After the medical team went home, and I got out of the hospital, I had the privilege of working with a team in Thailand and Cambodia. We worked in Baan Nam Khem where the tsunami hit. From the ruins of the waves came an incredible project teaching and feeding children, and a church reaching the community. Part of the team put together a teaching program. Each day they taught Bible lessons, put on skits, helped with crafts, played games, and loved on these kids. The grand finale was a massive water balloon fight with the kids. Nobody went home dry. LOL.
The rest of the team did construction work. We poured concrete, hauled gravel, stones and trash. And, we got to engage and play with the kids each day. As a treat, we had a special dinner with the staff at the project one night. I love this place and cannot wait to come back. During part of the trip we packed over 200 meals and distributed them to people in the community in need.
After we finished there, we had an epic trek to Cambodia. It took a couple of days, and the people on this team were troopers. They had 10 flights from beginning to end, but never complained. We made it to Cambodia and put on a similar program with a church in Siem Reap where we have had a MANNA nutrition center for years. It was so awesome to get to spend time with the pastor, his wife, the kids and church members. They are really reaching people in Cambodia. We got to meet a young man name Wandy. He grew up as a child in the nutrition center, he is now pastoring a church plant from this church. I love seeing lives changed over the years! Thank you for your prayers and support. I will be traveling stateside speaking in churches until the end of May, then we will be leading teams all over the Middle East and Asia.
Enjoy the pictures!