Wind and Rain

“For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of My peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.” ~ Isaiah 54:10 ~

Last Saturday evening, the evangelism meeting for that night was canceled due to very bad weather. In the morning they woke up to more collapsed meeting tents.

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10367810_10204015645170946_5711554856624476663_nI thank all who have been praying for Preah Vihear City and the Evangelism team. We can only do any of this with God’s help and blessing. This has been a big learning experience for all involved. I have spoken with a couple of the students who are up there and they have been relating to me the changes that God has been making in their own hearts during this time. One even apologized to me for feelings she’d had that I didn’t even know about! It is so exciting to see what God can do when we give Him a chance to work in our lives.

10314014_537705836340864_432505414910003295_n10338312_10202080725721843_98925960057245662_nToday they have been putting up a road-side cooking class.

Streetside vegetarian cooking classes with free sampling across from Preah Vihear City Bus Station.
Goals:
1. Make friends
2. Demonstrate healthy Khmer cooking that tastes great.
3. Invite people to other events
4. Give the Seventh-day Adventist Church a visible present in Preah Vihear City.
5. Sow seeds for the future.

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In more personal news, I had been struggling with teaching some all of my classes. Somehow I’d gotten depressed with how I was teaching them, and how they were learning. Basically I was just looking at all the bad instead of focusing on God and the good things that are in my classes… such a basic mistake… anyway… I was discouraged and trying to solve the problem, and I caught myself putting most the blame on others (mainly the students). But God finally got through to me in a couple of ways and as I began to focus more on Him, He was able to give me some promises and teach me some lessons through things I was studying in my private devotions, and talks I had with some wise counselors.

It really isn’t ever good to think that you can do something that doesn’t glorify God just once or twice because it, “isn’t really that bad”. It just leads to turning away from Him. I’m so thankful that God used my classes to get my attention.

Are my classes better now?… Yes!! Has anything changed in my classes/students?… not really – What changed was me! If there are changes in the classes now I believe it will be because of what God changed in me. Oh I have so much still to learn!

“As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about His people from henceforth even for ever.” ~ Psalms 125:2 ~

 

 

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