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Looking for Home

The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest. Isaiah 32:17-18 As I continue to go around the world looking for support to keep working with the street children God has put…

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Little Bob

We can’t share all the details of the lives of the children we work with.  The Cambodian government does not want us to share many personal details about children in order to protect them.  But there are some stories we want you -our donors, our prayer warriors, and our friends- to know about.  Some information,…

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Seeking Unique Solutions

We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:1 & 7   Once again I am way behind in getting out a newsletter and sharing with you all that has…

Some help painting from Team Ovida from Adventures in Mission!

Looking Good!

At our center we’re adding some color and making things look good!  Painting murals on the walls, creating a tile wall, and fixing up the back lot!  Just check out the pictures of all that we’re working on! Keep checking in! More to come soon!

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How I Handle It

I frequently get asked how I can cope with the things I see here in Cambodia.  I’ve had to deal with difficult situations when people are around and they seemingly marvel at how I just push through it.  People come and they see where the kids live and often they need to stop, they struggle…

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When I am Weak

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I…

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Is This Really Working?

Recently someone attempted to lecture me about the harm that the “good intentions” of foreigners can cause and why the “big” organizations are best suited to handle many of the problems in Cambodia.  And while I won’t try to argue with that, I do frequently wonder if what we are doing at Crossing Cambodia is…

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Admitting When We Make Mistakes

Long ago I remember going to an interview for something I’m pretty certain was actually some kind of pyramid scheme.  There were a bunch of other folks there and we’d get called into different rooms and told about how great the job could be for us and at one point I got called in for…

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Reflections From a Volunteer

Three weeks ago I got on a plane to go back to Canada after a few weeks spent as a volunteer with Crossing Cambodia. I had no idea that my life would be so changed in such a short period of time. I am a translator so I can take my office with me on…

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A Crossing Cambodia Christmas

In Cambodia, Christmas is celebrated, but not because of Christ.  It’s a “Western” holiday.  Trees pop up at stores, red ribbons adorn posts, kids are dressed in red with white Santa caps, and the old fellow’s face gets plastered onto windows.  But since its not really a significant cultural holiday, the banks don’t shut down…