Prek Pnov

Prek Pnov is a community on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. It is unique in that many of its residents live on a thin swath of land that is sandwiched between a major roadway and the bank of the Tonle Sap river. Each year, predictably, that swath of land massively floods.

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Summer Update

Summer is quickly coming to a close for us.  We've had a fun couple of months with family and friends, much of it spent in the mountains and on the lakes and hiking trails of our home state - Alaska, which is just about as different as different can be from Cambodia. 

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Highlights

Six weeks in and we figured we better share some highlights before so much time goes by that we forget - every day seems to have so much in it.  

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Cambodia Bound!

Well, tomorrow is the day.  It's crazy to think back on the last few months (yes, it's only been a few months) and the sequence of events that has lead us to now. 

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Tithi

Kirsten and I are back in Alaska now, after a whirlwind visit to Cambodia!  Our first week we worked with the Asian Hope coordinators and faculty, and connected with several Cambodian families, both old and new to us, in their homes. 

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UPDATE

I wanted to pass along an update on Samphas. After much research into finding a facility able to do the surgery in Cambodia, the Asian Hope team felt led to Hebron Medical Center.  It’s a Christian NGO that partners with teams of Korean surgeons that visit the country regularly.

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Samphas

In the last post I mentioned one example of how, while busy partnering with Asian Hope and Salaa Hope on their educational projects, God directs us to focus on a single, specific need. During our last visit that was Samphas.

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ឧទាហរណ៍

Still fighting jet lag, but it’s time now to report.  We spent one month in Cambodia this time.  It was our sixth visit.  Each one has been different, and God has directed our focus uniquely each time.  In a nut shell, on this trip we continued our work with the staff and administration of Salaa Hope, in Battambang. 

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Sokheng

Kirsten and I leave for Cambodia tomorrow.  It always takes a lot of planning and preparation, and then the time there is so full and busy.  When we try to explain to folks exactly what we do over there we are often met with blank stares.

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