We joined International Teams Australia in 2014 to serve with the Sydney Refugee Team.

Although International Teams Australia is now closing, our work and ministry for Sydney Refuge team continues. We are currently deciding on the best new organisation through which to seek financial and worker support and will update our supporters with new details as soon as we can. In the meantime, please keep supporting our work by partnering with us as we continue this ministry.

New partners are also always welcome.

We experience God at work in the lives of those who have been displaced and in the church’s response to the tragic circumstances that have brought people to Australia. This is reflected in the large number of people referred to us, the growth in number of our volunteers, and in the various ministries we engage in. We look forward to how God will continue to use us in his work to touch the lives of people seeking refuge and asylum in Sydney over the coming years. Please pray for wisdom to know how best to respond to what God lays on our hearts and the needs we see among our refugee friends.

The Sydney Refugee Team seeks to bring the hope of Jesus to refugees and asylum seekers, and to see their lives transformed by the power of God. We aim to build genuine relationships with them, equip and empower them to live in a new culture, and to actively engage and equip the local church to reach out to refugees and asylum seekers in their communities.

Assisted by our large team of SRT volunteers, our activities with SRT provide practical, personal and spiritual support for people as they arrive in Australia, await the outcome of visa applications and settle into a new life. Weekends away to build community for refugees and asylum seekers, including talks from the bible, are also part of SRT’s ministry.

We have three children; Ella, Joel and Lauren.

If you would like to financially or prayerfully support us, or have any other questions, please submit your query via the Contact Page.

karl.hochstetter@iteams.org.au,caroline.hochstetter@iteams.org.au

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We rely completely on God's provison of financial support to continue our work with International Teams Australia. Your gift enables us to bring the hope of Jesus to asylum seekers and refugees in Sydney.

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