One week has passed since the workers started building the fence and one section is almost complete. Its amazing how fast the construction is going. The neighbors have done a 360 degree change and are excited to see the wall go up---just a few days ago they were pelting stones at the construction workers but how quickly things change when people see the ''new thing''. Perhaps this is why I love coming to this village. It is so unpredictable and yet when God moves in, His plans and purposes will not be thwarted. He is the One that changes the hearts of people!
|Neighbor doing some construction work along side the brick layer|
|Building a prototype of the fence!|
The little boys were at it again, creating their own fence. Its always so much fun watching the kids in this community emulate the construction activities they are seeing before their eyes. They too want to be part of the action and I can't help but think one would never see such activity on a construction site in North America. The whole site would be blocked off so only construction workers would have access. But here in Cambodia, the kids will use any excuse to play.
One of the most cutest sights I saw today was a bunch of kids in a group. I quickly peered over to see what they were doing and it seemed they had constructed their own version of a small pool using bricks and paper and straw. Already the kids here are discovering that this Courtyard is a fun place to hang out. I pray in the years to come that these early burst of creativity will give birth to new levels of creativity that will ultimately bring glory to God as these youngsters discover the God who created them and has blessed them with imaginations and abilities that will reflect His beauty as they partner with Him to become builders of His kingdom in this community.
|Building a pool -- kids version!|
|Workmen digging holes for the fence|