We want to share a huge praise report with you all. You might remember that we shared with you last year about the baptism of some of the Acts’ students of FGC Community Link and some members of the River of Life Fellowship. The students are growing a lot spiritually, sharing in their diary entries how they will go and worship even if their friend won’t follow. One young man shares how his plans for the New Year are first to love and serve God, study harder and to love his family. One of our student’s family is all strong Buddhists. After her baptism they would not allow her to come to church anymore. She was however allowed to still come to classes every week. Upon home visitation from one of our staff the other day the grandmother and mother said they have accepted that Mary is a Christian now, she is so open about it and has changed so much, being so good that she can come to church now. What a testimony!
Another great happening. FGCCL Cambodia begins the 2nd ACTS PROGRAM in a new village yesterday 8/2/17. The village is situated about 20+km from our office in SR. No English class available and the village / Commune chief is so thankful to have FGCCLC be part of their community growth by teaching English & Values Education to the students in this community.
FGCCLC looks forward towards building stronger ties and assistance to the head village and the community as we conduct our ACTS classes in the head village house.
Saklea (the 11 yr old girl with urine leaking from her belly button for 2 years) and her dad went back to Ratanakiri Wednesday morning early. She was operated on Tuesday and was released that same evening. What a blessing it was to have them in our home. Tuesday evening she went and sat right in between Gideon and Anton, watching some TV. Before she would always sit or stand way back with a towel wrapped around her to try and hide her urine soaked clothes and smell. Twans brought her some new clothes while she was in hospital as her clothes were in a horrible state from all the urine and washing. She eagerly put on her new “day pyjamas” (here in Cambodia you wear pyjamas during the day too) and smiled a smile free of shame! Our Father is a God of Restoration!
Continue to pray for our friends Jacob and Carmen and their 4 children. Currently they are in Dar es Salaam and sick as dogs. Nothing good if you have a family to take care off and it is a brand new place and language to get use to. Settling into a new culture is not for sissie. Please pray that their health will improve.
I will go out to the jungle tomorrow with 3 members of a team from Northern England that is currently visiting Siem Reap. Pray for safe travels and pray that we will be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s voice and not overstep while doing medical. We travel by bus on the highway and then by bike into the jungle.
God is good and we pray for a safe week and may the love of our Lord be with you, wherever you go.