Ride with Toinette’s little “”Dumpling”” or Tiko or like a Uno back home. Just was at the mechanic and fixed something. As I was full speed at 50km/h, the hood decided to open and hit the windscreen. I did not know what hit me, but worse was that I could not see the road. In the bottom was a small slot, I could see through and could stop on the side of the road, to do damage control. Windscreen cracked and bruised, o well, welcome to Cambodia, the Land of Wonders, you wonder what will happen next……..
A team from South East Asia Hub, from SA, came and visit us. Took them all them all the way to the jungle in Stung Treng. We did serious 4x4ing to get to a new church, where, just the day before, 7 people accepted Christ. Like most of the pastors, this one started a small church, under his house and people from the jungle can come and attend. Found a little boy that had boils all over his body already for quite some time. So good to help him as there are no way they will go out to a clinic about 4 hours away.
Little Miss Muffet with her cleft palette is doing much better and anti Walti could show the mum some tricks to help baby with her development. She is still far of target but we pray that she can pick up some weight to go for an operation.
We had a great time with local believers in Ratanakiri but the last day got in some hiccup, over not having the right papers. I am happy to say that we are moving along in getting the redtape out of the way. Got some papers submitted as I speak. Pray that we can get permission to do the work, God want us to do. Besides that we had a great time together, speaking the heavenly language and could laught like not being able in a long time. Thanks Uncle Niko, Anti Walti and Petro, you guys rock and I am looking forward to see you guys again.
Took a couple of days off and went with my friends from Stung Treng on my first bike trip in 1,5 years. All the guys took small bikes out as I cannot ride a big bike ride now. We went through the jungle, which was so sweeeeettttt. These guys made things easy for me and I will treasure this day for long. We slept on an island in the Mekong on the border of Laos, visited the big waterfalls and just had fun.
To top things off, we had to celebrate Karla’s 15th birthday. What a party this was. Gonna miss my family in Stung Treng as they will leave in 2 months. Ugg, do not want to think that my best friend will not be here anymore. Pray for them as they prepare to move.
Some friends from USA came to visit. Chris and Kwan Bruce and David and Kaitlyn Lewis came all the way for an adventure in the bush. And did this turned out to be the big one. We started in Thor Piang Rosey. Glad to report that after 7 years, a church will be built soon. The land is prepared and the wood is slowly making it to the site. All the small girls got fitted with beautiful dresses made by a lady back in USA. They all look pretty after that. Balloons were next to amusement of the kids. We helped with medical stuff where we could. Great to see that the new village chief is one of the Christians in the village. So no problems to do ministry there.
We took the road to Relouse at Phnom Chi. We took the poor Suzuki to the limits but with good team building efforts, we made it. Had to repair an old bridge, help a tractor over, push the car a few times and got full of mud, but besides that we were happy. Got a lot of people this time inside the village. Its rainy season and a lot of people are there busy digging for gold. Great time to help the people as it is hard getting out to town. This time the guys even had some glasses for the older people. It is good to see familiar faces again.
Pray with us that we will be able to start something like a small bible study or cell group in the near future as we are there for quite some time now. I think it’s a good time to start telling people about the Lord. We build a solid relationship now for a few years.
Something on the family side. The boys graduated well from school and Gideon finished Grade 5 and will be in Grade 6 next year. The boys look quite handsome in there long sleeve shirts and long pants. I even had to wear long pants…… We are hoping to take a small holiday as a family but will fill you in later. It is now summer break, for us back home, it’s like December break. Almost 2 months at home. What are we going to do with these guys????
Thanks for reading this and may the Lord bless you guys out of your socks.