What a nice time to have two great girls, Katherine and Brea, from our former NGO Water of Life, here with us. Toinette enjoy some girly company and its good for us to connect to old friends again. We need to give one puppy to them and Gideon is not happy at all, but such is life.
Had a small Tompoun tribal boy, Sakadaa, and his mum here with us. He has Ambiguous sex organs. In layman’s terms, he has both male and female organs. They took some blood and did an ultrasound but found that he do not have a scrotum or uteris. So now we need to wait to determine his sex. That makes me worried as he is being raised a boy and if otherwise it will be very difficult for him. In two months he will be back for the results.
James informed me that he have another similar case in Ratanakiri. Will go next week and see for myself. Praise God for James as he is currently getting hold of all these very sick tribal people that we can help.
My friend Nou Dol, in Battambang is doing well. He is already sitting in a wheelchair and just waiting for his stitches to be removed on the 6th of September. We hope that he can go home then and recover in his own surroundings. Praise God that he got good care from the people in this hospital.
Pray with me for a miracle that the mechanics can revive my old Beast. Talked to the mechanic this morning and he is confident that they can fix it. That would be an answer to prayer if that happens. Need the car to do my outreaches. Currently I am home bound and waiting for this to happen. Luckily I am kept busy with lots of things happening here at home. Never a dull moment.
This Wednesday around 14 people, students from the Acts program and church members, getting baptize. This will happen in the Baray Lake a short distance from our house. We are excited for these guys to get baptize as it will lead them further on their walk with the Lord. Pray for a real special day and a good few people attending to celebrate with them.
Our prayer for Syria this week:
Isaiah 61:3b "They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.”
This week I heard a beautiful testimony from Hassan*, a Syrian man who came to faith recently. He told us how he searched their holy book for answers but found no peace. When he read the Injil (gospels), he could feel the love of Jesus, the love of the Father. He said that in his old religion, he would read and pray and read and pray… but the more he did what he was being told to do, the more he felt Allah’s anger toward him. Now Hassan has the vision to one day return to Syria and share his faith with his family, his friends… to everyone!!! He is an oak of righteousness, a planting of the Lord, for the display of God’s splendor!!
Father God, I pray for Hassan. I pray that he would continue to grow strong in Your love and Your truth. I pray that as He reads Your Word, that the truth of Your Word would wash away the lies that He has held onto for so long. I pray for others like Hassan, that they too would be… and become strong oaks of righteousness, planted by YOU Lord God, and that Your splendor would be displayed through Hassan and others like him. May many many many… ALL know Your truth!!
Thanks again and again for praying for us. Good things are happening around us and we can just marvel at every report we get from friends that work here in Cambodia.
Always amazed by our God