The Theme for this meeting was "Because God Is on the Throne".
Veasna, Rich's coworker, started off with Biblical examples of people who truly believed that God was on the throne and their responses to that belief with their lives. Some of the examples were: Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Sampson, Ruth, Esther, Job, Jeremiah, David, Daniel, Jesus, Stephen, Paul.
Then the application to us - do we really believe that God is on the throne and live accordingly.
Serevuth taught on "Because God is on the Throne, we must live Christian Lives".
Khemrin taught on "Because God is on the Throne, we must be His Servant".
(This picture is of Kimsroeun leading some songs)
Choeurn taught on "Because God is on the Throne, our spiritual work and our physical work should be what".
Kimrun taught on "Because God is on the Throne, In Times of Trouble, we should be Faithful"
And Sokun taught on "Because God is on the Throne, we must Love Our Neighbors".
Thanks to so many of you, these men were able to come and study God's Word and are able now to go out and teach others. Their lessons were well done. I enjoyed getting to hear them preach again.
(This picture is Veasna as he is teaching).
On the first day, Monday, Navy had a holiday from work, so she prepared the meals. On Tuesday, I prepared lunch. A friend and brother in Thailand sent me some wonderful marinade/BBQ sauce, and so we enjoyed sharing his gift by fixing ribs and chicken. Tuesday night, we had Bunco night and Pizza.
Here we are wrapping it up.
All out of trash bags! We picked up trash in the area for about 2 hours.
deep fried frogs (not just legs, but the whole thing)
Many of the Khmers (Cambodians) love to chew on the chicken feet. I have told a few of them that there is no meat, but they said they just like to gnaw on them.
Today starts the beginning of the Pchum Benh Holiday. It is one of their biggest holidays - probably comparable to our Christmas. Most Khmers go home to their villages. It is a time for the Buddhists of ancestor worship, as well as family get-together time. Phnom Penh is pretty well deserted and shut down for a week.
Please remember in your prayers:
- the CBI school - that we will get new students that are excited about studying the gospel.
- the churches
- that the Christians can stand strong and their faith will grow.
- that our outreach will be effective to bring souls to the Lord.
- for us - to have wisdom to serve God in this place.