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Cambodia

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Ezekiel 37:7-10
So I prophesied as I was commanded.  And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone.  And I looked, and behold, there was sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them.  But there was  no breath in them.  Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath and breathe on these slain, that they may live.”  So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.  

I just came back from a mission trip to Cambodia and I wanted share about our trip briefly.  This year’s team had 11 members from Jubilee, we were joined by 50+ kingdom workers from US, Korea and Cambodia.  During our time in Kampong Cham, we were able to witness 100+ people give their lives to Jesus.  As we prayed God worked powerfully healing, restoring and renewing the land and the people of Cambodia.

Cambodia is a country that has experienced much pain and sorrow in their recent history.  Between 1975 to 1979 Khmer rouge (an evil regime) murdered 1.8 to 2 million of their own people.  Only 1 leader of KR has been tried and actually punished for the genocide.  40 years removed from the tragedy, many Cambodians live amongst people that have murdered their family members during those 4 horrid years.  Most Cambodians simply desire to move forward from the tragedy even though there hasn’t been much reconciliation, forgiveness or resolution.  As I have been praying for God to restore the broken past of Cambodia, God gave me hope through Ezekiel 37.

God takes Ezekiel to a huge valley filled with dry bones and He asks Ezekiel “can these bones live?”  As I saw the poverty, the corrupted systems, the current state of Cambodia I sensed God asking our team the same question “can Cambodia live?”  I love Ezekiel’s response “O Lord, you know” so I challenged our team to respond in the same manner.  We prayed “Lord you know” and “Lord, we trust in your healing power”.  I want to testify that God is doing an amazing working in Cambodia, we got to witness many young Cambodian Christians stepping up to serve their own people.  I have seen much reconciliation and renewals through the gospel of Jesus Christ in Cambodia.  So I want to encourage our Jubilee family to join me in praying for Cambodia, let’s pray that God will continue His restoring work in Cambodia and bring it to completion.  As we pray, I am confident that God will breathe more life into the land, they will stand and be the great army that will carry the message of Jesus Christ beyond Cambodia to other nations.