A Day in Kien Svay

Dr. Jeremy Roscoe serves on the CGI Board and is spending time in Cambodia this month with CGI’s program participants and staff. He’s been busy doing medical clinics, encouraging and serving this week, and we wanted to share a few excerpts from his latest blog entry about a day spent with CGI’s Kien Svay Kids. Check it out!

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Today was awesome! We got to see and participate in Kien Svay kids activities. These are 15 kids that CGI kids sponsors to get them in school, tutor, help their families, get water filters, and teach them about Jesus!

There is a teacher that spends every Thursday afternoon teaching these 15 kids and about 15 others that want to come, too. They learn a Bible story, English, Khmer (their native language), get a snack, and have fun! Then she spends the rest of her week visiting their houses, making sure they are studying and checking on their home life, siblings, parents, job situations, food, and health. These kids have gone from the bottom of their class at school to the upper half now since she has been working with them!

So today I got to teach the English lesson. They were learning the phrase, “What is this?” “This is ______.” So we went around the room pointing to pictures practicing. It was most fun to hear them say zebra. They had a snack, then I broke out the noisemakers. It was hilarious to hear them all running around blowing their horns! Then Sreyleak (their teacher) said they’d like to play a game. We went out to the play area and then she said, “Ok, you make up the game!” All we had was a beach ball, so I quickly made up some bases, and we had the very first game of Cambodian kickball ever in Kien Svay- kids against adults. They laughed and squealed the whole time.

So let me tell you why this was even more impressive. Today is a holiday in Cambodia, Labor Day. There is no work or school. And 30 kids showed up at school on a 100 degree day to learn about Jesus and English.

God is Good, all the time.

By Dr. Jeremy Roscoe

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