I'm in a girls missionary world here - Libby from Queensland, Pam the Pom, Colleen Banks from Tauranga, Sue Taylor (Te Awamautu) and Pat (Auckland). Missing from the group pic is Sue Hanna (also Te Awamutu) and birthday boy Graeme Taylor. These are the folk who meet as a homegroup weekly Sunday evenings at our place.
Monday, 31 May 2010
Friday, 28 May 2010
I had headed up to Kratie for two reasons - to make contact with our patient, Sreyda's, family and also to scout out this part of Cambodia. Sreyda has actually no living direct family, just her mother-in-law and mum-in-law's family. Tracking them down was not too difficult; maybe 20 minutes of door-knocking the suburb and they had a white stranger outside their door.
Bucketing down - the rains have reached Kratie about ten days ago. Sellers in the open market hopefully wait for customers (yeh, right!) above, as some of the local lads are rained off the job (below)
In the years ahead, we desire to see Healing Homes planted through the provinces. Kratie is a region that has really got my attention time and again over recent months. Sue and I are persuaded that much of what God is doing in Cambodia is happening under the radar in provincial villages. I plan to do more scouting in the future.
Monday, 17 May 2010
I went to give my girl a hug the other night - and got an armful of legs. She had turned around to stick her head hard up to the fan.
What is a bloke to do in this eternal heat-wave? I went out and bought a real fan today. Funny, the things you don't really notice when you buy from a shop with most of its stock on the sidewalk. The propellar blades should have warned me - this machine sounds like an aeroplane on the tarmac - and that is on the low setting! Click her to number 3 and we've definitley got lift-off happening in our sitting room!
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Sreymom (the patient) Sue, Sreymom (our carer) our pregnant girl whom I will not name and Sreyda on the far bed at devotions this morning. Sreymom has perfected the pout - she is 22 years old but much more like a 14-year old. She seems to be turning a corner these last couple of days, no longer constantly pining to return to her scummy home town near the Thai border and her ever-loving (not!!) boyfriend there. She had lost 26kg before she came to us. Note her pyjamas - normal daytime wear on the streets here. Her pj's have 'the dog have go home' printed on them. Reminds me of the t-shirt in the market of a happy puppy with 'Happy God' printed underneath ...
A couple of pics for the nurses out there .... Sreyda had very mean bedsores on both hips. Our girls are very happy to see sudden real progress on these wounds. These pics are taken a week apart of the same wound.
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Kov, our little Tigger bouncing kid, also testified that same morning. He said that he had been praying and praying a lot (I understood that this meant over many days) and then he said 'Jesus told me that my liver is healed; not to worry any more'. There was like an awesome shine on his countenance as he was talking. He's been given an all clear from TB also. Bunthorn who teaches Kov every day said this morning 'he is really different now'. Go, God!!