Two Countries, One Mission: Students Partner with NGO's on Projects

TEACH Journal of Christian Education, Dec 2013

Lawson Hull

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Two Countries, One Mission: Students Partner with NGO's on Projects

TEACH Journal of Christian Education Two Countries, One Mission: Students Partner with NGO's on Projects Lawson Hull Avondale College of Higher Education Follow this and additional works at: http://research.avondale.edu.au/teach Part of the Christianity Commons, and the Education Commons Recommended Citation - Two countries, one mission Students partner with NGOs on projects Lawson Hull Bachelor of Arts student, Avondale College of Higher Education, Cooranbong, NSW “The students, who raised enough money to cover the costs of all the building supplies and hygiene products, also funded two toilets in another village—very little here makes a big difference there One Mission and Restore One built this home for a family in Cambodia Students from an Avondale mission club partnered “challenging and exhausting, but highly rewarding.” with two non-governmental organisations to Alumna Megan Townend, a member of the Restore complete community development projects in One association, who lived in Cambodia at the time, Bangladesh and Cambodia during their mid- managed the team during its visit to the country. year holidays. The college of higher education’s The Bangladesh One Mission team of 11 ran a Cambodia One Mission team and Cooranbong- children’s club at an Adventist Development and Relief based Restore One built a house and a toilet for Agency-supported school in the capital Dhaka. The a village family near the capital Phnom Penh, students also presented a health seminar in conjunction presented a hygiene class at a school, and visited with a local Seventh-day Adventist Church. However, hospitals and orphanages. The students, who they did most of their work before arrival, raising money raised enough money to cover the costs of all to provide 36 scholarships, about half of which went to the building supplies and hygiene products, also students at the school and half to students at the college. funded two toilets in another village. “Very little here makes a big difference there,” says Odailson “Dada” Fialho, a theology and ministry Education students Brooke Davidson and Alex student who led the team with wife and nursing McAndrew, on their second visits to the country, led student Leticia Marquardt. “God looks after us when the team of 21. Alex describes the experience as we’re willing to look after His children.” TEACH


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