It was back to Takeo Province last Sunday for my third time with Pator Samdy and his lovely folk. Susie was happy to come as long as there were four wheels, so I took Pam's little bubble for a drive. It turned out to be a litle miracle machine.
En route we had a call to say that there was a spot of roadworks. In a nation of broken roads, the side-road for the last 2.5km was not actually broken, so why the powers deemed it needed fixing beats me. Anyway, the last 1.5km was serious Landrover 4wd material with deep boggy mud.
Sue had a prayer-life surge, calling on pushing angels and other heavenly powers to lend a hand. We made it through. I now have a renewed respect for my praying wife and a new respect for the humble Daewoo.
For the blokes out there - this is the church construction; concrete floor, steel framing and thatch panels for walls; thatched roof. There were about 60 people in church and another 15 kept away by the mud road - so the church is looking to buy land over the lane and increase. Land in Phnom Penh is around $50 per square metre on the outskirts to $1500 sq m inner city. In the province, $1500 buys a decent land block!
Some of the congregation - a good mix of ages and just delightful, huble and hungry folk