January 6, 2013

Travel Photo: The Road to W.P.Y. Orphanage

To start the year right, I will be featuring a photograph I took while on our way to an orphanage for a mission endeavor in a Southeast Asian country.

Where in the world is this?

This photo captures the road that leads to Wat Preah Yesu Orphanage in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The orphanage is a children's home which cares for orphans and poor children in Cambodia. Our team, the Klement Backpacking and Ministry, had the opportunity of passing by this road many times and breathing in the beauty and simplicity of the place. Our team also stayed in the orphanage compound, joining the children in worship, and giving them presents that have painted heartwarming smiles on their faces. 

"Christ did not pass by the needy and suffering. He united works of mercy with the message of salvation he came to bear to men. He engaged in a constant, untiring ministry, and worked for the perishing and sorrowful. He prefaced his message of love by deeds of ministry and beneficence, leaving us an example that we should follow in his steps." - Ellen G. White

Have you ministered to an orphanage before? Or have you volunteered in your community? What have you felt and what are your experiences? You can share them here!


  1. Hi Ephraim. I had the chance to work with an orphanage/children's home before in Cebu. It was quite challenging but I also learned a lot :)

    1. Hello Deli! Wow, so you had experienced volunteering in an orphanage in Cebu too. What specific orphanage? :)

  2. Also volunteered at an orphanage back in my hometown in Cainta as well, that was a long time ago though, but we had an awesome time there! I remembered we conducted activities with them, and threw them a Christmas party. Some of the kids went through a lot, but they managed to smile, laugh and dance with us. Will always cherish my moments with them. :)

    1. Hi Bea, thank you for dropping by here! I greatly appreciate that you have experienced volunteering in an orphanage. You are right, the moments spent with the kids will always be remembered. :)