So I arrived for my 10th visit to Cambodia just over 10 days ago….a land far removed from Brexit and the money issues that this entails. From one extreme to another is a phrase that is certainly relevant…
Money was an issue before I had even left the country. Having checked in my luggage I was told that I could only take one bag, not two; so I could either put all my allowance into one bag (26Kg!) or pay excess of £65…. Not wanting to pay (or having the extra money!) I ask the supervisor if she would use her discretion as one bag was full of clothes for children and babies in the slums where we work; the nice supervisor said yes 🙂
So the children’s and baby clothes that had “weighed me down” were gladly appreciated by many in the slums in which Helping Hand Cambodia works.
The amazing Chris Miller completed The South Coast Challenge recently mostly running 100 Km in a time of just under 23 hours and 40 minutes. Out of 2,000 starters Chris finished in 151 place (87th male) with only 34 % of participants finishing. He has raised over £1,000 for the charity which will be used to equip the new building we have now moved into with tables, chairs, a laptop for the teachers, projector and other necessary items.
Last weekend we moved into our new building. We rent the top two floors and roof space of a house right next to the slum in which we work…it is just perfect for our needs and with Chanthy starting full time for us now things are really falling into place. We also have two other ladies, who are well qualified, who will be helping by teaching English and helping the children with their homework as we need to help and support the children as much as we can outside of school hours.
So the move to our new building was straightforward enough, not too much to move and able to get it all in a tuk tuk. Helping Hand Cambodia now has 29 children sponsored. If you would like to find out more about our sponsorship and the work that we do in the slums of Phnom Penh, Cambodia please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. or see Helping Hand Cambodia
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5