The Second Law of Thermodynamics is alive and well in Cambodia. My version of it states: “Anything left to itself naturally turns into crud!” With 30 to 40 kids in a home, and a monsoon climate, our church homes deteriorate at an astounding speed. Three years is the life of a paint job. In fact, if anyone knows of a benevolent source for exterior paint, we could use a 40′ container full of any color available.
We keep battling this scientific reality by continually rebuilding homes. It is a great way for mission teams to come and really do useful service. We need to renovate about three homes per month just to stay even with Mother Nature.