Letting Go

We have to be selective now when deciding who to accept as residents at Wat Opot… not all children meet our requirements or the new requirements set by Social Services. While I would like to think that we could work with any child, experience has taught me that it just isn’t possible. Still, it is […]

FINAL STAGES

In 2001 Partners in Compassion, Cambodia was given permission to construct an HIV and AIDS clinic and hospice on some barren land behind a run down Buddist temple called Wat Oport. We decided to name our project after the Wat but because I did not speak any Khmer and my partner Vandin San spoke only […]

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Our Newest Grandson

Many years ago, when things were much different around here, we got an early morning call from someone who said they worked at a health clinic. They may have said which one but if they did it wasn’t recorded. They told us that they had just discovered an unconscious woman at their front door who appeared […]

Scary Nights

Wat Opot is a little scarier at night when everyone is gone and so when you hear the animals making a ruckus, you just hope that it is because one of them has invaded another’s sleeping space or perhaps farted in the face of one of the more dominant animals. Your mind begins to think […]

Peace Garden

  In the very beginning, when at first we decided to build the hospice at Wat Opot, I knew from experience that I would need a refuge if I were to begin taking care of the dying. At the time I had no idea that I would also eventually need it after the dying stopped… […]