“My name is Rhum, and I am a 30-year-old farmer. My wife and I have five children, three daughters, and two sons. All of them are under 10 years of age.
“We live in Battambong province. Before this, I worked in the potato fields. At times I would have to climb mountains to cut wood to sell to support my family. It was hard for us. However, last fall, we received God’s blessings from the Fountain of Hope through their Goat Bank project. I took five goats: four females and a male.
“After the ministry helped me understand how the project works and trained me, my wife and I began to care for our little herd of goats. I also started to farm our land as well. I did not have to go out to work for others as much anymore.
”When I first started to raise the goats, my father was upset. My home is quite close to his, and he did not want me to raise them because he was afraid that my goats would go into his fields and would bother my neighbors as well. It was painful that I had to deal with my father about this matter almost every day. I became discouraged and wondered whether I should continue raising these goats. Through patience, endurance, and prayers, the Lord comforted me and helped me find a solution to this difficult situation. I continue the work, and the staff of Fountain of Hope encouraged me through it all.
“After nine months of caring for these goats, I saw God’s provision. I am grateful that two female goats gave birth to two female kids. I named the goats ‘Joy’ and ‘Blessing.’ It is truly a joy to finally receive some blessings from this work. I am happy and grateful to the Lord Jesus. This will not stop here. The other two mother goats will give birth soon as well.
“Thank you, Fountain of Hope and your partners for providing this Goat Bank project, as well as the continual encouragement and advice so that I could improve my family’s livelihood. I am happy and thankful for this blessing and joyful journey. I pray that the Lord will continue to bless the work, and I will continue to do well caring for these goats. Please pray that this project will continue to go well and prosper so that many other families in need will have a way to improve their livelihood too. Thank you. God bless you.”