Just realize this week, how depended we are on God, while listening to a friend who shared to us why one of his permanent staff left?? We as the church needs each other so much, but we chose to be on our own strength and not have people around us that we can lean on. All the things that are put in place by the church is already there, but still we chose to be alone. Why is it that we do not want to join a group and have fellowship, or why we do not meet a friend for coffee, or why do we not go to a meeting where hardships can be shared with other people, who have the same struggles? We came to the conclusion that we are not humbled enough to go and talk to fellow missionaries or friends or just go for coffee at least. We rather choose to keep hiding and take all the struggles on us. I personally think we need to have a long think about this in the days to come. Do we want to stand alone or do we want to join with fellow believers in the race to the end. Why would you choose to struggle if you can get away with it??? If this world is getting to much for us, let us get refreshed through God. Listen to this song and be refreshed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdjRmM0Q0qs
Events in the world this last week are sad and ready to put us in a total depressed state. Lets start to pray for a broken world.
FGC have a team here from the church in Malaysia and Sonny our Boss and personal friend is here as well. Good to listen to testimonies about there lives in church. the turnout was big yesterday at the youth church and we praise God for that. Things are happening with people around. This team went around doing some house visitations and praying for people as well as for the land. Sonny say that this is the first time that they have a team here that can pray for the land. We can just see in what spiritual depression people are in. The people are ready to hear the truth and are tired to be lied to. Pray with us for renew dependency on God, in this land.
My friend Gordon and Bee from Ratanakiri wrote:
PTL for good fellowship and cooperation between different church networks in Ratanakiri. Since June there has been a monthly inter-church prayer gathering for leaders on the last Saturday of each month. This has proved to be a fruitful time of encouraging one another by sharing testimonies and praying for each other’s work. Pray for the unity of the spirit in the body of Christ to increase.
We train them once a week and they meet together themselves 4 nights per week at Kamen to pray and practice the stories. It’s an on-location oral bible school for people who are functionally
illiterate! Oral bible stories are an effective way of making disciples, sharing the gospel and transforming the community.
Uncle Thaeh, who is an elder in the community as well as in the church, recently resolved festering land conflicts at a community wedding by telling the story of creation. He said “Stop arguing! Where did the land come from in the beginning and who gave it to our ancestors? I’ll tell you! God brought the dry land out of the sea on the 3rd day!” He then proceeded to tell the whole story of creation from day 1 to day 7. Everyone listened intently and there were no more arguments over ancestral land claims after that. The word of God is powerful and effective!
We are now on countdown for going home. Started this morning to get things ready. Need to make a list of what need to be done and what need to go and not. Pray for all of us to be patient as these days seems extra long. Leg is doing better but most properly wait for the fresh air and food of Namibia.......