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Heat, Hope and Housing

In this hot and humid time of year (average temperature in the 90’s), I am tempted to complain. However, research is showing that it’s just these conditions that limit the spread of Co-vid 19. There has not been any official cases in Cambodia for several weeks and we never really did see broad community transmission. Yea! for living in hot, tropical locations! Antioch Bible Institute opened for our six full-time students a few weeks ago and is in full swing, although with some limitations. We are not accepting part-time students and we have canceled ministry groups for the time being. […]

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Update from Cambodia

Greetings from a very hot Cambodia.  It’s been around 90-100 degrees for a couple of weeks now.  I try not to complain, as some believe the heat actually slows down the spread of CoVid-19.  Still, the number of confirmed cases in Cambodia has increased to 114.  Unlike many of you, we do not yet have a “stay at home” order, but most people are limiting outings anyway, as well as wearing masks in public. Thank you for your prayers for the Antioch student whose brother was ill.  He has now recovered, and her family seems to be doing well.  Unfortunately, […]

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Antioch Online

Thank you for your prayers! Know that you, too, are in my prayers. (In some ways, your challenges are greater than mine at the moment.) We are the body of Christ and wherever we are we need each other. The official cases of the corona virus in Cambodia have increased to over 50. One of the recent clusters of cases was from a group of Cambodians who just returned from an Islamic gathering in another country. As a result, the Cambodian government asked that all religious gatherings be stopped. This news, as well as, rumors of some areas of the […]

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God is in Control

“God is on His throne. God is in control.” This what God was saying to us at the Cambodian CMA Mission’s recent Prayer Retreat. In the midst of the spread of COVID-19 around the globe, we need to be reminded that our anxiety and fear isn’t the most important thing. God is and always has been in control. How timely it was to receive this word, because the next day, two more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, bringing the total to seven. There are likely many more than seven in Cambodia as they just don’t have the capacity to do […]

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Unreached People

Thank you for your prayers for last week. Because three of the teachers were not available to teach I picked up three extra classes – two of which were three hours long. Although tiring, it was a good week. Several times during the week, I could sense your prayers. Your intercession is so important, so thank you! Last week also saw the start of a new ministry group focused on outreach to Muslims. One of the unreached people groups in Cambodia, the Cham, are a hard group to reach with the good news of Jesus. If they hear the name […]

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A New Year, A New Trimester

As a friend recently said, “Where did January go?” Thank you for your continued prayers for me and the work in Cambodia. Sorry you haven’t heard from me for a while, but I was having computer issues and then Antioch school started again and time raced by so fast, it’s February already. The 2nd trimester of the Antioch Bible Institute is going well. This trimester I’m teaching Personal Spiritual Development (AKA Spiritual Disciplines), The Life and Letters of Paul (2nd missionary journey) and English and continuing to do the financial books for the school. Doesn’t sound like much, but it […]

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Merry Christmas!

For those in school or teaching at school, we especially look forward to Christmas break.  After a long hard semester or trimester, we finally have an extended break and we get to be with family and friends to celebrate the gift of Jesus. The students and teachers of Antioch Bible Institute are no different.   Our trimester finished on December 18th with a Christmas party attended by the church president, the chairman of the school board, our builder and other special guests.  It was a fun and encouraging time celebrating together.  Some of the students shared what God has done and […]

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Quick Update on Antioch

Two and a half more weeks to go in this trimester.  Pray for strength and perseverance for both the students and the teachers.  Our 2nd year students start preaching for the first time in chapel this week and would appreciate your prayers as well. Thank you for all your prayers for Srey Ruah.  In the end, she decided to drop out of school and return home.  We were sorry to see her go, but sent her off with our love and prayers. We had good visits with the potential teachers last couple of weeks, but none of them were able […]

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Praises and Challenges

Thank you for your prayers!  It was a very quiet holiday last week in Antioch’s part of town and peaceful all around.  The students had a good time playing games together and invited people from their ministry groups to join in the fun.  We even had a time of worship around the campfire before more food and more games!  See pictures below. A couple of issues have come up with a few of our students over the last week.  Srey Ruah, who lost her mother in September, wants to quit school.  Pray that she would know without a doubt what […]

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Holiday

At the end of this week, we hit two more holidays here in Cambodia – Independence Day which is immediately followed by Water Festival.  That means some days off for the students.  Usually when we have a couple of days off in a row, we plan some sort of outing with the students, but this year we are just staying at the school.  So we are planning for some special food, games and activities right at the school.  One of the students requested a bonfire where we can bake sweet potatoes and worship and share together.  Pray for good fellowship, […]

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