We were, thanks to generous donors, able to drill 2 wells in drought-stricken minority Stieng villages in Eastern Cambodia where I oversee church planters and small cell churches. Due to severe drought conditions, our villages were left with virtually no water, not only for agriculture, but even community wells for drinking, cooking and washing had become nearly non-existent. Literally at the most desperate time, a team came in from my home church (Cross Points Church) and saw the situation… three weeks later, two villages have community wells- enough water not only for the Christian families, but for everyone! The village leaders were very excited that their Christian neighbors were so generous. A wonderful witness from our Stieng Christians, who are, in fact, generous to a fault!
We Love Kids is reaching more and more kids in more and more villages! The most wonderful part of our story is that our little Christian communities are reaching out to help more kids know Jesus and to put even MORE kids in school! WLK now sends 104 kids to school in Cambodia alone…not counting our scholarships in Vietnam!
It’s been a special summer in the ethnic minority villages of the Stieng people in Eastern Cambodia. My church planters and I decided to have an intensive outreach among the kids in these villages, and do simple, fun Vacation Bible school outreaches with Bible stories, games and crafts. Amazingly, it wasn’t just the kids who responded! In 6 villages, 126 Stieng people, 29 of whom were adults professed Christ right in the outreach time!
We were awed at the wonderful response, and so excited to see God move among the Stieng people in Cambodia (just across the border in Vietnam, 50% of the Stieng are dedicated Christians).
On top of this, the Stieng New Testament is on its way to Cambodian Stieng people- they use a Khmer (Cambodian) Bible, because they have never had their own Bible in their heart language- that is about to change! Shortly, Stieng leaders are coming to teach our Stieng cell church leaders to read their very own Stieng alphabet.
Pray for our few Stieng house church leaders, who now have to help disciple many new believers in remote villages. They are very excited, but feeling the burden of new responsibilities.
“All Together” One of several mixed media items currently offered
We Love Kids is an organization that has been supporting education and community efforts for at risk kids in Cambodia and Vietnam since 2001. Art work being offered in this auction is mixed media artwork by We Love Kids friends and supporters as well as photography prints of some of the kids the organization is supporting. 100% of the proceeds will go to the kids and the projects that are making their communities a safer, better place to live. Help us bring hope and the love of God to these kids in Vietnam and Cambodia.
Mixed media pieces as well as photographs are available in several size options: prayer reminder cards (3X4 post cards), 5X7, 8X10 and 16X20.
2014 has been a wonderful year for us at We Love Kids!
Our community has started growing food! We plan to see this become a way for our church planters and community to begin producing enough to become self-sustaining in 2015.
We Love Kids has 160 kids receiving scholarships in Vietnam and Cambodia!
One of our girls living in the Kratie slum, named Bopha, diagnosed with terminal cancer 2 years ago is still living a normal pain free life! This is miraculous! She was diagnosed 2 years ago with only a few months to live.
We rejoice in this wonderful Christmas season.
Thanks to our wonderful supporters and prayer warriors!
It’s time for a quick update! First of all, many, many thanks to all of you for your continuous faithful support and intercession. I am really happy that there has been so much progress in Kratie, Cambodia! Our faithful, devoted church planters in Cambodia, Sambath, Sambo, Seyha, and our church planters in training continue to move forward, in spite of numerous difficulties. In the past few weeks there was serious flooding in the Kratie area. The Vietnamese villagers weren’t able to register for any relief aid since the police collected all their temporary residence cards 2 years ago and never re-issued any new ones. Our little group of Christians distributed packages of rice and flour (pictured above) to 87 families in the 2 Vietnamese villages. Our new churches in Kratie did the distribution. What a great witness!
My wonderful coordinator, Trang, in Phnom Penh, continues to oversee our scholarship kids and has done a fabulous job! We now have a total of over 140 kids who are sponsored to attend school through We Love Kids, about half in Vietnam and half in Cambodia. We hope to grow that to 200 over the next year. Your support helps make this possible.
Personally, things are going well for me. As many of you know, I am spending more time with my dad as he is in his twilight years. I have also taken on doing part-time PhD research, which is a huge challenge. I was blessed with scholarships to do this, and though it’s been difficult time-wise, it has been really exciting for me, personally. I believe I can contribute to helping Vietnamese churches grow and find ways to practice their faith, both inside and outside the church, giving a good testimony to their own society. We appreciate your help, prayers, and faithful commitment! You are helping change your world!
You can send a child to school for $25 per month.
Scholarships provide a future!
You can lift a child and his or her family out of endemic poverty.
You will receive a picture of your child upon request.