Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Are they for real?

My question is - are these people for real or is someone taking the piss? I really do despair at the drivel I hear from these do-gooders and they really can't be serious about all this Christ-crap can they? I know I shouldn't get worked up about this, but I do. Stop preaching, stop converting, stop making my blood boil, and go home.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008: A life-changing dip in the Mekong
What a beautiful day we enjoyed in Phnom Penh today. Keo Nirath became a sister in Christ, and so now is a member of the growing Cambodian ecclesia. A small group of us caught a tuk-tuk to riverside, for Brothers Steve and Nirann to baptise Nirath, and so, changing her life forever. Her commitment to serving God and Christ for eternity was simple and quiet; exactly how she wanted it. Afterwards, we enjoyed several Bible readings from Psalm 37 and Philippians 4, which were briefly discussed under the shade (after we were kicked off the grass by the police, wanting to preserve the grass-strip for the Water Festival!). This did not deter from the meaningful words expressed from God’s word, as we meditated on this amazing dedication from Nirath towards our Creator. As part of the celebration, a delicious feast was had at a nearby restaurant. Nirath is the elder sister of Nirann (the Girls' dorm manager) and has been studying at BEC during 2008. She previously followed the Seventh Day Adventist faith and is in her first year as a medical student at university. She is a dedicated student of the Bible and will be a strong addition to the PP Ecclesia. Her humility and her strength amaze and inspire. We found out recently that she has had no money for food for weeks and has relied on friends for help. Nirath devotes her spare time to caring for orphans and young people in return for accommodation. Sadly the cost of her degree has recently doubled and she is unlikely to complete her studies. Her reserves of strength and faith in God will be required in these trying times. We all love her so much. Thank you God! We pray that Nirath’s baptism will strengthen her new brothers and sisters, and encourage the many people she reaches out to. Praise be to our Father, as His worldwide family rejoice, as the angels and Christ do. Abi Catchlove. More of this crap here.


Blogger Droonsta said...

I totally agree with you andy... however I'm going to refrain from saying anything else as these issues do boil my bubbles big time.. and i don't want to say anything that may disciminate against such and such..

People should be able to live freely with their beliefs, however I just don't like idea of all these missionaries visiting poverty stricken countries and then literally blackmailing them by offering them food/assistance in exchange for their religious beliefs...

November 4, 2008 at 12:18 PM  
Anonymous Eric said...

And they are on the way to Siem Reap?
Oooh my God!

November 4, 2008 at 3:38 PM  
Anonymous Mike Krause said...

Are there any Buddhist Intervention programs to 'save' these kind of idiots? If the McCain-Palin ticket wins (Buddha forbid...) i'll be coming over to teach english much sooner than I thought...

November 4, 2008 at 10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys, you haven't seen nothing yet. Just read the post "Stepford wife meets reality" in their blog and you'll see real bullshit! --- ANON-ENTITY

November 5, 2008 at 5:57 AM  
Anonymous PeeJay said...

Its sad that poor, impoverished Cambodians will pay attention to what rich western missionaries have to offer. Perhaps western expats in Cambodia could set up an anti-missionary group to counteract their propaganda. There's something like that in Chiang Mai, Thailand, I think.

November 5, 2008 at 11:29 AM  

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