The reward of those who fast,
Knowing a feast awaits them,
While those who fast,
Knowing not when they shall eat again,
In my search for the Truth, I have found that most of those people, who occupy high places in society and can speak with great intellect about Spiritual matters, really have nothing to offer. Their words, although eloquent, lack substance and their actions, while virtuous in appearance, benefit only themselves.
How much greater is the Wisdom of those who have suffered a lifetime and yet manage to smile… and more beautiful the laughter of an orphaned child.
Give me the Widow’s mite Lord, and I will build a Tower with its Love.
WatOpotIAN Progress – 27 March 2009
The new study Gazebo is finished and already used as a study center and music rehearsal hall, even though the furniture has not yet been purchased. It makes a great place for sleeping on hot nights as well.
The new dormitory is close to completion and they say it should be done in only a couple of more weeks. One of the men in charge was out yesterday talking about beds and storage cabinets for the children. This is going to be a beautiful building and we are so grateful to the Taiwanese Lion’s Club for the quality of material being put into constructing it.
Young volunteers from Japan and Germany worked all day with our young people sanding down the rusty old Merry-Go-Round so that it could be converted into this beautiful Yellow Carousal for the children.
In the past couple of months we have had many volunteers here from Germany, France, Canada, Bangladesh, Switzerland and Japan . All of them come with new ideas, crafts, and activities, and some of them are really really neat… like this Bottle Rocket Launcher.
Others activities are more difficult and challenging to learn, like Japanese Calligraphy. Here the boys are learning from a Master how to draw the Chinese Symbol for Eternity.
Other new improvements to the grounds include our new fishpond with a fence to stop the volleyball. This should reduce the agitation level of both players and fish. The covered garden has also just been completed and soon we hope will start producing vegetables for our kitchen.
Face painting is always fun and anyone can participate.
And everybody gets entertained when the kites are in the sky.
Well, there you have it folks, another Progress report from Watopotia.
Thanks so much for dropping in.
And if you are ever find yourself in Cambodia,
Make sure to put us on you’re itinerary.
Wayne Dale Matthysse