Tsunami Relief Indonesia
On December 22, a tsunami triggered by the eruption of Anak Krakatau hit large coastal areas of the Sunda Strait (between Java and Sumatra, Indonesia) causing loss of life and significant destruction. The latest reports count the death toll at 437, and the number of displaced at over 33,000.
CRWRF has an opportunity to respond (in the amount of $20,000) via our connection with New Hope Foundation (NHF) in Timor. Funds will be used for 250 family food packages (rice, cooking oil, noodles, snack pack & blankets) and 100 baby care packages (diapers, formula & baby food)
If you wish to help, we will gratefully accept your donations. All donations specific to the tsunami should be earmarked “Indonesian Tsunami” and they will be directed to our relief response. Monies for this should be received by February 28th – funds received after this will be placed into our general fund. All cheques should be made payable to “CRWRF”, and mailed to CRWRF, P.O. Box 85225, Burlington, ON L7R 4K4 or click here to donate now.
What is New Hope?
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.
What is being done?
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 dormitory, as well as the sponsorship of orphans and educational bursaries. Pray for this partnership and the work being done in West Timor.
- Partnership with Board of Mission Aid Smithville
- Children's rescue centre/orphans
- 35 sponsor children
- 11 staff
- Children attend Elpida New Hope School
AIC (Africa Inland Church) Mufu Rescue centre was initially started as AIC Mufu Children’s Home but later in 2012 the home changed to a rescue centre so as to align itself with the government’s policy on orphans and vulnerable children. The centre is sponsored by Africa Inland Church under Africa Inland Child & Community Agency for Development. It is located in Embu County, Runyenjes Sub County, Kyeni North Ward in Mufu Village. From the centre one is able to view the beautiful scenery of Mt Kenya as the centre is situated on the slopes of Mt Kenya.
The centre was established with a sole purpose of giving hope and showing Christ’s love to the orphans and vulnerable children. The first children were enrolled in 1983 with 17 children. In total more than 1,500 orphans and vulnerable children have benefited from the rescue home since then. Currently the centre is served by five staff members including: a manager, social worker, house mother, the cook and security person.
Current Developments and Activities
In the past years, the home had...