As for Philip, an angel of the Lord said to him, “Go south down the desert road that runs from Jerusalem to Gaza.” So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship. (Acts 8:26-27 NLT)
Coming to America: November 15 to January 6
We are really looking forward to our time in the USA, especially being able to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas with our family and friends. We are also thankful that our accommodations and transportation have been fully provided and arranged between November 15 and December 11. We can make the rest of the arrangements (Dec. 11-January 6 in California) after our arrival. We can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or between November 21 and December 10, our phone number at Darryl’s parents will be 573 545-3026.
Testimony: Eight Hours on A Bus with a Jewish Man
Last week, Pastor Narom, one of Darryl’s Christian Apologetics students at Cambodia Presbyterian Theological Institute told Darryl about his most recent bus trip to his hometown. After finishing his Christian Apologetics mid-term, he boarded a bus and got into a conversation with a man who turned out to be a secular Jew. The man was surprised when the Cambodian pastor told him, “I worship the God of Abraham.” This sparked an eight-hour debate aboard the bus. The man raised challenges like, “humans and animals are the same value,” but Pastor Narom could answer this with the evidence that he had learned in class. Pastor Narom said, “I could answer some of his questions. . .After seven hours the man started listening to me. . .Now, we are friends (e-mail/Facebook etc.) ”
The same God who arranged for Philip to share the Truth with the man from Ethiopia in Acts 8, continues to arrange for secular Jews who might never be willing to talk about their religious views with a American or European to have an opportunity to hear the Gospel from a pastor in Cambodia on a bus. We never know when God will bring opportunities like this across our paths. We never know who God will choose to use as His messengers. This is why it is essential that we are “Always prepared to give the reason for the Hope that we have, with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15). We must also equip others so that they will be prepared to share their Hope in situations and opportunities when we cannot.
In Christ’s Hands,
Darryl, Kayo, and Benjamin