So, we can start by introducing you to cheese, Cambodian style. I had heard of this animal prior, but got a decent introduction a few weeks back, while accompanying Sothea (a church evangelist) and Pastor Sotha (who oversights New Life provincial churches) for five days in Kompong Cham and Kratie Provinces.
Behold the 'cheese'
The beauty of this 'cheese' is that you need no dairy industry. It is all fish. There is very little smell. That is because the smell has been turned inwards. One finger-nail sized portion will take out a perfectly good plate-sized meal. It is an amazing concoction!
The time in the province was great. There was a very real sense of spiritual growth in the Kompong Cham village church that meets under the house of the local nurse. In Kratie, a team from Canada had been through recently and built an excellent kids playground. Now, a little school for 60 children is being established.
Here are a couple of tricks of the local village - 'thermos' (above) and 'electric jug' (below)
We brought a couple of patients back to the Healing Home from this trip too. The sweet young mum (below) had gone three years with a skin disease that covered her right cheek, nose and lips. Hey younger brother also came back - he had actually been with us a month earlier, but missed his mum so much, he did a runner on day 2. This time we brought his mum with him - but there was actually no need for him to come. His, ahh, male problem, had been prayed for the first time - and things were all now good as gold. Our staff are getting very brave in prayer!!