The Hochstetter FamilyKarl & Caroline Hochstetter head up the Sydney Refugee Team with Linda Whitehouse, where they bring the love of Jesus to refugees. Sydney Refugee Team works with refugees from countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, China, Burma, Sri Lanka, Syria and more, helping them with challenges faced daily in a new culture, empowering them towards a bright and sustainable future.
Main focus areas of the Sydney Refugee Team:
- Equipping – sourcing and distributing clothing, furniture and food items, transporting refugees to and from medical appointments, assisting families to access services and accommodation
- Empowering – offering friendship, support, advocacy, mentoring and discipling, helping with language acquisition
- Educating – working with individuals, churches and other groups to help them in demonstrating practical love and assistance to refugees in their community.