1. The ministry of preaching and teaching Christ’s Gospel can be as unpredictable as the weather (assuming you’re not a meteorologist). From week to week, it is nearly impossible to tell how people that you have previously taught will respond to the truths you have to tell them. With that in mind, I have several “prayer projects” that I want to make known to you. All of these people we are currently teaching the Gospel, at some stage or another. I ask you to pray for these people that they would “be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.”
2. About a week ago while out witnessing I met a lady that told me she believed in God. Here, that basically means she doesn’t really consider herself Buddhist, but some form of Christian. In her case, she was once a student of some Japanese Jehovah’s (false) Witnesses. After teaching her and her family a while, they wanted her to be baptized. However, she couldn’t and wouldn’t because of her family’s occupation. They are wood carvers, which means they also carve Buddhist idols. Now, the JWs have been out of the picture for a while. Yesterday I was able to explain to her the differences between the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Bible, especially concerning Jesus Christ and salvation. She listened and seemed to understand what I was saying. Most importantly she seemed to understand that what I was telling her was what the Bible said. Though her husband was there, I did not talk much with him, though he seemed a little interested. Please pray for this family to understand and be saved as we go back and explain the Gospel to them further.
3. Yesterday, the Lord provided a good opportunity to explain some spiritual things to another man I met. When I first met him, he wanted to learn English. Having just concluded an English class, I told him I couldn’t help him. I did offer to bring the English translation of the tract I gave him, and eventually a Gospel of John in English and Khmer. So, for the last month or so, as time permits, I have been going over that with him, primarily as a way to get to know him and show him the Savior. Yesterday he had a lot of good questions that had nothing to do with English. I do not know his name. I just know that he is a barber. Please pray for him to be saved.
4. Please continue to pray for Srey Puv and her husband whom I have mentioned in the past. She is a Christian, but he is not. Our desire, if God permits, is to help her and their kids to begin coming to church to encourage her in the Lord. Please pray that we would have an opportunity to talk to her husband about the Lord further and that he would be saved.
Also, please do not forget to pray for Tieng, whom I have mentioned in earlier emails. I have been by his house numerous times trying to catch him there, with yet no success. He really needs a work of God in his heart. Please pray for that work.
As I said at the beginning, this is unpredicable business. There are many strongholds, unclean spirits, and ungodly family members that are constantly resisting the Gospel. We are trusting the Lord, through your prayers, to bring forth fruit in His way and to only His glory.
As always, we would love to hear from you! Fare ye well.
Adam Wood and Family