We leave the girls today to go to Malaysia. The girls performed a traditional Cambodian dance for us last night to thank us for visiting them. It was beautiful. They are beautiful. They differ from the girls in Vietnam in the way that they are shy and reserved. They yearn for our love and attention but they do not know how to ask for it. However, like all of our children, they are so sweet, respectful, and treat one another like family. We're honored to be a part of this family. (Angela Nguyen)
We arrived in Cambodia today and immediately spent time with the children making balloons and playing with play doh. We then went to Aray Kasath, a poor riverside Vietnamese community for mass led by Father Martino. The community welcomed our visit with delight and we were honored to spend time with the villagers as well.
This morning our Mission Group said our goodbyes to the children and headed to Dong Nai where Cha Tich operates many charitable initiatives. One of them includes feeding the poor families and staff of the Dong Nai Hospital for only 5000 VND. His restaurant is called "Quan Com Tinh Thuong Khat Vong Song" and is staffed by volunteers. Today, we have the privilege to help prepare lunch for the surrounding community. (Angela Nguyen)
Preparing "Western" style breakfast for the children - scrambled eggs, potato pancakes, and bacon!
Day 2 Mission Trip 2016 success! We made congee for breakfast, bo luc lac for lunch, and canh chua/ bbq chicken for dinner! The girls ate it up and still had energy to play all night. This is a tough job and we appreciate the OBV staff who do it 24/7! (Angela Nguyen)
Welcome the group of 2016 mission trip!