God has been doing amazing work at the Family Home in Cambodia! The wonderful women and local workers of the SHE Rescue Home organization have been showing the six girls there such love and emotional care, and we are excited to share some of their recent updates and praise reports:
The past few months brought both challenges and opportunities for the home. Several local festivals and holidays have kept the girls very busy with craft making, field trips, and family visits when possible. In October the home hosted a small self-defense class for the girls, which helped them to learn some important new skills in a fun environment. Weekly swim lessons have proven to be very popular with the girls as well, with many improving rapidly and enjoying races together. The water is not always welcome however, and recent flooding throughout the region has caused a few issues around the home (though steps are being made with local authorities to address this challenge).
Christmastime afforded the home some great opportunities to reach out to the families. The girls were able to make cards and Christmas gift bundles to give to their families with toys, clothes, and toiletries, which meant quite a lot to the girls and their families! Family situations are complicated among the girls. Some are having great interactions with their families and are progressing closer to safely reintegrating with them. Others are having difficulties due to family finances, unsafe living environments, or even families who may turn down their opportunity to reintegrate. This is a main prayer request for the girls, as a positive reintegration to a healthy family environment would be ideal for them.
All of the girls have their own personality and interests, from schoolwork to sports to crafts, and it’s amazing to see how God is using these activities to restore and encourage them. Let’s pray that God will continue to shower grace and love on these little ones through the gospel and opportunities for reparation and relationships!
For more info and image updates, see our reports from the SHE Rescue Home: