Together with Bunthon, Susie and I drove the 40 minutes out to see Kov last Thursday. It is over a month since he left us, and we were keen to see how he was doing.
Life is going well for the little guy, tho' very different. He is in school six days a week, eight hours a day. So much study and structure must come as a shock for him as he had zero schooling prior to Healing Home and no more than two hours per day during his time with us.
He lives with a house mother and nine other young guys in a sweet little house. The house mum loves him - she says that no other young guy is as helpful and obliging. That's the Kov we know - eager to help; eager to please.
This coming week we are hopeful of seeing his sister come to us at the Healing Home. We really want to help Kov's family and I felt so moved by the sadness in the eyes of his 15-year-old sister the time I visited the family. Heng's brother is in the village now with an offer to the family to bring the girl to us. Once she comes, we have an offer from another organisation to take her into care and training.