Such a long time since we wrote a Whatever Lord. Well to recap all that happened in between will take days or even weeks. Only by God’s unmerited favor, |His grace, we are all doing well. The boys are doing great in school, Gideon will finish Grade 6 in a few weeks and Anton just finished Gr 5. 2 of our 4 Hybrid puppies (golden-retriever and husky) already has a new home. Gideon gave very strict instructions to their new owners telling them that he is the puppies’ grandfather as Maya is his daughter and they need to take very good care of his grandchildren.
We have been so blessed to be a part of FGC Community Link . Twans and the staff are working hard in teaching the children, every day and in between to get to know the Lord even better. Lots of the students are part of the River of Life Fellowship on Sundays now. Recently 16 of them decided to get baptized. It was a grand occasion with all of us at the Baray Lake. It was wonderful to see these students growing in the Lord and finally take the step of obedience. What a privilege to see them grow and testifying! Please pray for the students, that they would truly have a real relationship with Jesus. 2 of our students wrote their final exams this month. FGC Comm Link will sponsor them to university. They continue to be a part of our team and there are many opportunities for descipling. On Sunday mornings the staff runs a Mighty Kids programme for the smaller children. As many as 60 will come and learn of Jesus. Praise God!
Mordegai just came back from a 4day trek into the jungle to do some medical work under the Keavet tribal people. It’s a long time since I had an outreach with my good friend James. Two other guys, Erik and Justin, accompanied us. We had to sleep 3 nights in the jungle and one night we camped out in the middle of nowhere, got rained on and had no food for 2 days. We really appreciate the house that we could sleep under the next night. The road was non-existing as it was covered in mud and water. Made for a very tiring ride. Once again I was surprised by the generosity of the tribal people. Poor people but hearts of gold. They accept us with open arms and let us in their homes. Met some old friends from previous trips and they asked why it took me such a long time to visit.
Heard James said that he is so happy to be there with his people and that touched my heart in a very special way. Taking the road less travelled to give medicine to a few people, seems unnecessary, as it is such a big effort, but for God nothing is too big. Our friends were tired but happy in the end. We took a boat on the last stretch as the bike took a beating and we were tired as well. Once again God provided for us a big enough boat to travel in.
James is working for and NGO and is the go-between for the tribal people and the Khmer doctors and hospital. When he has children that need some good medical care, he sends them here to us and we can bring them to the hospital here. I am looking forward to work more with James as he is going around the villages and found very needy people.
Another highlight was when we had to go to Malaysia for our visas. We could stay at the FGCJB church and meet all our old friends that we know there. It was a time of refreshing for us as well to see how dedicated people are to the church and the word of God. Sit and listing to Ps.James was a real treat. He prayed for people with leg problems and ever since I do not have any pain in my leg anymore. Praise God for this mighty man of God. We ate ourselves till we could not anymore. Malaysian culture is all about food. We got our visa and need to wait now for 3 months to get our NGO visa.
Thank you very much for praying for us as we still dig in deep to make a difference in such a dark world.