How we "teach them to fish"
While Labor Day marks a farewell to summer, it's also a day to honor the contributions of workers.
And for many rural families around the world, labor work is their livelihood.
Agape Fish Fund partners with Southeast Asian Prayer Center (SEAPC) to provide orphans and children in Cambodia with a Christian home and education. SEAPC helped organize a Kids Camp, and these excerpts are republished from their article.
This year there were approximately 500 children from 15 homes attending the Kids Camp. With all of the staff, staff families, and volunteers—both national and international—there were about 800 people attending.
There were seven teams and various individuals, representing at least six different countries, traveling to Cambodia to help. There were so many people that not everyone could fit at the same hotel. The kids and home staff stayed at one location and everyone else slept at other hotels or guest houses and traveled to where the kids were every day.
Agape Fish Fund partners with Adonai Child Rehabilitation, a Christian ministry in Kalaymyo, Burma, to provide discipleship, education, and nutrition to orphans and poor children.
This month was very eventful. Due to constant heavy rains, the water level rose to the point of flooding the orphans' dormitory. The flooding was so severe that we decided to temporarily move all the orphans to another safe place. Meanwhile, we did our best to prevent the water from damaging the household items. We thank the Lord for helping us during this situation.
Agape Fish Fund partners with O'Keefe to provide tutoring and Christian mentorship to low-income students in East Palo Alto, California.
The students are on summer break, but that doesn't keep us from wanting to spend time with them! On August 1st, we hosted a backyard barbecue with the tutors, the students, and their parents. It was also a great time to celebrate some special occasions for a few of our key volunteers—an upcoming wedding and a birthday!
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