What Deportees Miss Most

“I miss the smell of manure!” As several of us rode through the streets of Phnom Penh, Chantha’s (our Hope Now Cambodia director) question was, “Do you know what I miss about the United States?” Another in our our group chimed in, “I miss the smell of freshly cut grass.” Another said, “I miss walking […]

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Top 10 Reasons Young Men Succeed

A Message from Roger Feenstra, Executive Director The Psalmist asked the question, “How can a young man keep his way pure?” Solomon, in his great wisdom, commented that many young men “lack sense.” Once, a young man asked Jesus, “What do I lack?” There is no question that young men need direction, guidance, and hope for a future they do […]

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Cambodia Trip Scheduled for August 9th

Our executive director, Roger Feenstra, will travel to Cambodia on August 9. The purpose of his visit is to strengthen and encourage Chantha, our on-site director, as he and his wife minister to the less fortunate there. Several other volunteers help make our Hope Now work in Phnom Penh a reality. Hope Now’s mission in […]

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Our Mission in Cambodia

Our mission in Cambodia is to reach out to men and women who came to America as babies or young children, grew up, committed a crime, and were deported. Currently, there are 504 deportees in Cambodia. We encourage them, help them get jobs, and share the good news of Jesus with them. Our director and […]

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Meet Ricky, a Deportee

A Report from our Staff Member Chantha Kong “Ricky Seng has been in Cambodia since 2004, when he was deported from America. Most of the returnees who were sent in the early 2000’s didn’t have much support. Hope Now Cambodia was not here then. I met Ricky back in 2012 when visiting an organization that […]

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Help Us Achieve Our $25,000 Matching Grant

We have received a matching grant from the SG Foundation. The SG Foundation trustees and staff collectively strive to serve God and the poor by relieving suffering and improving the quality of life in communities and in the individuals in those communities both locally and around the world. Our goal this year is to hire […]

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Dr. Marty Martin Visits Hope Now Cambodia

Our board member, Dr. Marty Martin, while on a medical mission to Cambodia with a colleague, had the privilege of visiting our work in the capital city of Phnom Penh. Pastor Chantha Kong, our Hope Now staff member wrote: “Dr. Marty and John spent some time with me Tuesday. We visited some recently deported men […]

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Good Things Happening in Cambodia

Whether working with young men who have been deported to Cambodia from the United States, or helping children find hope in a desperate place, Chantha and Sharon are fulfilling the work of Hope Now For Youth in Cambodia. Hundreds of men and women, former gang members in the United States, have been deported to Cambodia. […]

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