“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1 Peter 1:3-5)
Glory to our Lord Jesus Christ. He is our savior, comforter, protector, provider and healer.
Last week, we successfully reintegrated one of our girls into her home village. Amy was happily reunited with her mother after one year of separation. Her mother was very supportive during the treatment and recovery process. As Amy wants to be a farmer to support herself and her family in future, the Agency will provide her equipment tools, seeds, and other necessary supplies to start.
From the recent discharge summary, great changes and joy are reported from both the girl and the mother. Praise the Lord for His restoration and healing. She expressed her willingness to accept the perpetrator’s apology in her dream, let go of the hurt and move on to a new journey.
Betty came to the Home in November 2012. Lately, she has been emotionally and psychologically stable. She has developed appropriate boundaries and maintained positive social relationship with others.
She is ready to return home and has already taken a national examination to enter 9th grade this Fall. Pray for her adjustment and desire to pursue her studies. Pray for her parents who will follow through on her enrollment.
Carol will be reintegrating at the end of September. She plans to skip 5th grade and go to 6th grade in the province. Carol is determined to return and enroll in public school despite of her parents' feeling of inadequacy to take care of her. Pray that God will strengthen her parents and they will feel more capable to care and support her.
We are so thankful for those who sponsor Carol and our Agency is committed to give $30 scholarship per month to support the family.
Daisy, who used to take seizure medications, has been staying at our Home since late 2013. She has recurrent episodes of symptoms after completely off medication in April. The doctor restarts the seizure medication and please pray that Carol has trust on our Lord to stabilize her condition.
Esther has expressed sense of rejection in this integration process. Her parents have reluntance and hesitation to take her back because of shame and negative comments from neighbors.
Pray for Kongkea who has been working with her parents. Family counseling will be conducted, aims at helping parents to gain more understanding on Esther’s need of acceptance and emotional support.
Parents play a crucial role in the girls' recovery and healing process. However, many parents suffers from issues such as unemployment, financial hardship, chronic psychological stress, mental health issues, domestic violence, broken marriage, unresolved hurt and trauma etc., which affect their capability to provide care and meet the girls' emotional needs.
Lately there is a new intake and reintegrated processing forms need to be signed from the village to the Provincial director level.
Pray that God will grant us patience to handle this new procedure; wisdom to collaborate with the government officers to get all the legal documents signed, and endurance to deal with our physical tiredness and frustration, so that our focus will be on helping the girls to start a new chapter of their life.
We will take 21 girls to the beach for two days and one night on August 30 to 31. We will have birthdays celebration, farewell party, washing feet ceremony and candle light. Next day early morning, we will have worship at sunrise on the beach before returning home. Pray for our preparation, safety and good bonding.
All girls will be attending 2 days Asian Christian Conference sponsored by New Life Fellowship in September.
Kimsang, Kongkea, Sokheng and Sameth will travel to different provinces and work with local government’s social workers and leaders in the community. Pray that God will keep them safe and grant them strength and wisdom to deal with different situation.
We plan to visit different NGO partners such as Fountain of Hope, World Relief, International Justice Mission, Cambodia Methodist Churches, Chab Dai Coalition and others, to network, share and promote the services of GOHC.
Short Term Mission (STM) team of Bethel Church from Hong Kong will minister to the girls by sharing themes on precious gems, ambassadors of Christ, princes and his beloved bride for a week. This will be followed by a day trip to the park.
Recently, we lost our Cambodia Khmer hero, Dr. Kem Ley, who is a political analyzer and researcher. The assassination affected millions of Cambodian in the country. Please pray for Cambodia and her people who have been suffered from years of oppression, racism, discrimination, violence, rejection, poverty and malnutrition. May God's Mercy and blessings shower upon them.
Our staff is also experiencing spiritual attacks every day which cause us to be burnt out, have physical and emotional fatigue, and have poor communication or lack of team work. May God grant us a serving heart, rekindle our passion and be the light and salt of Pleroma Home for Girls.
In his glory,
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