Justice DTS Outreach - Cambodia & Nepal 2014

   
 

Jum reb lear Cambodia & Namaste Nepal
Yes we are here in Nepal. A bitter sweet goodbye (Jum reb lear) leaving Cambodia, especially since we had to leave Chris or guide and treasured companion of our Cambodia journey in the country to continue her personal journey.
We arrived in Nepal and instantly Praised God – because Nepal is so much cooler (temperature wise) then Cambodia. Today´s orientation Amazing Race Nepal!!! (oh Yeah, it was awesome) has us closing the chapter on Cambodia and saying Namaste Nepal. We are all looking forward to the weeks ahead and all God has for us in them. Thank you for your continued prayers and support, lives are being changed – sometimes it is ours.

 

Week 03 Cambodia  - SakSaum

This past week was our last week in Cambodia. We worked with a business and ministry with a heart for the vulnerable and exploited; to bring healing to the broken and to empower those who feel powerless.
We served alongside the men and women there by helping them with whatever they needed. We cleaned their kitchen, tagged, checked and prepared their products, sorted through the piles of beautiful fabric, helped in the children’s nursery, painted dollhouses for them, made jewelry, and just loved on them. It really felt like a family.

 There were two women who really impacted Ollie during the short time there. One is a woman named Socheata. One of the most beautiful people I´ve ever met. She was illiterate when she joined Sak Saum four years ago, and now she is in charge of all the fabric, which is a huge job. She is a mother of two children and is so gentle, eager to learn English, and so loving to those around her.
The second was a woman named Mary. She is 30 years old and reaches just below my shoulders. Mary is chatty, affectionate, warm-hearted and talented. She is almost completely blind; yet she paints fabric – that is turned into a purse or bag etc. Her designs are the top selling products in the business!
God reminded me that He is greater than any circumstances and can use anyone! The LORD doesn´t NEED us, but he chooses us to do amazing things that fulfill the desires of our heart and bring honour and glory to him. He presents opportunities before us, we just have to be willing and trust him, and say YES!
It was humbling, inspiring and encouraging working and spending time with the wonderful people at Sak Saum, it opened up my eyes to see the impact of perseverance, love, truth and learning to have a servant heart in everything I do.

To learn more about this organisation visit www.saksaum.com

Dollhouse Painting SakSaum

Week 02 Cambodia

Mango Farm! Yes it is not what I would have considered to be Justice ministry BUT…
The Mango Farm is a place that will soon provide work for displaced people
(visit www. rockfoundationcambodia.webs.com) It was hard work and again we had
Prayer walk around the village Rock Foundation helped build out there.
It was a great time for us all to bond more as a team and to get our hands dirty for Justice. 

Team at work on the Mango Farm - with Sid

Week 01 Cambodia

We worked in the Slum area helping with the ministry there.

The first picture is what it looked like before we started, the second is when we
had completed building the pathway and decorating the community centre.

We visited many of the poor areas around the city Phnom Phen, and also
had the opportunity to Prayer walk through one of the Red light streets.
 It was humbling to work in this ministry and see what everyday life was like for
some people. The children were the ones that impacted us most – everyone has
a story of that kind of experience. The one that stood out to us all is when Mallory
stepped in the mud in the slum and was washing her feet with her drinking water
then the kids came over and stopped her taking her over to their water
and washing her feet.

Cambodia Slum Before
  Shabbat - Slum After

Update - The Journey Commences

You will be pleased to know we all arrived safely.
We took several different flights, Team Mallory - with Hannah, Heathyr,
Ollie, Isaiah & Kiwi were the first to get on the plane from Auckland to
spend the night in Melbourne. Joao & Marina took off second and arrived
in Cambodia @ 10am the following day. Delara & Mae took the last filght
and arrived in China to greet Team Mallory - who by this time were feeling
weary of travelling. Then together they flew to Cambodia - and were
excited & relieved to meet Joao at the Airport.

United once again they enjoyed a good nights rest.