Psalm 96:4

"For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise..."

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cambodia Garbage Dump Ministry

The following pictures were taken at the Garbage Dump School & Clinic that our friend Thearith has been faithfully serving at to help the people working and living at the dump. I had the privilege of helping out there for most of the day.

Looking at the dump and the homes right next to the school building.

This cute little guy is less than a week old and was born at the garbage dump clinic. If you wonder why the axe, knife and scissor are by his head ...so did I. The Khmer people believe it will keep him safe and protect him from harm. I am so thankful for God's protection and I pray that as the truth of the gospel is taught at the school many hearts would be drawn to our Lord and have eternal hope in Jesus.

We spent an hour visiting and encouraging this mother with her new baby boy. This is her fourth child, her other kids have been attending classes at the school.

Class time at the garbage dump center. The children have Khmer class, English class and Bible class.

Writing in his notebook.

I helped get gum out of this girls hair.

This little boy put gum in his hair too because he felt sad he had put it in the girls hair. His hair was short so it came out a bit easier.

Each day the children get a shower and they are so happy to get clean.

Some of the boys after getting a shower.

The girls with me after their shower and everyone's hair all combed nice. The white on their faces is baby powder. I think some of them enjoyed putting lots of powder on.

Praying before they are served lunch.
The lady sitting in the far back is the cook. She makes lunches each day for the children.

Enjoying a good lunch together.

The garbage dump center does have financial needs in order to continue doing this ministry. If you would like to be a part of this ministry please let me know and I will help you get in contact with Thearith.

3 comments:

steven & samantha said...

i houses in the picture look a lot like the houses at the bosnia refuge camp i visited, i hope you guys had a good trip.

ANGELA said...

These pictures touched me heart so much mom. The little kids are so special and i just want to squeeze that baby. What a special trip. I hopw to be able to go with you some time.

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