Reports from the Cambodian Mission Field
But that is not is not the only good news I have received this week out of Cambodia. This morning I received an email from Summer Twyman, a missionary sent by our diocese to Cambodia through SAMS--the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders. Summer is an old St Vincent's girl (her father was curate here in the late nineties). She is a social worker by training and is serving in Cambodia primarily through an NGO in the capital that runs an aftercare facility and residential counseling center for teen girls who have been rescued from sexual slavery.
In this morning's report Summer told us that eleven of the girls she works with every day are now enrolled at "4 Rivers," an English school run by the Anglican Church of Christ Our Peace in Phnom Penh. These girls have also started attending that parish's youth group each week. And last night EIGHT of these eleven girls accepted Christ as their Savior! An almost 80% conversion rate is an amazing result after a relatively short period of missionary activity on Summer's part. But she witnesses to the Gospel through the care and compassion that she shows those girls every day. Her life and work are mirrors of the love of Christ. As she is helping these girls rebuild their shattered lives day-by-day, Christ is making them into a new creation!
Both Summer and the St. Vincent's mission team that has just returned report that Cambodia is wide-open for the Gospel of Christ right now.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow, my friends, and pray for the Church in Cambodia!