MISSION TRIP: July 14 – August 5, 09.
Two years ago, since joining the Core group of the ‘Ratanak Foundation’ www.ratanak.org. I was given opportunities to learn, raise awareness, promote advocacy and encourage actions to end this vicious industry. To take my conviction further in a more personal way, I have the privilege of travelling to Cambodia for 3 weeks this summer. I am part of a team of 12 from 5 different churches in Toronto, being trained by the Ratanak Foundation.
We will be staying in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, also well known as a hub for ‘sex tourism’. We will spend time working with one of Ratanak Foundation’s partnership organizations, ‘Daughters Cambodia’ http://www.daughterscambodia.org/ and Prayer walking in Svay Pak, Stung Meanchay (slum area- local brothel area), Street 63 and Waterfront. Possible ministries to NewSong Centre (a ‘safe house’ in a secluded and undisclosed location with tight security for very young girls - they are valuable commodities for traffickers), and Rahab’s House (former brothel - helping with outreach to community).
‘Daughters Cambodia’ is a Transition Life Skills Centre for the girls who have been rescued. Our Team ministries there will include giving workshops on Anatomy/Nutrition, Drugs effects, Domestic Violence, Choosing a Mate, Budgeting, Hair Cutting, Dance Training, daily Intercession and Worship and ‘Member Care’ Clinic for Staff.
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Prayer: Please consider being a prayer partner for the entirety of my training and my mission trip. I will send out prayer requests for those who wish to join my prayer support team. Your prayers will be my support when I enter the overwhelmingly dark world of child sex trafficking.
Financially: The total cost of the trip is $2,900, which includes airfare, inoculations, evacuation insurance, accommodations, food and any other materials needed for the trip. I will also be taking a second suitcase of shoes for the girls at ‘Daughters Cambodia’. If you are interested in supporting me financially, please send donations to Rexdale Alliance Church, 2459 Islington Ave, Etobicoke, M9W 3X9, on the memo line designate ‘Joy Sumyi Lee – Cambodia Mission Trip 2009’. Tax receipts will be issued at the end of the year.
Attend a Fundraising Concert: given by piano students ages 5 – 18 on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 7 pm, at Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Road, Toronto, M6S 2Y8.