When one thinks of Cambodia, two visuals may come to mind: “Killing Fields” and streetkids/orphans!
From 1975 – 1979, “Killing Fields” dictator Pol Pot terrorized his nation of Cambodia, brutally uprooting, torturing and slaughtering a couple million of his fellow citizens. The deep impact from this living nightmare is still evident in the psyche of Cambodia some 30 years later, remnants of a living nightmare that personally touched every single family.
Both of our FCF Partners here work with orphans and street kids in different capacities. At one orphanage we went to, I met about 60 orphans, and two particular 7-year-olds held my hand and would hug me when any opportunity would arise during the time I was there. When it was time to drive away, my heart broke as they asked if I could take them home to live with my wife and I!