s flowers in bloom. Then stop again to take pics of smoked fish-vendors and watch fisherman trying to catch fish in the raging waters that is busy to cover the whole of Cambodia flat plains. Stop to capture boys and girls selling ducks and overall just had fun watching the people on the side of the road, while I made my way back to Phnom Penh. Who say you need to speed down the highway and miss all the beauty this place have to offer. Make time and stop on the side of the road and capture some of this forever.
I was on my way back from Phnom Chi. We tried the week before to get in but failed horribly. We got stuck so badly in the mud and broke the winch-cable 2 times that we decided to wait till we can go in by bike. It was much better by bike but we also had to turn around when we wanted to go further into the forest. Our small bike was not up to the thick mud. Rainy season this year seems to be a real challenge for us to do ministry to the people of the Gold Mountain.
While Ps. Pro was sharing the Word of God, 2 ladies started to explain to the others who this Jesus is!! We were amazed to see that there are Christians here. Never before we experience this. All we can do is to go more and explain to those ladies who believe. Stand with us in prayer for these souls that need Jesus. The jungle is so busy with people everywhere, we need to make another trip on bigger bikes to get through the mud. Anyone up for it?? The medical side was nice to could help people that otherwise do not even have a pain tablet for a stupid headache… Currently we cannot buy Malaria tablets and heard that the government changed policy on that so you cannot buy it anymore, need to investigate that further. Just wondering what the people inside the jungle must take now for the severe Malaria they are facing, maybe eat some bark from a tree…..
School started and the poor teachers!! Gideon is testing his waters with a new teacher but according to her, he is working hard. We are just overwhelmed by the ability of the teachers to help us out when we need it most. Anton on the other hand is a different story. He is just a happy boy and enjoys school amongst his friends.
Toinette is no longer teaching the midwife students as she felt that things are not working out on that side. She still has the students come for their practical every Tuesday and Saturday. Clinic days are very busy but she has new help with Katy coming to help. This clinic is still very much committed to help the poor people in the neighborhood and proof to be a center where ladies can come with their problems is needed.
They are slowly but surely building more relationships with local people in the immediate area. Here is a link of the situation here in Cambodia. It is a bit old but I can say that things did not change much since this report. http://www.prb.org/Articles/2003/MaternalMortalityaLeadingCauseofDeathinCambodia.aspx
I’ll end with this little testimony from John (the pastor’s son) He told me he had a dream where he saw a foreigner that will come to their church in Kabal Domrey and spoke English to them and help them. That was long before he saw me the first time. When I came there the first time on the bike he recognizes me from his dream and knew that I was the one to come and help them……
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