Sitting in an internet cafe in Phnom Penh as my computer packed up. Thought that this will never happen again, but here we are. Came back from a great outraech with Gideon to Thor Piang Rosey and Kabal Domrey. The poor Beast is broken , so badly that the mechanic do not want to work it,unless I order new parts from Malaysia. So now I am really stuck. Luckily my good friend Sonny will be here in 2 weeks.We had a great outreach with all the people there. Hear from my friend that the small church have about 30 people attending. Great news.
I am down here to work on our visas. first need to get a Thailand visa and then go to Thailand and exit and enter in the same day, in order to get our NGO visas again. Uggg what a hassle and lots of money. Pray that we can get it, cause last time, Willem tried, they told him to send his passport to Namibia. So tomorrow I will be my charming self in the embassy in order to get a visa,hahaha.
Pray for Anton as he have bad fever. Just talk to Toinette and she is worried about Dengue fever. Will see what happens during the night and take him for test in the morning. Anton was at the Kings Kids program now for 2 weeks and came back with all smiles. the first thing he shared was that he could share the Gospel with and old Khmer lady. He said the lady said thank you to him for explaining the Gospel but she is a Buddhist and cannot except Jesus. We explained to him that its ok and that not all people will except Christ the first time they hear about it. Pray that this experience will be the beginning of more things for him.
Continue to pray for our friends Jared and Emily in New Zealand. They are enjoying home but also need to deal with some medical issues that is hard to explain. Just pray that the Lord will bring peace and encouragement to them. Pray that they can relax even if the ministry is still going on this side.
Please pray for our dear friends in Lowman in the USA. They have a real big wild fire burning very close by and if things progress bad, they need to evacuate their houses. We are connected with these folks now for many years and their church feel like a home church to us. Pray that the fire can get under control. Pray for all the fire fighters that is fighting this bad fire.
Our prayers for Syria this week:
“Hear the word of the Lord, you descendants of Jacob, all you clans of Israel.”
Jesus, I pray that Syrians will hear Your words. I pray that their hearts will know the difference between words of slavery (that they’ve been taught since they conceived) and words of truth (Your words, Lord Jesus)! I pray that they will be set free from lies and captivity… and that they will respond to the truth, and that Truth will set them free!!
Thank you so much for your prayers for Abdullah (from last week). He has an amazing childlike smile… like two huge weights have been lifted off his shoulders. He came along to the meeting again… and brought his wife!!! Father God, I pray that he, his wife and the other three couples in their home will ALL come to know You Lord Jesus!!
Last week we met Alek*. He met a Christian many years ago who told him about the gospel but Alek wasn’t interested. Then two years ago Alek found himself in a foreign land without money, without food, sleeping in a park. He remembered something this Christian had told him years ago. “You can pray to Jesus at any time if you need help.” Alek was desperate. He called out to Jesus. Three days later, in this foreign land, he met a man playing soccer on the street. And he spoke Arabic! The man invited him to come and eat, and drink, to join his friends in worshipping Jesus, to stay the night, and in the morning showed him where to get work. Alek had prayed to Jesus just three days earlier, and Jesus answered his prayer! Now Alek and his wife are both deeply in love with Jesus… and sharing this with other Syrians who have arrived in this foreign country!
Jesus, thank You soooooo much for how You have set Alek and his wife free, and brought them into the land of the living. They too have such beautiful contagious smiles! Their eyes sparkle with Your love in them. I pray for those who they share with, that these people may also accept You wholeheartedly like Alek and his wife have. Jesus, be with them and strengthen them I pray.
Thank you so much for praying for us. Keep writing to us. Makes things more personal.
Among the weak in faith I become weak like one of them, in order to win them. So I become all things to all people, that I may save some of them by whatever means are possible. 1Cor.9:22