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04 08 2022| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter August 2022

Dear Friends and Partners, Good afternoon, everyone. I am sending you a gentle reminder to let me know if you are coming for the final build scheduled for January 4. It is essential for us to know how many of you are coming and how many houses that you will donate. Our plan is that...

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04 07 2022| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter July 2022

Dear friends and partners, Good morning. I would like to take a moment and thank so very many of you who have responded to the news of Tabitha Cambodia closing. I am so very humbled by the impact Tabitha has had on so many of you. Your kind words and thoughts have touched my soul....

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04 06 2022| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter June 2022

Dear Friends and Partners, I write to you today to share with you a decision I have reached after my recent visit to Cambodia and following a deep and serious review with Heng. For many reasons we have decided that the time is rapidly approaching when we will need to close Tabitha Cambodia. I wanted...

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10 03 2022| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter March 2022

Dear friends and partners, Water is a gift of life – it gives life to our bodies, nourishes our fields and allows life for our animals.  We had the rare privilege of watching a well being dug in Svay Rieng. In all honesty, these men are my heroes! We have the option of using wells...

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10 02 2022| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter February 2022

Dear friends and partners, This morning I would like to introduce you to Suos Heng who is the Acting Director of Tabitha Cambodia. Heng has been with us for the past 25 years. Heng has worked his way up through the system beginning as a development staff, then in charge of housebuilding and now Acting....

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25 01 2022| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter January 2022

Dear friends and partners, One of my greatest pleasures in life is going on site visits to our Tabitha Cambodia projects. My erstwhile companions are Heng who is the acting director and Therom our accountant. Our visits are always welcomed by managers and staff of our projects. Lunch time is a time of taking selfies...

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20 12 2021| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter December 2021

Dear friends and partners, In this festive month of December, all of us from Tabitha Cambodia want to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The very best news is that I will be returning to Cambodia on December 27, barring all Covid issues. In this...

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06 11 2021| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter November 2021

Dear friends and partners, This is the time of year in North America when we celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a time to remember the blessings and joys of the past year with family and friends.  Within our Tabitha Cambodia family, it is also time to remember our blessings of the past year. In this year...

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09 10 2021| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter October 2021

Dear Friends and partners, This is a longish newsletter as we have completed our annual report and our budgets and plans for this year. I would like to share some of the highlights of this past year as well as our dreams for this current program year. The Covid pandemic has caused much pain and...

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07 09 2021| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter September 2021

Dear friends and partners, Good morning to each of you. The pandemic continues to devastate the country of Cambodia. Many people have lost their jobs and many small and medium size businesses have closed, most permanently. The tourism town of Siem Reap resembles a ghost town as the hotels and restaurants are closed and empty....

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10 08 2021| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter August 2021

Dear Friends and Partners, Today’s newsletter is a little different. I have written my memoirs of 25 years of my work setting up Tabitha Cambodia and its programs. I could have written 10 books of the past 25 years but that’s not feasible. The book will tell you about why Cambodia, my values and principles...

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05 07 2021| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter July 2021

Dear friends and partners, Cambodia has been suffering from an upsurge of the Covid 19 virus. Many people are struggling to put food on the table, to find a job, to keep their families safe. The Delta strain of the virus is causing untold numbers of families to be affected. The tentacles of this virus...

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05 06 2021| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter June 2021

Dear friends and partners, I have exciting news this beautiful day. Tabitha Canada is doing a Virtual Mission for Tabitha Cambodia starting July1 for the savings/partnership program. I would like to share the story of one of our families. Nong Sokha and his wife Doung Srey, live in Svay Reing province. Nong says that he...

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06 05 2021| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter May 2021

Dear friends and partners, The past 6 weeks in Cambodia have been extremely difficult as the Covid virus with its variants has taken hold in the country. Up until then, Cambodia had relatively few cases of the virus but it has now multiplied to over 20,000 cases. The economic impact of the pandemic has been...

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07 04 2021| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter April 2021

Dear friends and partners, In this month of April, we celebrate Khmers New Year, a time when families get together throughout the country to be and rejoice together. But this year the Covid pandemic has struck Cambodia with a fierceness experienced in so many countries around the world and the New Year’s celebrations will be...

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08 01 2021| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter January 2021

Dear friends and partners, The COVID-19 pandemic has started our year with economic hardships in this land of sorrows. Despite the issues revolving around the pandemic our children have returned to school. Mann Tola, is 15 years old and lives with his family in Svay Rieng Province. His family has been in the Tabitha savings...

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24 12 2020| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter December 2020

Merry Christmas Dear friends and partners, During this month of Christmas in the West – on behalf of the staff and families of Tabitha Cambodia – I would like to wish each of you Merry Christmas and the best in the Year 2021. It has been a hard year with the pandemic – a year...

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03 11 2020| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter November 2020

Dear friends and partners, During this Covid pandemic, news from Cambodia is not good. It is not the Covid virus that threatens the lives of many Cambodians, rather it’s the collateral economic virus that threatens so many in this country of sorrows. I have received a number of reports of families losing their land and...

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