God is Faithful

“This is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.” ~ 2 Timothy 2:11-13 ~

I’ve had a rather tiring week. Everyone has had the flu and some of my dorm girls have had dengue fever. Sophearmarah has dengue fever at the moment. She has spent today sleeping and being cared for by her older sisters. Laura has had a lingering cough and most my girls have sore throats. We usually sing at morning and evening dorm worships, but lately the singing has been squeaky and minimal. I have discovered – thanks to Teacher Tim – that sucking on a piece of garlic helps to take away the pain of the sore throat, better than paracetamol. But convincing the girls is another matter. All they say when I offer garlic is “Knyom ot jeh nyum tde” which literally means, “I don’t know how to eat”

God is still working and blessing. I praise Him for His faithfulness and continuing watch care over me and all His children.

WPY "Big" Church

WPY “Big” Church – photo courtesy of Till

 “Faithful is He that calls you, who also will do it” ~ 1 Thess 5:24 ~

I am really encouraged by watching the transformation in the grade 11 and 12s as they study the LIGHT course. I am enjoying watching them grow in confidence and step up and take leadership roles in the many different areas that they are studying. Some of them are really getting into the medical missionary side of things. Some are regularly attending the weekly prayer meetings or leading out in planning the programs for Sabbath.

Some time next year they grade 11 and 12s will run an evangelistic and health seminar at a village somewhere in Cambodia. I’m looking forward to seeing the fruit from that. Unfortunately it will be held in school time and I will be here teaching and filling in for the other teachers so I will not be able to personally attend, but it’s alright, we all have our work to do.

Laihun and Yan - Gr 12

Laihun and Yan – Gr 12

The grade 11 and 12s have a number of patients, some in the surrounding villages and some who come from farther away to stay here and receive treatment. We had a man who had a liver problem (Hepatitis) stay for a while. He learnt about healthy lifestyle and eating habits, and I believe now he has returned home much healthier and with knowledge of how to maintain his medical problem. There was a man in the village who for 10 years had deep infected sores on his upper thigh and groin area. He became a patient of the students and now the sores are completely healed up using only natural remedies and prayer. Many in our community are coming to know about Jesus through the dedicated care and service of our medical trainee students.

“But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you and guard you from the evil.” ~ 2 Thess 3:3 ~

Newly baptized with their baptismal certificates

Newly baptized with their baptismal certificates

We had a baptism a couple of weeks ago. Around 40 persons, including 5 from the girl’s dorm and a number from the boys dorm, who have been having Bible studies over the past year made the commitment and were baptized in the pond out the front of the church on a beautiful Sabbath afternoon that reminded me of late summer days back in Australia. Some of those who were baptized are students who live outside who come from Buddhist families.

One was a young man in grade 9 named Khin. I have known Khin since he was in grade 7 and it has been a privilege to watch him grow mentally, spiritually and even physically (he had a growth spurt and is now taller than me – doesn’t sound like much but there aren’t too many Khmer men who are taller than me, and I’m only around 5’4″) His family are Buddhists but Khin has been implementing the things he has been learning and coming to believe in. Things about health, diet, and keeping the Sabbath. Things which his family don’t understand. But despite their opposition he has remained true to his convictions.

Khin

Khin

“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering (for He is faithful who promised).” ~ Hebrews 10:23 ~

I am so glad that my God is faithful, that it is part of His character. That He provides for us all, keeps His promises to us, and blesses us, not because of our faithfulness, but because of His faithfulness. I do not deserve any of the blessings He has given me. I could never earn salvation, but He offers it to you and me, a free gift; because He is faithful to Himself! As Hebrews 10:23 says, let’s hold fast to what we know is truth. For the one who has promised us all things is faithful and will do what He says.

“In hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the world began.” ~ Titus 1:2 ~

What is Love???

Disclaimer: Love is a big topic that covers so many angles that I could never do it complete justice, nor am I claiming to understand love, or practice it perfectly. This post simply comes from a homework assignment that I gave my grade seven English class a couple of weeks ago in which I (and hopefully they) learned something.

