New Hope Foundation is an organization that provides care for orphaned, homeless or impoverished children by providing them with a home, physical care, education and life-skills. While at the same time exposing them to Christianity and spiritual training. Rev Edward and Femmy Dethan manage the home and the care of the children.
West Timor- Indonesia
Project Start & Partners
We have been supporting them through Board of Mission Aid Smithville and New Hope organization since 2016.
In December 2016 CRWRF entered a three year partnership with New Hope Foundation (also known as "Yayasan Pendidikan Elpida"), in the Province of West Timor, in the Republic of Indonesia. We are supporting the construction of a Boy's and Girl's dormitory, as well as the sponsorship of orphans and educational bursaries. Pray for this partnership and the work being done in West Timor.
- What is involved within the project:
· Partnership with Board of Mission Aid Smithville
· Children's rescue centre/orphans
· 95 sponsor children
· 11 staff
· Children attend Elpida New Hope School
The Reformed Churches of Timor, New Hope and CRWRF through Pastor Ed Dethan and his Wife Femmy have provided physical relief in the forms of food, baby care and hygiene packages.
They had a devastating Cyclone which has had a significant impact on the students living in the area.
Covid has negatively impacted the people living in Timor physically and economically. Furthermore, schools were suspended in COVID and due to poor wifi it was difficult for the children to learn from home.
The African swine flu wiped out thousands of pigs which came through West Timor.There has been little rain which means there is a loss of crops
How can you support this project?
Support the children in these homes by emailing John Ravensbergens at email@example.com or donating here.
Pray for political stability for Timor so that everyone can live peaceably and in harmony with one another
Pray for economic stability for the country and the families at the school.
Pray that the Holy Spirit works in the hearts of the children so that they might have a strong faith.
Updates from our Field workers
We are thankful for the opportunity we have to reach out to these young people, it is encouraging to see the impact this has in their lives.
The New Hope residents all have different back grounds. Most of them have lost either one or both parents, or have been abandoned by their parents for economic and/or social reasons. Though they posses different back grounds, each with their unique story of how they came to New Hope, they have one thing in common which is the lack of being provided for in terms of food and drink, healthcare, education and most importantly spiritual care