He was not that light, but came to bare witness of that light
Our first full day in Kampong Thom proved enjoyable, and it’s relaxed nature eased us into life in this small city which we will call home for the next 12 days.
Breakfast in the open, outdoor area consisted of omelettes and baguettes, and coffee with condensed milk (so sweet, it puts me to shame ).
Us who were left behind slowly meandered through our morning, while two team members partook in conference calls for uni applications. Starting with a simple devotion, we began to brainstorm a collection of early 70s Christian bangers and Colin Buchanan’s entire discography, and writing a Bible skit for our ministry with Evangelical Mission Association (EMA).
After dropping off kilos of sweaty clothes at the laundromat, and grabbing a feed (in air conditioning ), we explored the local market place, and headed back to the hotel to await some tuk tuks to take us to some ancient temple ruins.
The 50 minute ride through the country proved a spectacle of God’s breathtaking creation, with a soothing breeze. It was also insightful to how Cambodian’s do life outside of a metropolis.
The ruins were dated back to the 6th and 7th centuries, and it was amazing to see how persistent and steadfast the structures themselves were. Almost as persistent and steadfast as the 15-odd Cambodian children who were trying to sell us scarves ((they were only $1 !! What a deal!!)). The use of a dark squatty-potty prepared us for the long tuk tuk trip back to the hotel.
We met Sukhon (EMA founder) for dinner, and discussed what our agenda would be for the next three days.
This day of relaxation and preparation allowed for us as a team to develop our program and fulfil how God wishes to use to share his light on his people, adults and children alike, in Cambodia.
Now... time to sleep on our solid beds that are seemingly made with stone mattresses, but we’ve got bigger fish to fry than that.
Hattie Steenholdt (the S stands for “Superior Harriett”)
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