Construction of the Kampot Orphan Church Home began in June of 2006. It is located in the Kampot Province in the Southern region of Cambodia.The home is 148 km or about a two and a half hour drive from Phnom Penh, the nation’s capitol. Nestled in a plantation of mango and jackfruit trees, it is obvious that Kampot is surrounded by fertile land. It is typical for the Cambodians of this area to make a living selling produce grown from their own fruit trees or by cultivating rice.
Many of the children in the church home were found hanging around a Buddhist temple. After being abandoned by their parents, they looked to the monks to care for them. However, the children still had only each other to rely on for safety at night, because the monks could only provide food for them. It wasn’t long before the kids were often turned away because the monks could no longer feed them. The monks also rely on the community for support which is sometimes difficult due to the level of poverty in their local village. When Pastor Nark Nareth found these children they were under nourished and scared. Now they are loved and cared for in the Orphan Home.
In the afternoon the older kids go to school ,After dinner, all the kids gather for evening devotions and Bible study. This is a special time of reflection and discussion about the day. In addition, it is not unusual for all the kids to join in a few songs of worship. Just before bed, they review their lessons from school and put up their mosquito nets , to help give them a good nightâ€™s rest and protect them from mosquito born illnesses. To learn more about the home use the links on the navigation bar to your left or below.