Always good to be home on a Monday. tomorrow I will be on the long road, on the bike again, to Stung Treng for another adventure with my friends. this time I will go and pull some teeth for a chance and looking forward to it. Need to go to the villages where AOC is busy with their Water / Sanitation Projects, just over the Mekong from Stung Treng. Please pray for safe travels and that the bike will not break on the road, as well as any meeting with cows in strange circumstances! Was just looking at a beautiful little movie on the subject of clean water. Make sure to take the time and watch it. So true in Cambodia.
It was time to celebrate Anton's 8th Birthday as well as our 19th Anniversary. wow, time fly away from us, feels like the other day that I asked this girl, Toinette to marry me and still remember that night in the kitchen, in Davao, when our little man was born. We kicked of the celebration with our friend Ian as it was his Anniversary as well. They took it a notch further as his was only his 33rd year..... We had a good Braai with lots of meat. The next morning we all went via bicycle to Baray Lake and had a meat-breakfast, true Namibian, before a dip in the lake. Poor Anton crashed hard on the way back but uncle Ian was there to calm him. He was a real trooper and survive to tell the tale.
Thank God for a wonderful time spend with the inmates of Banlung prison. Samai and I went to do a small medical outreach for the inmates with friend Gordon. Tell you, that prison is on fire for Christ. One guy even told me that he believes in Christ, while giving him meds. Just a small testimony of one prisoner:
Everyone is very excited to be learning to read and write. Some cells have completed the whole “Pre-literacy” course (in just 1 week) and are raring to go on to the next level. 2 guys in the handicraft section told us that God miraculously gave them the ability to read when they came to believe in Jesus. One of them is Tampuen and has never been to school. He accepted Jesus on 2 June this year. He was so hungry to learn about God and read the Bible that he prayed for God to give him the ability to read. He opened up a pamphlet on the life of Jesus and was amazed – God opened his eyes and his mind so that he could both read and understand. He read until midnight – page after page. He said he used to look at all the meaningless symbols on a page and get dizzy looking at them all swirling around. Another Kreung guy said he started school but got discouraged and left after a few weeks when he could not learn to read. Even after he came to the jail he tried to learn to read again but couldn’t because there was a blockage. But recently after he came to know God he prayed. Suddenly the blockage was removed and he could read. Amazing that these 2 guys jumped from 0 to grade 3 level overnight when they prayed. God is powerful and opened their heart and mind. Both of them said they prayed desperately with all their heart “I want to know you God – I want to be able to read so I can know you more”. Now they said they read every day 1 page of the bible. Both of them were very excited when they told Bee what God has done for them.
Thank God for our other outreach that took us to a small tribal village, just outside of Banlung. We stayed in a brand new church and the hospitality of the tribal pastor was out of this world. The tribal people came for some meds and we had a wonderful time just helping them. I was amazed again that no-one take time to visit them, even if they are only 5km out of town. For many years now, I am in and out of Banlung and never took the time to check out all the beautiful waterfalls they have there, so this time we made an effort to see some of them.
Thank you very much for praying for us all. God is in control and He is doing a fine work. We can just trust in Him, always. Like the song say:" Trust and obey, for there's no other way. To be happy in Jesus,but to trust and obey." Listen to this beautiful Hymn: