David Jacobson – SOC Director
The training of pastors and workers in Cambodia has been very difficult. This dark nation is slowly recovering from the genocide committed by Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge soldiers during the Killing Fields era. He massacred 1.7 million of his own people from 1975 to 1979. According to Yale University’s Cambodia Genocide Program, 21 percent of the population was killed.
We have run several Schools in Cambodia but, out of the 24 Cambodian pastors that have gone through the School, there never seemed to be that one pastor with a total commitment to seeing revival. But, God had a young
orphan woman named Rachel, along with her adoptive parents, who have a burden for the city of Siem Reap, and the country of Cambodia.
After graduating from the School of Christ, Rachel and her parents felt the call of God to start a new work. God has met their every need. First, they were granted legal status from the Cambodian Government to establish a church. Second, a very wealthy woman in their city has allowed them to use a very large parcel of land that she owns. She is going to donate the land to the church once it is legally established with the Cambodian government.
The workers in this new work are strong in prayer, but they need good Biblical teaching. We shared with them that if they want to see the revival that they are praying for, they will have to train and raise up leaders that will take revival to their nation. In the near future we will go and teach the School of Christ to the leaders that have been appointed.
This new ministry is filled with miracles, signs, and wonders. One day while I was there ministering, I received a text that my mother-in-law was given as little as two days and no more than two weeks to live. The pastor’s wife, Charlene, asked one morning at prayer meeting about her condition and she started to pray. While interceding in prayer for my Mom, she suddenly stopped praying and said, “It’s finished, she’s healed.” Upon returning to the hotel that night, I received another text saying that Mom had gotten out of bed, taken a shower, and was getting ready to go to church. She has been well ever since. The doctor examined her and said he could find nothing wrong with her. Praise God!
Thank you for your continued prayers and support. Revival is breaking forth in Southeast Asia.
Rachel, on the lift with the guitar, leading worship at the service in Cambodia.