Adrienne has been involved in short-term missions since 1995. She had her first trip to Cambodia in 2007, and her love for the Khmer people grew from there. Since then she has been back four more times and spent almost two years in Cambodia recently.
With NZCMS Adrienne will initially work with Anne McCormick at the activity program at World Mate Emergency Hospital. This will involve interacting with patients and caregivers, listening to their stories, playing games and helping with the handcraft activities and paper-making that they regularly run in the program. She is also exploring a possible involvement with another arts and crafts program run for 80 village children as part of a supplementary education program offered by the Handa Academy.
While serving in Cambodia Adrienne will continue to learn the Khmer language and culture part-time, as well as build relationships within the community.