Thursday morning 13th Sarun said lets visit the family at Preah Andong. There are 7 who gather together to worship the LORD and encourage each other in the Word of God. As there has been major flooding,we heard that the road was cut and the only way to travel there was by motorbike. The district Governor had said that the flooding had devastated the area, he was right. What we saw was a fullscale disaster. Our journey there turned out to be an amazing experience similiar to what the students experienced when they went to Trea Commune. Riding through the rubber plantations presented no problems. We came to the top of the hill and the steep descent down to the flood plain where the village of Tulroka is located. massive landslides onto the road as well as landslips. The pictures taken from the top show the extent of the flooding. The water and been falling slowly for a week,as we rode along the road there were many places where the erosion had caused the road to be the width of a car. About 3kms along came to an abrupt stop no road a section of maybe 200 meters gone. All along the road were temporary housing for both people and livestock. Cars, trucks, boats, nets, food stalls all life and action was on the road which is the only high ground.
Many people had gathered at the end of the road as people and motorbikes were being transported by saw boats round the missing section of road. We had the unique experience of be transport by small boats. The first trip the boat was big enough to take both bikes, but on the return journey the boat could only take one bike each. The bikes were loaded first then Sarun walked on and sat on his bike and I did the same. Balancing was the key to staying afloat and the old saying don't rock the boat became reality. Please enjoy the photos, the believers were greatly encouraged and we give thanks to the LORD JESUS for His faithfulness and goodness to us in making a way to visit the house church. The LORD bless you Brother Rick.