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

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

'Fishing village' at Boeung Ria

Especially exciting this coming trip, is the prospect of re-visiting the 'fishing village' at Berng Ria. We visited this village twice back in 2001 to deliver some rice and provisions as well as to do some medical/dental work. We even managed to do some simple preaching there.

This village, loosely called a fishing village is rather interesting as they are a little mobile. They live in stilted huts, loosely held up with ropes. Their huts are regularly dismantled and relocated as the water levels shift through the various seasons. We are visiting them this time to see how we can help them build a school for their 70+ children. Should be quite a challenge given the semi-permanence of their dwellings.

Stepping off from the canal at Baray

During the rainy season, dry swathes of land are converted to a 'baray'

Fishing village, or sometimes called a 'floating' village (and yes, that Ps Boon Leong in the background)

Yep, that's me .... a more youthful me!

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