby latching lethargically onto her breast. Concerned for her life and worried that her children may soon be orphans, the leaders brought me to her home. Her husband was dead and she was left alone; completely destitute, with three young children. That week she had been poisoned by food she had eaten and scavenged from the city garbage dump. Her children’s faces were blank, empty and hopeless. Their living conditions were horrendous. Their home reminded me of a prison cell; filthy, no window, one broken down tin door that could not fully open to let in light because of the makeshift bed that filled their living space. A family of four, living in this spec of a room, it was heart breaking to say the least.


Through circumstances that I can only attribute to God’s intervention, He immediately provided a sponsor – that very night! When hearing her story, Patty (who happened to be

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Few of the Ways We Are "Working Together for Hope"


We invite you to join us,
STAND WITH KORAH
 Together, we can make a difference...

November is Hope for Korah's fundraising month and we are asking you to join us as we care for the destitute - the elderly lepers, widows, children and families of Korah. In preparing for the upcoming year, our goal is $75,000.  Any gift great or small will help loosen the yoke of poverty in Korah.  Please read our recent post and click on STAND WITH KORAH.

Here are just a few of the ways we are
"Working Together for Hope"

Family Sponsorship
Keeping families healthy and
keeping families together!

Together, through monthly sponsorship we are able to take action towards breaking the cycle of extreme poverty for families living in Korah. Sponsorship provides an opportunity for families to move out of this critical state through better living conditions, food, healthcare, education, community meetings, bible study and relationship. The goal is for families to become involved with income generation & community development projects which promote self-empowerment, giving back to their community and leading to healthy, stable and self-sustainable families. Giving Hope & a Future - Jeremiah 29:11


Berta Breakfast

“Crisis Intervention” Program

 

The first of its kind in Korah, this ‘Crisis Intervention’ Program serves a specialized breakfast cereal called Berta which is designed specifically for malnourished children. For many it is their largest meal of the day. Most families in Korah only eat 1-2 times per day and the quality of food is extremely poor, often scavenged from the city garbage dump. As a result, the boys and girls living in Korah are underweight and their families malnourished.  It is common for these children to have poor participation (some actually fainting) in school because they have not eaten.  Providing Berta, provides hope and a future; one cannot concentrate in school on an empty stomach.
 

The Elders' Home for Lepers 
Loving the Least of These

Great Hope Charities has been serving the elderly lepers of Korah for numbers of years.  At their request, in April 2012 we opened the ‘Elders’ Home’ providing a safe, loving home for those who have been forgotten & rejected because of their disease.


Brother Sister Friend Program

Globally connecting hundreds of boys & girls of all ages to a friend their own age, learning to understand their needs and developing a relationship through letters, cards and photos.  “I AM NOT FORGOTTEN! Someone knows my name!”

Income Generation

In October 2012 we leased this beautiful compound to house our ‘Income Generation Project’ which will provide families an opportunity to learn and upgrade weaving, jewellery making, basketry and sewing skills. Products will be available for purchase in 2013.                                    
Changing Lives, Empowering Families







Education for All Ages



Students from our Hope for Korah Kindergarten Class


  • Sponsored, school-age children are enrolled in local schools,receive school uniforms & supplies 
  •  All children attend after-school tutoring & snack
  •  Hope for Korah Kindergarten Classroom
  • ‘Moving Forward Group’ - opportunities for young adults to further their education
  • Adult Education - health & hygiene, business planning, training & upgrading of skills for income generation

Special Projects
Bringing Comfort & Dignity, Soccer Camp


Making a difference through special projects such as 
soccer camp or providing beds, mattresses & blankets
 to the poorest of the poor in Korah.





STAND WITH KORAH
 Together, we can make a difference...


To Make a Donation: 

You can give a one-time gift, or set up 
monthly giving through post-dated checks.

In Canada
Please write checks out to 
'International Discipleship Training Canada Ministries'

In the United States
 Please write checks out to 
'International Discipleship Training '

Please mail donations to:
Hope for Korah U.S. & Canada Office
P.O.Box 16013
Abbotsford, B.C.
V3G 0C6 Canada

 Hope for Korah is under registered charity
 International Disciple Training in the U.S. (IDT) and 
International Disciple Training Canada Ministries 
in Canada (IDTCM).
Tax receipts are given at the end of the year. 

For more Information Contact

Eve Pohl RSW - Director Operations HFK
Phone: 604-807-4826


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

STAND WITH KORAH


I often think back to our first visit to Korah when we stumbled through its’ broken streets and stooped through a dingy doorway into the blackness of a small, dirt floor hovel and met a mother, utterly destitute and crippled, with three children. They had no food, no blanket or bed. This must surely grieve God. That day changed our lives and commenced us on the amazing journey of Hope for Korah. 

Much has happened since then; numerous doors have opened, allowing for us to stand in support of this mother and many others who are needy and suffering in Korah. We believe God has a vision for Korah that is beyond what any of us could or can imagine.


“For the Lord is high above the nations; 
his glory is higher than the heavens. 
Who can be compared with the LORD our God, 
who is enthroned on high? 
He stoops to look down on heaven and on earth. 
 He lifts the poor from the dust 
and the needy from the garbage dump.” 
Psalm 113: 4 - 7 NLT


Now we would like to invite you to join us,

STAND WITH KORAH 

Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting various Korah stories through this blog and our Facebook page. You will see a glimpse of just a few of the ways God is using Hope for Korah to lift the poor and needy from the garbage dump. For years they have depended on discarded trash for survival, but now many are learning about a God in Heaven who has not forgotten them, but loves them and knows them by name. He is lifting them up and is bringing others to stand alongside them. We invite you to be one of those people. Hope for Korah has designated November as its fundraising month and our goal is to raise $75,000. Any gift, great or small, is important and will help loosen the yoke of poverty in Korah.



We thank you for prayerfully considering how 
YOU could STAND WITH KORAH.

Blessings and Great Hope,

Eve Pohl RSW
Operations Director HFK
and the Hope for Korah Advisory Council

If you would like further information please 
contact Eve at eve@hopeforkorah.com

PLEASE SCROLL BELOW 
OR CLICK HERE FOR 
DONATION INSTRUCTIONS

Hope for Korah is under registered charity
 International Disciple Training in the U.S. (IDT) and 
International Disciple Training Canada Ministries in Canada (IDTCM). 
Tax receipts are given at the end of the year. 


To learn more about Korah please read previous post:
When our plans fell apart - God's plans fell into place...
He led us to Korah

TO MAKE A DONATION: 

IN CANADA
Please write checks out to 
'International Disciple Training Canada Ministries'

IN THE UNITED STATES
 Please write checks out to 
'International Disciple Training '

Please mail donations to:
Hope for Korah U.S. & Canada Office
P.O.Box 16013
Abbotsford, B.C.
V3G 0C6 Canada


If you would like further information on Hope for Korah please 
contact Eve at eve@hopeforkorah.com

PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK & READ 
A FEW OF THE WAYS WE ARE 
"WORKING TOGETHER FOR HOPE"