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To Seek and to Save

Evangelism and Church Planting in Cambodia

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In Luke 19 when Jesus was criticized by the Pharisees for going to visit Zaccheus’ home, He quickly rebuked them, saying, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (v. 10). This is the first Core Value of The Christian and Missionary Alliance: “Lost people matter to God. He wants them found.” In order to obey Jesus’ Great Commission, the C&MA sent my wife, Kay, and me to Cambodia, along with other international workers, to preach the gospel and plant new churches. Oftentimes we go to difficult places in remote Khmer villages in Cambodia, one of the strongest Buddhist countries in Southeast Asia.

In August 2012, I traveled by boat and by tuk tuk (a three-wheel motorbike) with national workers to Charom village in remote Kompong Chhnang province to preach the gospel and to plant a church where the Khmer people have not heard the good news. After the full gospel presentation, several Khmer people prayed to receive Christ. Praise God for a new church plant that was started to expand His Kingdom in Cambodia through going, baptizing and teaching in accordance with Matthew 28:19–20. These new believers have received follow-up from leaders of the mother C&MA church in Tumnup village through discipleship classes and were ready to be baptized in January, along with believers in four other new church plants in the same region.

Thank you for generously giving to the Great Commission Fund to support us working in Cambodia, slowly pushing darkness out of this strong Buddhist country through the light of the gospel.

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