What a day of rejoicing…we have a new sister in Christ! At approximately 7:30 PM on Sunday evening, January 2nd, Theary gave her life to our Lord and Savior. Praise God!
We were blessed with meeting this precious young lady and her family in September 2009 while returning home from a visit from the province of Kampot. She was extremely helpful to us at that time and we have told many she was like an angel sent by God! We are grateful God opened the door for us to share His love with her and reach out to her. Many of you have prayed for Theary and her family as we have been building a deeper bond and sharing the Good News about Jesus. During one of her visits she and her sister watched movies about Jesus, joined us for worship and spent their free time reading a Khmer children’s Bible story book, which we sent home with them. We have enjoyed numerous visits from them since our meeting.
In late September Theary moved to the city to attend a university. Sadly, she comes from a very poor family so it is quite a challenge to move to the city and be on her own. The Lord has blessed us with a room to help her and we pray God has used us as a bright light for her. Theary has such a sweet spirit and has an open heart to learn about Jesus. During the past few months we have been planting, watering and waiting for God to give the increase.
Sunday after worship our brother Try, CBI graduate and now preacher for the University church spent some time with Theary making sure she understood the commitment she was making when choosing to follow Christ. After a few questions, she said YES, I want to be baptized!!! The baptistery was filled, people were called and we all gathered with much excitement for this life changing event. Furthermore, Theary later shared she is the first Christian from her village! What does God have in store? Please pray for this new child of God as she continues to study God’s word and as she matures to be more like Jesus.