Listening to stories from some friends, up in Ratanakiri, I was just in awe what a good God we serve. Gordon and Bee and there team of local tribal people, started to work in the local prison in Banlung. Till recently they did not have a lot of activity in the prison and when a team came with a new vision, they took up the challenge. Their work paid off when the Director opens the prison for them to work in. We heard many stories of people that came to prison to receive Christ there. Some of the prisoners are writing worship songs and share it with the others. They estimate that about 60% of the prisoners received Christ already.
Samai and I went to the prison and help pulling some teeth of about 50 prisoners. Nice to pull teeth again after such a long time. Must say I did miss it for a long time. I was heartbroken by the amount of young people in the prison, girls and boys. Was pretty neat to see Gordon doing some Bible studies with the prisoners.
Most of our outreaches bring us close to the border of Vietnam into some pretty tribal villages. Churches have been planted over a long period of time with great relationships with the local tribal people. All the young people helping Samai to pack some meds, is a very encouraging thing to see. The way these people move is beautiful. No sad faces here, always smiling and thankful for the help they get.
Met a young boy, 12 years old, in one village, which had a bike accident and broke his Upper leg badly. The parents do not believe to go to the doctor and just got help from the temple and a local medicine man. Needles to say that he cannot walk. I will not rest till that boy gets help, so we are moving in that direction. Pray with us so we can convince the parents that free help is available…..
We just came back from a trip to Phnom Chi, Colden Mountain, like Gideon call it. Roads are bad or good, through the eyes of my bike. We could visit 3 small villages and help with some needed meds. In one village, I tested 3 boys, 13, 12 and 10 years old, for Malaria. Turn out that all 3 have Mix infections with Falciparum and Vivax infections.
Thanks uncle Robin for the test kids and great meds, you gave me, that saved those boys lives. Getting to a doctor is not that easy and meds is not good either, as it is imported from China…….
The boys came with me on an outreach to Thor Piang Rosey and it was nice to see Anton and Gideon, enjoying themselves amongst the people. Not so sure, who enjoyed it the most, but all were happy. Could bring a little girl to the hospital on our way back. She broke her arm, but did not see a doctor, due to money. Drop her off at the Children’s Pediatric hospital and she is on her way to recover, according to my friend. So nice to have a hospital available to bring these children too, that is for free.
We are having fun here with Ouma Paula around and get fed pretty well, no need for us to complain. Went on a small road trip to the temples of Prea Vehear. It was a great ride and scenery was spectacular. On our way back we went to visit Koh Ker Temples. the boys did some exploring and really enjoyed it. Next on the menu is a day off to Angkor WatTemples.
As you can see, we are having a great time, thanks for all your prayers.
In God’s hands