What do snow, cold, and grey skies have in common with Cambodia? Alaskans developing a heart for this far away land. Alger and I just participated in a Global Missions Conference here in Wasilla, Alaska. We showed these two videos, and saw how people were inspired and encouraged by them. So we decided to share them here with you.
YWAM Battambang is an amazing ministry! Started only 6 years ago by Garth Gustafson and team, it is now alive with life-giving ministries and discipleship training schools, including DTS, SBS (School of Biblical Studies) AIDS outreach, Bible studies, etc. Every afternoon the base is packed with hundreds of young people, eager to learn...ANYTHING! Each quarter outreach teams come from Kona, and many other YWAM bases, to offer classes in English, sewing, guitar, keyboard, and sports.
Take a look....and be encouraged that God is on the move in Cambodia.
Prayercast.com is a new website that we recently found. As you view this video, allow God to touch your heart for this nation and it's incredibly young population. (80% under the age of 30!) While this video focuses on the desperate needs of this nation, we do see hope! Pray that God's promise in Jeremiah 29:11 will be realized in Cambodia in this generation. (There are currently prayercast videos for 39 nations, and more in the works.)
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." We see that hope in the young people of Cambodia, who have a love for God, and a compelling desire to share that love with their friends and neighbors.