Church Missionaries Provide Cleanup of Historic Site in Cambodia

More than 100 missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in a Christmas service project to help clean the grounds of the Choeung Ek Memorial in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The missionaries from six countries donated 2,000 service hours scrubbing the park’s central monument, parking lots and park entry roads, as well as removing unwanted vegetation from the park’s protective walls.

The site is one of “the killing fields” where thousands of people who were victims of the Khmer Rouge regime died and were buried in mass graves in the 1970s. The service was described by one missionary as a “Christmas gift to the memory of the Killing Field’s victims.”

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