Happy Khmer New Year!
“O taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him.” ~ Psalm 34:8 ~
We’re nearly to the end of our holidays here. It’s been hot and busy, but very enjoyable for me. Mainly because we had a Canadian family here to help plan and build a playground for WPY. So once school was out I went to work with them. They are a very hard-working, and very kind family. I spent a lot of time working and playing with them. I love them very much, and was very blessed by their time of service here. They worked very hard on the playground. They built swings, seesaws, a sandpit, a climbing wall, a cargo net, and many other wooden and tire climbing structures. They also left us with equipment to finish building a zipline and a tire swing. The children love their new playground, and spend much time playing there each day. We also had a group of grade 8 school children from Taipei, Taiwan come for a week and help with building the playground. This holiday I was blessed to attend the wedding of two of our graduates, Ty and Laihun. They have both been to study at LIGHT in the Philippines and recently returned to begin working together here for their fellow countrymen. I was also blessed to be at Caleb and Savorny’s engagement, which took place at Savorny’s home in the village. It was a beautiful ceremony, and afterwards some of us climbed up the mountain behind her house to the waterfall. There was no water falling over the falls, but there were a few lovely pools. We had a wonderful time running from pool to pool trying to find the coolest water. We also celebrated the orphans birthday last Monday. A day filled with games, pizza, presents, and a very soapy water slide. The Canadian family left the next day, and since then I have been catching up on school prep and other work that I had originally planned for the holidays. School begins this coming Monday. I don’t feel very rested, but I do feel very blessed when I think back to all the experiences of these holidays and the many ways that God has shown me His love and tender care. The 10 month IMET (International Medical Evangelism Training) course starts on May 1st and there are still openings available for students if anyone is interested in joining. The last of the teachers arrived yesterday and they are eager to begin teaching others and equipping them to share the Gospel with the people around them. Also if anyone is interested, we have teacher openings for our new school year which begins in September. Qualifications are a love for God and a willingness to serve. See the Be Involved page for more details and contact Tim if you are interested in volunteering. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always, amen.