Wood Family Update — Returning to the Field

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This year of our furlough has come to a close as quickly as it began. The bags are packed and we are ready to head back to Cambodia. On Tuesday July 5, we leave from Atlanta to return to our corner of God’s field. Our furlough, we feel, as been truly blessed by our Lord. We have had the opportunity to visit so many faithful supporting churches, some of which we had not seen in 9 years or more. Our Lord has provided abundant grace, wisdom, and strength for Alison’s health needs. During this year, the Lord Jesus has given us a renewed vision and zeal for the work in Cambodia. We have seen Him do a work in our own hearts and lives to make us more fit for His service. We desire now more than ever to see the hand of the Lord with us and the ministry. And that, for this letter, is my prayer request.

We would not be negligent to ask for your prayer for my wife’s health, safety in our travels back to Cambodia, and wisdom and strength as we transition back to life there. Yet a great desire weighs upon us—to see God’s hand of power upon our ministry in Cambodia. By the grace of our God, and only by His grace, we will preach His word to the lost in Cambodia. But we want—rather, must have—His power with us to accomplish His will. We long to see our God show Himself mighty in ways that only He can, just as we read in Acts 11:21. So we ask you to pray, just as Paul asked of the Thessalonians in 2 Thessalonians 3:1, that the word of the Lord would have free course and be glorified. Please pray that as we return to God’s field, that God would cause His word to mightily grow and prevail, both among Cambodian believers and unbelievers.

We thank you so much for your prayers. We cherish your love. We are humbled by your support.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

Adam, Alison, Joshua, Anna, Abigail, Charity, Mary-Lynn, and Isaiah Wood

Philippians 1:6

Author: Adam | July 4th, 2016

Update — May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016

Dear Brethren in Christ,

We know this letter finds you secure in God’s good grace! As our remaining time in the United States quickly winds down, our burden, vision, and desire to resume the ministry in Cambodia winds up. The Lord continues to provide opportunities to Brother Matt Brown to sow the seed of God’s word in Viel Sbov village. A number of kids in our church come from this village, and both we, and now Brother Matt, have had much opportunity to make Christ known there. We continue to ask you to pray for the Red Dots that we mentioned in our last correspondence.

Lord willing, we will be purchasing our return plane tickets very soon. We plan on leaving the United States on or around July 5. Our travels have taken us to Louisiana and Florida to be in several churches. While it is our goal and desire to be a blessing and an encouragement to the churches we visit, we have rather found ourselves the recipients of the Lord’s blessings through His people. We were able to meet and encourage a number of young men and families that want to devote their lives to serve our Lord in the area of missions! We hope some of them can make a visit to Cambodia in the future! One of the greatest blessings of our time in the United States has been visiting churches across America.

Alison’s health has shown some improvement lately. To date, she has seen at least five different kinds of doctors and has undergone numerous types of tests to determine the cause of her issues. Thank the Lord, the only problem found thus far has been a vitamin D deficiency. Once Alison began taking vitamin D supplements, she clearly began to improve. We are not sure that this is the complete cause of her problems, but we are SO grateful to our Lord Jesus for some kind of answer and measurable progress. Our big prayer request is that the Lord would help her to maintain this improvement as we transition back to life in Cambodia.

Thank you so much for your continual prayers for our work and family.

Your Servants in Christ,

Adam, Alison, Joshua, Anna, Abigail, Charity, Mary-Lynn, and Isaiah Wood

Philippians 1:6

Author: Adam | May 12th, 2016

Ministry Update — October 31, 2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Since our last correspondence, through our Lord’s kind hand of protection, we have traveled about 5,000 miles safely, without even the slightest safety or mechanical issue. Our treks took us up to the cool and colorful states of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Rhode Island. We had the chance to visit long-time friends and supporters and be encouraged by their expressions of appreciation and affection for us. We are—and forever hope to be—truly humbled. We have just a few more meetings in the coming months while we wind down to spend much-anticipated time with the family during the holidays. If you would like us to stop by your church in the coming months, please let us know.

Though we are here in the U.S., our hearts don’t travel far from our Cambodia. Grace Baptist Church continues by God’s grace and the work of Brother Matt Brown. God’s grace and leadership is evident in the Khmer Christians’ lives. The people are actively witnessing and trying to follow God’s leading. Soon, we hope Navy and Kanan will follow the Lord in baptism. Please pray for their family members to be saved as well (Kunthia and Roatna). Also, please pray for more open doors and receptive hearts for Brother Matt and the people at the church to witness to the lost.

As a result of an unpleasant visit with an ear, nose and throat doctor in Cambodia, Alison will be visiting another doctor here to try and correct some long-term ear damage she has been dealing with. This ordeal might require surgery. Please pray for her visit in late November, that God would provide wisdom and healing.

While we were in western Pennsylvania at a church, we met a lady from a group of people that are trying to start a church in that area. They already have a core group and meeting place where they meet on Wednesdays. They also have various ministries in progress. What they do not have—and need most—is a leader. They need a church planter to jump in with both feet to establish the church. If you know of anyone that might be interested in stepping up to help plant this church, please contact me.

family photo at missions conference

Thank you for your unceasing prayers for our family and work.

The Wood Family
Philippians 1:6

Author: Adam | November 1st, 2015