As one of the deans for the girls dorm, love and relationships are something that you see a lot of – especially because half of my girls are around 14 – 19 years old. In traditional Khmer culture, I’m told that girls normally marry around 16 and boys around 18. Fortunately pursuing an education can often slow that whole process down by a couple of years at least. I’ve also been told that when a young man and a young girl are publicly recognized as a couple, then pretty much that is it. They are for all intent and purposes engaged and committed! That is definitely who they will marry – even if they have to wait many years.

The Khmer men are romantics, they will give their whole heart so very quickly to a woman and often get terribly hurt. They can also get very angry and depressed if the girl they are dating decides that she doesn’t love him anymore – it’s just not the thing to do!

I’ve seen young couples get married just because they’ve been a couple for a long time and it was expected that they marry – even though they weren’t compatible (mentally, spiritually, emotionally etc) It causes many unequal unions.

Srey Pich and Bong Yan

Beautiful young women – Srey Pich and Bong Yan

Amongst my girls I have 2 that have been in long term relationships – that began when they were 14! One of the girls is trying to end hers and she’s having such a hard time of it. Her suitor is heartbroken and seriously pursuing her. She doesn’t want to hurt him anymore and still spends time talking with him. Which just makes things worse. I have another young lady, about 16 years old. She’s beautiful and smart and the object of admiration for many young men. This year they stepped up their advances and she has decided that she is ready for a relationship and has, it almost seems, been interviewing them to see which one she should choose. So far there are at least 2 heartsick young men out of this.

Khmer culture is saturated with romantic love. All their pop songs are tragic love stories.  Many of their old songs are tragic love stories. I remember listening to them sing or listen to music and I’d ask them what the song was about and 90% of the time I got the same answer, “Sad love story Teacher!” Many of their ancient myths are tragic love stories. The movies and television programs they watch (many which come from China, Thailand and Philippines) are tragic loves stories. Two and a half years ago I was helping teach a grade seven arts class. They were cutting wood into a specific shape and decorating it. I was expecting fish, stars, flowers etc. Well the boys all made love-hearts and the girls all made swords!

My dorm girls range in age from 8 to 19. The girls and boys will continuously tease each other about who loves who. They are always trying to pair everyone up with someone. So even my 8 and 10 year-old girls are partnered off with someone! (They aren’t dating, it’s just the older kids will mercilessly tease them about each other) I was once told by a student that the worst thing that could happen to them was if their friends didn’t find someone to “love” and be “loved” by. This constant teasing, the emphasis on love in all their media pushes these young people into relationships, often before they are ready for it and usually with someone who may not be right for them. The girls are always asking me who I love and when will I marry. In the nearly 3 years that I’ve been here, they have tried to marry me off to nearly every single male volunteer, or Khmer man that has come through. Now I just answer that I don’t need to marry. Which thoroughly confuses them, seeing as it is almost the same as basic survival to them.

It makes me sad to see how Satan seems so successful at selling his form of “love” here in Cambodia (and most of the world I would say – just google “love”and see the images and ideas that popup). I gave my grade sevens the question, “What is Love?” as a homework question. I was probably a bit too ambitious for giving a writing task to my grade sevens this early in the year, but I was hopeful. Then, obviously, I was rather disappointed. Half of the class had copied out 1st Corinthians 13:4-13; which they had learnt from their Bible teacher in grade six last year. The other half of the class said that love was a feeling or something between a boyfriend and girlfriend. I had tried to get them to think about people who loved them and stories in the Bible about God’s love. It’s not that they are stupid. My main mistake was in needing the answer written in English. When I checked with some of them. They said they had more to say, but they didn’t know how to say it in English.

I went over the assignment in class with them. As a class the answer was much more defined. We came up with 3 things that love is.

1. Love is action.

According to Deuteronomy 6:5 commands us – “You shall love the Lord your God…” We discussed that love could not primarily be a feeling because feelings cannot be commanded. We also learnt that the word for love in Hebrew comes from a word that means “to give” Therefore love has all to do with what you give or do, not at all what you receive. Words are great, but without actions there can be no love. 1 John 3:18 says “My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.”

