Cambodia Trip 2016 Update

We pray that you are having a wonderful summer.  We hope that amid all of your activities that you are able to take time to focus on our Lord as we ponder the uncertainty of the world around us. It is a true blessing to be able to seek His perspective of unprecedented events that face us each day.  What a treasure to know He has all things well in His control!

Our mission outreach to Cambodia this summer was a time of seeing our Lord fulfill our prayers to touch hearts and fill them with His truth!  Our host, Pastor Setan Lee, reported there were more than 200 decisions to follow Christ for the three weeks of our outreach June 17-July 7, travelling throughout the country!  This is a portion of Setan’s report that he sent us when we got home:


           “We are so blessed by the support that you give to us at TransformAsia.

            The lives that we reached these past few months would not have been

            touched if it was not for your help.  We are so honored that the Lord has

            placed you in our lives.  More than 200 people made decisions to follow

           Christ during the three weeks of rice distribution.  We pray this psalm

           over you, “sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. 

           Sing to the LORD, praise His name; proclaim His salvation day after day.  

          Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples.  

          For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; He is to be feared above

          all gods.” (Psalm 96:1-5)”

It has been through your help and prayers that we have been able to return to this beautiful country that was inundated with tragedy in its past.  When Bobby and I first visited Cambodia in June 2000 we were moved to tears and torn in our heart by the needs of this nation.  We knew the Lord wanted us to “invest” in the hearts and lives of these people.  You have been the very pillar of help and assistance over the last 16 years in fulfilling these needs of thankful families—one heart, life, and stomach at a time!  Meeting physical needs first, opened their hunger to feed their souls.  And that truly was the goal of our heart as well!  We are witnessing abundant fulfillment in these areas.

Thank you, once again this year, for allowing us to present your love to this nation through the rice distributions.  We also thank those of you who channel their giving for Bibles, school uniforms, and Gospel tracts!  Sometimes this is the only literature these families possess.  And unlike America, the young children are far more apt to be the ones who can read!  Their parents were in hiding, instead of in school, when they were young due to the Pol Pot regime and massacre of millions.  After 16 years of multiple trips, it is pure beauty for me to witness the reception of Truth and Biblical principles shaping hearts and lives once again!  Their beautiful smiles say “Thank You!” without words.