Tag Archives: Cambodia

Signs of hope

How lay missioners have assisted Cambodia’s Deaf community in building a better future Story and photos by Karen Bortvedt “I remember hiding in a ditch, with some tree limbs over us,” says Heang Samath. “There were four of us together. My parents, my older brother who was hearing, and me—the one deaf person. My parents told us we needed to...
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Grandma’s faith

Learning life lessons from Cambodia’s elders By Hang Tran There are a few fishing communities along the Basaac River. Depending on traffic, it takes about an hour by car from Phnom Penh to the vicinity, then another 10 to 15 minutes by boat to cross the river to reach the other shore. In one of these communities, about five years...
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‘Joining hands’ to end human trafficking

In Cambodia, Lay Missioner James Havey and the Chab Dai Coalition fight human trafficking and empower its survivors By Carolyn Trumble Lita carefully traces daisies on the cake she is preparing for her client in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She is grateful for the work she has and the skill she has gained as a pastry chef. But her life has...
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Feb. 3 is Scout Sunday

Scouting prepared James Havey for a life of service—and adventure Halfway around the world, James Havey puts what he has learned in scouting to good use. Havey, who became an Eagle Scout in October 2004, has been working as a Maryknoll lay missioner in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, since 2013. He is currently helping Cambodian children and adult survivors of human...
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Returned lay missioner Jim McLaughlin honored by Cambodian government

Medal honors Jim’s contributions to Cambodia’s health care PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — On Nov. 16, Jim McLaughlin, a returned Maryknoll lay missioner who served in Bolivia and Cambodia, received a medal from the Government of Cambodia for creating the bacteriological media lab to provide agar plates for provincial hospital labs and for helping to improve the health care of the...
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Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia – Immersion Program

Soak soabp buy chee uh tay? – Are you well and happy? – Welcome to Cambodia Specifically created for JustFaith Ministries Graduates February 23 – March 4, 2018 Deadline for Sign Ups: November 23, 2017 Maryknoll Lay Missioners (MKLM) with these words of greeting of the Cambodian people welcomes you to the ancient culture of Cambodia – its natural wonders,...
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On The Road Again – Article published by NY Writers Coalition Press

Emma Phojanakong, Cambodia FAB 2016 participant wrote a brief article for the book: Echoes of our Time of the NY Writers Coalition Press. You will find the article here: http://www.friendsacrossborders.org/newsroom/on-the-road-again/. Emma learned about Friends Across Borders in the NY Catholic Newspaper that had a FAB Ad, she called and registered to participate in the Cambodia trip last year. She was...
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