There are 5 people going to
, to visit our mission partners, the Cambodian Hope
Organization. This prayer diary gives you a flavour of the trip and what we
will be doing; please pray for us over the next two weeks. There are details
below about how you can follow our progress. The five people on the trip are:
Jim Dewar, Ann and Malcolm Brown and Fiona and Martin Elliot. Thank you for
your prayers. Poipet, Cambodia
Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th – pray for smooth and safe travel; we fly to
and Abu Dhabi and then drive by minibus to Poipet, on the
Cambodia/Thailand border, accompanied by a member of the CHO staff. Bangkok
School on the Mat – we are telling Bible stories to children who gather for simple school in the villages around Poipet; pray that we will get the level right; that the children will understand the stories and will think better of Jesus.
Safe Haven School – we are teaching English to children in the school; some of these children are abandoned by their parents; some are rescued from trafficking; there is a text book which we will use. Pray for that our teaching will be good and that we can build up a little bit of relationship with some of them over the ten days.
CHO devotions – every morning before they go to work, the CHO team meets for devotions, a Bible talk and prayer time. Jim will be leading these devotions every morning on the theme of faith: what faith is; how do we grow our faith; how is our faith tested; looking at faith through the examples of Abraham and Thomas.
Sermons and preaching – some staff are involved in church planting and Jim will be working with them to help them learn how to preach sermons from the Bible. They work with a project called UMOJA – you can see details at http://www.umoja-cambodia.org/
Alpha courses – Jim may also be helping a group of leaders learn how to present a course like Alpha or Christianity Explored.
A trip to Angkor Wat – we hope to do some sightseeing, but when is not clear!
Staying in Poipet – we are staying and eating in the Destiny building, owned and run by CHO; pray for the safety of the team in the city – it is not a dangerous place, but we need to manage the risk well.
Friday 19th and Saturday 20th Feb – we do the same journey back to
and then back to the Bangkok ; we arrive in UK at 630am Saturday morning. Pray for safe and
smooth journeys. Edinburgh
You can follow us in two ways:
We have a blog, Juniper Green in Cambodia 2016; there will be a link on the Church website www.jgpc.org.uk
We have set up a Facebook group, Juniper Green in Cambodia 2016 and we hope to post photos and comments there.