Day 3 -Today we flew to Siem Reap at 7:30am!
We had the awesome privilege of visiting a World Vision office and seeing them in action. We got the chance to see how the community pulls together to make a better life for families and children.
We saw the community building fences around a large reservoir that was dug and full of water. A reservoir that is being used to source villages with clean safe water to drink. We heard from the staff how there was a drought in this area and they prayed and God sent rain and filled the reservoir.
We had the opportunity to also pray at the same spot that the reservoir will be filled to the overflow, this way they can source many more villages with clean healthy water for families and children. The joy on the faces of the workers working together in the community was beautiful to see. Men and women working together! [soliloquy id=”3898″]
We sat down with the staff at the World Vision office – all local Cambodian men and women with one purpose and vision to make lives better in Cambodia for families and children. Providing education, providing clean water, providing nutritional information to families and providing clean water, houses and farming supplies to each household.
When we pray on the Embrace events about the community and how by sponsoring one child can benefit the whole community, this brought everything to reality for me. To see this ethos at work was moving and very inspirational.
We visited a family that was benefiting in the community – a beautiful little boy aged six years old who is waiting to be sponsored. This family is part of the community that was benefiting from another child that has been sponsored in their area. This has benefited them as a family, enlarging a larger vision which will aid them getting farming material, providing them with chickens and a rooster that will enable them to have fresh eggs, for them as parents and their five children.
What struck me the most was how beautiful this family was and happy yet living in such poverty. This by far has been the most moving day for me – seeing a family such as our own families – all they need is support from people like us that can make their lives better. Just over £20 a month can buy them food and the whole community benefiting with housing, clean water, and being able to grow their own vegetation and having farm animals for fresh eggs and milk from the cows.
Being a sponsor myself, this brought everything to reality for me! That my money is going towards bettering people’s lives not just the child I sponsor but the whole family and the whole community. My life can never be the same!
Moved beyond words.