Since King Norodom Sihanouk died on Oct 15, the whole of Cambodia is still talking about their beloved Father King. His body is still on display for 2 more months and people are praying daily at the palace in honor of this hero of Cambodia. All roads are blocked around the palace and makes traffic very bad in that area of the city. Well as if that is all….. Today President Obama from USA and Pres.Putin from Russia will be here together with some other leaders of the Asian countries to attend the ASEAN conference. This is the first time it is held in Cambodia.
The whole city has been cleaned up and prepped for these leaders that come and visit. Streets have been cleaned from Vendors, beggars and people living on the streets. Security is on full alert and when I came into the city, 2 nights ago, I really had to ride around to find my way to my house as all the roads leading to the Government buildings were closed. Police and military personnel are everywhere. Please pray with us that this time will be good for Cambodia and that the end result will be positive. Read more about it:
We were pretty busy doing some outreaches and Youth Call from USA came and joins me. We were privilege to meet all the pastors from Sundan province in an outreach on a new location and could help to get rid of some bad teeth while John helped to hand out some medicines to sick people. That opens up more areas to do ministry in the future. Thor Piang Rosey village is getting their fare share of medical outreaches and almost weekly trips went there. It is great to see this little House church helping each other and prepare for us when we come. Last week was a blast with the most people ever to come and visit. Youth Call removes millions of lice from hair and gained some for themselves as well…… while I got enough help to give much needed meds. Pray for this house church to grow even bigger in their seeking for God. This small house church arranged a Christmas party and invited more than 100 people to come and celebrate with them. Pray that the visitors will see Christ in a different light. Check out the pictures:
We took the bikes out for some good riding on roads that baboons dare to walk to go deep into the jungle to help some people in need. We were 5 bikes and a small 110cc Dailim on the way. Benny drove his little bike all the way from Phnom Penh and back just to show the others that it can be done. Great job mate, you are a real camper. We met one man that is really badly infected with TB of the Spine on a previous trip and I wanted to go and give him some meds. He just refused to go to the doctors as he does not have money to bribe them. Sad that your life is worth a couple of dollars. But that is reality around here. HE already had 5 months worth of meds but it did nothing and his is almost down to no walking at all. I will check on him from time to time to make sure he drinks his meds. Also found some serious Malaria cases and could treat them. So grateful for some meds from my good old friend, Uncle Robin. Check out some pics of this trip: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4819675894132.191522.1363444678&type=3
Last week we were back into the jungle with 8 of Youth Call. Our first stop was Relose to see my friend with Tb. He is doing fine and drinking his meds. I tested 3 people for Malaria and was positive for Celebral Malaria and could give them meds. Kathlyn gave out some reading glasses while the kids played with the local kids in the village. Ps. Cheu was sharing the Good News to the local men sitting around while John and I did Medical. Wow what a busy day. The drive there was hard and the poor Landy were severely beaten up not even to mention the girls and guys standing on the back….
We also went to explore the 1600 year old temples and took some reading glasses to the monks working there. Now you would say, why drive 8 hours on horrible roads, cut trees with a chainsaw, broke a window out with a stubborn tree trunk and broke a back shock, and all that only for 4 monks??? Well let me tell you, it is forth all the effort. They are also God’s creation and made in the image of God. They asked me long time ago to bring them glasses and I did. A promise is a promise to keep. These people see the Love of Christ through us and we can just pray that they will chance. The boys and girls on the back were bruises and torn apart but they survived the trip and adventure. God is good in all of this!!!!! Check out some pics: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4896026002837.192787.1363444678&type=3
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