As the Sun dipped below the horizon on my first full day in Phnom Penh, a good night’s rest was helpful to begin a new morning (Jet lag is still messing up my sleep cycle). The first order of business (after making coffee) was reading the Word on my balcony. I also sang some hymns and got my mind in gear for the day.
The “A” Team* met at my hotel and traveled via Tuk-tuk, to a local coffee shop for breakfast and a Bible study. We enjoyed our food, and then got into the meat of the Word of God. I led them through the first 13 verses of Romans 1. In it, the Apostle Paul underscores the gospel and eight things a Christian should strive for:
- Spiritual mindedness.
- We are saved to serve.
- Submissive to the Sovereign will of God.
- Sensitive to the needs of others.
- Soul winners (bear fruit).
These Christian men are in dire need of discipleship. I am somewhat amazed there is no one doing this here.
Our Institute for Pastoral Leadership and Development begins in a few day. May God help me train some local men to be disciplers. The fields are white for harvest.
*The “A” Team is a term I use for the four of us pictured. Over the past several years we have traveled around town together, meeting deportess and praying with them.