Please Pray for Operation Christmas Child in Cambodia

The Mission Co-ordinator of Cambodian Communities out of Crisis has told us of a threat to this year’s distribution of Christmas gifts to Cambodian children by Operation Christmas Child.

Please pray that that every administrative, bureaucratic and logistical obstacle will be cleared away, each shoebox sent to Cambodia will reach a needy child and each child will have the opportunity to hear about the real meaning of Christmas.

At least 20 dead, 100 missing, thousands homeless following Laos dam collapse

One of a network of dams in the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric power project in Laos has collapsed, resulting in deaths, injuries and widespread flooding affecting thousands of families.

On 26 July, the Stung Treng provincial authority was working around the clock to evacuate about 25,000 residents in its Siem Pang district affected by flooding from the collapsed dam. The Sekong River water level, directly fed by the flooding, had reached 11.98 m at 10:30 am on 26 July, inundating 17 villages of four communes in the district.

Please pray for the families affected and those trying to help them.

Training Cambodian Rural Pastors

I have just returned from a trip to Cambodia and seen some amazing developments within the church of Jesus Christ in that country. The church is between approximately 500,000 and 600,000 and in the provinces is growing day by day. The population now is about 16 million, but there are still many challenges for the pastors and leaders. Their biggest challenge is training and equipping the saints for works of service. I would ask all of you to pray for the nation and the leaders of the churches of Cambodia. Please keep in prayer the upcoming election in July that it will go peacefully and not affect the work of the kingdom.

I am at present working on a project where rural pastors can come into Phnom Penh for training. If you would like to find out more about this, please contact me through the web site. It would cost approximately £25 for a pastor to come in from a province and receive training for a week. This training is invaluable for their work when they return to their respective churches. So if you feel led to sow into this ministry, please contact me.

Rev Ross Rennie

Sponsored Silence Completed

Thank you to everybody for their support of the sponsored silence, which was completed on Sunday 6 August after 24 hours of silence and no sleep. This can be verified from Mr Myers Cooper and Mr Austin Allkins.

This was the hardest thing I have ever done and I thank God it is over.

If you have not yet paid in your sponsorship please do so at www.give.net/silence as I am now preparing to distribute the money between the two charities.

Ross Rennie

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