Archive for December 2011

Dec/11

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Kian Klieng update

We are happy to share some good news about Serve Cambodia’s ongoing project with the Kian Klieng community (some photos of which are featured in our 2012 fundraising calendar which is still available to purchase – see the previous blog post). As you may remember, there are a number of families living in very poor conditions near an abbatoir on the edge of Phnom Penh. The aim of this project is to relocate most of them to a block of land in Prey Sor (near Harvest of Hope) and the rest to the remaining land in Happy Village.

We are pleased to tell you that plans are now completed and work has now begun on the foundations. An Australian architect kindly donated his time to prepare and refine building plans for both sites, which has been a real blessing.

Just prior to Christmas the foundations at Happy Village were completed. The work has now turned to building equally large and strong foundations at Prey Sor. The site at Prey Sor will then be filled up to a slightly higher level which will help reduce the effect of flooding common to the area around HOH.

In the new year, 24 new homes will be constructed across these two sites, some for larger families and some smaller homes for couples and small families. These will all be modest in size but will provide a much safer, cleaner and healthier environment for these families to live in compared to their current situation.

Fundraising is still continuing and there is still work to do in order to raise the funds needed to build all the homes. Any donations towards this building project would be greatly appreciated. (Use the WR084 Serve Cambodia option via ACCIR if you would like to support this project financially).

Thankyou so much to all the people who have been working tirelessly to raise money for this project to date. Praise God this project has already come so far. We trust in His provision for the people of Kian Klieng.

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Dec/11

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Serve Cambodia Calendar 2012

Hi everyone!

Ring in the New Year with a beautiful 2012 fundraising calendar from Serve Cambodia. David Lee from Light Bulb Works has created this in cooperation with Serve Cambodia, and he is donating 100% of the profits to help fund Serve Cambodia’s community development projects that serve the poor.

David visited Fellowship of Hope and Serve Cambodia in October this year as part of a mission team from Mount Hawthorn Baptist Church (Perth, Western Australia). All of the photos in the calendar were taken by David during his visit.

David’s photography is excellent, and it would make a great present for friends and family! It is also an excellent way to promote the work of Serve Cambodia to the people you know. The calendar costs AUD$15 per copy, and the more copies you order at one time, the lower the postage cost. Click on this link to have a closer look and make your order: http://helpfundraise.wordpress.com/serve-cambodia-calendar-2012/

(Please note that all orders and payments for these calendars must be made to Light Bulb Works via the link above, and not to Serve Cambodia or ACCIR directly).

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Dec/11

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Trip to Tasmania

As Christmas approaches, we begin to think about spending time with family and friends. And one of Fellowship of Hope’s 3 senior pastors, Sara, had the opportunity to spend some time with friends and supporters in Tasmania recently. One year ago, Sara was able to do the same thing in Perth, Western Australia. That was a great opportunity to build links between Fellowship of Hope Church and other church congregations in Perth. Sara was able to spend time in Perth sharing his story, sharing about what God is doing in Cambodia, and raising awareness of the need for more child sponsorships at Serve Cambodia’s education centres. This year it was time to do the same in Tasmania.

Before he left, Sara was given a loving send off by family and friends in Phnom Penh. When he arrived in Tasmania, Sara was able to share in a number of schools and churches, who were happy to hear both his testimony as well as the developments going on in Serve Cambodia’s projects and the many new churches who have become part of Fellowship of Hope.

One evening Sara was able to speak at a Christian businessmen’s association dinner and the guests were very impressed with what he had to share. Some of the people who heard him speak decided to sponsor kids at TLC and HOH which will be a great blessing for those projects. Sara also met with key supporters and volunteers from Tasmania to discuss the relocation of people from Kian Klieng to new land at Prey Sor (near Harvest of Hope), as well as answer any questions that they had.

But it wasn’t all work for Sara! He enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Tasmania, the yummy food and the valuable time of building closer relationships.

He also made a touching and emotional visit to the grave of Natarsha Charlesworth – Tarsha’s memory is very dear to us, and her passion for serving God and helping the poor lives on at Tarsha’s Legacy Centre (TLC) which was named in her honour.

Thankyou to everyone who was involved in Sara’s trip and thankyou to the many people who cared for him, and hosted him in their homes while he was there.

Praise God for the valuable team work between people who live far apart but share the same heart for the poor in Cambodia. God has blessed us incredibly by making us all part of his huge family in Christ.

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