Phimpha is going into Cambodia again for the day. Every time she goes we start to have weird problems the day before and day of. Mo had fever come up in just a few minutes yesterday and all night. He is playing now Thank God. satan is working against us hard right now because he does not want the Cambodians to turn to God. They will turn to God and he will loose the battle. satan is here, we see him. Please pray for us now.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ
I have an emergency need to ask of you. . Yesterday I went to visit Luke and Mai in Bangkok. Luke went
out to work because someone stole all the monies he had and phone etc.
He did not want to burden us with more problems. He went to work to
try to support himself and Mai in college. He was working 10 hours a
day seven day a week. But he needs to go to school every day so I told
him to quit work. He has grown and needs a new uniform too so that was
another reason for his working.
Another need is the children’s home up north. They need money for
food and electric bill and hospital bill etc. Last week we sent monies
to them but they need to use for the hospital bills, that make it was not enough and we have had little to nothing many days now. Every month we come up and go on with what is The Grace of GOD that comes to us. But when the hard times like this come, I will need The Grace of GOD that is in your life as we are all part of the body of Christ working together. So I want to ask you to help us with the Grace that GOD our Father giving to you. I need to have 13k (baht, 365USD) today and 9k (baht, 250USD) tomorrow….Or up to your burden. So if you receive this letter today I want to let you know weneed it soon. Thank you to all
Love in Christ
Please do not be discouraged in our problems and weakness because we do not pity ourselves. Thank You to Keep Us in your Prayers.
How much does God love US?
Way more than we love ourselves. How do I know that? Because we will make decisions that will hurt us. God will not do that to us. He only wants what is best for us. He loves us so much and wants to give us gifts to make us happy. He wants a close personal relationship with us and has gone to great lengths to give it to us for free. Sadly most deny the most awesome gift we could ever receive. Not just a onetime gift. It is the gift of eternity. More joy than we can ever imagine and yet we do not choose to take it. We think we know what is best for us. Can we create one grain of sand with our knowledge or wisdom? Then how can we think we know more than the creator. All that is seen He created by speaking. Many deny Him because they think He does not exist. The world with all its infinite intricacies just happen by chance? The universe just happen on its own? Believe the lie and die the second death. He wants each one of us there with Him in paradise and He goes to extreme measure to give us the chance to accept His love for us. To choose life eternal.
A True Story from a few days ago.
I came home from town the other day and seen a large delivery truck parked in the driveway. Kind of took me by surprise. I came walking up to the house and Phimpha was just saying goodbye to the driver. She told him who I was. We exchanged greetings and he left. I asked her what the driver wanted. The driver works for the trucking company and he runs between Bangkok and the border town called Aranyaprathet, which is about an hour and a half from us. He makes deliveries there and the road he uses goes right in front of our house. Some friends of his wanted to go to Aranyaprathet and asked him to find out how they could get there by bus. As he was driving up this way that day he saw a lady standing on the side of the road waiting for a bus. He stopped to ask her which bus she was waiting for and where it was from. The lady just happened to be Lek, who lives with us and was on her way back to our place. After she had explained to him how to take the bus from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet he asked her where she was going? Then asked her if she wanted to ride with him, because he was passing right in front of our place. So she got in and they drove on, chatting some as they went. He stopped on the road out front ready to drop her off. After seeing our unfinished kitchen project and our unusually big dorm style house he asked what we were building. She explained that we are a children’s home and that Phimpha is the director. After talking a bit he said: Can I speak to her?” She said: “Sure if she is home.” So he drove up into the yard and parked. Phimpha walked up to meet him and God brought up in her heart the beginning of the verse from Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart. She did not speak it to him immediately of course because they had never met before. They sat down and he started asking questions. She kept answering his questions but the words kept coming up stronger and stronger in her heart till finally she said: “God wants you to know, Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” He stopped and looked at her and said: My mother wanted to abort me but was afraid it would hurt so she gave me birth. But she always told me she never wanted me. She gave me little love. He was the outcast in his family. Then he began to open his heart and they talked for quite some time. She told him about the love of God. He said he had gone to church for about a month, 10 years ago, and was all excited about what he had heard. He came home and told his family and they forced him to do many things and put tattoos on his body of pictures used in black magic. They offered him up to other spirits. He said all she was telling him was amazing but he did not think God would ever forgive him now because it was 10 years ago and he had these tattoos all over his body. She told him God wanted him to come back to Him. That is why he ended up where he was now. After a while he said he needed to get going but would stop again to talk to her. To be polite she needed to ask him his name but the Holy Spirit told her: “No. Do not ask.” She thought that was strange. Then the words from Matthew 5:9 came up in her heart, so she spoke out. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. He looked at her strangely. He said: “My name is Santi. She spoke to him in Thai of course, and the name for peacemaker in Thai is Santi. God wanted to show him that He still loved him. That he was still His child. He said: How can you know these things about me? Are you a fortuneteller?” She said: “No. I know nothing. But the Holy Spirit knows all.”
So do you believe all of that was just a coincidence? I pray not.
It is how much God loves each of us, and how much He wants us, to be with Him. He is waiting and beckoning to us. All we need to do is accept and receive the only gift that matters in this world. The gift of eternity with Him.
The women’s conference was another success Thanks to God. He alone knows what the people need and then He calls those to deliver it. Stephen and Pamela a married couple from Arkansa were the two main speakers. Stephen is strong in the gift of healing and of imparting the Holy Spirit. He and Pamela do a tag team when they speak. If one of them speaks in tongues the other interprets. There were around 400 attending give or take. Seventy or so came out of Cambodia. They were on fire for the conference. It was a great time with God.
Then the next week we had a small training session here at Timothy house. There were eight people from Cambodia who joined with us for the week.
It has been almost a month since I started this update. So hard to write. Moving on.
The twin girls Pet and Poy have gone to live with grandma on the mother’s side. They both came a couple of weeks back to pick them up. Phimpha talked in length to the grandmother and was very satisfied that the girls will be well taken care of. Seems when ever her and her daughter get into an argument the daughter takes Pet and Poy and runs away out of spite. We had them a few months and they were doing well in our home but it is always better if children grow up with their own family.
Many children come and go within Timothy House. We accept them into the family with love, and raise them as one family but sometimes we must let them go. God will watch over them. Our children have learned over the years to accept all that come to stay or visit, knowing that the time may come when they will leave. It is a part of their life.
Mo just came to me with a sting from the black ants we have here. Man they hurt. Just like a bee sting. I put some salve and a bandage on it. It will not help the pain but it will help the heart.
Our kitchen has been on hold many weeks. First because of all the other work and now because of finances but that gives me time to write today.
The rains are not enough this year. The reservoirs are still very low. September is supposed to be our rainiest month so we pray for that. Our rice field is looking very poor. Nothing we can do but wait and pray. God is in control. Many people think because of the weather and earthquakes and such that the world is coming to an end soon. I do not know. God does but His word says that we will not know the day or the time of the end, so live each day being ready for all things. I think I will quit this and write another or more of a sermon. So many things have been heavy on my heart for a long time now and I need to get them out.
All our Love to you.
An old picture from a few years back but a good one. I was so handsome then.