December 31, 2019
We wanted to send you a quick update here at the close of the year to thank you, once again, for your faithful partnership in the gospel. We praise the Lord for the things He has done, and will do, as we enter 2020.
Click on the short video below to see the progress on our new building.
This past Sunday evening we had a wonderful time of fellowship and Bible study with our Phnom Penh married couples. In this picture we are playing the “gossip” game. The results were hilarious. Those of you who speak Khmer might want to watch the short video below! Year 2020 is sure to hold many changes and challenges for the families who are a part of our ministry. Please help uphold these young believers in prayer, that they might remain faithful in their marriages and as godly parents in the home.
The college ladies who completed the Teaching Methods class in the Bible college this past term had an opportunity to put their knowledge to the test during a recent mid-week service. It was a true blessing to see how these eight young adult ladies have grown in their ability to enthusiastically and effectively teach the Bible to young children! Many of our leaders have invested so much into their lives over the past several years but I’m especially thankful for Debbie and Thy’s influence as they taught the Teaching Methods class. I received great feedback from the students. Please pray that our college students will remain focused on walking with the Lord, understanding His specific will for their lives, and faithfully obeying the Light they have been given.
As we enter the new year we are burdened for so many different folks to come to know the Lord. I can not list all of them here in this update but I do want to provide you with several names so that you can stand with us in prayer for these folks to be saved. Each of these individuals, as well as many others, are being actively pursued by us as well as others with whom we serve. No doubt the enemy will do all that he can to prevent them from understanding and positively responding to the gospel. It is the prayer of God’s people that will prove effective in the tearing down of spiritual forces whose aim it is to see these folks continue to live and one day die without Christ.
The work continues to move ahead at the new property! A couple of weeks ago we had a special work day for our Bible college students. It is always a blessing to see their joy and enthusiasm as they labored to help clean up the property.
We are so amazed to see the progress that has taken place on the property over the past 12 months! It has not happened without a lot of effort and sacrifice by our people on this end. But it has also been through your prayers and support that we have been able to get to this point. Lord willing, the project will be completed in early April. Please continue to pray that the work will progress safely and that the Lord will supply for the remaining portion of this building project, as He has so faithfully done over the past year.
It is important for us to remember that the sacrifice that is being made to see the new property developed for God’s glory is going to ultimately benefit the next generation of Christians in our church. Would you help us to pray that the young parents who are being reached through the ministry here will continue to see their calling to faithfully live-out God’s Word before their children in the home? It is only as the young people see truth modeled before them that they will truly desire to know the Lord as well.
Because of God’s grace,
Dave, Debbie, Joshua, and Jason