Jum Reap Sua!
Thank you for praying for us these past couple weeks. We sensed that God’s presence was at work as He answered prayers. Here is what took place since our last update…
May 26th: With great anticipation, we greeted our son, Justin, and daughter-in-law, Katie, at Siem Reap International airport. Our heart leaped with joy at the first sight of them. After spending one night in Siem Reap, they flew out to Malaysia the next day so Justin could show Katie his old school and dorm. But on June 1st, we joyfully and lovingly embraced all three kids at the Phnom Penh International airport! It was a true pleasure seeing and hugging all the kids at one time! Jonathan who had just finished 9th grade at Dalat International School came home for summer break.
|All three kids arrived into Phnom Penh|
|Welcome to Cambodia Justin and Katie!|
|Visiting the palace in Phnom Penh|
|Enjoying our time with Justin and Katie|
Because we still had some ministry business to take care of, we remained in Phnom Penh for the next few days. While Soeuth was busy with the youth committee meeting, I took the children sightseeing at different places in the big city. We also visited some of Soeuth’s relatives who live in Phnom Penh where Katie got to meet some family members for the first time.
|Meeting family in Battambang province|
|Justin and Jon on Bokor Mt, Kampot province, Cambodia|
|View Kampot province from Mt Bokor|
|All the kids with their kramas|
|Hotel surprise for our anniversary|
|Visiting Bontey Srey Temple on our anniversary|
|Boat ride to Mart Klaa floating village|
|Justin and Jon enjoying brotherly time|
|Our family at Andoung Chan village|
|Common mode of transportation in Cambodia|
Last month, while Cham was sitting in the shade of a tree, a very distraught mother was running toward him crying and screaming for help! Her sixteen-year old daughter being manifested by evil spirits was acting inappropriately and violently.
|Cham, a church leader from Ang Salaa, telling his miracle story|
June 18: The regional quarterly youth rally went well! The newly elected Regional Director, Rev. Nhear Phearum, preached about the story of The Lost Son found in Luke 15:11-32. He challenged the young people to identify themselves as one of the rebellious sons while recognizing that no matter what we've done in our lives due to sinful nature, God is always waiting with open arms and tender mercy to give us a second chance for any prodigal child who truly repents…
|178 KEC youth attended the regional quarterly rally at Svey Sisophon|
|Youth rally at Svey|
The night before the rally, due to distant locations, all 28 youth from Anlong Veng areas came to sleep at our house! At 5 in the morning of the appointed date, we loaded everyone into a rented van and into our pick-up truck. Some young people with carsickness had to sit outside the entire trip (a three hour drive to and from). Altogether, we had 178 people attend the rally. Everyone seemed to have a great time. Praise God!
|Young people from Anlong Veng traveled with us to the youth rally|
Some dates and events needing your prayer:
- June 30, Teacher Training Seminar/ Workshop for new Sunday school teachers for the Northwest region will be taking place at Andoung Thma Meas Alliance Church, Poipet.
- Our next bimonthly Poipet leadership class is scheduled for June 30.
- Earlier in June, a group of 9 new believers at Andoung Chan Alliance had finally completed their first new believer discipleship course called Living Water! It was no easy task for them to study and memorize God’ words since most of them could hardly read or write! But they made it and all did it so well! Next level, Abundant Life class, will begin on June 22!
- July 4-9: All Alliance International Workers in Cambodia will attend our annual Field Forum in Siem Reap province. Many of us will be traveling from far away provinces. Please pray for safe traveling for all. Pray that we will be open to receive and hear what God has to say to us.
Soeuth & Syna