There is a lot to write about these coming weeks. Therefore, I decided to write several updates for clarity. I would like to thank and highlight Gloria visit. WARNING, if u are afraid of human bones, best to skip a certain part of this update. You will now when.
So Gloria is a dear friend and teacher of mine. (Not the Gloria Lau from Bread and Life) She is a Korean who came from Korea to Malaysia as a tent maker 16 years ago. Around 8 years ago, she came to CMC (Christ Methodist Church) Ampang, and was eventually led to disciple a few young believers. I was one of those boys. I still remember fondly of our lessons on Abraham and how she taught me to study the word of God.
It was during that time, perhaps that sparked my initial taste of the wonders of God, a sweetness of salvation, a hope of a greater joy in a relationship with him. Perhaps also, it sparked a desire for missions, accompanied and confirmed by his word to send workers into the harvest field. I do not deny that throughout this marathon of faith, I fallen countless times, but never have I forgotten the taste of Christ love, to which I return to in my distress.
We spend the first day showing her Phnom Peth and also got to spend time with Brother Rith family. We saw the killing fields musuem and Toum Nouk ( the prison), all reminders of the dark history behind the administration of Pol Pot. It was a humbling experience of the evils of man, more reflected in our fallen state. For the sake of an ideal vision of a country, they kill ruthlessly in a dictatorship way. Children were killing their parents, all for the sake of Angkar, the communist party. Sin is like blind men, again and again we clutch our coin, not to realize that it is actually a tarantula, exchanging the beautiful truth of God for human wisdom and creation. A reminder, if you are afraid of human bones, skip the next picture. If u already seen it accidentally, well.... sorry.
Coincidentally, we also came during the water festival. It was during this time where they celebrate the end of the rainy season and the reversal of the currents in the Mekong river. Many boat races are held, quite exciting!!
I spend the next few days bringing Gloria around BILEG and the surrounding areas. I thank God it was a great joy to show and share the joy and struggles of the ministry with her.
We also got the chance to visit Kampung Cham, the hometown of Hun Sen the current prime minister of Cambodia. It's clear the difference of facilities between kampong thom and kampong Cham. We went with tall the staff of BILEG. It was a fun trip.
We would also love to thank the comittee of CMC ( Christ Methodist Church) Ampang and Esther from Hilla Peace School for donating all the amazing stationaries to be used for the children ministry and outreach team. We thank God for your blessings, as it could only reflect an overflow of joy from God and from you.
As fast as it came, the visit was over. I was encouraged in spirit. The purpose of such trips not only encourages the current team and share blessings, but also allows the visitor to see first hand what is needed and plan for better ways to mobilize resources. I thank God and your prayers for her visit.
In his name.