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Who then can be saved?

“Who then can be saved?”
“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:25,26)

When I came back from the market, my neighbour asked me what I bought. She looked at the fish I bought and told me how I can cook it. At first, we were chatting just ordinary thing, but she invited me to sit next to her. It was just me and her this time, a woman to woman talk.

She told me about her illness, time during Pol Pot, the death of her relatives etc. I wished I could understand everything that she said…. (frustrating with my still limited Khmer) Since it’s Phcum Ben Festival (when many Cambodians make offerings to their ancestors), the conversation naturally turned to the offering to ancestral spirits and she asked me whether Japanese give offering to ancestral spirits like Cambodians. I told her that Japanese do the same, but we are Christians, so we would not. But I told her that we Christians still respect our parents and love our families.

Then she asked me the very difficult question of ‘how much money do you earn?’ I explained to her as best as I could how we receive support from our friends and supporters back home. I shared with her how amazingly God is providing our every need in Cambodia so far. I shared the power of prayer to the God that we believe.

At the end, she said “well, my ancestors are from China and we always hold to our religion.” So I said “I know, I understand”. But in my heart, God spoke to me, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

I don’t know whether I am planting the seed in her or watering the seed that someone has already planted, but I believe in Him who can grow it. I was worried what she think of us after talking about God, but she said at the end ‘make sure you will extend the house contract after a year!’ So I guess she doesn’t mind our presence here!


Will you pray for Cambodia?


  • Give thanks for opportunities to share the gospel and for people open to welcome missionaries and local Christians.
  • Pray for more open doors to share the gospel in communities across Cambodia.
  • Pray for God to sustain Christian workers as they plant and water seeds of the gospel. Ask God to make these seeds grow and that he may encourage his servants by showing them some of the fruit of their labours.


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