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Graduation and beyond . . .

The Antioch Graduation on July 25th was a joyful occasion for the students, teachers, family and friends who attended.  What fun it was to see the first year students receive their certificates and the second year students their diplomas.  A teacher couldn’t be more proud.  Hanna, one of the graduating students, invited two of the children from the railroad track community to graduation, so I got to play ‘mom’ to the 10 and 12 year old girls, while Hanna participated in the program.  The girls had a blast and the 10 year old told me she wanted to go to […]

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The End and the Beginning . . .

God has graciously answered many of your prayers in the last weeks, so thank you for praying! The students seem to be doing a bit better these last two weeks.  One of the students who has been battling various spiritual issues this trimester has been so joyful this last week.  I think it’s proof of the effectiveness of your prayers and the power of God that she has found joy and freedom!  Her happiness certainly comes from nearing the end of the trimester (as all students and teachers are happy when summer vacation nears), but it also comes from the […]

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Pray, Pray, Pray!

Dear friends, I am so grateful for your intercessory prayers for the Antioch Bible Institute.  It has been a difficult trimester with a lot of ‘yucky’ sin issues and strongholds being exposed and confronted.  Every time it seems we have made progress, have found victory – the enemy rises to attack again.  I’m sorry that I can’t speak more specifically about the spiritual battles that some of our students are facing, but God knows – even better than we teachers.  We need your prayers. On Friday, we saw a big issue put to rest through humble confession.  Forgiveness was asked […]

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June Already!!

We are half-way through the trimester at Antioch already.  There have continued to be relationship problems among the female students, but praise God, we saw a bit of a turn around last week.  The girls are once again talking – and seem more open to looking at some of the root issues of problems in their own lives.  Continue to pray that the students will not run from or deny the deeply buried pain and strongholds in their lives, but will courageously face them and bring them to Jesus.  Pray that we teachers would know best how to help them. […]

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Back to School, Part 3

Let me express my sincere thanks for your prayers and words of condolence over the last weeks.  It is hard to lose my father, but I know that he is freer and happier now than he has been in sometime.  As it comes to mind, please continue to pray for my family and I to grieve the loss of his presence in a healthy way. In my absence, the Antioch Bible Institute started the 3rd and final trimester of the school year on April 23rd.  From what I’ve heard, classes are off to a good start.  I’ll be back and […]

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God is good . . . all the time

This is a long, long over due update.  Let me thank everyone who has continued to pray faithfully for the Antioch Bible Institute – even without regular updates. I have been asking your prayer for a long time for relationships among the students.  We, teachers, have tried everything we could think of to help the girls reconcile – without success.  Finally, we decided there was nothing else for us to do and God had to do it.  So we turned our efforts to fasting and praying — which in truth, should have been our first step.  So we prayed and […]

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February update

Antioch school life continues to march forward and we are now half way through the trimester.  This past month has been particularly busy with class and many visitors from outside the country.  I got another bout of dengue fever at the end of January, but thankfully, it wasn’t as severe as last time (in Poipet) and I am fully recovered.  One of the highlights of the last month for me was to see one of the missionary kids from Poipet get married.  The family she married into also works in Cambodia (with Samaritan’s Purse), so the wedding was here.  It […]

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Spiritual Battles

We are into the fourth week of this trimester at the Antioch Bible Institute.  There is so much to tell you, but I’ll try to keep it short, since I’m sure you are just as busy as I am. First of all, thank you for your prayers for the school water issues.  We did have water when the students arrived.  Water continues to be an issue off and on – not just for us but for many in the city.  The city is growing quickly and the water system hasn’t caught up yet, but Cambodians are quite creative and adaptable […]

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A New Year

Happy New Year!  It will soon be 2019, can you believe it?  With the new year at the Antioch Bible Institute comes a new trimester.  We teachers are in that last mad dash to get everything ready.  We’ve been having problems with the water at the school, so your prayers would be appreciated.  We’d hate to see the students arrive and there is no water in the house!  The students will arrive on January 1st and classes start the next day.  Pray that God will meet us as we learn together how to follow and serve Him.  We are happy […]

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Fruit in the Building Project

Construction on the Antioch Bible Institute residence building continues at a slow pace. We praise God for how He has provided the needed finances for each step in the construction project and trust He will bring us the remaining amount needed. But this past week, we had even more reason to rejoice because of this project. Prasat is an experienced builder, who we hired to act as an overseer of the project and to make sure the builder we hired does what he’s suppose to do.  He has been involved in several C&MA Mission building projects over the past ten […]

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