Sunday, January 29, 2012

Build a City

We are building a city.

Yes, you read that correctly. Our church has partnered with People for Care and Learning and we are building an entire CITY in Cambodia. 

The residents of Andong, Cambodia used to live in a garbage dump. They were displaced by the government and now they are living in a slum community with houses made out of cardboard, tin, and whatever trash they can find. 

Their city floods on a regular basis, and with the rainwater comes raw sewage and trash. Into their HOMES. This is the water they use to brush their teeth, cook, and wash their clothes. 

There is sickness, disease, and no access to medical care. With so many needs, it's hard to know where to start to bring them hope. So we are rebuilding each home that is there. 

Each house costs $1,000 to build. I don't have a thousand dollars to build a house, but if a bunch of us give a little bit, together we could make a difference for one family. Or five families. Or a thousand families. Wouldn't that be awesome?!

The goal is to rebuild 1,500 homes. Currently, the funds have been donated to build 224 homes. Lets get the word out! They can't build the houses if no one knows about it. That's where I'm counting on you, bloggy friends. If you can't give financially, will you at least help me tell others about it? If you have a blog, write about it. Link to their site. If you have Facebook, like their page so your friends will see. If you can give money, give money! If nothing else, you can pray. Our college pastor is in Cambodia right now heading this project up. They will start building houses next week. You can pray for his safety, and that this project will get off the ground smoothly. 

Figure out how you can help, and DO IT!! If nothing else, go watch the video and check out the site! You will get more info about what they are up to over there, and let me tell you: it's awesome!!

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