Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cambodia Orphanage

Sorry for the delay on the posting :)
We are now with the rest of the group in Phnom Phen Cambodia... After everyone has recovered from jet lag and their night spent in the Bangkok airport, we have gotten to see a thing or two. Yesterday we visited a large children's home (orphanage). There were about 70 kids from ages 2-17. The moment the gate door swung open the children swarmed us all latching onto us and hugging us and asking us questions. One little girl held on to me for at least 20 minutes, begging for as much affection as I could give. I was overwhelmed with compassion. It effected me much more then I could have imaged. They had so much love to give. Each one was so excited to show us where they sleep and their tiny little school rooms. The children were so beautiful, and I would have done anything to take a few home with us!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beth and Blaine: I can't imagine how hard it must have been to leave those beautiful children. This orphanage must be amazing, as the children seemed genuinely at ease. I am glad that you guys linked up with the team too. Love, Michigan Dad