Earlier this December I told the Governor of Banteay Meanchey province that we did not want to hold a huge public Christmas this year and instead have a “family Christmas” with our kids in the Imparting Smiles center. We didn’t mind if the pastors still wanted a pub
In November 2010 we were blessed in Poipet of a team coming from Memphis, Tennessee to build us a playground at the Poipet Imparting Smiles children’s center. This was all possible because Steve and Ellie Marcum at Bellevue Baptist Church were inspired to help the kids there. They r
Today we had a special delivery from a unusual source: FedEx. Over the last week, we have been building a playground in Poipet, Cambodia. A team of workers from Memphis, Tennessee came to build it with us. The funds for building the playground came from Bellevue Baptist Church and
Currently I am ascertaining flood damage on schools in Poipet, Cambodia. Upon visiting one school I noticed a rare feature: a playground. In fact, after visiting every school in Poipet (a city of 120,000 people) I found there is only ONE playground in the entire city. As I looked
Last week there was terrible flooding in Cambodia and with Typhoon Magi heading toward Cambodia we were fearing the worst. After much prayer (and a high pressure system) the typhoon pounced on China and Taiwan (sorry about that). I breathed a sigh of relief assuming we would be ok.
Poipet is a city on the border of Thailand and Cambodia. Because of its proximity to Bangkok, tens of thousands of people have moved to this town for the hope of jobs in Thailand. This area has significant issues of human trafficking, abandonment of children, and other social proble
Three years ago I met Kurt Dillinger who ran a ministry called “Life International“. There are more than two thousand centers in America to help council women who have an unplanned pregnancy choose life; however, there are few overseas. Most of the 42 million abortions
Over the years Pastor Andrew and his friends have helped us train hundreds of local pastors, teach in schools, evangelize using karate and they have always been thoughtful and generous. A year and a half ago God opened a great door to help orphans and abandoned kids in dire poverty.