In Former “Killing Fields,” Youth Flock to Jesus

By Soeuth and Syna Lao, serving in Poipet, Cambodia

During the reign of the Khmer Rouge, Soeuth and Syna Lao fled Cambodia as refugees; they later returned to their homeland as Alliance international workers. The following is an adapted excerpt from their recent blog update.

Well over 700 youth attended a conference on April 6-9, 2011, including about 80 from Poipet and the Malay District. It was an overwhelming experience, especially on the first evening of the event; the youth committees didn’t quite know how to handle such a big group! They were short on food, drinking water, and sleeping facilities.

 And to make matters worse, there was a violent and totally unexpected rain storm that poured down hard. The strong winds literally uprooted a number of rented tents, upsetting many tables filled with prepared and much-needed food! Praise God—things got a lot better the next day. Toward the end of the conference, everyone seemed to have had such a good time that the “little” inconveniences from the first day were completely forgotten. Thank you for praying!

 What You Can Do

Pray that the youth will continue to walk with Jesus, sharing His love with those around them. Also, pray that God will provide willing leaders for church youth groups.

Donate to Alliance Great Commission Ministries. In doing so, you partner with Alliance workers—like the Laos—to reach people young and old with the good news of Jesus.


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