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November update

Posted by Kandi on November 4th, 2018 | 10 comments

As some of you may have heard, I have returned to Pennsylvania because of my Dad’s health.  He has not been eating for some time and has lost a considerable amount of weight.  This combined with not wanting to take his pills and major depression, had caused his health to decline.  He seems to be eating a tiny bit more the last two days, and I’m hopeful that we can get him to increase his intake.  Please pray for my dad’s appetite, physical and emotional health.  Ask God to give us, his family, wisdom in how to best help him.

God knows all things and prepared in advance for my trip home, by sending the Antioch Bible Institute another missionary couple (with the group Pioneers).  Nal and Ayra arrived the end of September with their three daughters and began to get involved at the school at the end of October.  Nal (who is Cambodian) will be taking over my TEE (Book of Matthew) classes, while Ayra, his wife (an American who previously worked at the Rural Bible School), will be teaching my Pentateuch (Book of Genesis) class.  Other teachers are covering my English class and the railroad track ministry group.  Praise God for his provision – even before we knew the need!

Last year when the railroad track ministry group started, we had three ladies and one guy in the ministry group and we made a lot of good connections with the women and children of the community.  But we also saw that there were a lot of men, but with only one guy on the ministry team it was hard to connect with them.  I often prayed for the need to reach out to these men, as well.

This year God has answered those prayers.  The ministry group now consists of one full-time student (male), two part-time students (a husband & wife) and two young men, who previously studied at the rural Bible school, are joining us, too.  That means four young men!  Pray for these young men as they build relationships with the men of the community.  Pray that God will lead them to a few men whose hearts God has prepared to listen to Bible stories.

10 Responses to November update

  1. janelle Davis says:

    We will be praying for your family, Kandi. May God bless this time and enrich your lives, helping you to know His power and comfort and provision even though it’s hard. Looking back you’ll know that these are the good times.

    Also praising God with you for His amazing provision for your work in Cambodia. What a God we serve! Hallelujah!

  2. Doris Jensen says:

    Praying for you and your family as you assist your Dad and make decisions. May God provide and comfort.

  3. Rhonda Mechtly says:

    Dear Kandi,
    I will be praying for your father’s needs and for strength and wisdom for your family, never in short supply in our Father’s House. May He give peace and clear direction.
    As to your ministry coverage: sometimes I laugh with joy when the Lord answers a need before I’ve recognized that one exists. What a God we serve! Praise His name!
    Say hello to Newville for me.
    By the way, would you consider sharing your ministry with a small country church there? Ever hear of Opossum Hill Union Church? Small independent congregation in a little white clapboard church near Opossum Hill Lake where I attended before Chapel Pointe. And might you remember a Sue Martin, math teacher at Big Spring? Retired now, but she and her husband attend this little church pastored by Randy Zook.

    • Kandi says:

      Thank you for your continued prayers, Rhonda.
      During this visit home, I’ll be focusing on my family and not visiting churches.
      But when I’m back for my official home assignment, we can talk about visiting Opossum Hill Union Church, but that won’t be until 2020.

  4. JoAnn Marold says:

    Prayers Kandi
    God is good

  5. Rev. David Schleh says:

    Gloria and I will be praying for you and your family as you care for your father. We are thankful for the provisions made that allowed you to leave your work in Cambodia at this time of need.

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