I’m Chhoem Tanghim, one of Pursat children living in Pursat I Children’s Home, under the umbrella of New Hope for Orphans called, ‘NHO Children’s Homes’. Recently, I finished University with a Bachelor degree of Accounting from IIC University of Technology. I have one brother. I married with a man named, ‘Vandy Makara’. Without the support from New Hope, the house parents, housemates, and sponsor, I would not have been able to finish my education and have a better life today. Now, I am having a lovely family. I am not alone anymore. Thanks to God, my Father for making this way for me. I love all of you…. My house parent, housemates, pastors, and sponsor. Glory to God only.
My life in the Children’s Home –I have lived in the Pursat I Children’s Home for seven years until graduating from the university. Since living there, my hopes and dreams have been restored. This is how my life changed.
I have got enough food, a very nice shelter, new clothes, good education and spiritual care taught daily by the house parents and pastors. People in the home including kids, caregivers, cooks, and houseparent love and regard me as their sister. They care about what I am going to drink, to wear, to do, and to eat all the time. Surely, I feel very comfortable, loved, and confident. It’s such a wonderful blessing that they look after me like this. I then found out because it’s of Jesus who lives inside them. I feel I have never received this before. God has been so good towards me because the house parent guide, encourage, comfort, and discipline me in the good manners of being a right person for society. They always help me when I feel down or lonely. Without their help or support, I would not have been able to graduate or have the desire to finish my education. It seems to be a strength that comes out from them that kept me moving forward to reaching my future goal.
They never let me go into famine or hunger since I lived in the home. The organization provides me very well. At the home we eat, play, dance, sing, and pray together. We care and love one another as our own brothers and sisters. Sometimes when I am facing troubles or needs, they come surround me and cry out to God and we prayed together. These are good memories that are forever held in my heart and mind which I could not forget. Although, today, I am not allowed to stay with them anymore because of my graduation that I have to leave the home, my heart remembers all the things we did together. God has been so good toward my life. I will remember this until I die. All of the years that I lived in the home with my lovely brothers, sisters, and the house parent. My heart will be with them all the time. My Home and My Life is my new destiny outreach. Without God’s touching and daily doctrines from the house parents and pastors, I will not be who I am today. Thank God for restoring my life and taking me to live in the home. I am gaining everything back from that I used to dream and hope in the past. New Hope Children’s Home brings me smile and joy.