2. Love is a choice

We must choose to perform loving actions. As sinful human beings we are naturally selfish and self-motivated. If love was natural we wouldn’t need to be reminded to choose to perform loving actions.

3. Love is self-sacrificing (unselfish)

Love is all about giving, not receiving. Our greatest example is that of God, and His Son, who gave everything to save us; as it says in John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” God loves us – and we know this by His act of giving. Ellen White writes that in man Jesus, all heaven was poured out to earth. God gave, even though He knew that many would reject His gift. God gives, because He loves, not because He expects anything in return. Although He does want our love in return. And how do we show our love? John 14:15 says, “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” What are the 10 commandments? They are 10 ways in which we can perform actions of love to God and our fellow man.

So this is the definition that we came up with for love:

Love is choosing to perform self-sacrificing actions of love* towards all.

*see 1st Corinthians 13 and the 10 Commandments

I don’t know how much of this my students understood, and I know there is also much more to love than what I have laid out here, such as justice and fairness; but I hope they will think about this lesson and that it will result in an eventual understanding of true, godly love, which will bring about true joy and peace.

Take time to think aSunsetbout the many more ways in which God shows us His love. From waking you up each morning, sustaining your life, giving you energy, creating such beauty in nature. He paints the sky for our pleasure. He places rainbows in the clouds to remind us of His promises. He gives us His Word, He is always faithful, He is always with us; and there’s so much more.

And if your curious minded, read through 1st John -all those verses that mention love – and think about them with this definition of love in mind. I’ve been really challenged and blessed as I have done this for the past couple of weeks.

I purpose in my heart, by the grace and strength of God, to perform actions of love to God and all.

Unashamed

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. ~ Romans 1:16 ~

In my grade 10 Bible class we are going through the Great Controversy. This is my second year to teach this topic to my students. I thoroughly enjoy and am inspired by this book. Sometimes it can be frustrating to see the apparent lack of enthusiasm from some students towards Bible subject. I can only pray that seeds are being planted that will one day grow and bear fruit.

We just covered chapter 2 which was about persecution in the first centuries and I recalled to mind the following story that I had heard many years ago which really challenged me and I hope it will touch you as well.

The following was written by a young African Christian man and was found after he had been martyred for refusing to deny his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

I’m a part of the fellowship of the unashamed.  I have Holy Spirit Power.  
The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line.  The decision has
been made.  I’m a disciple of His.  I won’t look back, let up, back away or be still.
My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure.
I’m finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth
knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living,
and dwarfed goals.

I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits,
or popularity.  I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised,
regarded, or rewarded.  I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by
patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power.

My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow,
my way rough, my companions few, my Guide reliable, my missions clear.
I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back,
deluded or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the
presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the
pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.

I won’t give up, shut up or let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed
up and preached up for the cause of Christ.  I am a disciple of
Jesus
.  I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and
work till He stops me.  And when He comes for his own, He will have no
problems recognizing me — for my banner will be clear!

Elizabeth Elliot

I purpose in my heart, by the grace of God, to be unashamed of my Lord Jesus Christ.

Lessons

Things I Have Learned From Teaching and Being Dorm Girl Dean

  1. Silence from the students while your teaching is not always a good sign.
  2. How little I really know about anything!
  3. My students are often smarter than me
  4. The value of revision! Teach and review and review and review…. and review again!
  5. I’ve learnt so much about English Grammar and it’s rules… and then how English breaks nearly every one of those grammar rules… try explaining that to that one student in your class who always asks “WHY?”
  6. ALWAYS speak SLOWLY and CLEARLY and write anything important down where they can see it.
  7. Don’t let the marking and grading build up!
  8. Food always tastes better when it is shared.
  9. Only make threats/punishments/consequences that you can follow through with.
  10. To not jump to conclusions – especially when a second language is involved. Too often I responded to what I thought was happening and then discovered that it wasn’t like that at all!
  11. The value of saying “sorry” –  not only to enable me to have a good relationship with my students, but to set an example in a culture where those in higher positions are not expected or required to apologize to anyone “lower” than them.
  12. I appreciate more my former teachers and parents… and I’m SO VERY sorry for being a know-it-all, stubborn, pain-in-the-backside student and daughter that I was.
  13. The value and joy of having like-minded companions and co-teachers.
  14. Smile always.
  15. Pray without ceasing!
  16. Blessings are to be given away and that I can never out-give God. The more I give of myself to God in the tasks He has given, the more He blesses and provides.
  17. That God will inspire me to teach a certain topic to my class… because He has a lesson He wants to teach to ME!
  18. That if a student KNOWS you care about them as an individual, then they will care and try to learn.
  19. God is very, very GOOD! There is no way that I could do this without His help.

