In mid-June we arrived back in the US to begin our furlough. We have enjoyed getting reacquainted with family and friends, as well as our church. Our children especially have taken joy in meeting grandparents for the first time (as far as they remember).
The first few weeks here were spent preparing materials for coming meetings at churches, which now are in full swing. The Lord has already blessed in the churches we have visited. In the coming months we have plans to visit churches in South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, and Rhode Island. Please pray for our travels and meetings.
As part of our preparations for furlough Brother Matt Brown and I put together a video presenting the true-to-life Cambodian religion and the reason why Christians should consider taking the Gospel there. We are currently showing this video in churches that we visit. We would love for you to watch the video and prayerfully and seriously consider its message. You can view it below. Please pray with us that, if He is pleased, our Lord would use the video to call some of His people to preach the Gospel in Cambodia as missionaries.
Back in Cambodia, Grace Baptist Church is moving forward with the help of Brother Matt Brown. The Lord continues to take care of His church! A few weeks after we returned to America, Navy and Kanan, two kids whom we had been teaching, made professions of faith. Now Brother Brown is following up with them and their families, and seeing more opportunities to share the Gospel with them. Please keep Navy, Kanan, and their families in your prayers. There might be opportunity to start a kids ministry in Navy and Kanan’s village. Please pray for wisdom and fruit in this endeavor.
If you remember, I reported that Ming At’s husband was in jail. He has since been released, for which we are thankful. Please pray for him to be saved. Another lady I have mentioned previously, Poch, is seriously ill. Please pray for her to be saved. One more soul who needs God’s salvation is Piev. He is Rith’s brother. He has been involved in witchcraft and has suffered under the devil’s control. He seemed to have opened up to Rith’s witness recently, so please don’t forget to pray for Piev.
Thank you for your unceasing prayers for our family and work.
Greetings in the name of Jehovah-jireh!
Our God has provided so much for us, the most important of which was His salvation through Christ by His grace. Shame on us for so frequently forgetting all his benefits. I would like to tell you about one more. For the past 9 months our family has been asking God to provide a van for our family, both individually and in our corporate prayer. We have never had a reliable vehicle of our own in Cambodia these nearly 5 years we have been here. Since we live in the province, traveling to Phnom Penh for monthly grocery runs or doctor visits has been difficult and expensive. This reality has weighed very heavy on us, and on me (Adam) in particular. When we prayed, we didn’t tell anyone about our need, other than close personal friends and our Lord. I specifically asked God to provide in a way that my kids could see it plainly.
A church in California, whom we have never met, contacted a close missionary friend of ours here. They had sold a piece of property and decided to give a portion of the price to help missionaries in primarily Buddhist countries. They asked our friend if he had any needs and to ask around to see if any other missionaries had any needs. Our friend thought of us almost instantly, because he had been praying for us to get a vehicle. Long story short, the church in California generously gave us a substantial amount of money for our needs, which, with some of our money, was sufficient to buy a van for our family, which was by far our biggest and most pressing need. This church did not know us. We did not ask anyone for a penny or hint at it even once in a prayer letter. We asked Jehovah-jireh (“the LORD will provide”). He heard our voices and kindly answered our prayer. Praise His Name!! We bought a 1997 Hyundai Starex similar to the one here. It seats our entire family comfortably, has no mechanical issues and is in good shape. Thank God for His kindness and for the kindness of His people.
As for other news, both Rut and Tevy were baptized a couple of Sundays ago after a morning church service. They both seem to be growing in the Lord. Yet they still need your prayers. At the moment Rut is working on a program that might allow him to enter one of the U.S. military academies. However, he is having some difficulty in discerning what God would have him to do. Of course, on its face, it looks like a great idea. But we know that God’s will is most important. Rut knows this too. Please pray that the Lord would give him guidance and that he would follow it. Tevy is constantly telling us how her life has changed since she trusted in Christ. We are so thankful to God to see people’s lives changed by the finger of God. Please continue to pray for her and her family.
Wutee is another man that called on the Lord to save him a couple of months ago, whom I have mentioned previously. He has moved out to a village about a half hour (if the weather is good) from our home. He has been inviting some of the people in the village to come hear about Jesus when I come to visit him. The weather has not been cooperating lately, however. Please pray for this opportunity to preach the Gospel.
The growth of Grace Baptist Church here is slow. Yet we continue to press forward and witness to both small and great. We have had a few visitors come to church that our people invited. We are praying for more interested contacts and for grace to preach the Gospel to those with whom we have already contacted. Please continue to pray for this endeavor.
I saved the bad news for last. My wife appears to have come down with a kidney infection. She is already on medicine for it and we are trusting the Lord to heal her. As you can imagine, she wants to be up and about doing her duties. But, sometimes the Lord teaches us through sickness. So, please pray for her to get better quickly.
We appreciate those that pray for us. God bless you all.
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
We have begun doing some evangelism in a new area called Kah Paen (you can see it on the map here). Some of you may remember a video we made from that island a number of months ago. You can view it here if you haven’t seen it. I haven’t the slightest clue how many people live on this (more…)