Musicianaries International Report January 2013
We praise the Lord, with grateful hearts, for another fruitful year of serving Him together with you! As our Musicianaries’ teams went out in 2012 and shared the redeeming Gospel of Jesus Christ, hurting hearts and lives were changed forever. Your prayers for these people are being answered and your generosity makes it possible for us to “GO”!
We still continue to use music, rice programs, drama presentations, and neighborhood activities as some of the ways to draw people in from their villages, townships, and communities. But we know that our real purpose is to reach them with the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ! The local people often gather to receive physical help and encouragement but usually leave with so much more… His redeeming love makes the difference.
Musicianaries always works with an established ministry inside each country who will help, on a regular basis, to deepen the spiritual walk for these new believers, after our teams have come back home. It is a great joy to see their continued growth in the Lord during our next trips there! Over the years of repeated visits, I love the eternal friendships that develop with these changed sisters and brothers. The joy on their faces reflects the hope and assurance in their hearts through Christ.
As you read about our mission trips here on the website, we trust that it is an encouragement and inspiration to you. Please consider joining us on one of these trips and see the blessings that take place for yourselves! It is life-changing. It is a privilege to serve.
Please pray that we will continue to seek His will and change eternities for His glory. May the Lord give you the desires of your heart in the months ahead as you continue to honor Him first in all you do.
Psalm 7:17, “I will give thanks to the LORD because of His righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.”
Musicianaries International Report September 2012
What a wonderful Cambodian mission outreach our team has experienced during this last month! The Lord blessed us all with good health, strength, and joy everywhere we traveled together. We had 28 team members joining us at different times this summer. We circled around the east side of the Ton le Sap Lake from Phnom Penh toward Siem Reap and then headed south around the west side of the Lake back to Phnom Penh. As popular as Cambodia has become as a tourist attraction, few visitors will ever see the adventurous, remote villages where we traveled most days! See our blogs on this website!
Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to deliver over 251 tons of rice to 10,040 families in 31 locations in a month’s time! We also provided these families with iodized salt, vitamins, and Gospel literature.
We are truly excited that more than half of our team members on this trip were Cambodians! Many of them, who have been with us the last 2-3 years, are from areas and families that live in the same conditions as the villagers we are serving… They know what it means to feel hungry and destitute—but they have serving hands, exceptional talents (presenting the scriptural drama presentations), and loving hearts for their people. They are learning how to effectively serve others long after we are back home. They are a special blessing to me every year. We take time each day to encourage them, love them, and train them for the Lord’s work and His glory.
Our Musicianaries’ team was able to help people in isolated villages where landmines ravish the countryside and “roads” are sometimes unrecognizable! It is because of those two factors that these particular villages are neglected and in severe need. We particularly love spending time in these areas because the people are so happy to have some attention and are so grateful for rice. We also visited nine locations this year where the rice was distributed to 3,080 Christian families! It was especially rewarding to serve them!
Our host organization in Cambodia, TransformAsia, headed by Setan and Randa Lee, has many projects that we also supply with multiple tons of rice, as well as school uniforms, throughout the year. These ministries include: their Christian orphanage, their daycare center for children who live with their parents in the local city dump, food program for 200 children who live homeless in the jungle, and the annual Christmas program for people who “live on the street”.
Many thanks to you who have given so generously for the rice program, vitamins, Christian literature, school uniforms, and day sponsorships! We are also very grateful for your prayers for our team. We praise the Lord for His favor with us throughout the trip!
May He continue to bless you and give you new opportunities to share His goodness!