Our bags contain the supplies we need to meet physical needs in local villages while opening doors to hopefully meet spiritual needs as well. Our final destination is Poipet Cambodia, home to 160,000 of the poorest of the poor.
Poipet is full of women and children who struggle daily to survive by whatever means possible. In fact, many adults travel across the Thai border for days at a time to find work, leaving their children alone and vulnerable. This is why our friends Steve and Noit Hyde have dedicated their lives to protecting and caring for these children.
Over the next two weeks our focus will be playing games with the children and loving the people in the village. We brought sports equipment for the orphans at Imparting Smiles, baby quilts, and prenatal vitamins for the women. Included in our supplies — simple over-the-counter items like Tylenol and Advil. These medications are the primary means of treating illness and are otherwise unavailable in Cambodia.
Along with 21 bags full of supplies, we are bringing days of love and a message of hope that can only be found in Christ.
And this is our hope — to live out the ancient words of Micah 6:8, “to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God.”