Newsletter October 2020
Greetings from Sophea
Counsellor and bible teacher in Be Free
Thank you for your care and love for Cambodia. We are so thankful for all your prayers for us.
Please keep praying for the people in our church and commu- nity that they will come to know more about God and stay close to him.
“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love endures forever.”. Psalm 118 v 29
Phnom Penh City Church
Phnom Penh City Church
Phnom Penh city church continues to meet each Sunday. Everyone is glad to be back together in fellowship at church.
The young men who are living nearby in accommodation supported by Elim Cambodia took part in a bible study last week. The guys that have not yet given their life to God are keen to learn and enjoy the fellowship eating together and then having a time to talk and share.
Next month the ladies team are hoping to have a retreat weekend. The team have been looking for suitable places to host this event. Please remember the ladies in the church and those in the community who will come to this retreat time.
Last month the men’s group hosted another snooker competition. This proved to be a great way to get a group of guys together. It was all for fun and the winner received a small trophy.
Be Free Cambodia and The Early Learning Centre
One of the main areas of focus in Be Free is daily devotions and bible study with the girls. We know that true transformation and healing will come only from knowing and experiencing the love of God in their lives.
We are so pleased that one of our precious girls gave her life to God this month. She has been in the programme for nearly 1 year and has learnt about God and has now decided she wants to follow Him. Praise God for this precious life!!
Early Learning Centre
“Train a child in the way he
should go, and when he is old
he will not depart from it.”
The children and staff in the ELC are continuing to study and learn in a safe environment. Thank you for your continued prayers for our children.
There will be a graduation soon for some of our children who will move on from the ELC to school. organize It is not easy to this because of different restrictions so we need to plan well and make sure we can meet together in a safe way to celebrate the children.
Church Planting News
Worship at one of the provinces
The vision casting trip that took place last month across 4 different provinces was a great success. Over the whole trip there were 166 participants.
The vision casting was greatly received by the local pastors and leaders. They were interested in the vision and very keen to take this back to each of their provinces and to plant churches in areas where there is not already a church. The people really enjoyed the vision casting training and are excited about making this vision a reality in their local villages. They have expressed an interest to come to any future church planting seminars.
One of the pastors said, “Attending this vision casting has awakened my soul.” He said he felt the same way as when he gave his life to Jesus. The same passions have returned and he will share this vision with his wife and with any leaders he comes into contact with.
Young people discussing the bible
Some of the young people who attended the retreat weekend in August have started to study the bible with Sophea. These young people have decided they want to grow more in their relationship with Jesus.
The English classes are going well in Kep and additional to this there are also guitar and computer classes that are taking place.
So many generous people have gifted laptops and computers that are being used well in Kep for education and for reaching out to the local community.
Thank you to each of you for your generosity and investment in the young people in Cambodia.
Over the past month there has been heavy rains and widespread flooding throughout Cambodia.
Please pray for all the people that have been affected by this. This is considered to be rainy season in Cambodia so more rain is expected.
People have lost their homes and in some areas the water still hasn’t subsided.
2 young people from the church will be taking their national exam next month. This is really important and will help determine what they do after school.
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