It is a rough life. Some guys adjust well to the new place where they have been deported. Others struggle tremendously. The environment is harsh and destruction is just around the next corner. Like any big city, some areas are worse than others. The depressed guys, the ones with no spiritual support or love, gravitate to the dark side. Everyone does when left on their own with idle time. All fall short. But for a foolish young man it is a deeper, desolate, ruinous fall.
We found some guys who were in that spiritually and emotionally deprived state. Two of them wanted out, and several were indifferent. We focused on the ones who wanted to get on their feet, and together we made a plan. They would have to do their part, and if they did, we would help them. Drug testing is part of the deal.
The two who agreed to the plan came with us and we found them a safe place (just a room with a toilet and faucet). We made an agreement with the landlord, got them a lock for the door, and some cooking equipment and food. Now they must begin to look for a job. We will check in with them upon our return from Battambang next Monday.
Please say a prayer for all of these guys.