It’s been a long time!! So much has been going on lately and there are so many new stories to tell. Amazing stories of Christ’s redemption and dreams being fulfilled! Our community is thankful for those that Christ has brought and continues to bring into it.
As many of you may have seen Vuthy’s dream is beginning to become a reality. Many people have joined in praying for God’s provision and timing for the expansion of the ministry and we are excited to report that things are moving forward. Phase 1 is well underway. The land has now been purchased and was just recently filled (see the pics below) so now drawing up building plans and raising funds for the building costs for the employment centre are the next steps (more on this to come).
Thanks to all who have given towards the project so far, we pray and believe God will use this centre mightily to make Him known in this community.
Update on the staff…
Our lovely leader Vuthy has decided to leave us and go to the Philippines for no particular reason other than to study leadership! He is studying the Leadership Development Course that YWAM runs in Cebu, Philippines for 6 weeks. He left late April and we hope to see him back here in June! He is absolutely loving it! He has such a heart and desire to see the ministry grow and he felt that God wanted Him to grow as a leader as well so he can have a better understanding of how effectively lead the people God has placed in his care.
Veasna is off doing his DTS and is in his lecture phase of his DTS. He has been busy studying the bible, touring Angkor Watt, serving in YWAM ministries in Siem Reap, and taking selfies. We miss him and what he brings to YDC Kampot, but God has been doing incredible things in his life while he’s been away. His mom committed her life to Christ last month after many years of hearing and home visits. Please pray for her, that she would begin to understand and grow deeper in her faith.
Petra Som (Glasses)
Petra got an opportunity to take the Sound of the Nations course in Battambong, Cambodia for six weeks. This course helps to develop worship leaders cross culturally. He’ll be back at the end of this month and we’re excited to hear all he’s taken away from the course…. And for him to lead us in worship.
Petra is helping out at the coconut oil business part-time while school is on break. He has gotten to know one of the staff, Pov, quite well since working there. Petra’s had the opportunity to share his faith with Pov.
He’s been experiencing some difficulties with his family. They are experiencing some financial difficulties and they want Petra to get a paid position in Phnom Penh so he can support his family. His family aren’t Christians and don’t see the value of the work he’s apart of at YDC Kampot. He’s under a lot of pressure, so please be praying for Him too.
Sophanet is studying in Kampot town but is joining us for church on weekends so we don’t see him all that often, but we are THANKFUL for him! He has been doing a great job of teaching the children English and has a real desire to develop his skills further.
Next time we’ll send an update on the boys!
Lastly More Goodbyes…
We said goodbye to the Passport team from World Race a couple weeks back. They were serving at YDC Kampot for 3 months (the longest any team has served) and they all were such a gift. They are still being talked about and are missed dearly. We love you guys! Here are a couple pictures and blog posts from their time with us.
Blogs posts from the passport team
This is enough for now. Thanks for all your prayers and support!
We love you guys,
YDC Kampot Team
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