Harvest Time in Cambodia

Editor’s Note: During the reign of the Khmer Rouge, Soeuth and Syna Lao fled Cambodia as refugees and later returned to their homeland as Alliance international workers. Through their ministry in the city of Poipet, often likened to the “Wild West,” Soeuth and Syna have seen God’s mighty hand at work. “Since 2003, God has been doing miracle upon miracle in this forgotten city,” the Laos say. The following is an excerpt from their recent prayer letter.

 By Soeuth and Syna Lao, serving in Cambodia

Happy New Year! It seems that we were just getting ready for December’s activities, and already it’s the end of January 2010. We trust you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas holiday.

The eight church sites (plus guests) came together on Christmas Eve to celebrate the birth of Jesus. About 600 people attended and stayed throughout the two-hour service! Everyone had a wonderful time enjoying the Christmas songs, dances, skits, and testimonies, followed by a powerful Christmas message.

Unfortunately, we experienced some electrical shortages just before the time for the altar call. But the main message was shared and heard. Pray that God will reveal Himself to those whose hearts have been touched by the truth that evening.

Ever since the November 28 baptism service, we’ve been witnessing more people coming forward to receive Jesus every week! I am not sure of the exact numbers, but at least two or three people come to know the Lord weekly.

From Darkness to Light

Some even came willingly to have the spirit strings from around their bodies cut off. (For Khmer people, wearing spirit strings around their waists or wrists signifies that they fear and belong to the Evil Master of this world.) As a result, more new believers are signing up for discipleship classes.

Lately, we’ve been discussing that if only we had some extra help, we could easily start three or four new discipleship classes. Looking back, all eight young churches in the Poipet and Malay areas experienced some hard times toward the end of 2009. But clearly, as we have seen, God was preparing the fields for harvest right now. Please pray for more workers to join us in Poipet ministries.

Learn More

Check out our Alliance work in Cambodia.

 What You Can Do

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