Just finishing Christmas Eve Masses, the atmosphere was filled with peace and happiness. Along with the joy of the whole of humanity, the OBV Cambodia family also full of joy and happniess. To express it, OBV Cambodia children have joined a performance in the Christmas party.
It has been a week since uncle Jesse and aunt Thuy visited us. We talked about them every day. We missed them especially the nights that we practiced martial art together.
The most impression was uncle's sharing in Vietnamese "The main purpose for this trip, I want to teach you martial art, so that you can self-defense. After I leave, I will feel assurance that you can always be safe and be able to protect yourself".
First school day of Cambodia OBV children, after moving to the new house
First day of school after moving to the new house, every thing is new: new school, new friends, new teachers, but every single of the kid is very excited. Today is not a test day for "calves", but they still wake up early, prepare breakfast early, clean up the house quickly because they eager to go to school.
Sister Le and the children of OBV Cambodia
Sister Le is a Franciscan nun. In a short amount of time before returning to Malaysia, Sister has arranged the time to visit and play with the children at the house of OBV in Cambodia. Here was her reflection of interactive days with the children:
The children of OBV Campodia happily welcome Trung Thu
To know more about Trung Thu, please read here
Although they could not watch the fullmoon nor parade with lanterns, the childrens still had a joyfull night.
The children of OBV Cambodia
The new home of the OBV children in Cambodia is located in the heart of Phnom Penh. With the hope that the children would have a better place to live which is fully equipped, and most importantly, for them to have an education in a very prominent school. Father Thong and the rest of the household did not mind the difficulty of finding a home, processing the birth certificates, and transfering school for the children; with the important contribution from the benefactors.
"Mấy Đứa Trẻ Này Dễ Thương Quá!"
The sisters from Vietnam and Cambodia attentively listened to one another
I took a two day trip to Vietnam for some "urgent business" – That doesn't mean that I didn't have time to visit our children – in both the Vietnam and Cambodia houses!
Children of OBV Cambodia
There was nothing new or special happened to our lives. However, I felt one thing and consider it as a grace of Mekong Mother. It was children who visit Mother after finishing school. I think Mother may feel touched when she sees her little children visit her everyday, so she gives grace for our family: all of the kids want to stay here. Ngoc Yen said: "I feel sorry for sister N.B, don't know how she is doing now."
With Mother's grace, we all feel warm in our famiy. We all pray and thank Mother everyday.
Translated by Tram Dang . Original version in Vietnamese entitled "Nhờ Ơn Mẹ Mêkông"
Ms Ngoc Phuong is now the manager of OBV Cambodia. Bellow is her sharing on Christmas Eve with OBV children
There was no need to sit beside fireplace, no need to bring many clothes, no need to wear beanie...
However, this Christmas I feft even warmer. Sitting beside me were children, they also felt the same with me: different from previous Chrismas
I missed all my friends and relatives...