Jannes Newsletter October 2020

Dear friends and partners,

I would like to share the impact of our work in Tabitha Cambodia. Staff continue to work with 6,980 families – with 41,880 dependents. 

One such family is Touch Phalla from Trapang Thom Village in Svay Rieng Province. Phalla has five children and works very hard to feed and keep his family healthy. Over the past 4 years, Phalla has been able to save and buy such things as rice seeds, baby cows, started a small business selling fertilizer and rice seeds for others in his community. Covid has impacted his village with economic hardships – so many people are without work. That makes life difficult but he helps as much as he can by hiring neighbours to work his fields and selling his products at reduced prices. His income is reduced but he earns enough to take care of his family and to continue saving. Without savings he says, I would not be able to have done all these things. I have more dreams and one day it will all happen.

 

We have just completed building another school – a school that enables another 400 children to attend school. Like parents all over the world, Cambodian parents are frightened of this Covid threat – in Cambodia there is not much in the way of protection – thankfully the virus has not taken hold as it has in so many countries and so some parents send their children – more children each day as no one has gotten ill.

 

Our Tabitha foundations in Canada, USA, UK, Australia have not forgotten our work in Cambodia. Our supporters like yourselves have not forgotten our families. To make it a bit more challenging in this challenging year the Virtual Mission of walking from Canada to Cambodia goes from strength to strength – just like our families. One very generous donor will match every dollar raised up to $50,000. You can join this Mission within these countries by simply contacting the following people or donating through the following pages:

Tabitha Australia: A team page has been set up for Tabitha Supporters in Australia, send your kms walked/run/swum each week to Sharon.Doubikin@tabithaaustralia.org.au and she will collate the data and update the page.  If you just wish to make a donation click on this link https://tabithaaustralia.org.au/teams/Canada-to-Cambodia-Walk-with-Janne/

Tabitha Canada:  Contact Yolanda Henry to join the mission:  yolanda@tabitha.ca Donate at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/tabitha-foundations-virtual-mission-from-canada-to/

Tabitha UK: The link to the campaign page for the UK is: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/canadatocambodia

Tabitha USA:  www.Tabithausa.org or contact Erika Hoffman Kiess at: hoffman.kiess@gmail.com

I’m so thankful to my God for each of you; for hope and vision that goes beyond the Covid threat; for each of us walking with the people of Cambodia. How very good that is!

Janne

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