Our quarantine continues. We hope it will be lifted Wednesday, but the signals don’t look encouraging. Infections continue to mount. We love our contractors, they can work somewhat in the provinces, so little by little our projects are being completed.
On Friday, we received word that we have been requested to help provide food for 1300 families and to provide PPE to the medical community. Over the weekend we have gathered prices for rice, oil, soy sauce, canned fish, and noodles. We submitted our request this afternoon. We expect approval to occur this week, and then begin purchasing and organizing the distribution.
We will also provide PPE (personal protective equipment) for the medical teams that are providing vaccinations to the lockdown areas.
Our concerns are for the people in the lockdown areas. Their markets are out of food. The people can not leave the lockdown areas, people are running out of food. Members of the church have called out, indicating that they have no food, and no food for their babies. We know it is a similar challenge for thousands of their neighbors. We hope our supplies can quickly get approved and then ordered and delivered. Our effort will be helpful, but the need is so great. We are fortunate to live in a zone that is more free to move about. We are able to find food, and travel now to the service center to work the emergency project.
We are working with people high in the government. We hope that they can help get the food through the roadblocks and expedite the relief. We need your prayers that the system can work and that the needy people will get the food.
Our efforts have been stifled these past weeks. We hope this emergency project will expedite. We pray for the Covid to lift, and for the welfare of the Cambodian people. We have so much to do, so much to accomplish.
We love you all. We love our work. We are excited for the future and what can happen here. We see miracles even when things are locked down. May the Lord look after each of you, and may you feel His love as we do here.
With all our love
Elder and Sister Stone