Agape Fish Fund partners with Southeast Asian Prayer Center (SEAPC) to provide orphans and children in Cambodia with a Christian home and education.
Khmer New Year
During Khmer New Year, most people travel to their home towns to celebrate with family and friends. Schools are closed for at least two weeks. If it is safe for a child in a children's home to visit family, they go and visit them during this time. It helps to maintain relationships between the children and any family they have and gives them the opportunity to share Jesus with those family members as well. For those who either do not have any known family or for whom it would not be safe, they stay at the children’s home and celebrate there.
When the children visit family, there is always the risk that they will not return. With so many children visiting families each April for the holiday, we always wonder how many will not return. Of course, we want the children to be with family who loves them and can support them, but if the situation would not be good for the child to stay there, we prefer for the child to return to the children’s home. We are happy to hear so far that only two children have not returned. Praise God! We pray this continues as we wait to hear from all of the homes.
One young adult from Phnom Penh was granted a visa to come to our office in Oakmont, PA, for internship. His name is Sophea. He will be with us for 3 months, starting sometime in May. When he returns to Cambodia, he will work for SEAPC, assisting in various parts of New Hope for Orphans and Banteay Meanchey Arise. He just finished college, studying teaching English. Please pray for him as he adjusts to the time difference and experiences many things of our culture for the first time.
Our friends from Singapore returned to Cambodia and held another training session for 2 leaders from among the kids from each home. They all met in Phnom Penh. They had a great time, learned a lot, and were touched by the Holy Spirit in a fantastic way.
Heat and Electricity
Due to the heat and increased electricity use, the power companies in Cambodia have been turning off the electricity daily throughout the country for several hours. This has created issues in communication and activities. Please join us in prayer that this will end soon.
Thank you for partnering with us in prayer and resources to provide for these beautiful kids!
Update written by Tina Tomes, SEAPC
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