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Sunny Smiley Sundays

Towards the end of last year the rains came down here in Cambodia. Many areas were flooded including a lot of the slums in Phnom Penh. Still keeping in touch with one of the slums I used to work with I was able to distribute food and shelter, with the help of some friends, to some of those most affected. The money used for this was donated by a benefactor from the Isle of Wight.

Maybe not your traditional church

Maybe not your traditional church

One of those who helped felt called to start an outreach here so every Sunday afternoon he will go into the slum with some Khmer friends to translate for him and tell the villagers about The Gospel. He has rented a house that is also used as a home for a young couple and is used for English classes of which nearly 100 now attend the two classes that are given most days.

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There were about 70 people present last Sunday and maybe nearly thirty children……..not bad for a new church.

Sunday School for the small ones......

It is good to remember that it was the awful flooding that first brought him here and from that terrible situation ( more than 165 people lost their lives to the flooding last year ) he is now able to help tell others that their is real Hope in this world.

Sunday

Sunday…..

.......school

…….school

I

I

am

am

happy !!

happy !!

Good sound advice....

Good advice….

It is quite ironic that it is the walls that surround this house that were being used as a “whiteboard” for the English lessons that are now being given to the pupils inside this building……

.....this is progress

…..this is progress

Had A Bad Day ?

…yes we all get them. But at the moment there are a few hundred people who live in one of the slums in the south of Phnom Penh who are having a lot of them due to the flooding in their “village”. It still continues to rain and there is no government aid, help or assistance for these people. They rely on the help of NGO’s and churches in their daily plight.

Have a look at the pictures as I think they speak for themselves. I find it hard to comprehend how much they are just accepting of the situation and are still able to smile through it all…

10 kilo's of rice for about £3.50. Cheap but still never enough to go round...

10 kilo’s of rice for about £3.50. Cheap but still never enough to go round…

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Look what I found..

Look what I found..

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This is as high as the water got.

This is as high as the water got.

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The water is very deep in places and children have to be so careful.....

The water is very deep in places and children have to be so careful…..

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The water is incredibly dirty and will carry all sorts of diseases and unwelcome inhabitants.

The water is incredibly dirty and will carry all sorts of diseases and unwelcome inhabitants.

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..but they still keep smiling!

..but they still keep smiling!