Posted by: theruppels | October 28, 2017

Prayer Letter – June 2017

Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth Proverbs 27:1

Dear Praying Friends,

During the last month, God has been reminding me that our plans are always in complete subjection to God’s plan, and He asks that we stay surrendered to Him every day and every moment.

Our plan was to arrive in America on May 1st to attend Ryan’s graduation from college, re-connect and serve with our sending church, attend Rhadee’s graduation from high school, help our children adjust to life in America, and then return to Cambodia on June 27th to a very full schedule.  Everything was going as planned until the eve of Rhadee’s high school commencement service.   On that night, Becky’s mom was taken to the emergency room and  we were told that  she had a large brain tumor.  Becky travelled with her mom to Tennessee for a battery of tests, and two weeks after finding the tumor Becky’s family was given the bad news that this tumor was inoperable.  The doctors gave Mom a maximum of  5 months to live.  They also said that her tumor could rupture at any time.

We are so thankful that Becky and I were home for this time.  We are also very thankful that our children were all able to come spend some time with Grandma while she is still coherent.  Grandma’s faith, strength, hope, and joy is a huge encouragement and challenge to our family and to many others.

During the last four weeks, God has continually shown us that He is working in and through this situation first and foremost in our own family but also in the lives of many others.  It has also been very encouraging to see so many people writing notes, making phone calls, and travelling long distances to say thank you.  Becky’s parents have invested in and impacted so many lives!  What a huge encouragement this has been to our whole family!

As I mentioned above, Becky and I were scheduled to leave on June 27th, and I now sit in Tennessee writing this letter on June 30th.  Becky and I have obviously postponed our return, and we are asking for your prayers and patience with us as we seek God’s guidance for decisions we must make regarding our ministry and return to Cambodia.  Just to be clear, we still believe with all our hearts that God has more for us to do in Cambodia.

Since September of 2016, I have been pastoring Good News Baptist Church in Phnom Penh while my friend, Stephen Benefield, has been on furlough.  The Benefields are not returning to Cambodia until September, so for the next couple of months, the care of this ministry was the biggest need we had to fill.  Thank the Lord for missionaries Matt and Nikki Brown!  They are coming down from a province in the northeast to serve in Brother Benefields ministry.  We had the privilege of mentoring Matt and Nikki when they first arrived on the field, and we have the utmost confidence in what God can do through them.  My in-laws also had a great impact on Matt and Nikki  during their college years, so they feel this is something they can do to be a blessing to them as well.

With God’s help, I plan to finish writing a discipleship series that I have been working on for some time.   Most of what is written is already translated into Khmer.  A couple of the national pastors who have been using it are awaiting the rest of the series.

  • Please pray for God to be glorified in every situation regarding Becky’s mom.
  • Pray for God to use our absence from Cambodia to challenge believers there to “step up” and be more involved.
  • Pray for me to finish this discipleship series mentioned above.
  • Pray for God to use us where we are.

Serving Him Where We Are,

Rodney Ruppel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: theruppels | October 28, 2017

Prayer Letter April 2017

Dear Praying Friends,

It is hard to believe that Rodney and I are now empty-nesters.  Ryan will be graduating from college in May, Blake will be finishing up his first year of Bible college, and Rhadee will be graduating from high school in June.  Rhadee left Cambodia the end of March and will be at our home church and school in Michigan for the exciting year-end events such as Junior Senior Banquet, Senior Trip, and Graduation.  We are SO thankful for the wonderful people at our home church who have helped each of our children with their transitions to life in America. Their love and care for our children has made this mother’s heart survive a new phase of life.  Please pray for Rodney and I as we adjust to life with no children in our home.  We miss them, but we are so glad they all have a desire to follow God’s will wherever He may lead.  Rodney tells me not to worry… he will keep me plenty busy even without home schooling! 🙂

Over the past few years, God has given me the opportunity to use my elementary education degree by teaching part-time at an elementary school.  All of  my first graders are Cambodian.  I am so thankful for the opportunities I have to tell them about Jesus Christ. We are given more opportunity to talk about Christ during the Christmas season, so I take advantage of that.  I also have opportunities to share the Gospel with the other teachers in the school.

