Funny week, last week. Decided to make a Ratanakiri run in order to get my papers for the Dept.of Health, signed…… Well after I arrived there, its only 450km from here, they received it and said I can come and get it tomorrow, nope, that’s not happening. Last time, they said I can just wait for it, and now??? Well with the help of Gordon and James, they will get it for me when its finished. Well its another week and hopefully I will have it soon. Only in the Kingdom of Wonder.
Well I made the best out of the trip and got into the jungle with the professional riders in Stung Treng, Jared Reid and Ben Wideman. While they were racing each other, I was plotting along on my time. Was great to be on the big bike again. Not even to say how painful my whole body was and still is….. Need to do this more often in order to give this leg exercise.
I will be out to Ratanakiri later this week, with my faithful friend, Samai. Pray for a safe journey and open hearts while we are there. In recent days, the police closed down a Christian meeting in Ratanakiri conducted by some local tribal people. Christians are not happy but we need to understand that we are in a Buddhist country. Christianity is really on the bottom list of things here. Pray for more open doors towards tribal people in general as well as tolerance from the police. https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-break-up-non-sunday-bible-study-113517/
Please for our papers to be signed by Ministry of Education. Once again they lost our papers, seems to me they get that right every time we submit. We can apply for our visas through Dept. of Social affairs but not without troubles. Because we are from Africa, the demand some extra papers and we need to leave the country at some point and come in again. Well Angela will prepare the documents and then I need to go down to Phnom Penh and apply. Pray that we can get this process going and get our visas before it expires. Pray also for our NGO papers to be sign by Ministry of Education.
Our prayer for Syria from Jane Conry:
Acts 4:20 “As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
Jesus, thank You that You have revealed Yourself to many through dreams and visions. Thank You that You are awakening hearts that have been kept silent for so many years… centuries. Thank You that Syrians have heard. Thank You that they have seen. Jesus, even some among the rebel fighters (and the 'non-rebel' fighters) have seen and heard. Jesus, may they not keep silent.I wish I had a new story for this but I don't... yet. There are stories I've heard and glimpses of hope along the way. The best example I can think of is the two guys I served alongside in the south of Turkey. They had seen and heard... and accepted the truth. And now they LIVE in the truth, sharing life and hope... truth at every opportunity. Their hearts break when they see people in bondage who just can't grasp the free gift that is being offered to them.
Jesus, thank You that You are our Redeemer. You died so that Syrians may be set free from the lies that so imprison them. I pray for those who have found truth that they will be the ones to share, to speak, to declare Your truth and Your goodness. Jesus, may the multitudes hear and believe. May many be added to their number daily! (Acts 2) May You continue to give dreams and visions, revelation of what is lies and what is TRUTH!
I was so encouraged this week to hear of communities that have changed, nations that are changing (Indonesia, Egypt, Libya, and so much more). God is definitely at work!
Ramadan starts today. That means muslims got up really early to eat breakfast before sunrise (well, very early on the northern hemisphere). The next 30 days is a great time to pray that they will receive revelation of who Jesus is, and who God is as their Father. If you would like some help in how to pray, here are 2 options:
http://www.calledtopray.net - sign up for Searching For A Father (I can’t open the link but I heard it’s really good. Maybe you’ll have better luck accessing this from your country?)
Or pray for a country each day...
Thank you very much for your prayers. May this week be packed with extra blessings.