In my previous blog, “Tough Decisions (part 1)“, I tried to explain how the decisions we make on helping kids are very difficult. I used a recent child’s case to show how we were able to help, at least for now, a child and her mother. Less than 24 hours after this
For nearly three years we have been working on solutions for flooding in Poipet. We have helped schools, communities and people all across Poipet get out of the annual floods which devastated the city. Long gone are massive floods which inundate the whole city, but there are still p
Our morning in Mozambique started off with Heidi Baker doing a village meeting for widows. The purpose was to give some discipleship teaching to the widows, but to also give an opportunity for the visiting foreigners (like myself) a chance to get into a local Mozambique village and h
A few days ago I was going around Poipet. I was on the prowl. I regularly move around the city, in back alley side streets and in places where it is hard to go. I am looking for the people and praying as I go to see how God would use me to help people. By doing this, last year I fo
The lowest job you can have is that of a shepherd, today as well as 2,000 years ago. Even in Cambodia, the lowest job is a shepherd. Usually they get kids to be the shepherds. If a family has adopted kids, it would be the adopted kids who have to watch the animals in the fields.
In a period of 24 hours I saw two scenes played out in front of me in two very poor places in Cambodia. I believe the pictures speak for themselves. The first picture is of musicians who are all are former beggars and are all handicap land mine victims. The second picture is in the
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
Sovan and Sokal are two young men in their mid-twenties. Both are married and have small children. They eat what they grow and each day is a struggle to survive for themselves, much less their families. One day a rich looking businessman comes into their village. He said he is rec