Dear Friends & Partners,
Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29 (NKJV)
Looking like sparrows on window sills these children of Emmanuel Community School are very precious in God’s eyes. You have helped in the planting and watering (1Co 3:6) let us pray that God will cause them to grow their faith like Deborah, David, Daniel and Esther to be used mightily to transform the nations for His glory.
This renowned university encourages their students to engage with society through community service, mostly in the form of non-credit bearing, co-curricular activities, both local and offshore.
We are glad Emmanuel school is chosen as one of their offshore service centres for some years now.
However, their recent visit caught the attention of the local television news station, BTV, and Emmanuel school unexpectedly received a wonderful 5 minutes of promo on TV.
Posted by Bunthoeurn Orm on Friday, 9 June 2017
Visot, ECS principal, looking obviously delighted to share the school’s accomplishment.
Even the plants growing within the limited open space of Emmanuel School are bearing much fruit.
Interestingly, the students of ECS are disciplined enough not to pick fruits and veges grown there without the permission of their teachers.
In fact, none did and some students even volunteered to help tend the plants.
A new church planting had just begun in Kampong Speu, a thriving province about an hour’s drive from the capital Phnom Penh. Some members of the main church who previously worked in Kandal had returned to their home province. One of the elders of the church in Kandal felt called to pastor the church. This pastor as well as the one in Phnom Penh are self-supporting and they do struggle with the available time and limited resources to grow the fledgling churches.
We both experienced some health issues lately, in particular, the colon surgery that Teresa underwent which was unexpected but very necessary and timely (left unattended, the failing section of her colon might rupture causing unwanted complication). God is most compassionate and faithful – they are new every morning (Lam 3:22).
We like to thank you for your concern and prayer. ECS staff and students too had fervently prayed for pastor Teresa’s recovery and they were very relief and thankful to God that their prayers had being answered. We acknowledge the fact that much grace had been showered upon us for our well-being but more so for those whom we have the privilege to serve. There are still much work to be done ahead, however, we are very grateful for journeying with us through your prayers, encouragement and some of you even spent time with us in the harvest fields.
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord (2Pe 1:2).
Tim & Teresa
: +61 413956234 (Tim)
: +61 412303176 (Teresa)
We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done. Psalms 78:4 (NKJV)