Dear friends and partners,
Khmer New Years is over a week of celebrating life with family and friends. For Miriam and me, it was an opportunity to celebrate with our new family in Australia the Nokor Tep Foundation Australia. Our first stop was in Melbourne and our first event was to celebrate Khmer New Years in style with the Victorian Cambodia Community. We were a bit taken aback as the celebrations were the same there as here, live show, Cambodian food, games and rides how good that was. The next day we met with the elders of the community and then with the Cambodian MP at Parliament Hill. What a treat that was to see the inner sanctum I marveled at the construction and hoped that the hospital will be as strong.
We had a gathering of friends and new friends who celebrated with us people who are long time supporters and who were delighted to be a part of NTA. We had the good fortune to meet with a number of medical people at the Austen Hospital and to greet the Chinese Medical Association.
We traveled to Perth there we had a second gathering of supporters, friends and new friends. We met with Perth Rotary an opportunity for myself to say thank you for their support. New Years is always a time of new beginnings and it was an amazing gift to celebrate the new foundation. I invite all of you Australians to go on the web site at www.nokortepaustralia.org.au sign up for our newsletters join our family and invite other likeminded people to do the same.
Today is another beginning it is my birthday. To celebrate this new beginning I went to see the hospital site what an amazing progress another 20% of the first floor was poured and workers were busy preparing for the next section. http://tabitha.ca/april-22-2015/I am awed by the progress I am humbled by the vision how good that is!
On my return to the office the 80 girls working here greeted me with a birthday song huge hugs and some tears they wished me much health and long life a wish that is not true for so many of them as they suffer from diseases that are not so readily cured that hurt their bodies and pull down on their spirits I am humbled by their love spurred on by their need thankful for that honor.
I wish each of you a new beginning each day I thank all of you for standing with us for being a part of our family for believing in each of us. I thank my God for His Grace in my life and that He enables each day to be one of celebration and hope.
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