February 16, 2010

Making a Difference in Cambodia

Scott Norling - India Office Director

Rattana Gnek is a 13 year old girl who lives in the garbage slums of Phnom Penn, Cambodia. Rattana’s entire family works in the garbage dumps sorting through the waste in order to find items to sell. Their earnings from this job sustain the family. Rattana and her siblings do not attend a regular school and the family often goes without eating.

Rattana heard that there was a group of teachers that had come to the garbage dump to gather students in that area to study on a bus and give them a meal. She was ecstatic and immediately sought to join the program. She now participates daily in the Joyce Meyer Ministries Feeding School. This program provides Rattana with daily nutrition, educational lessons, fun activities and stories based on biblical principles. She is so happy now. “God saved my life and made it to be bright,” Rattana says. “I know the One who saves and helps people now!”

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