Christian fellowship is such a delight. First thing Friday morning we met with James and Tawn Lork, the two brothers who are currently operating the Cambodia Bible Institute (CBI). God blessed us with an opportunity to sort through most of our activities in which we will participate for the school and for the congregation while we are here.
One objective of the missionary is to understand the people – their past, their religion, and their culture. In an effort to better understand the Khmer people (the ethnic group of nearly all Cambodians), James met us after lunch for a trip to the Killing Fields at the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. What a horrific memory! In one tiny field, 20,000 men, women and children were violently slaughtered by their own people. We hope to say much more about this later on another page on the blog. We long to bring the remnant of survivors the “Good News” story, so that Jesus might bless them with joy of heart.
Later, we shopped in an open-air market called “Russian Market.” This place has just about anything. We enjoyed bargaining with the vendors for items we purchased. This market is where most Cambodians shop. The prices are rock bottom as is some of the quality. To see this facet of their lives, any visit to Phnom Penh must include a trip to the market.