Greetings & blessings from the beautiful land of Cambodia,
We are doing very well and hope you are too. Sorry for the delay in this week report, unfortunately, we had a power outage that lasted approximately 14 hours. It’s hard to do much without electricity, especially at night. The good news is we once again have electricity…yea!!!
The Lord has been extra gracious to us recently as he has showed us some of the work He is doing here, a part of which is fruit of our efforts for Him. Thank You Lord!!! If we have calculated the numbers correctly in the last 4 or 5 weeks our group (CBI & PIP) has been blessed to witness 22 new Christians. We rejoice with all of heaven.
This week was a pretty basic week for us. Our language training now includes learning the alphabet—fun stuff, but challenging memory work. Do you remember first grade as you were learning to write your letters? Well that’s exactly what we are doing, 15 down, 73 more consonants and vowel/vowel combinations to go!!! We are excited to share that we can actually write these letters and pronounce their sounds 😉
We once again had our Tuesday morning accountability meetings, Wednesday night Bible class, and Thursday evening small group. This week 12 of us gathered together, this time at the PIP house. We enjoyed a meal together, ice cream and cookies for dessert, a great devotional time and beautiful singing. The only thing that could make it better is if you could have been here.
Saturday morning, Dennis went to the countryside to assist a village church with their community assistance program. While being in the village there was a good down pour which shows us the rainy season is on the way. This will also usher in the new rice-growing season. We look forward to sharing some picture from the rice-growing season, the fields are absolutely beautiful.
Sunday, we accepted an invitation to join the translator and some of the students from CBI for a scouting visit to the new village. We met with 5 adults and about 55 children. As a result of our meeting we understand CBI will begin sending students to this village each week to teach there. The numbers continue to grow…this brings to a total of 11 locations where CBI students serve (8 in the countryside, 2 city churches, & CBI + other places they go occasionally during evangelism weeks). We are so excited about how God is using these brethren to ring out the good news. We also attended at KSP where CBI graduate Sothea is living and working.
We are excited Sharon has served more and more as a resource for the village women to bring her their illnesses. She recently saw an outbreak of Chicken Pox at KSP village and alerted the mothers it was contagious. When we returned, 3 more children were infected. As you can tell we have so much opportunity for medical education. Do you know of anyone with graphic arts training and a heart to serve by helping us design and produce some posters?
On the horizon is a trip to Kirirom National Park with other missionaries and all the TNT orphans plus a few others this Saturday. This will surly be a fun event for all. Watch for pictures. That’s it for now. May God bless each of you with a wonderful week.
Until next time…unless the Lord comes first…
Love & Blessings,
Dennis & Sharon/Pawpaw & Nana
V CBI – Cambodia Bible Institute
V PPC – Phnom Penh Church of Christ
V UCC – University Church of Christ (also known as PiPcoC)
V PiP – Partners in Progress
V WEI – World English Institute
V TNT – Tum Nob Thom (village and church)
V PTT – Preah Tuk Tung
V PTC – Preah Tuk Chey
V TTT – Tuk Tung Thngay
V KSP – Kror Sang Peam
V KD – Krang Dong
V KT – Krang Trob