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Ecstatic About Changed Lives!

Happy 4th of July from Cambodia!

We have just wrapped up another fantastic day of drama ministry! We traveled many miles to bring the gospel to an outlying school this morning, and this afternoon we ministered at a village that had never before heard the good news. 

After finishing the drama in the village, we had one student approach a large group of villagers to tell them more about Jesus. As he began to speak, he asked how many had heard of Jesus before today. We could hardly believe it when not a single person raised their hand. Our student then began to lay out the gospel from the beginning, how we had turned from God, how He had sent His Son to reconcile us to Himself, and how He had made a way for them to be made new. As he finished speaking, he asked if the people would like to turn from their sins and turn to Christ as Savior, and nearly every person in the group said “Yes!” It was truly amazing to see so many people go from having never heard of Jesus to being a part of His kingdom in just a couple hours.

Also in the village, we had another student approach a woman shortly after the drama. As our student began to share the love of Christ with this woman, God was already working in her heart. After hearing the gospel, the woman was ready to receive a new heart from God. After our student prayed with her, the woman began to share more about herself. She explained that she had a heart condition: her heart was too big. So our student and her ministry team gathered around and prayed for the woman, that God would heal her heart or provide comfort and peace in her affliction. We are comforted to know that though the woman left that site with a medically broken  heart, she also left with a new and whole one from her Savior.

On our way back to our hotel, we stopped to meet with a small village church. We gathered with them in front of their building and prayed with and for them, that they would be used mightily to reach their village with the gospel. We prayed first in English, then in Khmer. The scene was a wonderful reminder that the Church is not limited by walls, or even country borders. 

Finally, we celebrated our country’s independence this evening with a talent show. The students all participated with talents ranging from poetry, to songwriting, to a choreographed sword fight scene. So you can look forward to some great pictures from our show!

Please pray for a strong finish and determined focus as we head into our last couple days of drama ministry!

Your Team Directors,

Allison and Craig

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3 response to Ecstatic About Changed Lives!

  • Traci Tanner says:

    I too am so excited for the things God has done in Cambodia over the past several weeks! We are so blessed with technology to be able to stand along side you and see miracles take place right before our eyes. What a feeling it must be to actually be there and experience tears of joy and mended hearts with the Cambodians. I must admit that I miss you Trevor and your crazy sense of humor, but I do know that it has to be bittersweet to leave these new sisters and brothers in Christ. What an honor it is for you to call me MOM 🙂 As you guys prepare to leave, remember that God has now placed the Holy Spirit within these new believers and that they will continue to draw others to Him. In the end of it all, God will say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” Remember that the end is not until you take your final breath here on earth, so press on even when you’re home. Let others see that you are not the same and that you have been changed. Above all, love. This is how they will know that you are set apart! Be safe and know that we are continuing to pray daily for you and the other Awestar teams. In your prayer time, can you please lift us up in prayer?!? Love you all 🙂 PS I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE PICTURES! I NEEDED A LAUGH LIKE THAT!

  • Marcelo & Susan says:

    Hello Allison and team. God is awesome!!!!! How thrilling it is to see God’s mighty hand working in the hearts of people. We continue to pray that God keeps you safe and continues to give you strength for His glory.

    Fear thou not, for I am with thee: be not dismayed, for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee, yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
    Isaiah 41:10
    Happy Fourth of July!

    Marcelo, Susan and Patrick Rosero

  • Denyse Bench says:

    Loved reading this report and looking at all the pictures! We miss you all so much, and yet it hardly seems possibly that your time there is drawing to a close. Praying that you will encounter God in some huge and powerful ways this week and that many more will be added to the Family. Trevor, Sara and Jordan–ready to see your faces and hug your necks! Love y’all!

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