Gardening

Pchum Ben Holiday

School was closed last for Pchum Ben Festival last Thursday and Friday (3rd and 4th October) It rained all that Thursday, Friday and Saturday, finally clearing up a little sometime on Sunday. The dorm students were well pleased that it rained because that meant they didn’t have to work in the gardens.

There was no time to be bored though. Rice Cake making was on the cards. On Sunday, three of the students braved the rain and flooding to go and get ingredients and supplies for making the rice cakes from their home – a village about an hours motorbike ride from here in dry conditions. Then on Friday morning they all gathered round to prepare the cakes for cooking.

They prepared 2 kinds of cake. One is called Nom Jake (Banana Cake) and I’m not sure what the other is called, but it was made of exactly the same ingredients as Nom Jake minus the jake (banana) and was wrapped in different leaves for cooking.

First they collect and clean the banana palm and other palm leaves. While others inside are preparing a raw sticky rice, coconut and black bean mix.

Dorm students cleaning palm leaves for cooking rice cakes

Dorm students cleaning palm leaves for cooking rice cakes

Sticky rice, coconut and bean mix

Sticky rice, coconut and bean mix

They then put the mix onto the leaves that are folded in various shapes that don’t need extra tying or into tubes with extra shredded leaves used to tie them firmly shut. The Nom Jake is cooked in the banana leaves. They put a layer of rice mix and then add a banana to the center and wrap it all up. After that, they are steamed for a long time and then eaten – usually with palm sugar. They can be kept for a couple of days.

Nom Jake

Nom Jake – banana already added

Nom Jake ready for steaming

Nom Jake ready for steaming

The other cake being filled and folded.

The other cake being filled and folded.

Ready for steaming

Ready for steaming

And here’s a picture of the finished product.

Nom Jake - Ready to eat!

Nom Jake – Ready to eat!

There are quite a few types of sticky rice cake that the Khmer make. Some have mung beans, some have a coconut/sugar/peanut mix. Some are made from sticky rice flour and some have pumpkin. I was treated to the latter – pumpkin sticky rice cake. I’d never tasted that one before and it, in my opinion is the best.

Pumpkin Sticky Rice Flour Cake - a gift from one of my dorm girl's mum

Pumpkin Sticky Rice Flour Cake – a gift from one of my dorm girl’s mum.

In other news; although it has stopped raining (for now) the water level is still rising as excess water flows from Thailand into Cambodia. In 2011 the city of Siem Reap flooded quite badly, so in 2012 they tried to solve that problem by diverting the water that flowed into the Siem Reap river into 2 different rivers and also into the Baray. Well it worked. The city of Siem Reap isn’t flooded this year… but some of the areas surrounding the city have because of this prevention method! Our driveway was today, completely under water and it was reported that the airport was also flooded last night. Here, the big pond beside the boys dorm has been filling up all day and has even overflowed at one end. We aren’t flooded yet, just surrounded by water on all sides. Hopefully the flood waters will go down soon. Some of our outside students haven’t been able to attend school because of all the extra water. Many peoples homes are flooded, some up to waist deep. There is also flooding in some of the other provinces in Cambodia. I’ll leave you with some pictures of the pond and the driveway.

WPY Driveway - looking back down the driveway towards the property - it's a bit of a long driveway

WPY Driveway – looking back down the driveway towards the property – it’s a bit of a long driveway

The driveway from the WPY end. You can see the welcome arch at the other end if you look carefully.

The driveway from the WPY end. You can see the welcome arch at the other end if you look carefully.

A scorpion I found on the underside of a tree branch, up there to escape the flood waters.

