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.