Thay Sophal

Thay Sophal (extreme left) in photo with supervisor, PKH graduate of 2012 and fellow PKH graduates

My name is Thay Sophal. I am 23 years old. I have my parents. They are farmers. I have three siblings. I am the third child in my family. I am working at Dara Airport Hotel in F&B Department.

I have believed in Jesus Christ since I was 16 years old. The first time I went to church hearing Pastor was speaking about Jesus but I did not understand about Jesus. I heard from my Pastor that if you believe in Jesus Christ you will have a new life but I did not understand what is the new life? On Sunday I went to church and asked Pastor what is the new life? He said that Sophal, God is calling you. You just believe in him and He will show you what is the new life. He will change you to be a new person and also you will change the other people to be like you. I have understood about Jesus Christ by listening the words of God from Pastor, Reading Bible and sharing in small groups.

In 2013 the year that I have finished my study in grade 12. But I did not know where to go. Because my family is poor. I prayed everyday to God to show his way for me. Immediately my pastor recommended me to study in PKH Anglican Centre. I was so happy to hear that because God has answered my prayers.

I passed my interview and started to learn in PKH Anglican Centre on 3rd of March 2014. I have learned a lot from PKH Centre. I have studied English and Basic Computer for 3 terms. Each term is 3 months. In the second year, I studied Hospitality and 3 departments like Housekeeping, Food and Beverage, and Front Ofice for 5 months. Especially I have studied the Bible every weekend. Now I have a new life like my pastor said by trusting in God your life will be prospered. My faith has grown up. Thank God for providing good teachers and good staff to take care of me when I was studying in PKH Centre.

Thay Sophal
Food & Beverage Department
Dara Airport Hotel, Phnom Penh
September 2015