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The Good and the Bad

“Will you come tomorrow?” our neighbor’s son, Lot, asked. His grandmother, Bong P, chimed in. “Yes, you can come every day.” This was the response of our neighbors when Sokha (an Antioch student) and I visited them last week. Both the grandmother (who is my age) and her grandson (7 years old) are eager to have us visit them often. They are very interested and want to hear more about our faith. Bong P told us she had some exposure to Christianity in her younger years but has forgotten everything. It’s a joy to teach those whose hearts are prepared […]

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Back Again!

After a two week break, the students and teachers have returned for the 3rd trimester of the Antioch school year – which will officially start tomorrow. We are excited for what this new trimester will bring – with our classes, our ministry groups and the graduation of our 2nd year students in July. Lots to be excited about this trimester. At the end of last trimester, I was in the kitchen washing dishes, when Sokha came in and told me she was so excited! With one of our first graduates of Antioch, she had been visiting one of our neighbors […]

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Back to Normal . . .

Praise God, everyone has now recovered from Covid, although some still have lingering coughs and fatigue. Unfortunately, yesterday (Sunday, March 20th) Auntie Sok began to have stomach issues with a fever. We think it’s just food poisoning, but can’t be sure as she’s still not feeling better today and she’s not a fan of Covid tests. Please pray for her healing and strength. Now that everyone is feeling better we are starting up ministry groups again. Rebecca and Nhieu have said that the children in their neighborhood have been asking when they will start meeting again. That’s a good sign […]

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Covid Continues & God is Faithful

Thank you for your faithfulness in prayer. We have needed your prayers here at the Antioch Bible Institute over the past weeks. In the last update, I asked you to pray for Rebecca and Nhieu who are Antioch graduates pastoring a church and reaching out to a new community in Phnom Penh. They were expecting their first child and about a week before her due date the whole family got Covid. It broke our hearts to hear the news that she began bleeding and they lost their baby. Not only did they lose their baby but because of the way […]

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Covid Outbreak

Only a day after I put out the last update, a student knocked on my door early in the morning to tell me she had a sore throat and a fever. She tested positive. The next day four more students either tested positive or started to develop symptoms. Two days later, we had two teachers also sick. For a small school these seven people represent half our school! But God is good and knows what is coming. We have been praying and praying for God to send us more students, but we have only a handful this year and we […]

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A New Ministry Group & Covid

Antioch graduates, Nhieu and Rebekah, asked the school last month to help them start a children’s ministry in the community into which they recently moved. (This is the couple I spoke about at some of your churches. ) Many of the children do not go to school and have parents that are drug or alcohol addicts. It’s a very needy community and one which Nhieu and Rebekah what to reach out to with the love of Jesus. The Antioch School sent a teacher and two students to help get things going and it was a rough start as the children […]

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A New Year – New Classes

2022 started off at super speed here at the Antioch Bible Institute. All five full-time students made it back in time for the start of classes on January 3rd and we picked up a handful of part-time students, too. Then on the 11th the English students arrived. Yippee! After many, many years of waiting, the optional year of English and computer training for graduates of our Bible schools has started with our Canadian colleagues, the Schmidts, taking the lead. Because this is the first year of the program and permanent housing for the English students hasn’t been worked out yet, […]

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Merry Christmas from Phnom Penh!

As Christmas approaches so does the end of the trimester for the Antioch Bible Institute. In fact, tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec. 14th) is the last day of classes! This past month was a whirlwind of activity from classes to ministry groups to church visits to Water festival activities and Christmas parties. (See pictures below.) Both students and teachers are looking forward to Christmas break! Pray for the students as they finish up their final tests and head home. For some, home is a difficult place to be and they’d rather be at the school. Pray that each will be a good […]

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Praise & Prayer Requests

You are amazing prayer partners! Because of your prayers, the ministry groups at Antioch have expanded and nearly every one of the students is now going out at least twice a week. The group going to the railroad track community has increased in number to two teachers and three students who visit twice a week. Please pray in particular for the male teacher and two male students who are trying to build relationships with the young men of the community. It’s a bit scary for them as many of the men in that community are using drugs and/or alcohol and […]

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Ministry Groups!

Thank you for praying for Antioch’s ministry groups. Three of our five students are now involved in a ministry group at least once a week. Because Covid cases are again on the rise here, the groups are being kept quite small. It’s exciting to us teachers that two of our three students in ministry groups are being led by Antioch graduates. What a joy it is to see ones we have taught now teaching and mentoring others! One of our students and her ministry leader are building a relationship with a neighboring family who sells snack goods. They are visiting […]

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