Port Kennedy Bethanie staff help out in Cambodia


Bethanie Waters in Port Kennedy staff member Penny Street.

Bethanie Waters in Port Kennedy staff member Karen Ponting, Bethanie on Pier in Perth staff member Pauline Watson, Bethanie Community South staff member Sue MacDonald, Fields in Eaton staff member Bryony Hempel, Bethanie on Pier in Perth staff member Selena Rodgers and Bethanie Geraldton Social Centre staff member Natalie Broad.

Bethanie Waters in Port Kennedy staff member Shae Katnich, Bethanie on Pier in Perth staff member Gavin Hyslop and Bethanie Community South staff member Hope Brenchley.
Bethanie Waters in Port Kennedy staff member Penny Street. Bethanie Waters in Port Kennedy staff member Karen Ponting, Bethanie on Pier in Perth staff member Pauline Watson, Bethanie Community South staff member Sue MacDonald, Fields in Eaton staff member Bryony Hempel, Bethanie on Pier in Perth staff member Selena Rodgers and Bethanie Geraldton Social Centre staff member Natalie Broad. Bethanie Waters in Port Kennedy staff member Shae Katnich, Bethanie on Pier in Perth staff member Gavin Hyslop and Bethanie Community South staff member Hope Brenchley.

THREE Port Kennedy Bethanie staff members travelled to Cambodia in June to help build within a rural village.

Port Kennedy staff member Penny Street, Shae Katnich and Karen Ponting participated in a building and agricultural project RAW Impact set to create positive change in Cambodian villages.

The trip involved 27 Bethanie staff members from WA, including Bethanie chief executive Chris How.

They visited Phnom Penh where they worked at Taskor Village, just across the Mekong River.

Staff members also visited tourist sites in Phnom Penh and explored the famous Angkor Temples in Siem Riep.

Bethanie mission manager David van Leen said all staff were excited to give back to the community.

“They made a difference in a way where we can see our mission in action in a tangible way in Cambodia,” he said.

Mr How said he felt privileged to take part in the Cambodian trip.

“I am so pleased to say we made a huge impact on the lives of those living in these two villages and also had the opportunity to immerse ourselves in Cambodian culture and way of life,” he said.

Staff were expected to raise a minimum of $1000 each which would go towards the RAW Impact project.

The team collected items such as school books and stationary for the RAW Educate program, as well as Vegemite and Tim Tams.