Dear Friends & Co-Workers in God’s Harvest,
Warmest greeting in the glorious name of Jesus Christ.
We are pleased to inform that 8 students graduated from Grade 9 and 27 students from Grade 6 this year in August. Over the years we noticed a distinct improvement in the standards or quality of graduating students. The current batch are more confident, more hopeful of their future, more communicative (particularly in English language) and more importantly more Spirit-filled. One contributing factor can be traced to the fact that the students are now spending more years been educated at Emmanuel School as we only started the school in 2012. Credits too are given to the teaching staff we have who are becoming more bilingual and better qualified.
During the graduation ceremony the students went over to their parents to give their appreciation for their support over the years. Parents were clearly touched by the affection their children gave.
Though there were sadness amongst the students and teachers for parting company after some years together these Year 9 students are in safe hands after been commissioned and prayed for.
Testimony of Graduating Student
Name:……………….Dy Thida Kos
Age:………………….15 Years old
Sibling:……………..4 (she is the oldest)
Father’s name:……Leang Savuth
Mother’s name:…..Plong Malish
Hobbies:…………….Play music, read bible, help mom for house work
Dream for future:..Want to be a doctor
I love to say thank so much to be a part of ECS, even though I have graduated I could not forget ECS.
Because the school provide me knowledge, taught me how to be a good person, music (keyboard, worship team) and computer – the subject that I really like.
And, especially, I came to know the real God.
The new academic year runs from September till July the following year. At the time of` writing we have 475 students enrolled at ECS.
NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL LIBRARY
With some help from Gloria Tay, our granddaughter, and her school, Queen Margaret College in Wellington, Emmanuel primary school now has a library stocked with new books. The New Zealand capital newspaper, the Dominion, reported on her effort:
Article Online: 2018, Sep 12 17:00 | by Eleanor Wenman
Article Title: Read all about it: Wellington students fundraise for Cambodian school library Article Link: stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/
Maria and Daniel came with us to Cambodia two years ago for a short-term mission and they were so touched by what they experienced. The teachers and students of Emmanuel were likewise greatly blessed by their visit. They have since organised two annual events to raise funds for the school. This year’s event was such an overwhelming success with larger attendance, greater participation and increased fund raised.
Sumptuous food and warm fellowship left a mark on all who attended the event.
The old-time music band from personnel connected to a Perth based Singapore Air Force resident group stirred up the attendees into spontaneous singing and dancing.
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Closing remarks and prayer request
For from him and through him and for him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen. Romans 11:36 (NIV)
Thank you for your prayer and support in this mission.
From the very beginning we knew that the work had been commissioned by God so that none can boast except in Him. The nation of Cambodia and the children of Emmanuel particularly received God’s abundant grace and the new generation are now living in peace with increasing prosperity. This nation that was so devastated by war and atrocities in many of our living memory that our God chose now to showcase His grace and mercy.
We look forward to the day when we can say, ‘mission accomplished’, that is, when we can confidently handover the work completely to the Cambodian themselves which include raising the necessary funding. Until then, let’s keep moving ahead.
Abundant Blessing through Christ our Lord,
Tim & Teresa
(Tim) M: +61 413956234 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Teresa) M: +61 412303176 E: email@example.com