"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
- John 3:16 -
Mercy Hospital staff receives surgical training
Mercy Hospital’s Dr. Sao Amara, and Sister August Kpanabaum recently completed training in surgical obstetric training; specifically cesarean section, at Mary Johnson Hospital in the Phillipines. Sister Kpanabaum shared that they learned from several different lecturers covering a range of skills and topics related to obstetrics and maternity surgeries. Along with lecture and classroom time, Dr. Amara and Sr. Augusta were able to engage in hands-on training including practicals on various incision techniques, sterilization of instruments and the maintenance of a sterile theater and surgical field.

Four students in the course came from Sierra Leone, one from Urban Centre Freetown, one from Rotifunk hospital, and two from Mercy Hospital. Other students in the course hailed from Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Liberia.

Mercy received a blood bank on April 19th, but is still need of a solar system to ensure that the surgical ward, blood bank, and Electronic Medical Information System has 24 hour power. Please contact support@helpingchildrenworldwide.org if you can help.
Mercy Hospital's Sister Augusta Kpanabaum reads materials during surgical training
Dr. Sao Amara (center) and Sister Augusta (right) are joined by another attendee of the surgical training in the Philippines.
Helping Children Worldwide is hosting our first annual policy conference, Rising Tides: The Future of Global Missions , on September 6-7, 2019 in Chantilly, VA. We will explore how we can lift all boats in the fields of child welfare, public health, and short term missions with programs that raise the tides in these fields. This event is intended for anyone and all who are interested.

We are seeking panelists with experience and expertise in:
  • Global Public Health and Development, especially those with expertise in maternal and infant health
  • Program Sustainability and Community Development in Developing Countries, especially those with experience in community development in developing countries

Opportunities are available for panelists to participate via teleconference. If you or someone you know are interested in participating in one or more of these panels, please email us at support@helpingchildrenworldwide.org by May 15, 2019 .
Opportunities to Get Involved!
Summer Internships for College Students!
It's that time of year -- HCW is looking for college students to intern with us this summer! We are looking for support in the areas of Social Media Marketing, Event Planning and Scheduling, Sponsor A Child program support, and general office management. Must have good verbal and written communication skills and excellent skills in Microsoft Office and other online tools.

Interested? Please send your resume and two (2) references to Melody at melodycurtiss@helpingchildrenworldwide.org
October Mission Team Interest Meeting
Sat., Apr 27, 2019
 10:00 AM EST
Have you thought about traveling to Sierra Leone with one of our UMVIM teams? The deadline for the October 2019 team is approaching. Join the interest meeting on Saturday, April 27 or apply today!

Travel Dates: Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2019
Application Deadline : April 30, 2019

Join the Interest Meeting:
HCW Partnership Meeting
Sun., Apr 28, 2019
2:00 PM EST
Please join us on Sunday, April 28 to hear updates regarding our shared mission in Sierra Leone! We will be covering a variety of topics, including the upcoming policy conference and revealing HCW's 3-year development plan.

Questions? Email Melody today!

Join Zoom Meeting:
Have you written to your sponsored student?
The next mission team is leaving in May, so now is your chance! The team will be carrying letters with them to deliver to CRC students. To make sure your letter makes it over with the team, please send it to HCW no later than April 30.
HCW welcomes new members to Board of Directors
Helping Children Worldwide is excited to announce the installment of two new members to the Board of Directors: Mary Ann Gillkeson of Bethel UMC in Charleston, SC, and Jerry Dowless.
Easter Prayer
Lord God,
You loved this world so much,
That you gave your one and only Son,
That we might be called your children too.

Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace
Of Easter Sunday, everyday.
Let us have hearts of thankfulness
For your sacrifice.

Let us have eyes that look upon
Your grace and rejoice in our salvation.

Help us to walk in that mighty grace
And tell your good news to the world.

All for your glory do we pray, Lord.
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