We support Pastor Ted and Sou Olbrich, the Foursquare Children of Promise in Cambodia.
They build homes for the huge orphan population of children in Cambodia, where the children are taught about God, trained to serve and love the Lord, all the while teaching them to earn a living and making them awesome members of the community. In a land where most orphans must live on the streets and even then the competition is high, their program literally saves children’s lives and their souls.
We helped to build one of the orphanages, called the “1000 Year Bridge Home”; in it, 50 orphans and 10 widows find care, food, shelter and God’s Word. (Pictured below) This orphange is now self-sustaining, as the orphans learn to raise rice, koi, and other needed commodities for themselves and for market.
Now the Olbrichs and their team start other orphanages each year in Cambodia, replicating this program of success for lives and souls. Over 52,000 children have lost both parents. This is a herculean effort to save a generation and to raise them up as a Christian generation.
Ted met and married Sou while working for the U.S. Embassy in Laos for three years during the Vietnam War. Though Ted has a background in business and agriculture, they spent 12 years pastoring in Woodstock, Ill., before answering the call to the mission field. Foursquare ministry in Cambodia has rapidly grown under Ted’s leadership. Hundreds of churches and orphanages have been planted and thousands of orphans are being cared for. The Olbrichs have three children who are living here in the U.S. (Tony, Emil, Chanta), while 19-year-old Hannah is attending Life Pacific College in the U.S. for the 2006-2007 school year.
To designate a contribution for Cambodia, simply make a note of it in the memo field of your check and place it in the offering basket on Sunday mornings. 100% of your donation to Cambodia goes directly to Ted and Sou Olbricht’s mission work through Foursquare Missions, International.
This link is a Mission Video report about the miracles happening in Cambodia.