19 nov. 2020
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12 feb. 2019
Hey everyone, I’m out again feeding people again, this time street kids and a double amputee in Phnom Penh Cambodia near the Russian Market. Cambodia has one of the world’s highest concentration of amputees due to all the left over land mines from several wars and is still one of the most heavily mined countries in the world (140 land mines per square mile according to UNICEF).
This double amputee was sorting through a bag of garbage and caught my curiosity. He had a single prosthetic arm with a thin metal rod attached to it that he used to open things. What he was looking for? The bag was full of waste from the market so was he looking for food? I love helping these kinds of people. When he looked through a Styrofoam takeout container, I asked if he wanted food.
He said yes and took me to a nearby fried rice stall around the corner. He had a nice bag, seemed reasonably well dressed, and had a hat, and didn’t seem like the typical homeless or poor person who lived on the street so it confused me why he was sorting through rubbish.
I was hoping he could sit and eat with me so we could talk but he had ordered take out. It didn’t occur to me, but with no hands, how could he eat? I figured he must have someone taking care of him. At this point, a few street kids came over. I thought they might just be curious but I offered them food as well.
A nice lady who was there with her son helped me communicate. After asking, the kids said they would share 2 plates, each costing 9000 Riels. The lady was very nice but she had to go to the hospital to take care of a family member. The two street girls finished their plates, which made me happy, but the boy barely ate half. He packed the rest, which also made me happy. They were very camera friendly. When they started doing that Asian pose, I showed them how to do the Korean Sa-Rang-Hae thingie.
After they ate, they went to another stall to get more free food. I figured they would give it to their parents. Maybe the rice dish I got them wasn’t necessary. They didn’t look starving or that hungry but I wanted to help out that night anyways. When they left, they said “I love you” which surprised me since they probably only know a dozen words. **Bless whoever taught them that.
The owners of the rice porridge place were very pleasant so I decided to eat there, and to my surprise, their rice porridge was one of the best things I had in Cambodia! I would later go on to eat there almost every other night. I will definately stop by when I’m there again.
The owner’s daughter came and said hi to me. Apparently, they give free food to street kids on the regular, which impressed me even more. The daughter asked if I was Christian, and was excited to share that she was Christian too and went to a Christian school. Her joy was so overflowing that it felt like a spiritual meeting and a blessing of sorts. It turns out, she is the only Christian in her family. The rest are Buddhist. That reminded me of my extended family who are Buddhist or Christian.
Anyways, after hearing how the people of Cambodia have suffered so much, I’m glad to meet nice helpful people injecting new life. Thank you and may peace be with you.
9 Meeting Sweetest Homeless Girl ~She’s 6 ! +Update Scavenger Girl Found! Nga & Linh are back!
2 jul. 2019
Thanks to my first Patreon pledge from Mr. D. Rhee, I went out to find someone to help. That’s when I met a truly homeless family with one of the sweetest homeless 6 year old girls I’ve ever seen at the Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam.
I offered them assistance with anything and we actually ended up at Bun Man 22, a place Mark Wiens reviewed. The price was double the normal amount because that area has many tourists.
I also offered to buy them anything at the convenience store. Seeing a sweet homeless 6 year old girl run around and get everything she wanted was awesome. Thank you Mr. D. Rhee from the bottom of my heart.
I left feeling that was a nice experience for the both of us but I saw them again a few nights later sleeping next to a loud road. They really were homeless! I wanted to help them more.
I took a part of Mr. D. Rhee’s proceeds and decided to give them cash in a special “God Loves You” Tet Lucky Money Envelope with 600k VND (~$26) and a Beatitude inside. Since most beggars there make at least 100k VND a day and can rent a room with that, I thought 600k or about a weeks salary to a successful beggar was good enough but now I wish I gave more…
I found the scavenger girl! Thanks to the Manila Police, we were able to locate her family so she’s not homeless anymore! Full video coming soon. I also found the girl from 7-11 from one of my first videos! Nga and Linh from Troy Nguyen’s videos are back at the Ben Thanh market and will be there until the end of July. Apparently, the police there are cracking down on those walking street sellers at the market and are fining them if they are caught selling within the night market. This has made selling much harder for those sellers.
I can’t wait to show you all the incredible people we met and helped, which would not have been possible if it I wasn’t going out on the behalf of my Patreon supporters:
Mr. D. Rhee,
Mr. J. Leaman
Mr. M. Schneider
Mr. M. Loosli
Mr. D. Applegate, and
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My Patreon is: Patreon/johnsoh
**Note that I will only be abroad for a couple more weeks so it will most likely be many months before I can use the funds for the poor for any new Patreon pledges. But I will collect it and use it to help the poor people that I come across. For current Patreons, I advanced a few months to hold us over for a little while. If anyone decides to stop their pledge, I’ll cover it. I’m just deeply appreciative that you were moved enough to help in the first place, which encouraged me to go out even more, so thank you!
As always, thanks for watching and Peace Be With You.
8 okt. 2019
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