Stories of Your Donations at Work in Cambodia

June 24, 2009

"Dear Friends," wrote General Board of Global Ministries missionary Katherine Parker, earlier this month, "on Tuesday my sister, Janet, Piseth, Irene [Irene Marputsa, of Zimbabwe] and I went down to Kantebopa Children's Hospital to donate blood. In order to get a transfusion, the family of the patient has to supply donations of blood equal to what is transfused."


Parker is assigned to the Community Health and Agricultural Development program (CHAD) of the Methodist Mission in Cambodia.


"When school is in session," she wrote, "CHAD facilitates students at the Methodist Bible School to volunteer to help needy families. You can read more about the young boy, Viriak, that CHAD has been helping to get quarterly transfusions in a story by Irene at [Irene's entry is dated Sunday, May 31.]


"There is also a story by a volunteer from the recent UMVIM Medical Team from Colorado. Thanks to the whole team! You can continue to support medical welfare for children like Viriak and those in Kratie with a donation through


"It has been great to have my sister, Janet, volunteering here for the last month. We've been working with the small-business development at Mau Bourn's church, and following up on some of the recommendations in the mid-term evaluation of the CHAD program by our partners in the Methodist Church in Finland.


"Thanks for your continued support!"


Katherine Parker is the California-Nevada Annual Conference's gift to the mission field. Her home church is Mt. Tamalpais UMC in Mill Valley, California.


Parker is available for Covenant Relationship. Support her through donations at


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