Sains Overseas

August 2014 Update


Hello from Cambodia!

Our major focus at IJM Cambodia this year is long-term change in the justice system to protect poor people from violence. In my role, I’m helping develop our strategy to sustain system reform gains. Through activities that support our partners in the community, police, and social services we will help keep pressure on traffickers and protect vulnerable people. Please pray that our team will recognize strengths and weaknesses in the justice system and opportunities to support our partners over the coming weeks and months.

Recently we hosted a training to teach pastors about God’s heart for the vulnerable and to encourage them to seek justice in their own communities. Anti-trafficking police attended to explain how the pastors can report crimes in their area. Please pray that God will use the Church to spread truth and love throughout Cambodia. Read more here.

Jen’s Corner

Is it August already? School starts August 5th. Hannah is in 3rd grade, Caleb is in 1st, and my little one is starting Pre-K. The kiddos are excited and a little apprehensive about the new school. Hannah’s new bestie is in her class so there will be at least one familiar face on the first day! Caleb is Caleb and will be just fine! I hope Jacob’s teacher is ready for Jacob “don’t mind if I do” Sain.

There will also be an opportunity for me to get involved at school. Having taught school before, I know the importance of parent support to teachers and other staff members. I look forward to using my passion to serve the educators who are helping to change lives.

Update from Susan

I’m back in the Kingdom of Wonder (Cambodia). I enjoyed visiting with everyone while stateside and apologize to those I didn’t get to see. I didn’t realize how crazy it was going to be. I am back at school now. It’s so busy already, and I’m looking forward to a great year. I will be teaching science for kindergarten, first, and second grades at Logos. This is a passion of mine and will be such a joy. I’m also working with a group of 10th graders that I worked with last year. They need extra support because they are ESL. I love them and they work so hard. Additionally, I will be continuing with several autistic children and many that just need learning support. It will be a very busy and rewarding year. The best news is that I will be at Logos with all three grandkids. What a joy to get watch them learn and grow. Blessings to all.

Prayer Requests

  • For wisdom and opportunities for IJM Cambodia to support our partners over the coming weeks and months
  • That God will use the Church to spread truth and love throughout Cambodia
  • For patience and skill for Jen to study and practice the Khmer language starting this month

4th of July

Family Dinner

Mimi at the Airport Bayon Temple

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