Since my return from Cambodia late this summer, I have wanted to share my trip with you. However, I have found it hard to process and put into words all I saw, experienced and felt. This week I will share one tiny piece with you. A piece of the puzzle that is growing in my heart. A piece of the puzzle that I think God will use down the road.
My volunteer trip to Cambodia included two main missions. First, my team visited the children our church sponsors. These are the children I met and fell in love with three years ago during my first trip to Cambodia. I have so many good things to tell you about these children whom I adore but that will have to wait until next time . . .
The second part of our trip was spent training the fabulous teachers at the Agape International Missions Community School. I also have so much to share about the good work these teachers are doing but this too will have to wait . . .
Today I want to introduce you to the women of the AGAPE Training Center (ATC). While in Cambodia, I had the privilege of visiting the ATC located just around the corner from the AGAPE school. Please take a few minutes to learn about these young women and their 3 Strands Bracelets.
“The Agape Training Center (ATC) is a small jewelry and apparel training center unlike any other in the world. Instead of the typical 12 hour shift in horrible working conditions, the girls attend the ATC for 8 hours each day. During that time they receive counseling and educational services as well as lunch and medical benefits. Their salaries are 3 – 4 times higher than what the typical garment factories located in Cambodia pay. This is a community, built upon respect and compassion for one another and the feeling of a family environment is what surrounds these girls at the center each day.”
Photo from agapewebsite.org
You can support the women of the ATC by purchasing their beautiful handmade bracelets.
This Christmas you can give a gift that will help Agape bring Freedom, Love and Empowerment from sex trafficking to the vulnerable women and children of Cambodia.
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