I am so excited!!! Our clinic has started construction and should be up and running by the end of the year!! We have been so blessed by wonderful supporters who despite my not being the best fundraiser still chose to believe in this project and words can't express how thankful I am. Rithy has been working sooo hard to make everything happen in the small budget we have and so praise God! He did it!
We have officially started to proceed with our clinic building project :) We were fortunate enough to buy land right infront of a national highway that was recently constructed. The only downfall was the road was built higher than the land and so we needed to fill the land in order to build. Well we just filled the land and working on plans to begin construction!
I have been super bad at updating the blog and website and I apologize. So this year has been busy and it's been great! We started the year in Cambodia and did two medical clinics before we headed off to Pattaya where I got to partner with some great organizations doing work on the ground in the sex capital of the world! It was sad to see that as you walk down a stretch of 1-2 miles you can see 200 girls and women standing there available for the night. Although that was sad, what made me sick was how many transactions you see happening even at 4am in the morning. The worst part is, as in Cambodia now for a large part, a lot of these people don't want help. Each organization I talked to was saying how it is becoming harder and harder to get the women out because they make more money doing this. In fact on the beach you will see girls there just for the weekend to make extra money - coming down from bangkok so they will have extra spending money while at college.
Anyone who has business ideas would really be helpful in Thailand and Cambodia.
So that was January and February for me.
After that we went to the philippines. We did 4 camps in malolos and 1 in coron. The first day we prayed for a lady before the camp even started and we thought we were praying for a knee problem but apparently she has a mini stroke 3 days earlier that got healed too! YAY God! My friend bought his friend just to visit. A strong 18 year old who apparently had had back pain for 8-10 years so that even stairs hurt him. He had stopped doing leg exercises because of the pain. This shouldn't happen to young people. But he got healed!! He was stunned. He has never been prayed for before and a week later he was still beaming :)
We bought out land in Cambodia - which is the real reason I went in January - so we could see it! We are so blessed because there is a national highway that got build just in front of it! That so improves the access!
So the problem with building the clinic has been funds. I have a lot of skills, but fundraising is not one of them. I am not just bad, but horrible at it, but as I have prayed and told God that, He keeps sending me people to help! Our facebook fundraiser has 60 days to go and it almost at goal!! And yesterday I just spoke with someone who wants to help me host an in person fundraiser! I don't have the guts or the knowhow to do that, but yay for people who want to help me and Save Each One!
I have attached a video one of our teammates made for the philippines trip!
Just finished the last 2 medical camps of this trip. And they were wonderful. Had all new medical students so that's always a source of slight worry especially after the last group had become so well trained, but it was wonderful. This years medical students have been amazing!!! Some of them I know weren't so happy as we started the camp. They are trained to rush through patients and so it was just such a shift in their way of doing things, but by the end of the day they were happy that they were learning so much. They were learning how to really take a history and physical and how to educate their patients. I loved them, they were all smart, had a great heart and I feel so blessed we could help them learn.
Save Each One
Updates about Save Each One and the Women's Center in Cambodia