We're thrilled to welcome the Caringbah Baptist Church (Caringbah, New South Wales) as our first partnering church from the great country of Australia!
Pastors Jonathan "Jono" Shanks, Paul Summers and Broderick Storey visited Cambodia with a team from the church in February 2013 and returned home with a passion for the ministry of Asia's Hope and a vision for partnering with us to start a new home in Battambang that will rescue and raise 20-25 orphaned children.
They presented the vision to the congregation, who responded enthusiastically and generously. Within just a few weeks of launching the initial fundraising campaign, the church has already raised 100% of the funds necessary to start construction on what will be our Battambang 10 children's home!
We're thrilled about this partnership, and believe that CBC is the first of many projects sponsored by Australian churches. We are already talking about establishing Asia's Hope as a registered charity in Australia, and hope to make progress toward that goal over the next 24 months.
Please pray for Caringbah Baptist, and for the children they will be sponsoring.