The Amazing Reunion with two loving Aunts (my father’s two surviving sisters)
Summer –June and Early July of 2011-a trip that I did not want to take because the lead has away came up disappointing and empty-We were broke…But this time was positive because we did not stop seeking, asking and knocking…Matt. 7:7. Thanks God for His guidance and direction all these times of not knowing who is still living and who is death? I decided to keep the search for my loving family who were presumed death after a long hardship of separation prior to the Khmer Rouge taken over Cambodia in April 17th 1975. When were ordered by the Khmer Rouge guards by gun-point to leave the capital city. Almost 43 years later. Finally, we were getting close to finding out who is still living following a letter and a photo snapshot of surviving relatives.
It took us several weeks in the capital city of Cambodia-Phnom Penh with some help from friends. After an exhausting search, We located a friend of my relative and was told that this friend has been married to a Canadian citizen and immigrated to Canada several years ago. But she was able to find a phone numbers of a newly Canadian citizen—her name is Khunthear, which I later learned that she is related to my patriarchal household. Kunthear and one of my aunt wrote me several years back prior to her coming to Canada.
I took the risk to phone her with this strange number from this person that claimed to know her—-there she confirmed that she is the person that I was looking for to talk to, then she gave me all the formation of my surviving relatives in their village—-then I gave up the two TV stations that were actively commercialized and publicized on a weekly basis—-I asked my wife’s cousin in-law and her brother in-law to accompanied me along with a TV-reporter who was in charge of the search for lost relative program to come with us–he was kindly volunteered to come and took a long trip with us to this village—-finally, after along ride and getting lost —we called the local police for help-a strange police officer showed up to our recuse and I did not know that he was my cousin until he escorted us to this beaten up village-he said that he know the family that we are looking for—later, we thought he could have taking us to jail or to be robbed-God was guiding us all the way–that is what we were praying for—at the breakfast prior to our team leaving the city following the giving information by Kunthear ———-when we got to the village—the people there told us that they were doing the same thing —that is praying that this reunion would be positive—-after a short inspection —-of photos and questionings……tear pooring down and emotion running high……….more on this life story later………..
Learn of my grandparents passing—
My loving father’s service for his country and his missing in action in the line of duty!
The continuing search for his remain at Veal Ranch, on the route to Kampong Som—
The Reunion with love ones–
The amazing story of officer Samrech Mao—-following his uncle’s footstep……/Chief Joris….our brother in-law.
My emotional visit to my grandparents’ homeland since I was 2 years old…….
The twin cousins’ life story of how grateful they are to be citizens of Belgium and England ………….
The promising life future of Emilia Rowland–loving daughter of Naru and John
A long Wait at the road side to meet us–
A trip back to PP to say good-bye after a brief reunion——–
Hope to return and start a village school for a poor friends and families—-
Community Events/Spiritual Life
Please pray for our community relations meeting tomorrow at 11:00AM in downtown of Tacoma, WA on the 10th floors-to discuss how we can improve our Cambodian community that is dealing with gangs, crimes, jobs, economic stress, family violence, PTSD, and so on……This is a follow-up meeting from last year when we met with Mayor Strickland and Sgt. William at the Community Sub-station to pray for our community in the East side Tacoma sector.
This Sat. at 1:00PM Home Bible Fellowship at Dr. and Mrs. Sahara Chea.