Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Steung Meanchey Dump

Please visit this link (the embed code was not working). Morgan and Team Cambodia visited "the dump" yesterday. I can only imagine how surreal it is to witness people and children living and working on a landfill. 

She said that it was the absolute worst thing she has ever seen in her life (she surprised me last night with a phone call). Families are so desperate that they send their children to dig through trash to find recyclables. It is the lowest of the low in terms of living and working conditions. 
In a month, the landfill will be removed (I'm not sure how you remove a landfill) because it has been bought out. In some ways, this is even worse for these people because they will be without anything at all. Asia's Hope is brainstorming ways that they can help these people.
Bless my sister's heart. Even though she spent much of the day throwing up in her mouth (literally), she is already thinking of ways that she can get back and help these people.
Today she will be working with the team to do lice checks on all of the kids. It is Morgan's hope to give them each a haircut before she leaves!
Thanks again for all of your prayers.

4 comments:

Marla Taviano said...

Break my heart. Oh, I'm praying Morgan gets the chance to do all the haircuts! What a special opportunity to serve!

Denise said...

That was just heart breaking. I can't imagine. I pray Morgan is able to give a hair cut to the children!

Anonymous said...

Kim shared stories of the dump last night ... I was moved to tears. And to think of all the things I take for grantedb every day.

Anonymous said...

It is so hard to believe sometimes that people live in these situations. It is so hard to understand, why am I so blessed, what did I do different than these innocent children Thanks for sharing. The cambodian people are lifted in prayer as well as Morgan, Kim, Gina, and Jenn and AsianVista.
Lisa