A Vibrant Faith

By Soeuth and Syna Lao, serving in Cambodia

When Lena’s husband tried to kill her with an axe, believers throughout Cambodia rallied around her and her three daughters. Her story made national news, and non-Christians were amazed by the compassionate care demonstrated by God’s people. The following is an adapted excerpt from the Laos’ recent newsletter.

Alliance people have been praying faithfully for Lena and her family, and we want to update you on their situation. In February, Lena traveled to Phnom Penh to undergo reconstructive surgery on her left eye; she will need cosmetic surgeries as well.

During a women’s seminar in Poipet, Lena was excited to be part of the group. Her oldest daughter, Danaat, a beauty school student, also attended. Moved by the outpouring of love shown her family during her mother’s crisis, Danaat gave testimony of God’s goodness and provision. She is grateful for what He is doing in her life and tells everyone she meets about Jesus. During an evening meal when we asked about her day, Danaat recounted the many opportunities she has had to share the good news at school.

On Thursdays, after class at the beauty school, Danaat often invites friends to whom she has been witnessing to our home. They chat with us, asking questions about Christianity. Though no one has made a decision for Christ yet, their strong interest is evident. We often give Danaat tracts to share with her friends.

Danaat has enrolled in a discipleship class. Also, she participated in the recent National KEC (Khmer Evangelical Church) Youth Conference in Kampong Cham Province. This was her first time attending this event.

Please pray for Lena’s complete healing from her injuries. Also, pray that Danaat will continue to grow in her faith and witness.

We are grateful for your continual support for the Great Commission Fund, which enables us to serve God in this part of the world, bringing lost people into God’s Kingdom.

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Learn More

Read Syna Lao’s article, “Lead Us to Jesus,” in the January 2013 issue of Alliance Life magazine.


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