Cambodia 短宣队 Day5

Cambodia 短宣队 Day5

2018.07.12 Day 5

今早我们再次聚集在旅馆顶楼的全景餐厅。今天是个大晴天,但有足够的云跟微风,让我们不至于感到太热。我们的一天就在如此美丽的早晨中展开,也很高兴地看到昨晚因上吐下泻而卧床休息的Olivia今早身体好多了,能够一起加入我们的查经。今天我们继续查约翰福音14章1-14节,读到门徒们对耶稣所提出的疑问:“主啊,我们不知道你往哪里去,怎么知道那条路呢?”而耶稣回答:“我就是道路、真理、生命。”(阿门!)这段经节的最后,耶稣给了我们一个宝贵的应许:“你们奉我的名无论求什么,我必成就,叫父因儿子得荣耀”并且借着祷告“要做比这更大的事”。因此我们到 神面前,不能靠着自己祷告,而是应当奉靠耶稣基督的名祷告、在主里面祷告。这样的祷告才能蒙神垂听。 神不仅垂听我们的祷告(Olivia的身体健康、短宣事工各样代祷事项),更在今早为我们预备如此丰盛的灵粮,使我们一整天都能在 神的话语中得着供应。

 

早餐过后我们简单地参观了湄公河畔以及金边大皇宫。金边大皇宫是柬埔寨王室居住的宫殿,其建筑风格受到佛教及婆罗门教的影响,是传统的高棉式建筑。随后,我们来到湄公河附近的中央市场。这个市场出于法国设计师的手笔,主要售卖纪念品、当地土产及手工艺品。

 

下午的圣经营首先由Mandy、Tommy以及Olivia为我们示范一首很特别的、在黑暗中跳的萤光棒舞。孩子们都看得津津有味,也在看过我们示范之后学会怎么跳这个舞。之后Mandy带我们读Stephen Lungu牧师的故事:今天讲到他是如何在基督里成长,以及他是如何经历祷告蒙 神应许。最后我们带着孩子们一起向 神祷告。今天很幸运地有14个孩子来参加我们的圣经营,我们也趁这个机会与孩子们拍团体照留念。

 

柬埔寨短宣行程已过一半,感谢恩道会的各位为我们祷告,尤其是为了短宣队各团员的身体健康祷告。我们的身体状况都已经好多了。今天所遇到的挑战是如何带领注意力不集中的孩子们,我们也在团队中一起讨论如何胜过这些挑战,以及如何在短宣事工上做得更好。请为我们下半段的短宣事工祷告,我们目前所经历的已经超乎我们所求所想!愿 神带领我们经历祂更大、更美好的作为,在一切所行的事上都将荣耀归于 神。阿门!

翻译 by 芳芳

 

 

 

Summary for 12/7/18 day 5

 

Again our day started with everyone gathering in the hotel restaurant, the top level of the building with panoramic views. Again we woke up to a beautiful day, bright with the sun, but with enough cloud and wind to give us comfort. This is the scene for our lovely breakfast and bible study routine. And we were glad to find our teammate Olivia who was bed stricken last night with vomiting and nausea, much brighter and able to join our session. Today we continued on our study in the book of John 14:1-14, where we read the famous verse ‘I am the way and the truth and the life’ (AMEN), in response to the question from his disciples (and to us) “where will Jesus be going, and how do get there as well?”. The passage also ends with an incredible teaching and promise from Jesus about prayer. “I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified” and “they will do greater things than these” with the power of prayer. This is the food the furled our day, especially after experiencing answered prayer, in Olivia’s health and many others.

 

The river side, palace tour was a swift one, checking them off the bucket list, where we were able to see their Hinduism/Buddhism inspired architecture up close. Late morning was spent at the central market with its beautiful French colonial design, there we were able to find further souvenirs and local produce, and appreciate their hand crafted goods.

 

The afternoon kicked off with a eye opening performance lead by Mandy, including tommy and Olivia. The dance was unique because it was performed in the dark with glow sticks. After the performance, having grabbed the children’s attention, we were able to teach the kids how to replicate this dance routine. Mandy followed the dance session with the story of Stephen Lungu, today speaking about his growth as a Christian, and how he experienced the Lord with answered prayers. We closed asking the children to again pray together to the Lord. Today we were again fortunate to have full attendance! 14 people in total. And we used the opportunity to have a nice group photo.

 

Today marks the half way mark of our trip. Thank you to the NZCCC who have prayed for our trip and progress so far, especially for all our health. We are all in a much better place physically. Even today had some challenges keeping the children’s attention, we were able to overcome these together as a team, discuss what improvements we can make, and improve on what we have already done. Please pray that the second half of our trip is GREATER than the already overwhelmingly wonderful experiences we’ve had. All for the glory of the Father. Amen.

By Allen