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October Already!

Antioch Bible Institute is a month and a half into their first trimester of the year already!  It’s been such a busy time that I blinked and here we are in October!  So many things have happened, I don’t even know what to write! The six full-time students are getting along well and although the work load is heavy, they seem to be keeping up.  The lessons they learn outside of class as we live life together are often the most important, but the most challenging.  At first the students, were individuals coming to study at Bible School, but now […]

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School’s starting!

August flew by so quickly and we are getting ready to start school again at the Antioch Bible Institute on Saturday, Sept. 1st.  We are excited that we will have six full-time students and about six part-time students this year.  Please be praying for the students, especially the four new ones (Nhieu, Rebecca, Daniel & Daro) as they make preparations to arrive on Friday.  Once again, the new students get me as their first teacher on Saturday morning – for three hours!  Poor kids. 😊  (And yes, we have classes every morning – Monday through Saturday.) We praise God for the new house that we are renting […]

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Three weeks and counting . . .

In July I sold my truck to Kent Copeland in Poipet and was on the look out for another one – which God gave me on my birthday last week!  What a great birthday present. 🙂  It’s a used Toyota Rav4 and in good condition.  And it came straight from the USA since it still has California plates!  Praise God for His provision! In three weeks, the Antioch Bible Institute (ABI) will be starting its second year of classes and there is much to be done.  Wednesday (Aug. 15th) we will be moving into the new house that we are […]

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Summer Break

A big thank you to all who were praying for the Cambodian national elections.  Things were quiet – even the streets of Phnom Penh were without the usual traffic jams!  Continue to ask God to bless Cambodia with peace and a knowledge of His Son. The Antioch Institute school year finished up well and we celebrated the accomplishments of the students with a boat ride up and down the river.  On the boat, the students received their certificate of completion for the first level of TEE (Theological Education by Extension) and for completing Evangelism Explosion training.  We, teachers, are very […]

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The End of the 1st Year Already!

The Antioch Bible Institute is nearing the end of its first year of operation.  Classes finish up on July 24th.  Although we had fewer students than we expected, we rejoice at how well this year has gone.  Thank you for the vital role you play in the success of the school and the preparation of the students for ministry!  Pray that the students and staff will finish the trimester well. The next school year will begin on September 1st and we need your continued prayers. Pray that God will bring students who desire to serve Jesus in the city.  (We’ll […]

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July is here already!

For those who are wondering . . . yes, I’m still here in Phnom Penh, Cambodia!  Sorry for the late update, things have been busy, busy, busy this past month. It’s also been rainy, rainy, rainy and in the city, rain means flooded streets as the drainage system isn’t very good. This past week we had to wade through the water to get to the railroad track community where the Bible School students and I share Jesus twice a week.  The folks who live there were surprised to see us, as they thought the deep, dirty water would keep us […]

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Sometimes tragedies open doors . . .

On my return from the single ladies retreat, one of my students told me, “Grandmother Own wants to believe in Jesus, but she’s afraid of people making fun of her.  When we visited her on Saturday (May 12th), every one of us had a story to tell her of an older person who chose to follow Jesus.  She is very interested.” While I was at my retreat, several tragedies occurred in the life of one of the families who live in railroad track community – a family our ministry group meets with twice a week to share stories from the […]

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May Update

Some of you were wondering if I fell off the face of the earth . . . well, I didn’t, but I did take a nice long trip back to Pennsylvania in April to visit my Dad and see what I could do to help out.  It was good to be there and see my Dad make some progress.  He still has a way to go, so we’d appreciate your continued prayers for his mobility and health. Back in Cambodia, the 3rd and final trimester of the year is underway at the Antioch Bible Institute.  My days once again are […]

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Mid-Trimester Update

We are half way through the 2nd Trimester of the school year at the Antioch Bible Institute and the full-time students continue to do well.  Not only are they studying, they’ve also had the chance to do some helpful and fun things in the past seven weeks, too.  Things like donate blood, join in the wedding of a friend and take a day trip to the beach! The ministry group at the railroad track community continues to share Bible stories at two houses – (we are up to the stories about Abraham) and have found the children in that neighborhood […]

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Opportunities Abound

The new school trimester is off and running! The students and teachers have had a good first week of classes and all are gearing up to start the ministry groups this coming week.  Each time the teachers meet to discuss the ministry groups, someone else brings to our attention another opportunity to share Jesus in the communities around us. Just yesterday my teammate told me how she had been stopped near the market by a lady who runs a secular after-school program for children.  She said to my teammate, “I think you speak Khmai and I think you know about […]

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