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Pleroma Missions in Cambodia Prayer Letter

March, 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Students dancing in the Dedication Ceremony

This year’s March 8th Women’s Day has a double meaning to me. First, six years ago on this day, I set foot in Phnom Penh as the missionary of "Fullness in Christ Fellowship," establishing the “Pleroma Home for Girls” in 2011 and gaining the opportunity to serve some girls who were wounded.  Second, this year of the same day was the Dedication Ceremony for the “Pleroma School for Girls.”  I have greatly experienced how Jesus Christ loves these girls dearly.

Looking back on the past six years of missionary life flooded me with mixed feelings.  From the United States to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, there was a great deal of cultural shock.  Every cultural shock made me discover more of my own limitations and the Lord Jesus’s great patience with us. 

One corner of the Pleroma School for Girls

Especially when I was serving with local co-workers, God taught me how to walk with those around me, just as Jesus came from Heaven to Earth and the Word became Flesh to dwell among us, full of grace and full of truth. This is really not easy.  Every experience gives me a better understanding of the Lord’s patience with and unconditional love for me.  It also makes me understand that our ministry is a "Holistic Ministry" -- we cannot just deal with healing girls from misery, or just with improving their academic status.  Their physical and spiritual wellbeing, as well as family education, is also as important and indispensable.  As students, their living environment, family background, physical condition, etc., all will affect their ability to learn.  May God grant us wisdom and compassion for the ministry.

I’m very grateful that I have been able to participate and witness God’s work here for the past six years.  At March 8th, the school dedication ceremony, there were over 150 participants.  Some were the parents of the students, some were VIPs from the United States and Hong Kong, and some were coworkers and missionaries from Phnom Penh.  God also led a parent to express her sincere gratitude for the school helping her daughter and providing her daughter this educational opportunity, as well as for the love among the teachers and the whole team’s coordination.  We would like to invite you to give thanks to our Lord with us.  If you want to know more about the history and development of the “Pleroma School for Girls,” please reference to our Facebook account: Pleroma School for Girls.

Prayer Requests:

  1. Cambodia Ministry Committee members

    Praise the Lord! The Dedication Ceremony on March 8th for the “Pleroma School for Girls” has come to a successful conclusion. We thank you for all the gifts, prayers and support from friends all over the world, as well as from the Christian & Missionary Alliance Shatin Church.  All the praise and glory to Jesus Christ.
  2. Give thanks that we have initiated our plan to buy the land next to the school so the girls will have more space for activities, as well as for future expansion of the school.
  3. Please pray for hiring suitable teachers for the coming year, and that our Lord will provide.
  4. Please pray for the student’s spiritual and physical health.  They are prone to stomachache, and dental and nutrition issues.
  5. Please pray for the communication between teachers and parents, and that parents will have the opportunities to know the love of Jesus.
  6. March 29th through April 3rd, Bethel Church’s Short Term Mission Team will come to the “Pleroma School for Girls.”  There will be a fieldtrip, a parents’ seminar, and community services, etc.  Please pray that the Lord will open the hearts of the parents and the people of the community to lead them to attend the events.
  7. Please pray for four girls in “Pleroma Home for Girls” who have depression.  May God heal them completely.  Their initials are SMK, LWO, LTO and RSN.
  8. Please pray for the girls who are preparing to go home to celebrate the Cambodia New Year in mid-April. Pray for their safety on their way home and a joyful family reunion.
  9. Pray for our senior social worker Kimsang, for she is studying her master’s degree in social work.  May God grant her wisdom, mental as well as physical strength, and extra grace in time management.
  10. Our faithful administrative coworker, Ratanak, who has served in the “Pleroma Home for Girls” for the past three years, will return to his own church to serve and prepare for his future ministry.  Please pray for him, and may God bless his future endeavors.  Also pray for our Lord to provide a faithful administrative coworker in place of Rantanak.
  11. Pray for our two standby missionaries, Heather Hui and Esther Mok , and may our Lord fully prepare them.
  12. Pray for Debbie’s safety in the heavy traffic of Phnom Penh, and pray for God’s protection and peace.

 

Yours sincerely,
Debbie

Debbie

Address:945 Taraval Street, #249 San Francisco, CA 94116
Email:info@ficfellowship.org /khmerproject@gmail.com

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