|RAP Home Christmas Tree|
|One of the young women putting up the Merry Christmas sign outside the front entrance|
|One of our staff finishing off the decorations|
|Practising the Blessing Dance|
|A Tent is set up for the CHristmas Party|
Here in Cambodia when one is having any kind of party, you will see tents being set up at different places and along the road. We are thankful that the RAP home has enough space at the side of the building to have a more private party as we invited some of our partner organizations who have assisted us throughout this past year. As well, the young women were each given the opportunity to invite 3 of their caregivers.
|Musicians from the Svay Pak Church|
|One of the Young women in the Khmer outfit|
|Make up used for the young women participating in the traditional Khmer dance|
|Some of the caregivers from our Partner organizations|
The party began with different events and skits performed by the young women at RAP followed by a message about Christmas from the pastor whose church we are partnering with. One of the young woman who wasn't involved in the skit was busy serving the guests dressed up in her Christmas attire---a Santa Clause hat!
Some of our RAP staff also participated singing a Khmer Christian worship song as they wore their traditional Khmer clothes.
We are thankful to all our donors and friends around the world who have supported our ministry for without your partnership we would not have the opportunity to be Christ hands, feet and voice in the lives of these young women and to host such events that allow the young women to discover a whole new life that is full of joy and laughter despite the challenges they face each day. Events like this become spiritual markers in their lives that enable them to feel special, to feel valued and most of all, they discover that there is a Savior who loves them and wants them to experience an abundant life in Him. In celebrating Christ's birth, they like us are again reminded that Jesus is the reason for the season!