Dear Praying Friends and Family,
Greetings and Happy New Year! We pray the Lord’s abundant blessings for you and for your family.
Life continues to be a fast pace in relation to church ministries. After a month full of Christmas activities at various places, we can now return to our “normal” schedules.
|Christmas event at Toul Prich|
|Christmas event at Toul Prich under a newly built children's center|
|Christmas service at Srae Nouy village|
|Christmas play in Poipet wth a real baby acting as Jesus|
In our last update, we shared with you and asked you to pray for a new believer, Naat (aged 36 married and a father of four small children), and for his new found faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Here is a continuation of Naat’s story... Before his conversion, Naat was (still is) a gifted carpenter making beautiful furniture to sell and earned a good income to support his entire family. His family owned a few pieces of properties where they raised cashew plantations. About 8 years ago, however, Naat got involved with the wrong crowds and he became an alcoholic since then. As his drinking continued, Naat lost his job and sold off his tools and properties in order to support his alcoholic lifestyle, a habit which nearly destroyed his marriage and life. When sobered, Naat attempted many times to quit drinking on his own, but had failed miserably. Depressed and feeling completely hopeless, Naat grudgingly accepted his lot in life saying, “This is who I am. I can never change." But his sixty-five year old widowed mother had refused to give up on Naat. She had prayed for him continuously until that glorious day in December when God demonstrated His power upon Naat’s life. On this past Christmas’s Eve Sunday, Naat attended church at Toul Prich with his mother and younger sister.
|Naat excited and ready to attend church for the first time|
|Naat (back row on the right) joined the men's choir at Srae Nouy's Christmas event|
|20 people came forward to receive Christ at Sra Em vilage at the Christmas event|
|Cori teaching English to Toul Prich kids|
Upcoming events needing prayers:
- January 19th, meeting with Thai C&MA pastor and his team to discuss issues concerning Toul Prich ministry.
- January 27th, bimonthly leadership classes in Poipet.
- February 10th, National youth committee meeting in Phnom Penh.
- February 16th, Leadership classes/workshop in Tek Cho village in Bantey Meanchey province
- February 24th to March 2nd: Field Leadership Team (FLT) meetings and prayer retreat in Phnom Penh.
Soeuth & Synna