In April of 2011 we were first introduced to the street children of Battambang during a Holy Week service for Maundy Thursday. These kids were brought to the church and we were asked if there was anything that could be done for them at the church. After talking to the local church staff we started going out and picking up the kids from the streets a couple days a week for the afternoon. We would feed them, bathe, them, play with them, and teach them about Christ. Over the next year and a half God would provide the resources necessary to continue growing this program and even hire dedicated staff for it.
The street children of Battambang are unique in so many ways.
Most of them just want to play, to be picked up, and to have someone tell them that they are special and loved.