Listening to a very excited Khmer girl’s testimony, the other day in church. She grows up being a Buddhist, in Cambodia. She said that she always was taught to listen to what Buddha say as he was a real wise man. But then they will say that there was another god that was giving Buddha all the visions. It bothered her that there was another god and not Buddha alone and she said that she want to listen to that other god as he was wiser than Buddha. God revealed to her who He was and she became a Christian. We praise God for Khmer people that are seeing the light.
Praise God for a wonderful outreach in Stung Treng. The small church we went to with the guys from South East Asian Hub, got a new extension and it’s a church now under and alongside the house. We had a small celebration with great food and medicines for all the sick people around. Amazing how many people get out of the woods to help. Was just amazed by these Khmer guys, with only an axe in the hand, building a roof. Sad to see all the devastation of the jungle in order to plant cassava. AOC will put in a well there soon. Water is really scares around as it is very dry now. On our way back, Sam, took a tumble on his bike and luckily for him, the Beast was there to take care of his bike. He injured his face a bit but nothing that a bush-doctor cannot patch up.
Our dear friends Christine and Ruby are here from Malaysia and we already had a great night with them as all the staff came over for dinner. We still pray for Angela as she say has difficulty sleeping and have flash backs from her traumatic experiences in the hospital.
Please pray also for the Ministry of Education to have understanding that Angela cannot come and sign our agreement with them. They want her to come right away but she is not up and about yet. Guys here do not care for things like that as they want their money.
Pray for Toinette as they take the children of the program for an outing tomorrow, to the Silk farm. The children stay close to places like this but never have been there. It will be a great opportunity for them also to expand their knowledge about the world around them. They only live in their small world around there village and have no idea what is happening outside.
Our prayer for Syria this week:
Psalm 36:6 - “Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.”
Oh Father! Your righteousness is so evident!! As evident as a very very high mountain before me... so glorious, so challenging and so inviting. Your justice is like a great great water hole, never ending in it's death. Lord, Your love for Syrians has no limit, is so inviting to come to and explore, to dive into without limit.
As many many Syrians have risked their lives in order to 'save their lives' by crossing borders and seas to make their way to Germany, many have not experienced the 'heaven' they were hoping for, or even the freedom of new life.
Jesus, I pray for those who have risked their lives to get to Germany, and are now stranded in Greece, or in camps in Germany, and also for the lucky ones who are settling into Germany, Holland and other European countries (and soon Australia too). Jesus, as they set out to 'save their lives', I pray that You would not leave them as they are. I pray for their hearts to keep calling out for You to save them. Jesus, You are the only way, the only truth, the only life! May they come to know You in all Your fullness.