Over the past few years members of Newlife have been sponsoring children in Poipet, Cambodia. The children are all from a slum just metres away from our Missions Partners – Pastor Perlito and Rose – ministry centre. These children have gone from receiving very minimal, if any education, to being able to attend one of the best private schools in their community. The sponsorship program also sees these students taught about Jesus and have English lessons at the Learning Centre established by Pastor Perlito and Rose. These education opportunities that would otherwise not be possible, together with hearing the hope Jesus, is paving the way to a better future for the sponsored children, their families, and their wider community. This year, for the first time we are seeing four children sponsored through this program graduate from high school!

There are two key ways you can support our sponsorship program.

  1. We have a number of young Cambodia children looking for sponsors to see them through their schooling, with the new school year beginning in September. A cost of $58 per child per month covers your sponsor child’s school fees, transport to and from school, and a meal each school day. You might like to consider sharing the monthly sponsorship of a child with a friend, your family, or even your small group!
  2. The second option is to buy a $60 school pack to set up a student for the coming school year. This pack includes all of their school equipment for the year ahead including new uniforms, a pair of shoes, backpack and stationery supplies.

Our sponsorship program currently supports the education and spiritual development of 75 students, but we have more students desperately seeking sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, or assisting with the purchase of a $60 school pack, please contact Lana at [email protected] or look out for the Missions Desk at all services on Sunday August 26th.


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