O my how I start to describe this week or my I say these last 2 weeks. It started with thieves stealing our cute puppies. Then the Tico also gave up and died, its our little car, the engine gave in and we need to replace the whole engine. Now we have 2 cars at the mechanic. My nice camera also decided to stop working as well. Ok now we just wait for the next thing to break. Not our spirits, o no!!!!!
Just read this morning for Gideon in Psalms 36:7-9, “ How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.”
This last week we had some Tompoun tribal children, from Ratanakiri in the house. The first guy was Kompai, 7 years old, with possible Filariaris or Elephantiasis. They could not help him here and he will be back in 2 months when a surgical team arrive here in Siem Reap. In the meantime we need to see what we can do. I learn a lot on this illness. Pray for this little guy as he also needs a miracle. We need to go and talk to the Department of Health in Ratanakiri to try and combat this illness in his community. More reading about this at: http://www.who.int/topics/filariasis/en/
Now we have little Monyrith, 5 years old here with us. Not sure what is wrong but they did Urine and blood monsters today. Observed her, while we were eating tonight. She is not eating a lot, just a little bit of rice and a tiny piece of meat, which they brought with them all the way from home. The dad is saying that if she eats she swells up. She does not drink water and do not urine and if she does, it’s a tiny bit. Sure that her kidneys are compromised already. Please pray for this little one as she really needs a miracle. They do not have a bed for her in hospital so will go to hospital tomorrow. Even met and old friend today, also from Ratanakiri, his child have eye-problems and they will operate on him tomorrow. Praise the Lord that these children can get good help here at Angkor Children’s Hospital and it is all for free, not something you get in Cambodia!!!
I will be out on Wednesday with some friends to go and visit my good friends in Thor Piang Rosey and Kabal Domrey. Will see my good friend who broke his leg a couple of months ago and do some needed medical. The next day will see us on the bikes into the jungle again, and visiting some small pockets of people in the jungle. Please pray for save travels as it is a very big holiday over the weekend and lots of traffic on the roads.
Our prayers for Syria tonight:
Isaiah 61:6 And you will be called priests of the Lord, you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast.”
This week a met Klara*, a Syrian lady so full of faith. Born a muslim and now a Believer, I asked if she had dreamt of Jesus. Instead she told me about a number of miracles Jesus had done for her. When she was 8 1/2 months pregnant, she was looking for a certain midwife who had stopped working at the hospital. The midwife heard of Klara, and came to visit her. Klara insisted she stay for coffee. While making the coffee she went into labour and delivered there and then with the midwife in her home!!! Then a year ago when Klara, her husband and six kids came to Turkey, they stayed two days with her sister but were told by the landlord to move out. Right then they heard of a family a few houses down the road who were leaving for Europe that night. They got the house, furniture, and all the clothes too! God had provided all they needed in a miraculous way!!! She told me that as long as we keep our eyes on Jesus, He makes everything ok… and even death means a new beginning!
Jesus, I thank You for Klara’s amazing faith in You. I thank You that her face shines with her love for You. I thank You that she can boast of Your goodness. I thank You that she is known by Your name. Jesus, thank You that she and others are Your priests, bringing Your name and fame to places and people who would never before dare to speak so openly about You. Jesus, thank You that You ARE changing lives!! May each of these believers be filled with boldness and living faith to share You with others… even to the point of death. Bless and protect them I pray!!
Hope that this week will be a very fruitful week for you all.