Rainy season has well and truly started. One big storm cut the power, but the lightening was both beautiful and powerful. It reminded us of the truly amazing God we serve who provides at just the right time all that we need, Mid-May is the start of rice planting and the storm hit on the very day that the farmers started to plant providing the water needed for the rice seedlings to survive.
Rainy season which is welcomed and needed is also the start of people getting sick. Mosquitos are abundant and because the children live in wooden shacks with leaking roofs, the water from the heavy rain ends up in and around their homes. They are coming in with high fevers and lots of bites. One of our children as I write this, is in hospital with a raging infection due to an infected bite. Please pray for him, he is only two years old.
Our new child has settled in well and is skipping in the door each morning. He lives in a one room shack with 13 others. Pray for this little boy that we will be able to give him a happier future through showing him the love of Jesus.
Last month, I wrote about our cook (Sothy’s) daughter getting married. May was not a good month for either the daughter or our cook. The daughter was knocked off her moto on the way home from work and ended up in hospital. They could not afford any treatment, so after a few days in a hospital bed with a bag of ice on her head, she came home. The day before she was released, Sothy went to the hospital to bring her food and she slipped on the hospital steps. This resulted in a broken shoulder; so, they both ended up at home without pain relief. Mark and I went to visit, prayed with them and I am glad to say they are feeling much better.
Two of our children will leave us in September and we want to honour them in all they have achieved at our day care. They have learnt reading, writing and counting in both Khmer and English. We are starting to prepare a little graduation service to show their parents how much they have learnt and how much we love them. We are teaching them a song about Jesus in Khmer, they already know Jesus Loves Me, and hopefully by September they will be able to stand at the front and perform for their families. Please pray as we practice with them that God will shine through these little ones on their graduation day.
Mark and I are coming back to Northern Ireland for a short period at the end of June. We will be giving an update at the Eggshell Cambodia AGM which will be held in the Micah Centre, Willowfield Parish, 149a My Lady’s Road, Belfast on Monday 8th July at 7.30pm We would love you to come along and hear more about what has been happening in both in Northern Ireland and Cambodia through the work of Eggshell Cambodia. We leave Belfast for Cambodia on the 9th July but have a few slots still available if you would like us to come and talk to your church or group just contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
God’s richest blessings to you all until next time.