What a strange day this turned out to be. Got a phonecall from my best mate, that is already packed and ready to fly out to New Zealand. Now that is a serious matter for us as a family. Loved these guys so much and had so much fun together. Excited to see what God have in store for them in their next adventure, back home. Pray for safe travels as well as re-entry into first world setting.
Then I accidentally , halfway format my backup drive, with all my stuff on. Already started to recover the stuff but need to buy another big drive. where is the days of having hard copies of all your pictures in an album........... O my, some days I long back for those days.
Went to town and saw a middle aged man on the street. He was having Ticks from withdrawal of his drugs and drinking heavily. He could barely walk and I had to do something. Ten in the morning and you are trying to walk but cannot as the alcohol mix and drugs do not work good. Asked him what was wrong and he said that he have a Neuro problem,hmmmm, yip........ He was drinking to much of his medicines and alcohol on top of that. Got him on the bike and drove him to his Guest house. He went into a small store and bought beers and a bottle of Brandy. I tried to convince him that its a bad idea but he insisted that he know what he is doing. Here we were walking down the street, me trying to keep him up , but I am walking just as bad as him. Wonder what the people thought of us. Awkward moment..........At the guesthouse the lady said that he is there already for 1 month.
My heart was heavy when I left him. What must these locals think of us foreigners? Why do they do not have a rule that they cannot sell alcohol to a guy like this? Cant they see that he is not right in his mind???? Its all about making money and nobody dare to say, no, otherwise they get scolded. Sad sake of affairs. Pray for these guys, coming here and just fall around.
Just heard a report of another local pastor that took a turn for the worse. Like my friend says:""Money and power, corrupts."" I am sad that the little bit of Christians there are here, cannot stand firm when it comes to temptations. I try to convince myself that its no better anywhere else in the world and that we must be more alert when it comes to things like this. Pray for the local pastors as they get trusted with lots and need to stand firm against corruption. Its an easy way out for now but not a solution. Pray that we will be excellent examples to other people in our daily walk of life.
Keep Quinton Calitz in your prayers as he struggles with his knee.
Julie Anne Passon is going through a ruff time and need some prayer.
Ouma Paula had a hand operation to lighten pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. She is slowly getting better.
The neighbor in Ampil Piam is busy dying and in a lot of pain. Gave her some good drugs to help her through these times. Pray that God will take her out of her misery.......
And on top of everything today, it was Anton's birthday. Finally double digits, 10 years, for this boy. School also started today for the new year and they had a great birthday party at school.
I am leaving in the morning for Stung Treng for some medical outreach. Please pray for safe travels in the Suzuki.
Hope your day turned out better, wherever you are.