On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. Words of Hope’s Nepali Director Arbin Pokharel recounts his first-hand experience of the earthquake and how his church has been involved in repairing and restoring the community.
The Garhwali community lives in the remote regions of the Himalayas, far away from Delhi. Garhwali listeners tune into our programs, contact our producers, and are connected to churches in their area. Words of Hope’s radio ministry is growing very rapidly in the Garhwal region, and producers Rajesh and Ajay put their heart and soul into the Lord’s work.
The violence that erupted nearly a year and a half ago in South Sudan shows no signs of abating. More than two million people have been forced to flee their homes in search of safety. Thankfully, Words of Hope has been able to continue producing radio programs that can be heard in the region throughout this time of conflict.
In mid-January of 2015, churches in Niger were targeted in a slew of riots. Muslims angry over a French magazine’s depictions of the prophet Muhammad, and dissatisfied with their current government, set fire to 45 church buildings. At least 10 people were killed. Peace seems to have returned inside the country at this time, though it will certainly take time to rebuild the damaged church buildings. Words of Hope’s Lee DeYoung, Director for International Ministry, talks about how these burning …