A scorpion I found on the underside of a tree branch, up there to escape the flood waters.

The pond near the boys dorm. I've never seen the water level this high.

The pond near the boys dorm. I’ve never seen the water level this high.

Waiting or Living?

My students often tell me that they don’t know what they will do when they finish school. That they don’t know what God wants them to do and that they wish they knew everything. They seem to believe that school is like a preparatory phase before you begin to “live”. They also worry so much about the future. They worry that they will not have a good job when they finish school. They worry that they will not have good enough grades or enough money to have further education. They worry that they will not have enough money to get married or to take care of their parents and family.

I’ve often heard it said (and have said it to myself before) that “I am waiting for God to show me His plan for my life.”

waiting room signNow don’t get me wrong, I believe that God does have a plan for everyone’s life. It’s just that I seem to feel when I used to say that, that my life is on ‘hold’ or something until God shows up and tells me His plan for me.

When does your life begin?

Does it begin when you graduate school or university? Does it begin when you get married? Does it begin when you buy your first house? Does it begin when you become a missionary?

Some people have asked me what I will do when I finish serving in Cambodia? Like this is just something I do to fill in time until I get back to my real life of getting a degree or getting married and settling down.

So when does your life begin?

For me, life began when I accepted Jesus as my Savior. It began when I accepted His will for my life – even though I had no idea what His will was and it took a bit of convincing on His part for me to follow His will.

But what is His will for you and I? What is His plan for your life and mine?

Some times we worry so much about the future that we forget to live TODAY.

The Bible tells us in Matthew 6:25-34 that we should not worry about our future, only about today. Why should we worry about today? Because this is all that has been given us. And I believe that God’s plan for our lives is to live to glorify Him right where He has put us today. To be faithful in the duties He has given us today. To glorify Him in all the things He has given us to do. Today.

For some that may be in the family home – be the best brother, sister, mother, father, daughter, son, uncle, aunt, cousin etc that you can be – to glorify God.

For others that may mean being the best student, teacher, doctor, checkout assistant, road sweeper, preacher, friend, or even an overseas missionary that you can be so that God is glorified in and by your life. So that others are pointed to our Lord and Savior.

Wherever you are today is right where you can live out God’s plan for your life.

Yes God might have Summer-2013-Last-Sunset-Hd-Wallpapermore in store for you, but it will come at the right time… if you are living His plan for you TODAY.

At the end of each day I want to be able to say that I was faithful in the tasks that God laid before me today. I want to be able to know that my students saw Jesus in me today, and that they were drawn a little bit closer to Him. I don’t always get it right. I’m not always faithful. Sometimes I spend to much time thinking and dreaming about the future that I forget to live today. I’m thankful that on this journey of life God is always willing to help us get back on track, that He is forgiving and full of mercy.

Why is it so important to live for today?

This journey, this living of today, is what prepares us to live for Him tomorrow, to do the next thing He has for us, but ultimately this journey prepares us to live for eternity with Him.

And that is His ultimate will for us.

 

 

Showers of Blessing

It’s been raining and raining and raining some more for the past week or so. Our ponds and canals are full and the driveway and road to town has officially flooded – well the rice fields have flooded over the road. October is one of the wettest months here.

The blessing is that with all this rain I have had more time to do school work because we haven’t had to work in the dorm gardens in the afternoons. Laura and I work with the dorm girls. Their job is to collect leaves to put on the garden as mulch. It is not hard work but at this time of year there is less leaves and everything is always wet and heavy and the girls are not the most willing of workers under these conditions. So when it rains we are not required to go and collect leaves. I’ve been feeling quite tired so I was glad that we didn’t have to work.

I’m told the rain is coming from a tropical storm that is over Vietnam and has caused some damage and flooding in Vietnam. There has also been flooding in some of Cambodia’s southern provinces. We are quite blessed in this location. We will get a lot of rain and some lighting and thunder, but we don’t normally get the destructive winds that go along with most tropical storms.

Today's view from my front door

Today’s view from my front door

Teacher Tim briefing the boy dorm on that afternoon's taks

Teacher Tim briefing the boy dorm on that afternoon’s tasks

Today is the one of the days of the Khmer  ‘Festival of the Dead’ holiday. Which corresponds to Halloween in western countries. The Khmer name is Pchum Ben.

