After much prayer and reflection, I have accepted an opportunity to serve with the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)’s Serving and Learning Together (SALT) program as a Museum Assistant at the Cambodia Peace Museum in Battambang, Cambodia beginning August 14th, 2019 until July 11th, 2020. The SALT program provides a year-long cross-cultural service experience for young adults from the United States and Canada to serve around the world in the areas of peace, relief, and development. (You can learn more at their website: mcc.org/salt).
The Cambodia Peace Museum tells the story of the country’s transition from war to peace following the Khmer Rouge. It highlights the resiliency of the Cambodian people and what the world can learn from these experiences. The museum’s mission is to expand how Cambodian history is viewed and contribute to a culture of peace where people have a deeper understanding of conflict. This understanding then creates the capacity to enable choices that support a positive future. Therefore, as a Museum Assistant with the Cambodia Peace Museum, I will be able to help accomplish these goals by: facilitating visits to the museum with student groups and workshop participants, conducting research, and building archival collections. I will also be involved in organizing exhibits and documenting museum activities materials through the use of the museum’s social media platforms and website. This learning will continue my passion for museum work and longterm progress toward working full time in a museum education department in the future.
Thank you for visiting my registry and choosing to learn more about my plans for the upcoming year. Even if you might be unable to give financially at this time, I would love for you to support me through prayer as I prepare, travel, and seek to humbly serve and learn alongside those I meet in Cambodia. If you do choose to make a monetary gift, all money raised goes directly toward my travel and living expenses for my time while serving in Cambodia, and it is tax deductible. Thank you again for visiting my registry and for your continued encouragement in my life.