Fueled by heavy monsoon rains in the mountains of Thailand, the Mekong River and flash floods caused severe flooding in Battambang, Cambodia and many of the surrounding districts, resulting in an estimated $1 billion in damages to the region.
Although the floodwaters have now receded, the Battambang Campus of Asia’s Hope did not wholly escape damage, according to a news release from the organization.
Asia’s Hope and its partnering churches, including three Grace Brethren congregations, are currently working to raise the funds necessary to repair the nearly $30,000 worth of damages to the children’s homes of the Battambang Campus.
The Grace Community Church of Goshen, Ind. (Jim Brown, pastor), the Western Reserve Grace Church of Macedonia, Ohio (Jason Haymaker, pastor), and the Grace Church of Wooster, Ohio (Bob Fetterhoff, pastor), all sponsor children’s homes in Battambang through Asia’s Hope. Committed to providing family-based, residential care to orphans and vulnerable children at risk for sexual and economic exploitation, Asia’s Hope is thankful for the generous support of these, and other, congregations and individuals who give to support these children.
Individuals or churches interested in supporting Asia’s Hope as it seeks to raise funds for future and current projects related to disaster preparedness and relief at children’s homes in Cambodia, India, or Thailand, can donate to the Opportunity Fund by navigating to http://asiashope.org/support.
Asia’s Hope is a cooperating ministry in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.