Thursday, June 6, 2013

Eating and Shopping Can Save Lives

Nathan Chan, one of the staff at World Relief Cambodia, has been very thoughtful in the way He has presented this wonderful country to us even down to the places we have eaten and the shops to buy gifts. I want to highlight one place that we have went: Daughters of Cambodia.

Daughters (and Sons) of Cambodia: This restaurant and store is much more than it seems. It is a faith-based NGO that reaches out to women that have experienced sex-trafficking and sexual exploitation in Cambodia. At DOC they have the opportunity to start a new life by learning how to cook, waitress, sew, screen print shirts and bags, even massaging and nail care. Often times women have a strong desire to leave the industry but can not find work doing anything else. These skills open up the opportunity for a new life. Along with that they are also given counseling and schooling with an opportunity to develop spiritually. We were able to eat there and buy some really neat gifts.

If you want to learn more about it DOC: 

"Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:19

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