The very next day they began to eat unleavened bread and roasted grain harvested from the land. No manna appeared on the day they first ate from the crops of the land, and it was never seen again. So from that time on the Israelites ate from the crops of Canaan. Joshua 5:11-12 NLT
Trinity Institute Update: Preparing for the End of Manna
Dr. Kwong shared the above passage in the TIC board meeting this week. God had provided manna for more than 4o years. He continued to provide until they harvested the grain from the land of Canaan and made bread. The Body of Christ in Cambodia has been receiving a large portion of its financial resources from overseas donations for more than 20 years now. A new post-war generation is rising up and the economy is continuing to develop. By training the future business, educational, organizational, and other Christian professionals, we are preparing for “the end of manna.” After the manna (foreign donations) ends, we hope and pray that the Body in Cambodia will be strong enough not only to survive and support itself but also to thrive by completing the task of reaching Cambodia for Christ and then launching its own missionaries to the ends of the earth.
Since moving into TIC’s new location, Darryl and Kimhong have been working on getting things set-up. Now, the solar panels, electrical upgrades, and sign are installed. Painting should be done next week. They have also been working on organizing the library and preparing marketing materials. Kira, TIC’s English Program Coordinator is preparing to launch two new English classes in March. Lord willing we can launch more classes in May. One class will be held at TIC and the other class will be held at Logos International School as part of TIC’s teacher training partnership with Asian Hope. Benjamin Goh from Singapore will also return to TIC to teach a few workshops on Social Enterprise and Leadership. There are other exciting opportunities in the planning stages.
Video Production Update
After more than 10 years of talking about making Christian videos, now Darryl is finally able to do it! Each morning, Darryl bicycles to TIC and then in the afternoons he is able to produce Christian videos. During our time in the USA, we were blessed to receive a new Mac Mini from Darryl’s parents and Kayo gave him a microphone for his birthday. Since returning to Cambodia he has just completed a new video entitled DNA: God’s Living Software in English. Cambodian, Japanese (Kayo’s translation and narration), and Spanish versions are also in the works. This video talks about the complexity of the cell and DNA as evidence for God’s existence and love for us (Psalm 139). Darryl is also working on improving the two videos he made last year with the new computer and adding English and Japanese audio to them.
Kayo continues her weekly Japanese Life Group/Alpha Course along with the worship team and Khmer language study. Benjamin continues to do well at Hope School. We are all preparing to visit our sending churches in Japan from April 3 to June 10. We will stop off in Thailand for a couple weeks of family vacation at a retreat center for missionaries.
Thank you for your faithful prayers, encouragement, and support that makes it possible for us to partner with you in expanding the Kingdom in Cambodia.
In His Hands,
Darryl, Kayo, and Benjamin