Gayle praying for one of the quilting ladies after church- Sopone’s husband struggles with alcoholism, which is a major problem in the village
Even though it is the dry season, it rained almost every day we were there! Gayle and I got caught in a downpour one afternoon, and sought shelter under someone’s awning. The dirt roads became quite a mess!
One of the main crops in the area is tapioca. They chop up the root to make what we know as tapioca, and then bundle and sell the stalks to start new tapioca plants.
The little guy in front is Ezra, Pastor Sophan and Sopheap’s 2 year-old son. The other two are Sophone’s son and daughter (she is the woman Gayle was praying for above, one of the sewing ladies and also sister to Pastor Sophan). I entertained the kids for a solid 30 minutes by taking pictures as they posed and then ran to look at themselves, giggling and pointing and saying who knows what in Khmer. It’s amazing the relationships that can be built even with a language barrier.