Entries by Whitney Vance

Reaksa’s* Story

Rescued from desperate life situations where she used to do everything she could to help her parents get out of debt, Reaksa came to us from one of CGI’s partner ministries. Her home village is three hours away from the city and she dreamed of being a clothing seamstress. Sadly, she could not make enough money […]

More than Vocational Training

Being a sponsor of a student in CGI’s Culinary Training Center or Imprint Project is more than just training an at-risk young woman with a marketable skill. CGI desires to invest holistically in each student, meeting them where they are academically, emotionally, and spiritually. Below you can have a glimpse into the students’ curriculum over […]

A Moment of Praise

On his recent trip to Cambodia, Nathan, CGI’s Executive Director, experienced a praise-filled moment… “One of my favorite moments from this trip was when we took the Culinary Training Center staff and students out for a nice dinner at a place in Battambang called Bamboo.  We enjoyed lots of good food together and it was […]

Dare to Dream

When Jesus started His ministry here on earth, He said, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor” (Luke 4:18).  As followers of Jesus, I believe we are called to continue this work.  By God’s grace, CGI has been able to continue to […]

Mid-Life Crisis

They say you only turn 40 once.  Well my once in a lifetime opportunity is just 17 days away.  I suppose I could look at it as my opportunity to have a mid-life crisis.  But instead, I want to take this once in a lifetime opportunity to try and raise money for the ministry I […]

CGI Day of Prayer 2015

Please join us as we go before the Lord to seek His guidance in all that CGI does in the U.S. and Cambodia. Below you will find a list of suggested prayers– feel free to use this as a guide for your prayer time. Thank you for going before the Lord on behalf of CGI! […]

Perspective in Phnom Penh

“The girls have started thinking differently. Their dreams are growing, and their day-to-day work has improved.”  –CTC Chef Ryana DeArmond Do you know about our Culinary Training Center (CTC) in Battambang, Cambodia? One of CGI’s projects designed to empower at-risk women, the CTC is now training its third class of students in culinary arts! This […]

36 Women

Last week, 36 Cambodian women went out for pizza. But it was so much more than that. It was 36 women with a stable job and the freedom to turn their backs on the sex industry as an option for income. It was 36 women with re-written futures and a new course for their families. […]