This weekend, we went to Siem Reap for a seminar that the church there was hosting.
The seminar was on what the Bible teaches we should do vs. what the world/culture teaches. There were 6 different topics.
Rich taught 2 of those classes as well as the Bible class on Sunday morning.
As there aren't many Christians here, it is always an encouragement to be able to get together to sing, pray, study God's Word, talk, laugh, and play together.
We were blessed to be able to be there with so many brothers and sisters in Christ. Siem Reap did a great job hosting - housing, feeding, and planning. It is wonderful the bonds we have in Christ!
Most of the Khmers go back to their home town/village and meet with family during this time. These roasted pigs are often part of the family gathering. They are really good! Most people take off at least a week for this holiday.
For us, it is a nice time that the city is quiet and we can just relax. For the Khmer Christians, it is hard as they are with their families - many of which are not Christians. There is a lot of pressure to participate in the Buddhist events that are included in the Khmer New Year as well as numerous parties. Please keep the Christians here in your prayers - that they can stand strong in their faith.