Midwifery Intern program
5 new students were enrolled October in our intern program. They’re all from different provinces of Cambodia and very eager to learn. This internship is so much more than just studying midwifery, they all live at Kaleb (a NGO who partnered with us to develop and train quality Cambodian midwifes). They also receive English classes, computer training and value teaching. 3 of the girls, Linda, Channe and Pauline come from strong Buddhist families. Bora and SoTe are from Christian families. I’ve been teaching now for 2 mnths and next week they’ll start to join in on clinic days. Please pray for them, for the work of the Holy Spirit in their hearts and their studies which is overwhelming as they are not really used to study. Please let me know if some of you would like to be more involved with this program to sponsor and pray for a specific student.
Theary enrolled in International University beginning October after she successfully completed her 9 month internship with me. We have shared before that she has also come to belief in Jesus during this time and it is so encouraging to see how she is growing in her faith. She is now the only Christian in her family and such a strong witness. I asked her what is her family saying about her conversion and she said they are happy for her because they see that she is now at peace and happy. There is so much fear in their religion that the change when they become Christian is very obvious. We’ve went to her village to start building relationship in order to start a clinic there once Theary is finished with her studies. Her family is very influential and their house is full of portraits of monks from their family. Please pray for her and her family.
Value Life Clinic
Wow! The clinic is bursting out of its seams! More woman every Saturday and with the more patients there are more staff too. We have Jenny, a nurse practitioner from UK, Victoria, nurse from Sweden who is doing all the baby and children check-ups. Then in the pre natal room there is faithful Emily and now also Erica from Finland. Marianne still translates together with Phil and Janet from Singapore helps out with Admin. And of course we all are waiting for Kerri to return from USA. Theary is doing prenatal exams now independently. We are in the process of employing a Khmer midwife, please pray for this. It is not easy to find someone; many have qualifications but shockingly little knowledge or practical experience.
Jason from Water of Life is coming every Sat morning to share the Word with the women, we see how they start to listen more as they also get to know him. Davee from our Malaysian partners also come and visit individually with the woman while they wait for their check-ups.
Then on Tuesdays we do follow up clinic and afterwards I do family visitations with Marcus and Ivan who is partnering with us to start bible studies in the homes of families open to the gospel. Praise the Lord for this; this is the purpose why we do all this. Pray for these two men, for open doors, open hearts, guidance, protection and favor with the people.
We have opened another room at the clinic and Vanessa (Ivan’s wife) has started skills training with some of the women. They are doing simple needle work projects, and get paid a small amount for the hours they put in and their babies can be with them. Please pray for Vanessa and also Mom from Water of Life as they teach and share. The women are so thankful for this, many of them sit for hours at home doing crafts for the temples and paid not even 25cents (U$). Sreymau was one of the 1st moms that came to our clinic 2 ½ yrs ago, she worked on the garbage dump and usually very angry and stressed. It was so wonderful to see her sitting with Vanessa and the other moms, so peaceful and then she showed me so proudly what she was stitching.
What a privilege to witness the miracle of a life being transformed.