COH: Transforming Lives and Communities
The final week of Celebration of Hope provides the chance to transform lives and communities through giving. Last year, the Celebration of Hope offering helped drill 78 wells, build 30 classrooms, serve 22,000 refugees, provide education for 11,000 children, and more!
"Celebration of Hope is our chance to be faithful with what God has blessed us with to serve others," says Steve Gillen. "Prayerfully ask Him how you can be part of His work in alleviating poverty and injustice across our world."
This year, you can designate your giving to the area you are most passionate about—or give to the area of greatest need. A special offering will be taken during this weekend's services, or you can click here to give now or learn more about the programs you are supporting.
"Many people in my village die young due to poor hygiene," says Mohan Patel from Rajasthan, India. "Due to a Willow partnership with Mission India, we were able to install public toilets maintained by a local church to provide access to clean sanitation and keep women safe. My village will be forever grateful for this amazing gift."
Don't forget to explore the Main Lobby before or after services this weekend to discover all the ways your giving can fuel our partners in Africa, Asia, Central America, and the Middle East.
Go and Grow!
Have you found ways to go and grow this COH? Check out these opportunities to get involved:
Clean Up at Local Schools, April 13 | Join a team serving schools in Hoffman Estates and Palatine to help provide a better environment for students. Learn more and sign up here.
Come Alongside a Chicago Church Outreach, April 13 | Serve with Grace & Peace Church to provide food and toiletries to 400 families in their community. Learn more and sign up here.
Pray | Receive prayer requests from across the world, learn about our partners' needs, and commit to lifting them up in prayer. Text "PRAY" to 224-512-4718.
Read | Click here to view a list of resources recommended by Willow Global to broaden your view of compassion and justice. Books are also available at the "Grow" table at Seeds Bookstore.
Be Inspired | Learn how one woman used her past to fuel a passion to rescue women and children—and be inspired by how God can use you! Click here to watch.