|The construction of the Our Kcheay home was completed in November of 2001. Even before ground had broken on the new building, nearly 30 children were being cared for in a small, rented house down the path from the new location.The Church Orphan Home is located in the Our Kcheay village. This village is in the Preaek Preah Sdach commune of the Svay Pao district of the Battambang Province. Battambang is known for its fertile soil and production of delicious fruits and rice. It borders Thailand in Northwestern Cambodia. Svay Pao is the most population-dense district in Battambang, forming a large town by Cambodian standards. Farmer’s fields immediately surround the home itself. However there are plans for a new park to be developed across the road.
Our Kcheay is in a region that was heavily mined by the Khmer Rouge. Fortunately, progress has been made in clearing the area. The landmines have left many without
limbs, and many more without parents. Other contributors to the high orphan population are AIDS, disease, and violence. The Our Kcheay home serves the people of Battambang town, caring for needy orphans and sharing the gospel with the community.
A typical day begins as the children awake. Before eating breakfast, the orphans participate in devotions. The school age children either attend classes in the morning or in the late afternoon. After lunch, most of the orphans take naps, play, study, and take classes in the home. Later, they eat dinner, take care of the homes’ garden and plants, and attend an English class in the home. The orphans finish each day gathering for church devotions, before setting up their mosquito nets and going to sleep.