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 of what and how I chose to do Tabitha; about when I did it and about who I worked with and how that happened.
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 are reaching out to all corners of the country It is all so very sad.
Tabitha Canada is doing a Virtual Mission for Tabitha Cambodia starting July1 for the savings/partnership program. There are so many families who need our help. We can’t do this without your help. I ask that each of you consider joining the Virtual Mission from Singapore to Phnom Penh Cambodia.
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 manifolding with many people losing their sources of income before the variant outbreak.
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 muted and quiet.
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.