Anton was away for the whole week on the Cambodian Student Convention in the mountains near Sihanoukville. From the school’s director:”” We are blessed to be one of the 14 schools,199 participants to the First Cambodia Student Convention, Nov 21-25 2016. Theme: Dare to Dream! Our students participated and received medals...but most of all they have gained experiences that could make them become a better person. Thanks you parents for you’re all out support, Teachers for your love and patience in training them ...to God be the glory!””
Anton got a gold for his short story, about Gideon and silver for his painting.
We went for a clinic at Thor Piang Rosey. Saw a lot of very sick children and could treat them with the necessary medicines. Hope to go back this weekend again to go and do a follow-up. Had my friends Cherrie and Curtis with me for support. The next day, John came with us to Phnom Chi in order to get some crystals for Cherrie and to give some meds to sick people. We saw my friend with Kidney-failure and to my shock, he was still alive. He asked me if there are anything he could do to get healed and it was hard to tell him to make ready to die. We shared the gospel to him already the last time we saw him but we could pray for him again. Not sure if we will see him again.
Lots of people came this time and I even saw a lady with really big tumors in her breast. I can just pray that we can help her. This time it makes for two women that have tumors. I need to get help and fast. Pray that we can get good help from the doctors.
Cherrie got her fill for crystals and we had 20kg on the bike on the way back. Long time that I saw a girl so happy about something. Just show you that being with people and their needs, let you forget about your own little things and concentrate more on how to help people. She could buy these crystals from the people directly and we could kick the middleman. That way the real workers can get the money, they deserve.
Gideon and I will be on the taxi tomorrow to Ratanakiri to go to James’s wedding. He is my friend that helps me with all the children. Pray for us for a safe ride and an enjoyable time.
Our prayers for Syria:
Isaiah 61:11 “For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.”
What a beautiful verse!! This is the last verse of Isaiah 61, and a verse speaking of so much more to come! If you read Isaiah 62 in continuation to this, it adds even more beauty to God’s plans for His people!
Today I met with two lovely worker girls. As we shared about our journeys and how God brought us here, we kept speaking God’s perspective for Syria and Syrians. It was soooooo encouraging to hear our impressions confirmed, and knowing that God has a BIG plan for this country and these people. God is not just going to change a few families, He’s going to change a nation!!
Thank you Jesus that You LOVE Syrians. Thank You for calling people to pray for Syria even before the war began. Thank You for bringing people from the north, south, east and west to minister to Syrians and to shine Your light in their dark world. Father, I thank You soooooo much for all those who have prayed and caused the soil to be so fertile! Thank You Father that You are the one to cause seeds to grow! sprouts to break through! and righteousness and praise to spring forth!! Father, like Gideon, Rahab, the Samaritan Woman, Joseph… You saved them… and then You saved a nation through them!! Father, I pray this for Syria too. May the whole NATION of Syria become a God fearing, Jesus loving nation!!
And for my pastor, I pray that in the darkness (night and unknown) that You will fill Him with HOPE! I pray that You would put people into places in government that will move this forward, and get him out of prison! I pray that all lies would be exposed and ‘unstuck’! I pray that he will come out victorious, having won battles in his own heart! Father, You’re not just saving him, You’re saving a whole generation who will come after him. The very ones who persecute him now will be the ones to find salvation in You!
Thank you very much for all your prayers and may God bless you in this week to come.