Makes my heart feel so good seeing my friend, even when he stares death in the eye, to welcome us with a hearty smile. So happy to see us getting all this way to visit him. We talked a lot and he explains that he is using some herbal plant that helps him. If not he needs to tap water from his stomach every 2-3 days but with this he can stay for at least 4 days. Praise God for letting him have something that helps.
As usual the people from Thor Piang Rosey came out in numbers and the sick children could get meds. It was very special when they literally caught us on the way back and showed us the church. The church is doing great and they have at least 30 people attending every week for fellowship. I am grateful to god that He helps them to grow in faith. Seeing them growing as true believers in 8 years makes me work even harder to fulfill our Call.
Please pray for a new patient in TPR, her name is Chjim Kin. She is a young woman that just got paralyzed and cannot walk. I am not sure if its only because of lack of Pottassium and Calium or even TB of the spine. I gave her some Potassium and we can see if it works.
Needless to say that we had some good old fun in the bush, playing around as much as we can and enjoy nature, the best way ever. The monk at the Temple even showed us a very beautiful spot where you can see the mountain from up close and even go to the tippy top and experience the landscape. God made that jungle special, so sad it is getting smaller and smaller because of man’s greed.
This report from Donnie: Leap Long is still going through his struggles in life. He has been in the hospital for several weeks now with an infection that went into his chest. He has been in the ICU and on I.V. solutions constantly. Since he has the skin condition to his arms and legs I.V.s have been put in his stomach and even in his head. At the hospital where they are treating him they do his dressing changes for his arms every 2 days but when they do this they put him to sleep. I am not sure overall how he is doing because they do not allow foreigners in the hospital and my Cambodian staff has trouble getting information from the hospital staff. I heard he is quite weak but not sure all his needs. I do know though he needs a lot of prayers and I do not just want him to heal from the infection I want him to heal from his disease also. So please pray for a miracle.
Our prayer for Syria:
Philippians 1:3-6 MSG “Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God. Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. I find myself praying for you with a glad heart. I am so pleased that you have continued on in this with us, believing and proclaiming God’s Message, from the day you heard it right up to the present. There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you [and Syrians] would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.”
Jesus, thank You so much for those who have joined me on this journey of praying for Syria and Syrians. I thank You that You have GOOD plans for this land and for these people, and that Your plans WILL be accomplished! What has been written in heaven, may it be done on earth!!
Here are some prayer requests that you can keep praying for. There are so many more and I thank you so deeply for the investment you have already made into the rebuilding of Syria on godly foundations!!
Please pray for:
ISIS and other fighters to be convicted of the lie they are living for, and that they would find mercy and salvation in Jesus.
Syrian pastors and workers... for God's amazing grace in discipling new believers, encouraging their wounded flock, and for strength and provision for themselves, their families, and their people.
New believers to share with their families and neighbours of how to 'get out of this prison' that they themselves have been freed from.
Those who have heard but are 'getting settled' in the way life is now. This is where my heart prayer is at the moment... that they would not 'get comfortable' but that they would be set free!
Those who have not heard. May they hear and receive. And if no one will share, may Jesus Himself reveal Truth to them through dreams and visions.
That eyes would keep shining with this new found faith, and that so many more would be added to their number!!
My pastor is still being held in prison and the country is still in 'State of Emergency' which means that the legal system is it's own boss. Please keep praying for A. I will certainly let you know when he is released. Thank you sooooo much for your prayers! Prayer can move what shear strength cannot.
Once again we say thanks for all your prayers. May this week be filled with Joy and Peace.