Kep is located in the beautiful southern coastline of Cam-bodia. Formerly a seaside retreat for the French elite who built their villas there in during the French rule, today Kep is drawing tourists back with seafood, sunsets and hikes.
Kesara, our OMF team member from Thailand served in Kep in her previous term of service. She helped a local Khmer church called ‘Korn Khmer Church’ located a dis-tance away from downtown Kep. She regularly provided training, visited the church members and also did outreach to people in downtown Kep. Her ministry has brought upon blessings to this church, especially to the local pastor. When Kesara did outreach and taught the bible to the people near-by the house she rented in downtown Kep, she realized that it was not easy for them to travel to the Korn Khmer Church for Sunday service due to the long distance they have to travel from their houses. To solve this problem, this local church agree and support Kesara’s decision to plant a new church at downtown Kep. Regular Sunday worship at the house Kesara is renting started since her new term of service in April, 2018.
There are now over 10 people attending these Sunday services regularly. Most of them have just started their spiritual journey with Jesus though their contact with Kesara. They enjoy singing worship songs and listening to God’s word. Kesara’s landlord’s family was among the first believers to come to faith in Christ through Kesara’s living example as a disciple of Jesus. Kesara longs to see all the believers join the corporate Sunday worship regularly, grow in their faith and become Jesus’ disciples to reveal His glory through their lives in their community. She thanks God for the various ministry opportunities and prays for team mates to join her as there a great need for ministry to the children and youth in Kep. By Kesara