General Board of Global Ministries
Street Children Ministry
UMC, MMC Cambodia
This Advent season, we with the Street Children Ministries in Cambodia celebrate with you the good news that our Savior, Jesus Christ, is born! Isaiah writes: “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’” John the Baptist “prepared the way of the Lord” over two millennia ago, and we in Cambodia are privileged to continue preparing the way of Jesus by responding to his call to feed, clothe, and educate the poor and underprivileged around us.
We with the Street Children Ministries are preparing ourselves spiritually to glorify the Lord this Christmas by serving children who live on the streets of Phnom Penh, HIV/AIDS patients, and the sick through the Methodist Ministry of Cambodia (MMC) by the grace of God. The children, sick people, and the poor who we work with on a daily basis are preparing for this Christmas season as well! Children regularly come to church to learn more about and worship the Lord. HIV/AIDS patients join together to support one another in Christ and to worship weekly. The Street Children Ministry staff are excited to contribute their time, energy, and creative efforts into preparing outings, leading Sunday School, and teaching at orphanages. We are overjoyed with the unique opportunity we have to see the poor and marginalized in Cambodia grow strong in their studies, social skills, vocational skills, and in Christ.
We have seen in Cambodia that God blesses people through people. You have been such a blessing to us and the children, men, and women we serve through your support and prayers this past year, and we sincerely thank you. Without your prayers and generous gifts, we are not able to do this wonderful ministry for the kids, sick, and poor in Cambodia. I am so grateful to you for your help!
Please see the Christmas card drawn by our children attached hereto.
We wish you a very happy Christmas and New Year 2013!
Yours in Christ,
Clara M. Biswas
Team Leader of Street Children Ministries
Phnom Penh, Cambodia