The Incredible Ratanak Race

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We need your help! On April 27 Melissa and I are racing in the Incredible Ratanak Race to raise funds and awareness for Ratanak International, a Christian NGO that is passionate about empowering Cambodians through providing access to education, medical and social services and are focused on helping to end child sex slavery.

When I went to Cambodia last year I was introduced to some of the corruption and evil that takes place there. Frequently Cambodian girls (and boys) will be sold into brothels as young as the age of 6. Pedophiles from Canada and other developed nations will travel to Cambodia to pay to sexually assault these children.

Ratanak was founded by Brian McConaghy, a former RCMP officer from Richmond. In Cambodia Brian introduced our team to the issue of sex trafficking in Cambodia, but also to several programs being run by Ratanak and their partners to rescue and rehabilitate these young girls. It was amazing for me personally to see girls who had been raped perhaps thousands of times so transformed by the gospel and the love of God that they now have joy and hope and a future.

The Incredible Ratanak Race is a 6-hour Amazing Race-style race around Vancouver. Would you sponsor us in the race? We’re hoping to raise at least $1000 for Ratanak and make a difference in the lives of those who have been affected by sex slavery.

Will you partner with us by making a donation? Click on over to https://ratanak.org/secure/donate.cfm , enter your info and click the box at the bottom that says “Select to support a Race Participant” and enter one of our names (I wonder who can raise more?). Alternatively, you can give us cash or cheque in person before April 20th. Any donation over $15 is eligible for tax receipt.

Thank-you for your support!

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