We completed our first day of the Institute for Pastoral Leadership and Development. I am looking forward to tomorrow for day two of our training. The goal is to train up men who can preach and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ.
One of our attendees, Mout Iv (left foreground) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, came to Cambodia after being deported in 2011. Before his arrest by immigration officials he turned his life around, had a family and a successful barbershop. Coming to Cambodia destroyed his business and family. He still has a relationship with his young daughter, via Skype. Mout has trusted the Lord and has thrived while here.
He has become an accomplished videographer. I would like you to watch one of his latest projects which shows God working in the Songkrua Rescue Center in Cambodia. All of the children pictured in the video are orphans. They have come to the Center for various reasons; parents who abused drugs, have AIDS, or dropped their child on the orphanage doorstep because of a disability. Some of the residents are elderly with no financial means of caring for themselves. They grow their own food and the children receive an education. Mout has captured the essence of beauty and love in his video. I believe Mout’s work will give you hope.