Kep Province, Cambodia, October 8, 2020
Salesian College Chadstone
10 Bosco St, Chadstone VIC 3148, Australia
Dear friends, The LORD has done great things for us, and we arefilled with joy – Psalm 126, 3 From this small Salesian community of Don Bosco Kep, from our children, young people, teachers, the Carmelite sisters, volunteers and myself, I send you a great blessing of thanks and love for your support to us in different ways and actions. We are following the news about Melbourne. We are aware that the staff and students at Melbourne are not at school yet you have thought about Cambodia. We know that many of your students in Melbourne may be through financial problems, yet they have reached out to Cambodia. I am aware that Salesian College Chadstone is functioning online and off site. I know that you all are not allowed to travel beyond 5kms from your house. It may be that many of your own family members in Melbourne are going through a financial crisis. Yet you all have thought about us. You have been generous to us and have ‘given,’ even when it hurts. I am thankful to each and everyone of you. Like it says in Mark12:44, you are blessed because out of your poverty, you put in everything, all you had to live on. Thanks for the attention you provide to our needs. Material things can go or come, but beyond that, there is the deep spiritual energy of love, trust, compassion and mission. Thanks for thinking on us, especially during this month of October, month of the Missions. As St. Therese of Lisieux says “Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.” When we see our students fully busy in good actions like studying, meditating, praying, playing sport and sharing as2 good young people, we feel the accomplishment of the Salesian Missions. As soon as we have the Sun Children IT Laboratory finish, I will send you some reports, photos and videos through our Don Bosco Kep Media Communication Department. I invite you to visit our official Youtube channel for Don Bosco works in Cambodia:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjSD4-odpDwYvOK9Wx3lJcw

And some photos of the current activity of the children:

“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25 May the Lord bless you all, protect you during this difficult time and make prospeur all your projects of good over the Earth.
In Saint John

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