We just wanted to give a brief overview of what we will be up to over the next few weeks we’re on outreach here in Cambodia and Thailand.
We’ve been here almost a week already! We’re having a great start to our trip spending time in Phnom Penh, learning about the culture, learning about the Khmer Rouge – which effects so much of how people live here, worshipping over the city, praying with missionaries here, prayer walking – asking God what He’s doing here, what His story and fingerprint in this place is, bringing more awareness of what He is about here and how we can step into and join in with that, and speak it out and call it forth. Also to focus the start of our time here on Him, coming to Him in prayer and worship, fixing our eyes on Him and His goodness and faithfulness, not on the troubles and problems. It’s been a great foundation to go on from.
It’s been pretty hot here and ironically Nai caught a cold. It’s also been kinda wet, so some fun wading through flooded streets. On New Zealand front – we’ve both been granted our visas to stay for a further two years – Praise God for record breaking visa processing time!
Dates and plans:
14th October – 20th October: Phnom Penh – Preparation of ministry in Cambodia – laying foundation for our time with prayer and worship, getting to know more of God’s heart and what He is doing here, cultural training, ministry to women in bars
20th October – 6th November: Siem Reap – working with ‘Hard Places Community’ – prevention of trafficking with vulnerable children – running Bible lessons and English lessons with the children, Bible teaching and encouraging the staff, research on massage parlours
6th November – 8th November: Bangkok – Preparation for ministry – prayer walking etc.
9th November – 30th November: Bangkok – working with ‘Nightlight’– serving and encouraging long term staff, working with prostitutes and those rescued from trafficking.
1st December – 2nd December Prayer, worship and debrief
3rd December – Return to New Zealand
A few prayer points specifically for our time here:
– Boldness and courage to go for what God has for us as a team. God ordained appointments and conversations and eyes to be open to them.
– For protection – In Health (especially Nai’s health with not being able to take Malaria tablets because of being pregnant and the heat), in travel, and spiritually
– God’ provision financially
– Strength and energy
– Unity for the team