Sunday, 28th July, 2019
Just booked the tickets for the flight.
Leaving Tuesday, October 1st, 2019. God willing.
Returning Wednesday, October 16th. God willing.
That’s all I can really say for now. Awaiting e-tickets. Bought and paid for on my Revolut Metal card. Insurance included.
Leaving in 2 months 4 days.
Plenty of time to raise some more money. And to prepare myself.
Have connected with Susan Smith, and Olivia, from a small charity based in Phnom Penh:
I am with Sunrise, as is my teammate Olivia. We have an on-site hospice which used to be quite busy but is now less used because increasingly people want to die at home. We are interested in a community hospice project, providing end-of-life care, possibly even morphine, and also emotional/spiritual/medical skills support for the family caregivers. It would be a re-launch of our hospice with upgraded skills, younger staff, new vision. We are at the fundraising phase, and after we have funds, we are ready to hire and train, then launch. Fundraising is a bit unpredictable! We do have other work in progress though.
Thanks for reaching out… Susan Smith
Just watched this short video.
I don’t really know what to say.
I’ve also connected with a chap called Pisey, a director of a charity in Phnom Penh. He’s happy to help.
And also: A contact: Tim Walsh,
Good day to you Varin, and associates.
Thank you for the opportunity to work with you.
I’ll outline my project:
It’s called Compassions, based on the scripture that the Lords Compassions never fail.
The intention is thus:
To travel to Cambodia in October,To find people, individuals and families, who are in need. To provide for those needs, howsoever this is possible and I am able. To document the process in the form of a book, and possibly a documentary.
I am an artist, and a servant of Christ, and also a businessman, a journalist, and a writer.
I hope to be able to combine my skills and gifts to deliver some of the Lords compassion to those in dire need.
I hope for the outcomes of relief of suffering, increased faith, renewed hope, and new beginnings.
Would I be able to work with you and your organisation for a couple of weeks on this journey?
This will involve being included in your day to day activities, meeting the people you support, and getting to know them, and their situation.
I will where possible provide practical support for some of these people and their families, there being a modest budget for doing so.
Each of these people would, I hope, receive some form of compassion from the experience.
Would this process be agreeable to you? Do you have any thoughts regarding how the people we serve may benefit?
I thank you in advance for your time and kindness,
This is Tim Walsh Vice President of the board and I will be working with you in PP to try to make sure you get all you need. Please let me know how I can help.
The charity is Prison Fellowship Cambodia, https://www.pfcambodia.org
and I am moved by their annual report from 2018.
They’re part of Prison Fellowship International.
And if Compassions is to be a book, and series of books, and mission, here it is. Helping prisoners, and the families of prisoners.
The video, at the top of this page. The lady in that video describes how her father was sent to prison, when she was a baby, and the subsequent impacts.
I can relate to those in prisons.
Dear God. Jesus Christ be with me.
“when your heart is free, you are free.”
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.