Volume. XIX, No. 31
Sunday, 13 February 2005

2005 Mission Trip - Part 2

The Missions Team’s Week Day Ministry in Sihanoukville

The Missions Team ministered to all the churches mentioned in the previous article. A brief outline of the day’s activities by the Missions Team at Sihanoukville (at Rev Koo’s, Rev Hahn’s and Preacher Chang’s ministries) on a week day is indicated below:

6:30 am: Morning Devotion
7:30am-8:00am: Breakfast
8:00am-8:45am: Morning Devotion at Rev Koo’s Primary School
9.00am-11:00am: Teaching Programs at Rev Koo’s and Rev Hahn’s
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch
1:30pm-6:30pm: Medical Mission at the provincial churches
6:30pm-7:00pm: Wash up and Short Rest
7:00pm-8:00pm: Dinner
8:00pm-9:00pm: Medical Talk
9:00pm-9:30pm: Evening Devotion and Sharing
9:30pm onwards: Free time and preparation for the next day.

From the above program, you can see that it is a “full on” day every day. For those of us who were not attached to the Medical Team, we had the opportunity to go out with them at least once to the provincial churches to see their work.

My personal observation was that it was not easy treating the villagers as well as sharing the Gospel with them but the Medical Team did a marvelous job. The 400 over patients who came to seek comfort and treatment did not deter them. Indeed, they were exemplary in the way they conducted themselves. Praise God for giving them the strength and the patience to deal with the villagers so kindly and gently. The team was also blessed that the Bible students from Rev Koo and Rev Hahn’s churches went with them and interpreted for them.

Saturday in Sihanoukville (22/1/05)

Saturday in Sihanoukville was not as hectic as the weekdays. Nevertheless, there were still teaching classes conducted at Rev Koo’s and Rev Hahn’s ministries. There was the Sunday School Teacher’s Training Session conducted by Sis Sally Law and combinedclasses for the Bible students at Rev Hahn’s Bible School.

On Saturday afternoon, there was a soccer match between the Bible students of Life Church and a team from the town. Two of our fit young men, John and Raphael played for Life Church. The end result was seven to four in our favour.

Sunday in Sihanoukville

Sunday in Sihanoukville was Gospel Rally Day. After the morning services at Preacher Chang’s, Rev Koo’s and Rev Hahn’s, we left for the Gospel Rally at around 11:15am in the morning. We were assigned to various provincial churches. Dr Stephen Lim preached at a Gospel Rally at Rev Hahn’s mountain location. Everyone that went had the opportunity to preach. By the time we finished the Gospel Rally and arrived at Sihanoukville, it was around 7:00pm in the evening.

The Mission Team’s Week Day Ministry in Phnom Penh

In Phnom Penh our ministry was at Glory BP Church. Because there was only one church, our ministry at Glory BP Church was not so hectic. Nevertheless, we started the days early and also finished around 9:30pm in the evening. A brief summary of the day’s work is listed below:

6:45am-7:00am: Morning Devotion
7:00am-7:30am: Breakfast
7:30am-8:00am: Walk to Glory BP Church
8:00am-8:30am: Morning Prayer with Rev & Mrs Choi and some Bible students
9:00am-11:30am: Morning classes
12:00pm-12:45pm: Lunch
12:45pm-5:30pm: Free time
5:30pm-7:30pm: English and Chinese Classes
7:30pm-8:30pm: Dinner
9:00pm-9:30pm: Evening Devotion and sharing

Saturday in Phnom Penh (29/1/05)

Saturday in Phnom Penh was Gospel Rally Day. The whole team with Rev & Mrs Choi and some Bible students went to the village of Pom in Kandal Province. We went in two buses. Pom is about 45 minutes from Phnom Penh. There was a puppet show staged by the Mission Team for the children. This was followed with a Gospel Rally message by Dr Stephen Lim.

After the message, we had an hour to go from house to house to talk to the occupants about Christ. Each one of us was assigned to two Cambodian students when we visited the houses. Because we were divided into many groups we were able to visit many houses. The Cambodian Bible students were very good in presenting the Gospel to the villagers. They are about 17 years of age. I learned a lot from them. We were given the opportunity to present the Gospel message too. It was a wonderful experience to be able to share the Gospel to a captive listener/listeners.

Sunday in Phnom Penh (30/1/05)

On Sunday, we had 3 services at Rev Choi’s church. The first one which was the Children’s service, started at 7:30am in the morning. It ended at 9:00. The second one, the Chinese service, was at 10:00am. The third service was at 3:00pm in the afternoon. This service ended at 4:30pm. At 5:30pm we had to conduct 3 Bible Study Classes.

(To be continued)

Dn Tony Law

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Shorter Catechism Question 89: How is the Word made effectual to salvation? The Spirit of God maketh the reading, but especially the preaching of the Word, an effectual means of convincing and converting sinners, and of building them up in holiness and comfort, through faith, unto salvation.

Please pray for healing for Rev George & Sis Nan van Buuren, Rev Peter Clements, & Sisters Myung Ki, Aranka Rejtoe & Susan Varadi “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

Please pray for - Journey Mercies for Dn Edwin D’Mello (Qld), Sisters Alice Lee, Josephine Lee, Marion Chan (Adl) and Sis Peng Ha Yeo (Melbourne); All Hopefuls away; Rev Stephen Choi and ministry in Phnom Penh & Kandal Province; Rev Moses Hahn & ministry in Sihanoukville; Bro Surish in Loas - as he prepares for the Lord’s work.

Praise and thank God for - journey mercies granted to Elder Michael Lee, Dn David Yeo, Bro Raphael Ng, Sis Min Yen Chia (Adl), Sisters Alice Lee and Josephine Lee (Qld).

Looking ahead: Bible Study on ‘Cults & Sects’ will commence on Sunday, 27 February at 1:30 pm.

Looking ahead: Basic Bible Knowledge Classes will commence on Sunday, 6 March & will be held for a period of 3 months. Those who would like to become Church Members or baptised/confirmed are advised to attend



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