July 20, 2017
Dear Family and Friends,
The Battambang Grace Church in Cambodia is preparing for their annual Youth Camp coming up in October. Over the last several years, different teams from Grace Church of Orange have had the privilege of supporting and participating in the Youth Camp, and developing life-long friendships with the Cambodian Ministry Partners (CMP’s). These friendships have grown over the years, and include our long-term missionary friends, Kevin and Jill Kane. The Youth Camp is a three day over-night camp for over 100 Cambodian youth to come from surrounding villages to learn more about Jesus, and what it means to live for Him. We are excited to be going back this year! Our trip will be from September 27 – October 14, 2017, and will include Simon, Michelle, and Abbi Goodyear, Joe Hamann, and Tony Moore.
While in Cambodia, we will not only be financially supporting the youth camp, but will also be physically supporting it by washing dishes, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, cleaning up, and any other work we can do to allow the CMP’s and Kevin and Jill more time to spend with the campers. We desire to be an encouragement to the Battambang Grace Church leadership, and to help wherever they need us. Our team is also excited to have the opportunity to worship alongside our Cambodian brothers and sisters while there. Along with supporting the youth camp, we have also been asked to spend three days teaching the CMP’s and their wives on the subject of Leadership – in the church, family and business. We have begun organizing our thoughts and praying for good ideas about how we will present this material, and would be so very thankful for your prayers as we prepare. Also, if you have any insights on this topic, we would love your input!
Our team will also be spending time with other ministries in Battambang, including BB2 and BB11, which are homes at Asia’s Hope orphanage, Lim Phanny’s orphanage, Svay Kang sewing ministry, and Vandy’s daycare where they care for over 100 children daily. Please pray that we will be a source of encouragement to everyone we spend time with, including each other! If, along with your prayers, you would also consider supporting our team financially, we would be so very thankful! As a team, we need to raise a total of $12,500, plus an additional $2,500 for the youth camp. If you would like to donate online, you may do so at https://graceorange.churchcenteronline.com/giving/to/3100-cambodia-2017
Joe, Abbi, Simon, Michelle, and Tony
A NOTE FROM GRACE CHURCH OF ORANGE: We appreciate your financial support of our short-term mission projects. Please make your check payable to Grace Church of Orange and send it to 2201 E. Fairhaven Ave. Orange, CA 92869. On the memo line of your check, please specify that your donation is for Cambodia 2017. Be aware that IRS regulations do not permit tax deductible donations for specific individuals, so indicating a person’s name may affect the deductibility of your donations. (Please check with your tax advisor.) If you would like for the person to know about your donation, you may include a note with your name on it. If for any reason your donation is not needed for this project, (such as more funds received beyond what is needed), it will be applied to other missions efforts. If you give $250 or more you will receive a statement of your donations in January of the following year. Please contact the church office at 714-633-8867 if you have any questions.