Stories from the Field: A Grandma’s Story
Cambodia Addiction Recovery Center
I’ve raised my children; I should be able to sit on the hammock and give directions to others for running the household. But no, it’s not like that.
Addiction, an inability to live together, and the lack of a future plan have left me, the grandma, to deal with the fallout—grandchildren with no one to look after them. And worse, those who should be caring for them are still depending on me for food.
Many of my neighbors are facing this same problem.
But one of my grandchildren found new life with God, who is her Rock, her Healer and Provider!
For a while she was doing great. I don’t know why, but she took a wrong turn and married a man like her father. He, like so many others, is struggling with addiction. He, too, knows God and wants a different life from what he has always known. But now they are in a mess. One wrong turn could ruin it all.
They cry; they want to return home. Who can show them the way back? There has to be a step for them between making a decision of faith and living a new life on their own.
The Addiction Recovery Center is that step, where they are taught simple lessons of life that they can practice in a safe place.
Pray for Alliance workers in Cambodia reaching young adults struggling with addiction.
The Addiction Recovery Center in Cambodia is one project selected for financial support in the 2019-2020 Alliance Women ministry year. Giving instructions are found here.