Well the New Year started and we are already done with the first week. Sjoe things go fast. Seems to me that this year is going to be a quick one. Was encouraged by my good friend David yesterday, in church. He read in Mark.10:46-52. Why did they mention in the bible:” Now they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging.”” We can see that Jesus knew Bartimaeus, because He knows his father’s name as well. Who cares about a poor, blind man’s dad?? Jesus cares for everyone. We see that the other people tried to shut him quite because he is just a low-life, but Jesus heard him shouting out to Him. In a crowd of thousands of people, He cared for one lost soul.
It talked to me that we need to walk the extra mile and make an effort to go to those that needs Him in their lives, even if it cost us everything and even if it’s a heck of an effort to do it. The reward is that someone can learn about the true God. Let us make this one of our goals in this year to follow.
Please pray for San. She is a committed Christian in the church and witnessed yesterday that she is really looking forward that Christ will heal her eyes as well. She is busy turning blind and there is nothing we can do to chance it. I want to link her up with a friend in order to teach her a skill for making ends meet, when she cannot see anymore.
Please pray for Toinette. Her back went into spasm again and she is experiencing lots of pain. School started again and it’s a full day with Gideon and Anton.
Continue to pray for my friends Jacob and Carmen and their 4 children plus Dinah, another girl that will accompany them. They will leave the States in 2-3 days for Tanzania. Pray for travel mercies as the children experience the change of moving around.
Went around this afternoon with Argie and Yi with our friends David and Sokwae to visit some families from church. So lovely in the province, just outside of Siem Reap. Gideon enjoyed himself, just being himself out of the house. It is welcoming to see that the people welcoming Christ into their homes. Pray for these Khmer believers, not just here at our little church, but the whole of Cambodia. They reckon there is only 2% Christians here in Cambodia and the overwhelming rest, Buddhists. Pray for the local church to stand up in unity.
Hope that this week will be a blessing to you all and that the Namibians and South Africans will get soaked by the rain.