It’s always a joy to visit with the children and staff at Transform Asia's David Center Orphanage in Anlong Veng. Our team was in Cambodia for three weeks focusing mainly on water/wastewater projects as well as helping to prepare the David Center Guest House for future visiting teams.
Water testing was a priority for the team as well. Samples were taken to test water quality at multiple sites (before and after existing filtration) to access what processes are working well and where improvements to water quality exist. Two water filters (Biosand Filters) were purchased from Water for Cambodia so that they could be placed at each bathroom facility at The David Center so the children and staff would have access to clean water to brush their teeth. Two more water filters were purchased and placed at the Church and Farm property in Anlong Veng. A new water tower was also designed and constructed at the church property so the resident pastor could utilize water from the well.
Setan Lee is asking for us to stand in prayer with him for the sake of God's ministry, Transform Asia. With lots of things happening in our lives and theirs, let's not forget to lift each other up. Here are his requests:
TransformAsia representative, Pastor Heng Narith, brought 50kg of rice, a box of instant noodles, fish sauce, soy sauce, and 50,000 riels to give to this poor man and his 12 years old daughter for their immediate needs. This man and his little girl live in the suburb of Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia. His wife recently passed away and meanwhile this poor man broke his back due to heavy labor without any immediate medical care. His 12 years old daughter cannot attend school because no one care for her sick father and no money for school supplies.
“He has enabled us to be ministers of his new covenant. This is a covenant not of written laws, but of the Spirit. The old written covenant ends in death; but under the new covenant, the Spirit gives life.” (2 Corinthians 3:6) NLT
We have declared 2016 is the year of “LIFE.” There is evidence after evidence-the ministry of TransformAsia has transformed lives. Just our most recent eye clinics God, by His grace, has written down 118 more names into His book of Life. "The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels," (Rev.3:5 NIV).
The We Can team brought tears to the eyes of most of the women who attended the parenting conference by performing a foot washing ceremony as Jesus did in John 13:1-17. We had an amazing time together in Jesus' Name.
Last but not least, our annual pastors conference led by Pastor Mike Sprenger and the New Frontier team from the UK were phenomenal. While learning we were experiencing the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. Again, it was a life changing experience for all of our pastors, including myself. God through His Holy Spirit humbled me to my knees reminding me of the privilege and honor to serve Him even in very small ways here in Cambodia and with TransformAsia.
Thank you for believing in us, and the ministry that God entrusted us to do together among the people and nation of Cambodia. We thank Jesus for His tireless example of dignity in life, and life in abundance.
We are very proud of you for choosing to serve the Lord with us.
We have all heard the phrase "pictures are worth a 1,000 words" and we wanted to share with you a few moments captured of the Allison's time at the David Center, WeCAN and the eye clinics.
We will share the testimonies of those event in the next e-newsletter--so stay tuned!
We are so excited for this month as it is very busy, but we know the Lord has orchestrated it all. And most of the activities will be taking place at our Battambang Ministry Center. Please pray for the college students and staff who are full time there, so they will be gracious hosts and also learn a lot from our visiting guests.
Our Pastor's Conference will be an exciting time for TA Pastors to be encouraged for the new year (Jan. 12-15). Scott Price (who is in Cambodia full time) and Mike Sprenger partner together to make this possible while we have other pastors coming to help train.
We are excited to have the WeCAN team back again this year to teach how to can food to women and men in Cambodia while also teaching them about Jesus (Jan. 15-25).
And then Steve and Nicole Kroeger from Fredericksburg are back to travel around remote areas in Cambodia to bring sight to those who would not normally go to an optometrist on their own (Jan. 26-Feb. 3). This is also a time of sharing Christ with these villages.
Please pray for all who will be participating in these amazing experiences!