Had to go all the way from Siem Reap to Battambang the other day. Got a call from my friend Gordon in Banlung. A Tompoun tribal guy, fell from his bike and dislocated his hip badly and to top it off, it was already 3 weeks ago. Seeing this guy, I expected him to be in much pain but he did not show any sign that he was in pain. He cannot walk at all and his son had to carry him into our house. These guys are hardcore and show no pain at all. After an x-ray it was confirmed that he need surgery to put the ball back in place. He had his operation today but I did not hear anything from them yet and just hope and pray he is ok. Please pray for him so he can get healed completely and get back home to work again.
Praise God for much progress with our MOU with Ministry of Education. The lady in the Phnom Penh office has changed from being rude and angry at our staff to being friendly and even had a personal conversation with our Director during the last meeting. Nothing is impossible for God. Please continue to pray for the students who were baptised and continuing to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Our director has stressed once again last Saturday that we are not into numbers but rather life change in the students who come to class and church. Please pray for Twans who will preach next Sunday that the Holy Spirit will guide her in her preparation.
Please pray for Mordegai that will travel to Ratanakiri in the morning. I will go with Samai, my good friend to visit some tribal people and do a medical outreach the first day. The second day will be with another good friend, James and we will be off to a Leper-colony. I want to show my friend how to take care of these guys. I love to work with these guys and it remind me of our days in the Philippines.
Please pray for my friends Jared and Emily from AOC in Stung Treng. They are on a tight time schedule to finish the Hope Centre to be ready for the grand opening soon. It can be a lot of stress to get all the things you need, in time. Everyone will tell you they will give it to you but we know better. Pray for some new staff that joined them recently to adapt quickly.
Thank you for praying for us all. We know that this year will be a wild one. I can already feel the spiritual tension, building on my body. Going to Ratanakiri is always going a bit deeper into dark territory.