|Posted by siemreapchurchofchrist on February 27, 2018 at 8:50 AM|
Greetings felloworkers of Christ,
Hope all is going well with you in your part of the world! God is blessing the work here in Cambodia. We started off the new year right with a baptism of Vannak's nephew, Ratana, who will attend IBISR in Sept of 2018. We also had the Regional Director of BVBID Extension school, Mark Reynolds, along with his travelling companion, Norman Light (an elder at TownAcres church of Christ) teaching short courses on "The Preacher and His work" and "2 Corinthians" and both did an excellent job. We benefited much from their studies and were greatly encouraged. They were also a part of our Saturday Seminar entitled "Solid Food for the Soul" where the staff and leaders taught on various subjects from 8am to 5pm on a Saturday. It was a great turnout and great lessons by all who spoke. I was very impressed with Piseth (co-director of IBISR) who prepared his lesson in English and did an excellent job delivering it. It's these kind of activities that help the leaders grow and we are glad that Mark and Norman could be a part of it to help them grow.
Mark Teaching "Weightier matters: Justice, Mercy, and Faith" at the Saturday Seminar
Norman Light preaching
Piseth baptizing Ratana in Sihanoukville Province
Our Saturday Seminar Program
Not only do the leaders work together but we also spend our special moments together! We planned a "Penta Double Date" dinner together on Valentines Day where 5 couples came together not only to show their love for the spouses but to each other as brothers and sisters in Christ!
The Wives (L-R) Sopha, Peun, Ratana, Chakriya, Saray
The Husbands (L-R) Chann, Phanat, Piseth, Darat, Vannak
Another exciting news is that we secured a building in Battambang Province already and will begin the renovating process as soon as possible to get it ready for our work there this coming August. I am nervous about beginning a new work in a new area but at the same time excited to be doing it all over again from scratch! Please continue to keep us in your prayers as I will need to begin raising funds for my family and I to implement the plans we want to do in Battambang for the Lord. If you (or know someone/congregation) would like to demonstrate your love for us and the work of Jesus Christ in Battambang please dont hesitate to ask how you can support us. We believe that God will provide as he has done for the past 10 years we've been here in Cambodia! Please continue to keep my family in your prayers.
Our new building that we will begin our new work with in Battambang Province!