In the four years that we have been in Cambodia, Andrew Smith has been with us now five times. He's had an intense couple of weeks this time, starting with an expat retreat that we organised the Friday that he arrived (going through all day Saturday) and finishing with a visit to the new CSI Mercy Hospital. CSI is a fine Christian clinic that are walking through miracle waters as they near completion of a faith-venture hospital after seven challenging years operating out of rented facilities.
In between, Andrew had a full workload of counsellor training - and fitted in a side-trip to the Thai-Burmese border to scope out a situation there. A large Burmese refugee camp have a school and many teachers - but the teachers have no training. Bethlehem College in Tauranga, New Zealand, have been approached to set up and deliver a training program - and they can do this!
Dr Andres from Stuttgard, Germany (right) graciously gave us a thorough tour of CSI. Canadian Matt is in the background. Andrew and Susie complete the pic!
Paul the talented sparkie - I finally got a picture of this great young guy who has been a huge help to us. Andrew is big on mentoring in word and in deed - every time he has come, he has brought a young bloke out with him. This is Paul's second trip. Beef (or is it really dog??) kebabs at the local night market are a must-do in the dining department. I have yet to convince Sue but the guys always love it!