We have been in Cambodia nearly four months now. It was emphasised that the first three months would be spent learning the language and acclimatising to the new culture(and heat !) and after that we would slowly get involved in the work of our NGO. Already I have been going into work at least once a week to get an idea of how the organisation works which involves visiting families in the slums out here and seeing how our NGO can help them. Earlier this week we went to a conference here in Phnom Penh which focused on the issues of sex trafficking in this country. It was quite astounding to hear the facts and figures of what is happening out here and the people involved in this sordid business. This really is a fallen country,a country without limits or boundaries-a country where anything goes and all things are acceptable to many. But what is so reassuring is that there are so many people and organisations out here who actively want to make a difference. This is a big battlefield and there is a lot going on -please pray for Cambodia!..The rest of the week has been the same as the previous weeks with language lessons in the morning and free time in the afternoons. Football on Sunday, Monday,Tuesday and Thursday helps to keep me fit and also remind me of my age! On Friday I played badminton with the neighbours in the road outside our home-it,s at the end of a cul-de-sac so there is little traffic! It is certainly not a working week yet but soon will be and I eventually will ,hopefully, be able to help those in need…
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