The Heart of the King

The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord,
Like the rivers of water;
He turns it wherever He wishes.
(Proverbs 21:1 NKJV)

As I write this post, it is the day before the U.S. election. Growing up, I was interested in U.S. politics while my peers were interested in sports. I even earned a degree in political science before God called me to be a missionary and Christian apologist in Cambodia. Each election year, I thank God that I do not have to campaign for any human candidate, but that I have the privilege to use my skills to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Even though I still have strong preferences for which candidates win various elections, the above verse has helped me to keep my sense of balance and peace by remembering that regardless of who wins the election, God is still in complete control.

Some of the reactions to one of my videos, “God and Money” on Facebook.

In October, I continued to write scripts and produce apologetics/evangelistic videos in the Cambodian language. I released two videos: God and Good Evil and God and Money. Four more video scripts are in various stages of production for future videos. The video ministry continues to be fruitful and rewarding.

Now that the churches have reopened (with restrictions), I have also been resumed helping a Chinese missionary teach the Bible and English to Chinese and Cambodians at the international church we attend.

I have also started teaching a Christian Apologetics class at the Cambodia Presbyterian Theological Institute. This class has been a little confusing due to COVID restrictions. At first, the class was supposed to be fully online, so I prepared for that. Then, it was supposed to be partly online and partly in-person, so I prepared for that. Now, starting this week, it is fully in-person. So, I am getting ready to make (hopefully) this final adjustment. I am thankful that Cambodia’s COVID-19 situation remains very good with only a handful of active cases, all from overseas travelers and not community transmission.

Kayo continues to be actively helping to coordinate the international church’s worship team and ministering to Japanese missionaries in Cambodia. She looks forward to getting back into in-person ministries to Cambodians as the COVID situation in Cambodia improves.

Benjamin is doing well in school and is overcoming the challenges of sixth grade and COVID restrictions (at school).

Thank you for your faithful prayers, encouragement, and support. Please pray for our ministries as well as for the travel restrictions to/from Cambodia so that we can visit the US and Japan in the future. We also pray that God will bless, provide for, and protect you during this season of uncertainty.

In Christ’s Love,

Darryl, Kayo, and Benjamin