This Sunday we had our Church service at one of the International schools here in Phnom Penh instead of at our usual church. The reason for this was that 16 people were getting baptised and we used their swimming pool to baptise them in.
There were about 70 present for the service and it started a little later than planned as it took longer to travel from one side of the city to the other through the as ever manic traffic. Most of those baptised were teenagers although the oldest candidate was 63 and it was a pleasure to be involved with the service.
What probably made this so special was that seven of the girls who were baptised had been involved in sex trafficking and had been “rescued ” by an NGO that works with those who are trying escape from their forced trade. Two were as young as 15 and one was just 13…..