Flooding in Cambodia

Hope for Cambodia Orphanage, which is fully sponsored by our Fellowship, sits in the village of Lveasar along the banks of the massive Mekong River. The river floods every year during rainy season but sometimes it rises much higher than normal. This is such a year.

Almost every building on the campus, including the dorm and kitchen/cafeteria has water in it. Because of that Pastor Sokhom is evacuating all the children out of the village into the city. (He moved the preschoolers to his home in Phnom Penh this past weekend.) We have directed him to spend whatever funds necessary to evacuate them and we will cover the costs. Hopefully we can meet these expenses with funds from our GlobaLocal ministry. I’ll keep you updated.

For now,

  • Please pray for the children’s safety as they leave the village and cross the river. During the dry season it is a mile and a half wide. Now it is much wider and the currents are very strong.
  • Please pray for Pastor Sokhom to be able to find temporary housing for them – not a small task with 60 plus children.
  • Pray that the river will rise no more. The hay for their dairy cows is now being stored on the church’s porch, which is just a few inches above the water line.
  • Please pray for the safety of all the Cambodians, especially small children, living along the Mekong.

Thanks, and live bold,

Greg

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