Next week, 5 Immanuel members will go to Cambodia on a short-term mission trip. In fact, we’ll be “sending” them off during the 10:45 a.m. service on Sunday. Please pray for them and for the people in Cambodia with whom they hope to connect and share God’s love. Before they leave, they have this to share with us…
One of the first questions people ask when they find out we are going to Cambodia on a mission trip is why? Why go half way around the world when we have so much need to spread the gospel within our family, our community, and our country? There is a simple but powerful answer. The people we will see, interact with and serve in Cambodia are important to God. Because they are important to God, they are important to us.
Although on this mission trip we will lead a Sunday worship service, conduct an eye-glass clinic, have a Vacation Bible School, possibly an adult Bible study as well as teach English as a second language, the real purpose is to simply show God’s love for them. As George Frahm, our missionary in Cambodia, once said to our team, our mere presence in Cambodia will speak louder about God’s love than any action or service we will perform. That being said, we go not to simply assist the Lutheran Church in Cambodia, but to help build a closer relationship between God and His people.
~ The Immanuel Cambodian Mission Team