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Ongoing Challenges

Street children are a difficult group to work with. In the past 5 years that I’ve been involved with street kids I’ve seen a lot of people and organizations simply drop out because of how difficult it can be sometimes. When you first start working with them there is a strong barrier of distrust that…

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Why We’re Paying for a Buddhist Funeral

Today was both heart wrenching and eye opening for me.   This morning as I sat in church my phone began to ring.  I didn’t recognize the number and so I pushed the button to dismiss it.  It rang again and I repeated.  Again and again this happened.  Finally after the 8th time I stepped…

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We Made It! 2 Years of School in the Bag!

Every child at Crossing Cambodia comes with a unique story.  In fact, most of them I’ve known in one way or another since even before we started this ministry.  Now as June is over and July begins we’ve managed to make it through a second school year!  8 of our 9 kids older students managed…

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When a Lost Child Comes Home

For a long time I’ve read the Parable of the Lost Son and never fully grasped how deep it is.  But until recently I’d never lost someone I loved so much, watched them go away, wrestled with fear of never seeing them again, and then had the chance to celebrate in joy when they came…

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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…

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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…