October 2019

REFUGE FOR THE POOR

www.refugeforthepoor.org

Defend the weak and the fatherless;

uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.

Psalm 82:3

 

OCTOBER 2019

SREY NICH, A FORMER COLLEGE STUDENT, MARRIES

We love, love, love to see these Christian marriages take place within our ministry. We counseled Srey Nich through a tough break-up when she lived at the dorm. So, for us to watch God give her such a wonderful, godly man for a husband, just gives us so much joy! He’s a preacher at his church and a teacher at the Phnom Penh Bible College.

It was very difficult for Srey Nich to get permission from her parents to marry a Christian man. It’s also very, very hard for couples to save enough money to have a traditional wedding. At Refuge for the Poor, we try to help our students financially a bit to lift some of the wedding burden from their already burdened lives! Srey Nich is a teacher and probably only makes $250/month, the average salary in Phnom Penh. Her husband may make a little more but not much. They most likely will never be able to have their own home. Their is no insurance when they are sick. But they do have a Savior who promises to take care of their needs so we rejoice in that!

Thank you to those who give to our project which blesses these young people trying to serve and honor God!

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A NEW SCHOOL YEAR AND A NEW LITTLE ONE!

Cambodia schools begin their new year in October. Pictured are students who live at our Refuge Center, but we also have sponsored children who live in their homes, too. The newest little one on the end came just in time to start school. Her single mom passed away and her grandmother was not able to take care of her. She was pretty scared when she entered the Center, but has quickly adjusted! Click on the video above to see how happy she was to attend “Kidzfest,” a Billy Graham Association Event.

MEET DON SMITH, SECRETARY OF RTP’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Don Smith is a very good friend who has given much of his time and effort to help RTP. He serves on the board of directors as the secretary. Don also has taken on many of our administration’s financial tasks including wiring money to Cambodia for the operational costs, keeping our accounting/tax operations in line and much more!

We are so thankful Don helps us keep a high level of accountability and integrity. We are grateful for you and appreciate you, Don!

PRAYER REQUESTS

  1. For our students and leaders: Please pray “the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give *them* the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that *they* may know him better… pray that the eyes of *their* heart may be enlightened in order that *they* may know the hope to which he has called *them,* the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.” Ephesians 1:17-19
  2. Praise God! Refuge for the Poor has officially completed it’s MOU with the Cambodian government!
  3. Praise God Greg finished his chemo and radiation treatments and feels good, just some fatigue. He will have a CAT scan November 12th. Please pray there is no more cancer.
  4. Pray for comfort for our son’s family. After over 2 years of raising their foster daughter, Savannah, the birth mom was given custody. Pray for Savannah’s safety. It is not a healthy family environment for her.
  5. Please pray that those at our new Refuge Center and Mother’s Home will reach many students and families with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Please choose from the following options

to give a donation to Refuge for the Poor:

 

CHECK

Write a check to:

REFUGE FOR THE POOR

PO BOX 548

HATBORO, PA 19040

Please indicate on a separate piece of paper how the money is to be designated. (Sponsored student, general project fund, Greg and Jane, etc. or if giving to 2 or more categories, please specify, for example $25 to my sponsored student and $25 to the general project fund). If there is no designation, it will go into the general project fund.

CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD

Go to our website: www.refugeforthepoor.org and click “Donate” in the right hand corner. Fill out your credit or debit card information. Please use the designation box to indicate if you are giving to our general project fund, sponsored student (no name needed – we already know :), or support for Jane and Greg Drebes.

BILL-PAYER

Call your bank for bill-payer information or go to your online banking site and look for bill-payer information to schedule checks to be sent to Refuge for the Poor at the address above.

We do not have ACH or automatic bank withdrawals. You may use a debit card on our website to have monthly money drawn from your bank account similar to an ACH or automatic bank withdrawals.

Please contact us if you have any questions:

Greg Drebes – 267-858-0589 greg@refugeforthepoor.org

Jane Drebes – 267-347-2571 jane@refugeforthepoor.org

WE THANK OUR GREAT GOD FOR YOU!

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