Ding and Mona are Pastors of New Hope Christian Fellowship which is under the umbrella of "New Hope to Asia Christian Foundation Inc." It was established by Frank and Liz Amantea, pastors at Lighthouse Church in Calgary. Three years after it's inception, it was turned over to Ding and Mona.
Since 1999, New Hope To Asia has been reaching out to the street children of Cainta, Rizal in the Philippines. It started with a special Christmas party where children, mostly ages 3 to 12 years old, came as the result of a hand-out invitation. These children would beg for money or food on the streets. Sometimes they sold cigarettes and newspapers or would collect plastic and metal to sell at junk shops. 100 children were expected at that first party... 500 showed up. Thanks to God's gracious provision, all were fed and given small gifts.
In order to follow up on these children, a weekly Saturday meeting called “Superkids Bible Club” began. An average of 450 street children come every Saturday morning for a hot nutritious meal. They also receive memory verses, Bible stories and instruction in worship. Out of this ministry, former drug addicts, thieves and derelicts have become Christians. Some have been put through college and are now working. Through the financial support of others, youth who have been out-of-school are returning to classes.
New Hope To Asia continues to reach out to the poor of Cainta. A pre-school was launched in 2007 and additional grades are added each year as the Lord supplies funds and teachers. For more information visit www.newhopetoasia.org