So much happened this last week that it will be unfair to just write a short note. After I wrote to you last time, the very next day, I got a phone call. One of my dental patients, died. What??? I was shocked and in disbelief. How can something like this happens??. We prayed as the police was doing an investigation. This guy was drunk when I pulled his teeth and he went off to drink another 4-5 litres of wine. Never before this happened to me. I was not sleeping that night and was sooooo relieved, the next day when the police phones and say that the death was self-inflicted. He drank himself till death. So sad that a 30 year old will do something like that.
The same day we heard that the little boy, I asked for prayer last time, also died, double whammy!!!. Andy my new found friend went to village and had a good talk to both parties. The Lord is definitely doing something big in that village. Pray for a big breakthrough in people’s lives.
Meanwhile back in Siem Reap we were listening to my Jarai friend’s horror story. His wife died 2 months ago in the hospital up North. He describes the doctor as “cruel”. He says that he did not have money and the doctor did not want to help him and his wife bled till death. I can believe this as this is not the first story we hear about this. These tribal guys go through hell when they go to the hospital as they get scolded because they are poor and have not money. No money, no help. That left him with 5 children and a 2 month old baby to take care off.
He is here with his little daughter, Salklee, she is 11 years old and has a hole in her naval and pee seeps through it. She will get an operation tomorrow to fix this problem. She is very shy about this as everybody can smell her and that makes her an outcast. Pray for a successful operation tomorrow. She is a real cutie and I will miss my partner while eating the little sweet fruits they have here. Toinette took them to church and the believers were amazed that are believers in Ratanakiri. He shared his testimony to the people. So nice to hear him talking about his family and say that Saklee is having school in the morning and the evening she go to a Bible study for kids. Once again it was good for my boys to see that these tribal guys are also believers.
Dak was the Tompoun tribal guy in Battambang with a dislocated hip. I went and got him this week. He is doing great except that his leg is stiff and do not work so well. He is on crutches and hobbles around. We had all 4 guys in our house and had a party. The boys love these guys as they get rice 3x a day. It’s a win win deal. This week it truly felt like back in the Philippines when we had so many people stay with us.
Please pray for good SA friends of ours in Philippines. They are Henk and Liesl Cronje and their 2 sons. They are going through a very difficult time and ask for prayer. I am so glad for social media. This enables Toinette to be in contact with them. When it comes to our children, we take out all the stops and ask for help. Pray for wisdom for this couple as they are also seeking the Lord’s will in their lives.
We pray that this week will bring you joy, peace and happiness just as the Lord can provide it for you. Let’s go out and share this Love of Christ to all.