Note: Post written on 10 June 2010
End May was a busy time traveling up and down between Poipet and Phnom Penh just to get some works done for the Center's dedication. Thank you for praying for us and the event. The dedication ceremony went well. There were more than 2,000 people turned up for the ceremony, and the Deputy Prime Minister, Keo Kim Yan was here to grace the event. Besides him, the Banteay Meanchey Province Governor, Oeung Oen was here too. He is the important person who has been supportive of the work here. Governor Oeung Oen is a good and responsible leader. Do pray for God's continuous favour to be upon him and most of all that one day he will accept Jesus as his personal Lord and Saviour.
The event was covered by the local television stations and news on the event was reported repeatedly for over 2 days. Steve was given the opportunity to speak and he shared his heart about the work here at Poipet. The Deputy PM had also publicly announced his support for the work here by donating 3 million Riel (USD750). You can read a more detail report by Steve Hyde from his blog at http://stevehyde.wordpress.com/
Since the event, many individuals and groups have come to us with the intention to let their kids live at the center. Some of their stories would break your heart if you listen to them. So, do continue to pray for us that God will grant us the wisdom and discernment and that people will not abuse the kindness and compassion extended from the center.
Making sure the place is 101% secure for all the VVIPs and VIPs.