Throughout 2012 we have seen the unity between ICOC churches and HOPE worldwide continue to grow and strengthen in incredible ways. The members of the HOPE worldwide and Benevolence Committee have played an important role in forging greater unity.
Charles Ham, the HOPE ww representative on this sub-committee, will be working on the Global Disaster Response (GDR) service division based in Jakarta. The plan for the
Charles will be conducting a Disaster Response Capacity Building Workshop on Monday July 9 at the WDS in San Antonio. This will be open to all international HOPE and church leaders. Currently, HOPE has a plan to focus disaster response works in Haiti, Ivory Coast, Japan, and Indonesia.
In response to the possibility of the Evangelists Committee approving the establishment of a Disaster Relief Fund, Mark Templer and Charles Ham have some ideas on how to establish a Protocol for the disbursement of these funds. If this is approved, we as a sub-committee are willing to be part of the discussion on creating said Protocol.