It was a privilege for us to revisit Cambodia and served together with Youth Alive Ministry. Every time we visited Cambodia, we are able to witness the God’s goodness upon Cambodia and Kingdom of God is expanded in this land. We are encouraged by Bro. Virak’s faith and commitment in Youth Alive Ministry. We met Bro. Virak in a Youth Camp during our mission trip in 2012. That time, he just a regular visitor whom learned English in Youth Alive ministry. Praise the lord, Brother Virak desired to become a English teacher in his village. Bro. Virak and his father built a education shed as a place to reach out to the youth by giving them English lessons in his village.
This time, we also organized a Youth camp in Virak’s shed and invited all his students to join us. In the camp, we played some team building games such as tower of babel, ball catching and minesweeper. At the end of the camp, we requested some students to share with us about what is their dream for their future; they mentioned that they hope to have happiness in the family, hope to become police, doctor, teacher, fashion designer and etc. We are touched after heard about their dreams as we understand that they were hard to receive higher education due to tight financial and less exposure of learning but they are very clear with their dreams and said they will be success in future.
Meanwhile, we are blessed to assign to assist Kids Alive Ministry to do decoration and set-up education infrastructure in Boeung Tom English Centre which located in Bek Chan rural areas. As we doing decoration together with brother and sister at centre, we felt strongly that we are one family of god. There are no different in nationality, background and status but we are brother and sister in Christ as well as we are sharing a same vision in building the Kingdom of God. We never knew our present in English Centre is able to give assurance and encouragement to the teachers in English Centre. We believed that our small efforts in English Centre are able to bring seed of hope and blessing to the rural community. We are praying that this centre will be the tower of lighthouse where the villages will know God through this centre.
As a conclusion, in Matthew 9:35-38 (NIV) “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” So we shall continue to reach out to the people out there who are yet to know Christ by proclaiming God’s goodness to give them a new hope in Christ.