Hope For the New Year

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23

We thank God for His faithfulness in 2020 and look forward to what He has planned for 2021. There are many unanswered questions like, “Will we be able to visit the USA, Japan, or neither this summer?” Right now, the doors don’t seem to be open for us to visit other countries but who knows what a few months will bring. 

Thank you for praying for our visa renewals with the Cambodian government. We were approved for another year. They did require more documentation than ever before but by God’s grace our Cambodian partnering organizations were able to supply everything we needed for the renewal. 

Thank you for praying for Cambodia’s COVID-19 situation. There was a small community outbreak at the end of November. As a result, church and school went back to online only. We thank God that the outbreak was successfully contained and now church and school have both returned to in-person. 

Darryl finished his apologetics class at a local Bible school in December (except for grading). Now, he can focus more on researching for new scripts for future evangelistic/apologetics videos in the Cambodian language and sharing them via website and social media. 

In December, Darryl and Pastor Samuel recorded the first (pilot) episode of “Learn English Through the Bible.” This is a short English and Bible lesson in English and Chinese. We may transition to Zoom style classes instead of making stand-alone videos.

In January, “Brian,” a Chinese Christian man from church volunteered to translate some of Darryl’s video scripts into Chinese as a way of improving his English and Bible knowledge. We will then be able to make more Chinese language videos.

Kayo continues to be active with the local church’s worship team and now that Christmas is over is looking for new ministry opportunities. Benjamin is back in in-person school and it is hard to believe that 6th grade is half finished. We also thank God that he requested to be and was baptized the end of December.

In Christ’s Hands,

Darryl, Kayo, and Benjamin