We are so thankful you are taking time to read this newsletter. There is so much to be thankful for as spring is starting and Easter is quickly approaching.
The same weekend we celebrate Easter the people in Cambodia are celebrating their New Year. As many of you recall that was the start of the genocide in Cambodia which was 42 years ago on April 17. Please pray for those who were affected by this, and that their hearts will turn toward forgiveness for this tragedy that happened.
But also we wanted you to be aware, and pray for the believers who participate in the New Year. Everyone travels to be with their families. Many of our staff are heading for their home villages (but we do have some other staff willing to stay at the orphanage--but please be in prayer for them!). But pray that the Christians who are visiting family will share the Gospel with non-believers.
Thank you again for supporting TransformAsia--we are honoured that you pray for us, and that some of you donate time or funds to keep us going. We are blessed by it all!
We hope you have a blessed Easter and that you take time to reflect on Jesus' sacrifice not just for one day a year, but continually throughout the year! He is Risen!
In His Name
He Is Risen! He is Risen indeed!
"All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see." ~ 1 Peter 1:3-5 (NLT)
A Story from the David Orphanage Center
Miss Chhay Nak was one of the original orphans who had been brought to the David Orphanage Center by a former Khmer Rouge military leader to whom Setan counted as privilege to lead to Jesus in 1998.
Nak, along with two of her younger brothers, Tann and Ton lost their parents in the last military fight between the Khmer Rouge and the current government. During that time she was among the oldest of the children that our ministry had the privilege to serve.
Our primary goal has always been to raise these children with the love of Christ and make it evident each day in their lives as they grow up with other children in the center that share similar experiences. By His Grace and merciful heart, our God helped us lead Nak to salvation in Christ. We enrolled her in a local public school from elementary all the way to High School.
Nak, was the first child from the David Orphanage Center to graduate from High School and has now completed her four year college in Battambang, majoring in Banking and Accounting. Randa and I are so proud of Nak and appointed her to be our coordinator of the Battambang Christian Center which ministers to "street kids" (children who live on the streets), the local community and houses college students who need a place to live while attending school.
This is one of many success stories that God brought into our TransformAsia mission. There are many more people like Nak who have been transformed by the grace of our Lord Jesus, through our dedicated staff, missionaries and associates. Moreover, many lives, like Nak, have been transformed by your generous giving to TransformAsia. We thank you for your faithfulness to the Lord and your continued support.
“And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.” Philippians 1:6 (AMPC)