Word of warning – Clackers are back and on their way to the UK. They are all you can hear as everyone seems to have them. Do you remember them from the 1970’s? Many bruised and broken wrists as I remember.
The staff have been very creative with hair styles recently. The twin girls have the craziest hair I have ever seen and yet somehow, they managed to tame their locks into something manageable.
2nd August was Mark’s 63rd birthday, he wanted a quiet day, so we went to our favourite restaurant with some friends. Of course, our friend who owns the restaurant produced a desert with candles and a present for Mark which was lovely.
A few weeks ago, I watched a building being built around two snooker tables and then about two days after it was completed seeing the walls of the building being taken down. It turned out that the snooker clues were too long, and they couldn’t play without hitting the walls!!!
Bible study has had some new members from the village, 6 of them gave their lives to Christ a few weeks ago. We are delighted to see Jesus working among the villagers and pray for more.
Now it wouldn’t be a newsletter without me mentioning Sellotape. This time we were at a local restaurant, and I noticed that all the plants were being held up by Sellotape! If there is ever a world shortage of Sellotape it will be because of how much we use in Cambodia.
Our children have been practicing dancing for a while now as graduation will be happening for 3 of them before the end of the year. They are learning a dance about a chicken which is very cute and funny. We are starting to prepare the children who will leave us which for us is emotional and yet good as they are growing up and ready for the next step.
As soon as Sokheng and I are back from Europe will start to plan for Christmas as well, our Christmas party gets bigger each year as our past children always turn up. We will pray for God’s provision to enable us to buy all of the children an outfit, shoes and a game which they will receive at the party.
You do see some very strange things while driving around Phnom Penh, the latest one was a friend who took a picture of a pet lion sitting on the front seat of a car in the traffic. Yes – it is real, the lion has been a local news story!
A note for your diary of an upcoming event, come and get an outfit or two and enjoy free tea and coffee while you shop:
As we close this month, we ask for your prayers as Sokheng, and I travel to the UK and Germany Thursday 7th September to raise awareness of our work and Sokheng shares her testimony. Sokheng prays that through her testimony people will come to know Jesus and have more knowledge of why day care is important to those who are living in poverty.
Again, I will just give you our itinerary for September, just in case you want to join us:
Please pray for travel mercies for us as we jump on and off aeroplanes and we want to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped pull this all together, with offers of accommodation, transport, pickups etc, we really appreciate all the love.
Sokheng is so so excited as am I. We are both looking forward to sharing what God is doing in the Kingdom of Wonder, our lives and the lives of those we serve.
If you get along to any of the speaking engagements, be sure to come and talk to us.