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

Monday, April 13, 2009


The Songkran Water Festival that occurs during the new year is a very big thing in Thailand, but very subdued in Cambodia. The Khmers celebrate their Water Festival in October/November when the rains reverses the flow of the 'life-giving' Tonle Sap. This three-day festival was when the tragic dragon boat accident occured killing 5 Singapore rowers in 2007.

In Phum Leav, we badly need our own water festival. The building of the school has been badly hampered by the lack of access to water. Our attempts to drill a tube well has gone down 64m without success. No water....unfortunately no school.

After the new year, we will attempt to drill deeper in a desperate attempt to hit an aquifer. We need to pray very hard for this, as the chances are not very good. But the poorer the odds, the greater the faith needed. May we be not found wanting.

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