Call on me and I will answer you and I will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known - Jeremiah 33:3
Today was BIG. We spent the morning down at “Camp J”, a pretty empty block of land (at least at the moment) – save for a number of foundational holes – that Pastor Victor and his church intend to turn into a drug rehabilitation and ministry centre. Our job was to dig two holes with chisels and crowbars (really it was just chipping away at hard rock!). I don’t know about the others, but the combination of the sun, the manual labour, and the lack of strength to begin with made the morning absolutely exhausting. Thank you, Pastor Victor, for the half-time snack – that fried banana kept me going.
After buffet breakfast at the hotel, we set off for the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in the air conditioned bus. Upon arrival we were confronted by barbed wire and tall buildings surrounding a courtyard.
Today started off as usual, with a wonderful breakfast at Talima Resort, before we headed to the leaders’ cabin for devotions, where we read some of Mark 3 and Katie shared some of her thoughts surrounding the passages.
Day 2 (Arriving in Phnom Penh)
It’s hard to believe that in the early hours of yesterday morning we were flying out of Melbourne and away from the cold and rain (or so we thought, more of that later). To shorten a very long day of traveling; both flights were on time and relatively smooth and we landed in Cambodia in good spirits, despite the lack of sleep!
Today kicked off with a hearty meal provided by the lovely Talima staff, yummy fresh eggs and pineapple and we were ready for our day. Kaitlyn, kindly sharing her intimate testimony alongside our Mark chapter 1-2 devotion, aligned our hearts with the good word before sharing our time with Pastor Victor.
Today we finished our journey to Olango Island with a 4 hour plane trip from Singapore to Cebu, where Pastor Victor picked us up and drove us to the pier where we boarded a rickety plank to a ferry that took us to Olango Island.
Writing from the lovely lounges of Singapore Airport, we have completed the first leg of our journey and launched Schoolies Rev 2018! We have two teams this year, one heading to Cambodia and the other to the Philippines. Each day they will be sharing about their experiences and we are certainly looking forward to great trips!
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