What do you do when you have 9 women, 3 translators and 300 children who speak a different language? PRAY!
We traveled to a different village within Kampong Spue to Srey Sampong Methodist Church where 180 children from the community came for Bible school, games and songs in the 97 degree heat.
The lost sheep story, group games and they loved the chicken dance song…shoes knew that a song with no words would be so universally loved and taught.
We visited a local livihood project – a roadside store started with seed money provided by the Methodist Women. She sells ice, petrol, fruits, candies, and drinks. She wants room expand her convenience store to include clothing.
At lunch, we met two American soldiers on a peacekeeping mission, and our guide/translator had an opportunity to speak with them as well. They told us that the restaurant must be okay because they saw us! *Photos used with permission of the officers.
While we waited for the bus to return, several of us napped where we could find a spot.
After lunch, we traveled to Tree of Life Methodist Church, built by the Korean Methodist Church. Over 100 children came to the afternoon of singing, dancing, games nd story time. Like the last location, we also gave out cookies and flavored drinks.
Games like “Over Under”, “Duck, duck, goose” and rhythmic clapping are easy to translate fairly well.
James, our translator’s daughter had his phone while he led a few songs, so as she snapped photos she told me, “Look, these are the children of the church.” We are not sure how many random photos James now has on his phone, but I am sure it will be quite a few.
Kevin presented several Ubuntu service pins as thanks for translating and helping with the children. James’ quote: “I am saved to serve. I am not saved to sit.”
We traveled back to the hotel for dinner with Rev. Dr. Romeo L. del Rosario and packing.
We travel to Siem Reap tomorrow (Friday).
Note: several folks have sent me emails asking about water closet breaks. Water closet stops are are common:
“Allow the children to come to me,” Jesus said. “Don’t forbid them, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to people like these children. Matthew 19:14