Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Battambang, Cambodia

Trammell has spent the last 5 months or so in Battambang, Cambodia.  It's about a 5-6 hour bus ride from the capital of Phnom Penh.  Battambang is probably best known for its agriculture.  They are are a large producer of rice.  In the northwest portion of Cambodia, throughout history, Battambang has been seen as the link between Thailand and Cambodia.

Trammell was recently transferred to Phnom Penh.  He loved Battambang and the people there. He was able to see a lot of growth in the church.  The church has two branches there which meet in rented space.  Although the church has owned land in Battambang to build there own church for several years, the number of members has never been high enough.

Trammell recently wrote that one of the highlights of his mission was planning the groundbreaking ceremony for the church building in Battambang.  My "Facebook friend," Mary from Battambang forwarded these pictures of thegroundbreaking.

the property the church owns is surrounded by the white poles.
                                            chairs for the "dignitaries"

Pictures like this always make me cry.  They look so happy and hopeful and excited.  I am so happy that they will soon have their very own dedicated building to worship in.  I am thankful, on a daily basis, that Trammell gets to have these incredible experiences.  I can't think of any place I would rather have him be.  And I know he wouldn't want to be anywhere else!


Mama Badger said...

That's awesome! I'm with you, it's great that they will have a space dedicated to be able to worship. A permanent place to call their own is important. And it's great that he is there to experience it with them. I think most people take churches for granted, like they have always and will always be around.

Don and Kelley said...

Thanks for posting that!!! It is so exciting to see. We truly are a world wide church. How exciting for your son to be there and see the growth!

Captain Dumbass said...

What an awesome experience for your son.

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