I came to realize that for so long, I am being a missionary and trying to do God’s work, but without the proper knowledge of His word!!! Now some people will most properly say: “I knew it, that Mordegai is just having fun out there…” Well, humbly I must admit that we also fall in the trap of doing our work and think that we know what to do and slip into a rut, doing what we have to do. It just came to a breakpoint last week, when I realize that I am only fooling myself and nobody else. Toinette and I decided that God need to be the nr.1 reason for living here. Without study His word we are not fulfilling what He want us to accomplish here. Pray with us that we will get back to His word and have the right knowledge that we need to survive in this dark place.
It was just the cherry on the cake to see how 2 people gave their hearts to the Lord and get baptized, right here in our little “crocodile-pool” in the backyard. It was just a blessing to see how faithful God is with His people and how we can love Him unconditionally. Every day we hear testimonies of God’s grace in Cambodia. Stand with us for the Christians here, they have it hard but we can see the fruit when they persevere. https://animoto.com/play/g3kRfrNE7NurZoH1bDFlwQ
Outreach in Ratanakiri is always a highlight especially with Samai. We took the bikes up the mountain; I had to push mine, because the rental was a bad one. It was good to see the lovely tribal people up in Andoung Mea. Sad to see an 18 year old boy, this became blind after a branch hit him on the head. Nothing we can do for him. Cleaned a lot of bad ears and they were amazed to see their bad ears on my little App I have on my cell phone. Thanks Marci for your phone, it is real nice tool out there.
The next day I went out with another favourite friend, James. He and some guys from the Dept. of Health went to assess some Leper patients. After wards I accompanied James to another village to see for myself how they live. Sad that the stigma is still on Leprosy. Some people still get kicked out of their homes. I will try to help wherever I can. Could give advice to one guy on how to get him walking again. I returned home a happy man. https://animoto.com/play/zsf9sYzxtFcwMna7Rd4RUw
Please pray for my friends Jacob and Carmen that arrived in Tanzania. There are a lot of things they need to learn now but first of all they need to settle in and get the 4 children settled in their new home. Pray for them as they encounter a new country with a new culture. GeymanSteps.blogspot.com
Please pray for a very dear friend Andriette and her children Jurie, Nico en Sunel as their beloved dad, uncle Dirk Badenhorst passed away. They played a big part in our lives in church and he surely will be missed.
Please pray as well for another dear friend Carol Blaauw Maree and their children. Her husband Tienie passed away last week as well.
Just shows me how fragile we as human beings are. One day we are healthy and the next day we are not there anymore. What worries me the most is that so many young people die these days? I pray that God will restore health in our bodies not just spiritual but also physical.
Love you all