This was once a view of rice paddies and vegetable gardens, now it is just water as far as the eye can see. We later flew over areas like this and it is literally an inland sea bisected by lines of trees and the roofs of partially submerged houses. Please continue to pray for the people of Cambodia as they recover from the flooding.
I recently visited a small village outside of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It must have been one of the poorest areas I have seen in the country.
With many of the adjacent fields under water from recent flooding, people scratched a living out of what they could scavenge or from pigs and chickens raised in side rooms off of their house. I was told that the average villagers daily income was around the equivalent of $2 US per day. Their fields now flooded, this years rice crop totally underwater and useless.
Most people have very little, and those whose houses remained sheltered other family members whose houses and subsistence farms were flooded.
The lady in the red in the foreground led the meeting with a song as local ‘home church’ leaders trickled in while I spoke until around 25 were present. Once the meeting was over, I distributed copies of The Bait of Satan to the leaders who had attended. Their undeniable and evident love for the Lord amidst their situation moved me to quiet tears.
Here is the latest report from IHSI:
“We are waiting for the water to recede at the Father’s House. We have purchased rubber boots for all staff and children in the ministry at Saang so they are not walking in the germ-infested flood waters—this is one reason for illness in Cambodia.”
Please join us in helping the Cambodian people today. We can finish strong!