There’s an idiom in Khmer.
Bek (pronounced bike) Sloy.
It translates as ‘break brave.’
However, the idiomatic meaning depicts a youth, wannabe gangster, too high on drugs to know what he’s doing.
The word ‘bek’ also means ‘high’ as in high on drugs, out my nut, off my face, out of my tree, off my tits etcetera.
Let me warn you, the story I’m about to tell isn’t your normal Christian devotional.
I’m not Jackie Pullinger.
Thousands don’t get saved (although one or two do).
This story is about one man’s desire to do good for God but failing miserably…
It will prove a testimony to my weakness but to God’s faithfulness.
This is a story of a man who, despite a heart full of love and a desire to do good, gets trampled on, tested in every way imaginable, chewed up and spat out by Cambodia’s dark underworld.
Drug abuse, child abuse, romance, sex and violence are all on the menu…
Hero am I none.
Let my story serve as a warning to other young Christian warriors entering a war zone alone, without a plan…
From troops of friends and a wealthy life to destitute and penniless on the streets of Phnom Penh.
One poster on web form Khmer440 said this:
If you got your shit together Cambodia’s an amazing and beautiful place, but if you got issues you ain’t dealt with, everything will come to the surface and Cambodia will chew you up and spit you out.
Welcome to my world.
Part 2: The ICE YEARS.
Please join me for the ride.
Fasten your seatbelt.

Author: Mark Dark

Actor Teacher Writer Breaking Bad for Christ – a Novel. Actor turned Christian missionary turns his back on his Hollywood dreams to combat sex trafficking in Cambodia – and finds himself deep underground in a dangerous world of drugs, gangs and violence. Based on a true story.

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