Your Mercy Continues Longer Than You Know
Cambodian family integrated by LSS-SW in 1981 says church welcome made tremendous difference
To meet Rick and Nancy Chhiv is to meet gratitude personified. You won't miss their warm, humble smiles even from across the room.
And then you learn that their adoration and joy is for you. They are honored to come back and say thanks to the community that welcomed them to Arizona so many years ago.
After surviving 6 years in a Cambodian concentration camp, Rick and Nancy were penniless and unable to speak English when they arrived in Phoenix in 1981. The family eventually left for California, where they went on to become successful business owners.
Decades later, the family still remembers the kindness and generosity of the church that greeted them when they arrived,
and went to great lengths to visit us and express their gratitude.
Nancy's eyes fill with tears of happiness as she says: "I wish I could individually thank everyone who helped us - the pastor, the nurse, my employer, and the kind faces at church. You gave us hope during a dark time. Thank you."