Then the ones who pleased the Lord will ask, "When did we give you something to eat or drink? When did we welcome you as a stranger or give you clothes to wear or visit you while you were sick or in jail?"
The King will answer, "Whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it for me." .......Matthew 25

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Phum Leav

Earlier this year, in August, we visited a village not too far from Ta Peuv. At least as the crow flies, it is not very far. In truth, it lies on another track north of the one leading to Ta Peuv. At the main junction at Krava, instead of turning East, if you continue northwards and loop around about 10kms, you will come to a rather dispersed cluster of villages. The main one is the one we visited. It's called Phum Leav (Laos village). Apparently the name is derived from the fact that there were Laotians living there before.

There are about 300+ families living in Leav. Just proximal to it, lie a smaller village of about 100+ families called Char. We are contemplating building a school there for the village (Leav). Perhaps a 3 classroom school like the one in O Ta Saeng, that can serve both Leav and Char. It's badly needed as the roads there are very bad and accessibility to schools are extremely difficult.

The pastors with the Leav village headman (blue shirt,white cap)surveying the land for the school

The pastors have been working hard to establish their gospel inroads there. Currently, one of Savann's men has established a cell group there. We hope that that will take root and grow. If we can find a church to partner, and who will adopt that village, it will be even better. But we recognize that fund raising will very very tough this time given the current economic climate. But we proceed in faith. And in your prayers.

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