Team Cambodia 2011 is well on its way to raising funds for Youthlinc’s newest service site, Peak Sneng, Cambodia! Last Saturday, November 13, at Bangkok Classic, the local Cambodian community joined with Youthlinc staff and volunteers to host a culturally rich event which raised over $6,500 in project funds, cows and water filtration systems! A shout out to Youthlinc’s generous benefactors! Thank you!

For the Cambodian people this was a celebration, and an evening of tremendous gratitude to Youthlinc for choosing to serve their homeland. They welcomed Youthlinc guests with a special blessing ceremony for the Kingdom of Cambodia, after which members of Team Cambodia 2011 joined in singing The Prayer with survivors of the Khmer Rouge killing fields. (Cambodia is the first Youthlinc service site whose history includes mass genocide. It is also our first country which boasts one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Angkor Wat.)

Karen Roylance, Dr. Wade Roberts, Britnie Powell and Judy Zone, each took a few minutes to speak about Cambodia, humanitarianism, and what Team Cambodia 2011 will do there next summer. Guests were treated with traditional Cambodian Ballet, (once only danced before God-Kings), in the form of The Blessing Dance, performed by Savan Ich. Offerings/auction items, were then presented by members of the Cambodian community, followed by The Goodbye Song, sung by Makayla Vann.

Thanks to Eastern Travel for donating a trip to Beijing and to the Bangkok Classic for hosting the event. A special thanks to everyone who made this event possible, and to our Youthlinc young humanitarians who will use raised funds to change—and save—lives in the village of Peak Sneng, Cambodia!

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