Pathway to Hope
P.O. Box 5447
Granbury, TX 76049
Phone: 817-573-3742 Contact Via Email
Since the Pol Pot regime of the latter half of the 1970s, the number of Christians has grown from approximately 2,000 to over 250,000 today. This is great news but it also means that Cambodia needs well-trained pastors to teach and equip the growing number of Christians in the country.
Mark 6:34 says, “When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things.” This is how missionaries and pastors in Cambodia feel—having pity for the spiritual standing of the people and their lack of knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Each of our ministries is focused on discipleship and training. We try to reach every age group—Older Adults, Young Adults, Teens, and even the Children.
Grace Bible School
Our much anticipated Grace Bible School opened in the fall of 2015. It is a high-quality, full-time, 4-year Bible school. We established this school to prepare young men to become fully qualified pastors and teachers, and for young women to teach and serve the Lord in their local churches. The core of our curriculum is based on the 10-volume Bible Training Centre for Pastor and Church Leaders curriculum.
For more detailed information, visit www.GBSCambodia.org and Like us on Facebook at @GBSinformation or https://www.facebook.com/GBSinformation/
Pastor and Leader Training & Support
Training pastors and church leaders has been the primary focus of the ministry since its beginning. Bible Training Centre for Pastors (BTCP) training program has been a core component of our curriculum. We spent many years translating this 10-volume curriculum into the Cambodian Language and we have graduated dozens of students from this 2-year course.
Youth Outreach and Training
Youth in Cambodia (under age 30) make up 68% of Cambodia's 14,805,000 people. 26% of Cambodians are between the ages of 14 and 30. All of the youth in the country are second and third generation offspring of survivors of the Khmer Rouge, a genocide that occurred from 1975-1979.
Our Youth Outreachministry includes English language classes for all ages and levels. We have holiday outreaches 2 to 4 times each year. Our Bible Training programs for Christian teens and young adults includes the 68 lesson Firm Foundations: From Creation to Christ. This a study of God’s plan of redemption from before creation to the ministry of Jesus Christ. For advanced students, we offer the 10-volume curriculum of Bible Training Centre for Leaders.
Our Hope For Cambodia Christian Children’s Homeopened in February 2002. We started with 30 children aged 4 to 12. Over the years we've seen most graduate from high school and many have gone on to college. Some are now working with organizations such as Samaritan's Purse, Micro Finance Ltd., and Sala Hope Christian School. Though we officially closed the Children's Home in 2017 and use the building for Grace Bible School, four of the students are still under our care as they finish university. So, we continue to press on with our goal of raising up strong, educated, Christian young people to serve the local church and be a witness for Jesus Christ in their culture.
Our Village Child Sponsorship Ministrywas started over 17 years ago to help poor Christian children in our local churches to be able to attend school full-time. Many children in Cambodia cannot afford to attend school because of the cost of required fees, uniforms and books. Over the past 17 years, sponsors in the US have helped over 120 children from our village churches go to school. Not all of them completed high school, but many did and some have completed university. All graduates have jobs! 120 children is not a big number but it is the number of children that the Lord brought into our lives.
The Street Kid Ministrybegan several years ago as an effort help reach the children who must collect bottles and cans on the street for recycling in order to earn money for their families to survive. This VBS-style program initially started with 40 children attending weekly. Within a month, many of the neighborhood children wanted to attend, so we opened up the program to all children in the area. We immediately had more than 100 children attending every week. We have also been instrumental in putting about 70 of these children back into school full-time.
Widow Care & Emergency Humanitarian Aid
James 1:27 says: Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
Caring for the widows in need is a small part of our ministry but it is an important part for these older church members. There is no government assistance for the elderly and many of them lost their husbands and children during the Pol Pot regime. Visiting and caring for the widows is the duty and privilege of the church.