Seems like ages since I wrote something to you all. Things slacked down a bit around here with Khmer New Year and just now is picking up. Ministry is slow due to that but we could enjoy some time at home and be with the boys. Now work has started in new eagerness as this is the driest time of the year and people barely have water in their wells. Everywhere I come people had to dig their wells deeper in order to get more water. We want to help making some more wells, thanks to Ignite the World Ministries and need to move quickly as the rain is here.
We visited Gold Mountain again on 2 occasions. First we went by bike with some friends and did a small medical outreach in Jopon village. The people here are digging for crystals. Due to New Year there were not many people, but some came for much needed meds. It is always a pleasure to go there and help the people so far away from town. Everyone is so happy when they see us and their smile became more open the more we visit. As you know we are just making friends to win their trust first, takes a bit of time but is worth every penny. Off course we visited the 1600year old temple nearby. According to the priest there, we are the only foreigners that ever visited there. To remote for tourists to visit, I like that. The rest of the trip was pure fun on the bikes and stops to eat the local fruit from the jungle call: ”Koi”. Nice and sour but so refreshingly sweet.
I went out again in the direction of the gold Mountain/Phnom Chi with a team from World Race. There were only 2 guys but we could bring everyone of the church with to visit the village Relose near the mountain. So nice to see the people again. We did some needed medical checkups with my faithful crew from Kabal Domrey church. More people came as I could tell them the week before that I will be coming. Slowly but surely the Khmer pastors are making friends and we are winning more and more smiles. I try to hold onto this quote from a friend:
We will report soon on the clinic again in a separate update. Currently they are very busy with lots of babies and lots of mums that come for prenatal checkups. Toinette is still praying for a Christian Midwife to come and help her. We also made up a Blog for the Value Life Clinic. Make sure you check it out.
Thank you all fro your support and prayers. Without them we cannot do the things we want to do. We are really in the middle of the battlefield right now as we can feel the heat already. People are ready to change their lives and we can help them.