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Praise & Prayer Requests

Posted by Kandi on November 1st, 2021 | 13 comments

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 some are gang members. But it is for these that Jesus came. Pray for God to open the way for good conversations, good relationships and opportunities to point this spiritually needy population to Jesus.

I’d also appreciate your continued prayers for me, as I try to juggle a lot of different responsibilities. This past week I picked up responsibility for the English class at Antioch when a volunteer teacher had to leave. (We threw her a party to thank her for her time with us. See pictures below.) I also started teaching a first aid class which is usually taught at a local hospital, but because of Covid has fallen to me. I’m glad, however, for the help of another IW, Leaksmy Rebok, who is co-teaching with me.

Things can be so busy I don’t have time to deal with the personal management of my own life – like cleaning my apartment and going to get a new Cambodian drivers license. Usually by the time evening comes I’m exhausted and don’t want to do anything but fall into bed! Of course, that may have something to do with the neighbor’s rooster who likes to crow multiple times during the night. (I was quite irritated at that bird at first, but God has shown me that it’s crowing can be a reminder to pray for those neighbors.) All that to say, please pray for strength, energy and wisdom in how to balance life and work.

Thank you for your prayers, encouragement and support!

13 Responses to Praise & Prayer Requests

  1. Doris says:

    Praying for you, Kandi.

  2. Cecelia says:

    Dear Kandi,
    Have been and will continue to pray for all the hats you wear and the strength to wear them.
    Also praying for your protection – always first on my list for you. May God show you efficient ways to use your time and bring more partners along side – delegate what you can –
    Jesus did – Matt 10
    May God protect you time with Him.
    Matt 11:28

    • Kandi says:

      Thanks, Ceclia, for your prayers. Your prayers for protection are much appreciated! So far no covid at the school, but we hear of more and more cases. Things are busy here at the end of the trimester, but I’m getting use to having a to do list that is never finished. 🙂 Please continue to pray for my time with Jesus. It does seem to get less and less when the to do list gets longer. He needs to be at the top of the list!

  3. Jessica says:

    Praying for strength and energy for all you have going on, and that you’ll get the rest and refreshment you need as well!

  4. Linda Jane Michael says:

    this Sunday is our missions Sunday so we read your letter and pray for you thank you for your letter.

  5. Karen Terry says:

    Praying for all the hats you have to wear and that relationships are built by the men who will sow the seed.
    Your puppy is adorable!!

    • Kandi says:

      Thank you for your prayers, Karen. Some days I just want to put all the hats in a drawer! But God gives me strength and so do your prayers!
      Yes, I think my dog is cute, too. 🙂

  6. Janet Lay says:

    We wish you the very best in all your endeavors and continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Ron Yurko says:

    Good afternoon Kandi and great to hear and see. Sorry I haven’t been on in a while, have a lot going on in my life also but I have Him so I know I will be ok with it all. I am happy that they are growing and more to come, He loves that. Well please keep me informed on everything going on and I want to wish ALL of you there a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

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