The following is from an article from the Phnom Penh Post and can be found here: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/background-history-pchum-ben

WHAT does Pchum Ben Festival mean in Buddhism? In the Khmer language, Pchum or Brochum means “a meeting or gathering”. Ben means “a ball of something”, such as rice or meat. The Pchum Ben festival originated in the Angkorian era when people followed animism, before Brahma or Buddhism.

Both Buddhism and animism reflect Khmer respect and remembrance for their ancestors.
Pchum Ben is also a convenient way for Buddhist monks to receive food during the heaviest part of the rainy season while they stay in the pagodas to follow their moral principles.

Celebrations
The first 14 days of the Khmer month Pheakta Bot are called Kan Ben (“observed celebration”). The 15th day is called Brochum Ben or Pchum Ben Day. During Kan Ben, people give Buddhist monks gifts of food and candles. At night Buddhist monks recite a protective prayer. Cambodian artists play traditional music such as yike and lakhon basac. Pchum Ben Day is the biggest celebration. Villagers come from all around to prepare the pagoda of their village the night before the celebration. Pchum Ben is when the villagers gather to celebrate in their villages.

Scriptures
The scriptures relating to the festival are complex, but the first scripture involves the five Buddhas negotiating with hungry ghosts. In the second scripture, from Pet Vuto (Monks’ Governor), the King’s servants and soldiers were commanded to make war. On the ship at night, they met ghosts who were hungry. The servants and soldiers asked: “How can we get food to you?” The ghosts said: “You can offer the food to the person among you who has the five moral conducts or eight moral conducts, and invoke our names.” The third and fourth scriptures say that in the first 15 days of Pheakta Both, the heaviest rainy period, the devil releases the ghosts to find their relatives to receive food.

Ghosts
There are four kinds of ghosts: those eating pus and blood, burning ghosts who are always hot, hungery ghosts and the Pakrakteaktopak Chivi, who can receive food through the monks. The others cannot receive food from their relatives until their sins are reduced to the level of Pakrakteaktopak Chivi.

What is bay ben?

Bay ben (balls of rice) are offered to ghosts at dawn. People believe ghosts with heavy sins cannot receive food during the day. Bay ben is made from sticky rice and sesame. Sometimes people add coconut cream to make it more delicious. Buddhist Institute consultant Miech Ponn said he thinks bay ben should be put on a plate. “Getting rice to the poor, people also can get more merit than only giving it to ants,” Miech Ponn said.

We have been hearing the music from the pagoda’s (Buddhist temple’s) for the past couple of weeks. On the actual day of Pchum Ben they often play songs that talk about the ghosts coming to haunt their relatives until they are fed. Many of my students here are made afraid by the songs and music.

Apart from all the spiritual aspects of the holiday, it is a time when they all stop work and spend time with their families. They make a special kind of sticky-rice cake and share it with all their neighbors and relatives. I have 15 girls out of 28 left here at the school. The rest have gone home. Most of the girls that have remained are from Oddar Meanchey (one of the northern provinces near Thailand). It is too expensive for them to travel home.

Laura, my co-dean, has been given the task this year of teaching Grade 9 and 10 History classes. So all of her spare time has been filled with watching countless historical documentaries.She takes the documentaries and cuts the bits she needs to show to her classes. I have learnt so much about history in the past 4 weeks. Seeing as today is a holiday it meant extra time for her to gather more bits and pieces. This morning was Aztecs and Incas and this afternoon was American colonization history. A couple of the girls wandered in, a bit bored because the rain prevents them from playing outside, and spent the afternoon learning about American history and the American Revolution.

Thamai and Rathom (sitting) fascinated by American history

Thamai and Rathom (sitting) fascinated by American history

I pray that each day as we work here in Cambodia that we can be showers of blessing to the Cambodian people, that they may be freed from fear and darkness to walk in the light of God’s wonderful truths.

Some of my students modeling traditional Khmer clothing.

Some of my students modeling traditional Khmer clothing.