Today us World Down Syndrome Day, but here in Cambodia not only is this holiday unknown but those Cambodians who live with Down Syndrome are marginalized and misunderstood. Due to lack of education, people often label them as "crazy" and assume that they have bad karma from a past life. What a terrible stigma!
Please join us praying:
- That Cambodians would be educated to understand that a chromosomal disorder does not equal "crazy", and learn to view persons with Down Syndrome as equally valuable members of society
- That parents of Down Syndrome children would receive support, education, and compassion to help them build their family strong even in the face of unique challenges
- That Cambodians with Down Syndrome would find individuals and churches who love them, include them, and see them the way their Creator sees them!