Archive for May 2010



Reaching out to the slums

TLC hasn’t been the only construction site in recent weeks. Fellowship of Hope and our supporters have been reaching out to a new slum this year, which at this stage is being referred to as “New Slum Community.” I know this name doesn’t seem to have taken much imagination to put together, but the outreach to this community has involved  much dedication from many people.

It all started with the building of relationships, after Sara was invited by a Christian lady living in the slum to come and visit. She wanted to see if he could do anything to help the community there, including running bible studies.

Then in January 2010, long time supporter Louise and her team from Tasmania delivered the life-changing gift of free water filters for each family in the New Slum Community. Poor water quality was often making these children and their parents sick, so the filters will greatly improve their standard of living.

Speaking of water and life-changing gifts…. during a visit to Cambodia by key supporter Bunhuor Lim a couple of months ago, practically all of the adults in the New Slum Community gave their lives to Christ! Praise God for this exciting news!

I promised you a story about a construction site, and here it is. This month Song, Sara, Reay and their team took time out from building at TLC to build a new toilet for the New Slum Community.

Even the local children wanted to help out.

Here is a message to everyone from Sara:

“Dear Friends, …we build the toilets for the poor people in the slum. They nearly 100 people living in that slum but only have one toilet and few day ago that toilet broke people not able to use that toilet anymore. Now I step by faith to build this toilet for them please pray for those people who need some help from you. Many blessing for you all. Best regard, Sara”

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Moving to the new kitchen

Now that the new kitchen at TLC is complete, the next job was to transfer all of the supplies and cooking equipment. This was also a good opportunity to give the Refrigerator, shelves and cupboards a bit of a Spring clean.

Thanks again to everyone who helped to improve the facilities at TLC with this major construction project! We know that this will be a source of many blessings for the Koh Krobey community.

And watch this space for some photos of what was formerly the old kitchen. It’s getting a complete make-over, and will now serve as an extra classroom – but with a difference…!




Construction complete!

Thanks to the hard work of Mission Direct, Song and the team of builders from Happy Village, the new extensions to the TLC building have been completed! Praise God for the new space that he has provided, which will be a particularly welcome relief for the TLC teachers and kitchen staff. Here are some photos that were taken near the end of the build.

Here is the view from the new undercover courtyard. On the left are the toilets, laundry and washing up space. On the right is the new kitchen, and upstairs is Sara’s new office (yes, he finally has an office!).

And above you can see the new undercover outdoor area. This will be great for those stuffy, humid days, and will be perfect for holding larger community events.

Sara says that thanks to these 4 new toilets, the TLC students won’t need to run back to the village whenever nature calls!

Next stop on Sara’s guided tour is the washing up area…

…Followed by the new laundry.

And last of all is the new kitchen. This will make it much easier for the kitchen staff to prepare lunch for all of the TLC staff and students every day. You need a lot of space to cook for over 100 people at a time!

Sara is feeling tired, so he’s gone to hide in his new office…

We know that the bigger and better TLC building will be a huge blessing to the community at Koh Krobey!

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