Sambor Prei Kuk is an archaeological site in Cambodia located in Kampong Thom province, 30 km north of Kampong Thom, the provincial capital, and 206 km north of Phnom Penh.
This trip to Sambor Prei Kukwas a unique and exciting opportunity for our team to work alongside pastor Sokun and 36 local pastors and leaders. Despite facing a longer travel time due to theSouth east Asian Games being held, we were filled with enthusiasm and joy as we arrived and began our work.
The seminar was a great success, with a strong and energetic group of local pastors hungry for knowledge of God’s Word and eager to discuss and learn. The level of enthusiasm for worshiping the Lord was truly inspiring, and it was clear to see the passion pastor Sokun had for youth ministry and for spreading the Word of God.
In addition to the seminar, we also distributed Derek’s teaching materials, including By Grace Alone, Faith and Works, and You Matter to God. These resources will be invaluable to the local pastors as they continue to grow in their understanding of the Word of God and work to support their communities.
Pastor Chanrat’s Testimony
It was truly inspiring to hear pastor Chanrat’s testimony of how Derek’s book Faith and Works has impacted her life and led her to serve the Lord in children’s ministry. Her experience of facing challenges when resigning from her job and following her calling is a testament to the strength of her faith and trust in the Lord.
It's amazing to see how the Lord provided for pastor Chanrat through the support of a Christian brother and how she has continued serving in the village, even without a steady income. Her testimony shows how important it is to put our faith in the Lord and trust in His provision, even when it may seem difficult or uncertain.
Pastor Chanrat’s dedication to serving in children’s ministry and her unwavering faith in the Lord serves as an inspiration to others who may be facing similar challenges or seeking to answer their calling. Derek’s book Faith and Works has played an important role in her journey, and it is through resources like this we can continue to inspire and encourage those who seek to serve the Lord.
Testimony of Pastor Lim Thea
The testimony of pastor Lim Thea and the other two pastors from the Kuy Tribe is also truly inspiring. Despite traveling for an hour by motorbike in scorching 40-degree heat, their unwavering faith in Jesus Christ has given them a new sense of liberation from the many traditions and burdens that previously weighed them down.
They realized that offering animals to spirits was no longer necessary; all they needed to do was repent, believe and accept Jesus in their hearts, which is a testament to the power of Jesus in their lives. By accepting Jesus through His grace alone, they have attained salvation and eternal life.
It is truly humbling to see how these pastors have become leaders in their community, spreading the goodness of Jesus to others and finding joy in their new-found faith. Their transformation clearly reflects the transformative power of Jesus and the difference it can make in our lives.
Derek’s book By Grace Alone has played a significant role in pastor Lim Thea’s life, and it’s incredible to see how it has helped her find salvation and a new sense of purpose in her life as a pastor.