Well October started off eventful especially for Mark as both Adam and I ended up in two different hospitals. Adam had dengue fever and I was in for tests as my doctor was worried about me, I turned out to have a migraine and vertigo. Mark was running around trying to visit both of us. Thankfully we are both well on the mend and back to work. In the room in hospital, they had a fridge and microwave for relatives lol. Not sure who would want to cook their relatives but hey ho!
Day care numbers have been up and down due to a lot of the children off sick with “red eye”. It is very contagious, so we have no choice but to send them home until they are better. The weather has not helped as there has been a lot of rain and the obvious flooding of homes that comes with it. One grandma said she was very thankful, because since she believed in Jesus there have been no snakes in her home!
The children are getting ready for graduation and have been practicing their dancing and singing – we have three children graduating. It is always a joyful yet sad day for us all, but they need to move on to the next exciting journey in their education.
It is still a joy to see how much the children enjoy being at day care. They are so keen to learn, love hearing Bible Stories, making things and learning how to socialise with each other. Sokheng and I brought back Watercress and flower seeds with us, which I have been told are starting to grow.
Sokheng got her hair cut recently, and all the children it was lovely except one, she said “no teacher you should not cut your hair”, I don’t like it. Most Khmer women have long hair, so it is unusual to see a Khmer lady with shorter hair.
Mark and I had our 43rd wedding anniversary on 18th October, can’t believe we have stuck each other that long – only joking, it has been a blessing.
Yesterday as I was going home, I overheard a conversation about the English Homework I had given the staff, they were discussing Frankells. I wondered what Frankells were until I looked at the picture and realised, they were trying to say “freckles”.
I wish sometimes I was not driving as I miss great photo opportunities. This morning I noticed a “No Parking” sign. Someone had parked Grandma in a wheelchair and left her on the road right beside it 😂
Eggshell Cambodia Fundraising Committee recently held a Garment Sale in the halls of Willowfield Parish Church. They raised £1,601 which was a tremendous amount. We thank everyone who organised it and to those who came and supported them on the day. If you would like to fund-raise for us, please contact us by email on:
As we think about the Christmas Season which will come around quicker than we think, please consider an alternative Christmas Card and instead of sending cards, make a donation to us or another Charity that God puts in your heart.
The amount of money spent on Christmas cards and postage is getting higher each year, giving a gift donation to Charity means that your money will be spent helping others.
I have been singing “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world”. We pray for all those children in the world who are afraid, living in poverty, without parents, at risk of exploitation, living in war zones, as the song goes on, “red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight”, please pray along with us for Jesus’s protection for everychild, everywhere.
Until next time…
Love and blessings