Mission to Cambodia #10 – On our own, but never alone.

Posted: October 28, 2013 in Missions

Today is Monday, and the start of our second week at Harvest Bible College in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Curtis and Bre are still in Siem Reap, as Curtis continues to recover from his emergency appendectomy (and he’s doing very well!), so Pastors Dave, Ivy, and myself are leading the college by ourselves for now. Thankfully this all is happening the 2nd week…I can only imagine what it would have been like the 1st week! By now, relationships are established, and the men are getting a feel for us. I would never have thought a week ago that we’d be flying solo here with the students.

Thankfully, the good news is that we are never alone! God the Holy Spirit is our help, and it’s only fitting that both Dave and Ivy are teaching on Him & His work today. Pastor Dave taught through the filling and empowerment of the Holy Spirit from Ephesians 5, and Ivy is reviewing the work of the Holy Spirit through the Church in restraining evil in this age.

As for me, I have the afternoon session today. As of now, the plan is to teach Matthew 20-22 (getting to the beginning of Passion Week), though I have no idea how fast we will be able to go. I’ve been praying that God would give me the opportunity to teach the entire book, and it looks like He is answering that prayer by giving me extra time. Dave seems confident that he’ll be finished on Wednesday, which would give me his session, and Ivy might be finishing his early as well. Right now, there’s a potential of me being able to teach all day on Thursday, which would be a marathon, but a wonderful gift to be able to get things done. Whatever God allows for me, I’m grateful for His gift and the opportunity.

Please pray that God would give us all wisdom on what to teach, and how best to communicate it to Adam (our translator). Adam is doing a marvelous job, and he needs to be able to understand our teaching in order for him to pass it on.

Of course, while there is much going on here, there is also much going on at home. Please pray for the leadership and congregations of Calvary Chapel Tyler, Calvary Chapel Mt. Pleasant, and Sherwood Baptist Church as they keep running the race before them while we are away. We are all so grateful for those who are serving so diligently. It’s a tremendous gift that allows us to be ministering here in Cambodia.

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