There comes a time in life when we can no longer hold back. We must open the flood gates and no longer hide from what is. A child will lead us the to the present moment…. The children who were on their death beds knew this and passed with open hearts Wayne shared with us,Continue reading “Thoughts from the Wat”
6:45pm every evening all 60 of the children of Wat Opot come together from the youngest to the oldest to meditate. No spiritual practice is pushed on them they are allowed to find their own path.
A few nights ago, Wayne set up a big screen along with a projector and shared a few videos about Wat Opot and the face of HIV/AIDS in Cambodia. If we take away one thing, it will be how normal children living with HIV are. Beautiful inside and out, there is no way to distinguishContinue reading “Wat Opot – Living with HIV/AIDS”
The children have fun making jewelry and then it’s sold to people visiting the Orphanage. They make 10% and can build up a little savings. They even make bamboo bracelets cutting the bamboo to sanding, varnishing, cutting holes and then painting. Here is the the Jewelry Tree Market…All of us are happily shopping at theContinue reading “Kids jewelry tree”
Terry in the arts and crafts room showing kids how to make paper beads for necklaces and bracelets.
Bonnie is with the children who were open to tell the story of their life before before the orphanage and to draw a picture. Her intention is to create a book and the funds come back to Wat Opot.
Sorry for the silence! As I know you were informed, the internet at Wat Opot went out shortly before we arrived. It has made it hard to contact our loved ones or post to the blog, but a treat for the volunteers because there is enough stimuli here without WiFi! I guess I should startContinue reading “Wat Opot – No Internet, No Worries”