Friday, October 2, 2015
This has been an amazing week. I believe that our team has grown close and our lives have been changed.
It was sad to leave the kids at the orphanage today, but I know we will see them again. As a pastor, I am so proud of our team and our church. I am blessed to pastor a church that wants to go. I am blessed to know partner churches that want to give to make trips like this happen.
Today, I was able to be apart of a baptism service. Henry (missionary to Cambodia), Kevin (missions pastor of FBC Broken Arrow) and myself baptized 77 new believers.
We were able to give out noodles, water, rice, mosquito nets, bread, and mattresses to over 300 villagers who attended.
This week over 600 lives were changed forever because of Jesus. It's is amazing that God chose us to be a part of His work.
These verses from Romans have become very real this week:
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!" - Romans 10:14 and 15
Thank you all for your prayers! You were a vital part of this trip. Continue to pray for our trip back to Vancouver.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Today's post is written by Anthony and Jess. Jess shared her testimony and Anthony preached about the Lost Sheep and the Prodigal Son. I followed them up and invited the crowd to follow Jesus. Over 100 people accepted Christ today.
What was the best thing about the day?
We went to two new villages today! Nari and Henry laid the relational groundwork which allowed us to come and witness to the people.
The Canadian team helped out with the kids at the first village. We told the story of Daniel and the lion's den and the children really enjoyed the story. It was great to see the children so engrossed by the story.
In the next village we witnessed more than half of the crowd (about 100 people) accept Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit was working in our hearts as He was with the crowd. God transcends language and cultural barriers!
What was the hardest part of the day?
Speaking in front of a crowd of over 100 people and just being hopeful that someone in that crowd will come to believe in Jesus.
How did God speak to you today?
He continues to use this broken and unworthy vessel to do his work. I am continually amazed by the outcome and power of his Word!
How do you see God working?
For a person like myself who stutters and gets super nervous when it comes to public speaking, God was with me using me to speak to the people in the village of His awesomeness. It felt like a Moses moment.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Sunday, September 27, 2015