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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Urgent prayer request from Cambodia!

I know this isn't the usual entertaining blog post, but I'm going to take advantage of the opportunity to catch your eye (even if it is few eyes!) to share with you this urgent prayer request that I received from my missionary host in Cambodia. A little history: I spent almost 2 weeks at the Bible college this last summer, and more time last summer. The students there have grown very close to my heart, and I have a deep deep respect for Pastor Greg and Resie. I hate to see this happening, and I fear that this could close the WBI and cease it's ministry of training Cambodian Christian leaders.

“The Prayer of a Righteous Person is Powerful & Effective”
Dear Partners and Friends
Wesleyan Bible Institute (WBI) is facing an urgent crisis where legal counsel is indispensable should the assailant pursue their threat to sue the school because of its stand against immoral act among its constituencies. We cannot disclose the problem in detail for security reasons but please pray that those Christian parents appealing for lawsuit against the school’s leadership will change their mind for Christ’s name sake and His Kingdom. While we are ready to go to jail if necessary, appearing in court taints the name of Jesus and His church when the litigators are fellow believers within the Wesleyan Church. We talked to them today and tried to persuade them not to continue the lawsuit but talk it over amicably. Our attempt resulted in vain; they are serious in taking the matter to the court. Your prayers can change the situation for His glory.
Under His Wings,
Greg, Resie, Aleeyah, and Esher
“Together, WE Can Accomplish the Impossible”

The Bible college::

Rice fields behind the WBI

The Wesleyan Bible Insititute in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; building completed in January 2009

A beautiful sunset over the property

Me and the wonderful ladies of the WBI

Students and staff at the WBI during our Friday fellowship, my 1st evening in Phnom Penh

HERE is a link to the only semi-frequently updated blog of the Wesleyan Bible Institute.


Joni said...

Please update us with any information. I am sorry to hear that there is lawsuit.....!!!!

Jewel said...

Thanks sister, I will! Back in December someone at the WBI got real real sick following her baby's delivery, and he sent me an email with almost equal urgency and then never sent a follow-through (with bad news OR good news) until weeks and weeks later. I hope this isn't a situation like that! I intend to call him later this week. It's a pretty big deal! =(