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Antioch Online

Posted by Kandi on March 23rd, 2020 | 12 comments

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 country not allowing people to enter, caused us to rethink our plans to keep Antioch Bible School open (as we didn’t want to see students unable to get home to their families). We continued classes through Wednesday of last week and the students headed home on Thursday and Friday.

We are now investigating creative ways to finish up the classes for the trimester. In fact, in just a half an hour, I’ll be teaching my first class over the internet (using Messenger). I’m not at all techie, but seems it’s time to learn. (Even the Cambodian Church that I’m involved with had their service on Sunday using the app ‘Zoom.’)

Please continue to pray for the Antioch School as we try to finish up classes long distance. And pray for our students.

One of the students returned home to find her younger brother sick with symptoms consistent with the virus. This has caused much fear and anxiety in her and her family. Pray that she can show her trust in God as she cares for and loves her unbelieving parents and siblings.

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus the author and perfector of our faith! (Hebrews 12:2)

12 Responses to Antioch Online

  1. Cecelia says:

    Just talked to Mom. She said at least one good thing about the virus – everyone left town so you have water!!! Woo Hoo. Praying for you and the students.

    • Kandi says:

      Yes, I do have water from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. That is a plus – it means I can open the faucets at night and the container in my bathroom will be full by morning. I have a new appreciation for running water in the house now. 🙂 Thank you so much for your prayers. Praying for you as well.

  2. Susan says:

    Hooray for puppies…you just can’t NOT smile at puppies and their antics. Now that these students’ faces have names and personalities behind them for me, I will be praying for His perfect plan in each of their lives as well as in yours. He is more than able…even with techie stuff!

    • Kandi says:

      Yes, the puppies have been a joy – although at times some extra work! Thank you for your prayers for the students. For some, the future is an uncertain thing – as for many around in the world at this time. And Yes, God is able!

  3. Sharon Bitner says:

    Praying for you and all the others to stay healthy. Precious little puppies.

  4. moe green says:

    We are praying for you and your students. Congrats on the puppy

    • Kandi says:

      Thank you so much for your prayers. God is giving grace in each situation. I pray that you and your church are finding God sufficient for every need!

  5. Su Roller says:

    I hope the messenger app worked well for you to be able to teach your students! The school I retired from is using several platforms to put lessons online. (They don’t have to be live sessions.) I just got done attending Wed. night prayer meeting via Zoom. Yay for technology–when it works! ;o)
    God bless you, Kandi! Thanks for keeping in touch so well!

    • Kandi says:

      The messenger app worked well enough. One of the students didn’t have good internet access, so he had to shut off his video. That made me wonder if he feel asleep or not and I tended to call on him a lot! 🙂 But it went well. The Cambodian church I work with is experimenting with Zoom, too. It’s a work in progress! Thank you for your continued prayers!

  6. Janelle says:

    I’m trying to get ready to substitute for a math teacher which is going on maternity leave and has, of course, had to adjust her teaching to online work. I’m definitely in the same boat as you, and as I prepare I’ll pray for you and for your students. Praise God, he is in control and will accomplish His purposes!

    • Kandi says:

      Have fun teaching online! It sure is different. I pray for God to give you His grace and wisdom as you teach without being with your students!
      Thank you for praying for the students here, too!

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