The Origins of Hope Cambodia
Born in Cambodia, Mom Stroup began her life in a country dominated by the vicious Khmer Rouge. By the age of four, Mom, her mother, and two aunts were forced to live in refugee camps in an effort to flee the Cambodian Genocide occurring all around them. Her father, imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge when Mom was less than a year old, was never heard from again.
When Mom was almost ten years old, a local church in Virginia sponsored her family to relocate to the United States. For a time, the church provided everything for the family. But, eventually, Mom’s mother had to work to support the family, and her work schedule was such that Mom and her sister rarely saw her. Mom and her family later relocated to South Carolina, and it was in South Carolina where she met her husband, where she became a child of God, and where she obtained her nursing degree from Gardner-Webb University.
After years of nursing, Mom and her husband Dwight (a healthcare business owner) felt led to provide orphans in Cambodia with the hope of a better life through facilitating and providing basic life essentials. For two years, the Stroups travelled and worked with various individuals and organizations throughout Cambodia to determine where God was leading. After many opened and closed doors, a children’s home was identified in Siem Reap and has partnered with Hope Cambodia by facilitating forty five orphaned children needing a home.
With the partnership of Hope Cambodia, these forty five children (twenty eight girls and seventeen boys ranging from two to fifteen) now have a home, food, clothing, school supplies, and other basic life essentials. Hope Cambodia has also purchased a van for the transportation needs of the children.
In addition to the children’s home, Hope Cambodia is currently assisting with providing over 300 children in the local community free English Classes in a rented house. For more on Hopebound’s English School, see below.
Please prayerfully consider contributing to the needs of the Hope Cambodia Children’s Home. Checks can be made payable to HopeBound Ministries with “HC Children’s Home” in the memo line. The HopeBound Ministries mailing address is P.O. Box 5138, Spartanburg, SC 29304-5138. Or, you can donate online by going to our Donate page.
HopeBound’s English School
Growing up as an orphan, Chin Sokha was determined at a young age that he was going to grow up and help others avoid the difficulties he had as a child. Sok worked hard to learn English through different opportunities given to him. While working as a tour guide, he began teaching classes for local children free of charge. After two years of providing these free English lessons, Sok had two other Khmer volunteers and several foreign volunteers teaching. Realizing his limitations in many areas such as teaching materials, time, and a building, Sok has partnered with HopeBound so that HopeBound’s English School not only provides these additional resources, but provides these children with the hope of God’s Word. Hope Cambodia gives God the glory for closing and opening so many doors, which enables us to see so clearly that He is always in control.
Please prayerfully consider contributing to the needs of the Hope Cambodia English School. Checks can be made payable to HopeBound Ministries with “HC English School” in the memo line. The HopeBound Ministries mailing address is P.O. Box 5138, Spartanburg, SC 29304-5138. Or, you can donate online by going to our Donate page.