Hal Donaldson understands hopelessness, and he’s giving everything to make sure others never have to experience it. What began as handing out food from his pickup truck is now an organization that is poised to wipe out poverty across the globe. From community events and rural compassion in the U. S. to children’s feeding programs in several countries to disaster relief worldwide, no need goes unmet by Convoy of Hope.
This year, we’re expanding our Fall missions' OneDayChallenge into a Week of Hope!
For an entire week, Calvary Church is partnering with an organization that reflects our commitment to international relief and empowerment: Convoy of Hope. This is a time to gather together and use the work of our hands and inspired generosity to provide life-giving, hope-giving help for those in need.
If you choose to give as God enables, you can do so in a number of ways:
Join us as we give one week of our lives to change a lifetime for others!
Here's how you can help us support the many ways that Convoy of Hope is changing the world:
Hope in Action: A Family Service Project
Wednesday, Oct. 17
7 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Convoy of Hope’s iconic semi truck will arrive at Calvary Church full of supplies, and we will join to pack more than 10,000 emergency kits. Bring the whole family as we assemble these relief supplies for storm survivors. Students in grades 6-12 will join adults for service that evening, and children (birth through 5th grade) have the option of attending their age-specific activities.
Hope for Every Woman: A Women's Brunch
Saturday, Oct. 20
10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Our women’s brunch is a time to see how Convoy Women is sharing hope with women in seven countries across the world by providing job skills training, financial education and start-up funds for women to provide for their families. We will hear from Doree Donaldson, director of this life-changing program.
"Every woman deserves to be empowered, to have strength and dignity, to know she is valuable. Through this program, the lives of women and their families are being transformed and receiving hope for a better future. I am excited to be a part of helping my sisters all over the world!" — Doree Donaldson
Weekend Services with Hal Donaldson
Saturday, Oct. 20 | 5 p.m. | Fellowship Hall
Sunday, Oct. 21 | 9 & 11 a.m. | Sanctuary
Our Week of Hope will culminate with Convoy of Hope founder and president Hal Donaldson in our weekend services. Hear his inspiring story about how an experience of neighborly care after a family tragedy planted the seed that would one day become Convoy of Hope. We’ll also hear from Keith Boucher who oversees Convoy’s operations. These services will provide the opportunity for us as a congregation to offer our generosity and partner with God’s work through Convoy of Hope.
"After my Dad died, my mom was caring for four kids. I remember how difficult it was for her. And I think that's one of the things that drives me, quite honestly. I don't want to see other women go through what my mother went through." — Hal Donaldson
Convoy of Hope is a nonprofit organization that has helped over 100 million people throughout the world by sharing food, water, emergency supplies, agricultural know-how and opportunities that empower people to live independent lives, free from poverty, disease and hunger. Each year, they mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers and partner with churches, businesses and other humanitarian organizations who are intent on doing good work around the world.