Teacher Pauly is one of the first grade Khmer teachers.  Over the years, I have tried to share the news of salvation with her, but she has never been interested.  She would just sweetly smile and walk away.  Several months ago, I posted some pictures of Rodney and I ministering to children in a Cambodian village.  Pauly asked me about those pictures and expressed interest in learning more about Jesus Christ!  We immediately started a Bible study each day before I leave school.  She accepted Christ in October and was baptized on Christmas day!  We continue to do Bible study four days a week, and her faith has grown so much.  She has learned to stand up to persecution and to love those who oppose  her for becoming a Christian.  Her family eventually accepted the fact that she no longer worships Buddha, but they have not yet come to the point of accepting her new beliefs. Please pray for her husband and her daughter to see the change in Pauly’s life and to become receptive to the Gospel.  Although, Pauly has grown so much in her faith, she has not yet become a faithful church member.  She does tutoring on Sundays and is afraid to give up that important source of income that pays for her daughter’s college education. (I understand that worry! 🙂 ) We have talked about seeking God first and trusting Him to provide, but she has not yet surrendered this to the Lord.  Please pray for her to trust God completely to take care of her needs.  She has seen God answer so many prayers already, and now she needs to give this to Him as well.

Also, continue to pray for new Christians in Cambodia.  Srey Nait, Minea, and Sooy are all experiencing their first Khmer New Year as Christians.  Pray for them to stay faithful to Jesus Christ and not give into the peer pressure of participating in ceremonies that would betray their faith in Christ.

Thank you SO much for your prayers and support over the years!  We have been blessed!

Serving in Cambodia,

Becky Ruppel

Posted by: theruppels | October 28, 2017

Prayer Letter – February 2017

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. III John 4

When Ryan, our first child, was learning to walk, he would sit down as soon as we let go of his hand.  Ryan was about 11 months old when our friends put a stick in his hand and held the stick as he walked.  When our friends let go of the stick, he didn’t know that he was walking by himself.  Both the child and parent must let go in order to experience the joy of seeing the child take his first steps. Discipling believers and starting a church is so much like raising children, as John states above.  Seeing the church walk in truth on their own is so rewarding, but letting go is often very  hard for both the missionary and the church.

A few months ago, we asked you to pray for New Hope Baptist Church as we began the transfer of leadership over to Pastor Keang Wang.  Becky and I still live at the church.  I still teach Bible institute here on Wednesday to 5 pastors and one other man.  Pastor Wang often asks me to preach on Wednesday night.  However, I am gone all day Saturday to a village ministry.  My whole day Sunday is given to another church whose missionary/pastor is on furlough right now.  Twice during the week, I am spending significant time soulwinning and visiting for the other church.   In a matter of speaking, Becky and I have let go, and Pastor Wang, his wife, and New Hope Baptist Church started walking on their own without even realizing it.

Pastor Wang and I meet about once a week to talk about victories and challenges in leading the church.  One victory has been a man named Sooy!  Sooy lives near Pastor Wang, and has been confused about Christianity for quite some time.  God arranged that Sooy be at home without work for a few weeks.  During that time, Pastor Wang met with him several times a week until Sooy finally came to Christ by calling on Him for salvation!  After getting saved, Sooy has been showing heightened interest in the things of God.  He has been reading his Bible, answering questions in booklets, listening to preaching tapes at home, coming to church, asking Pastor Wang questions, and, most importantly,  he has been changing!  His wife does not like all of these changes.  Please pray for her to get saved as well.

We would love for every meeting that Wang and I have to be filled with praises about all the good that is happening.  We all know that is a “pipe dream”.  What has encouraged me more than even the praises for God’s blessings is the tender heart that Wang has maintained through correction and advice.  For instance, he came to me to get counsel about how to handle a specific problem that he thought centered around another person.  After listening to him for 15-20 minutes, he patiently allowed me to explain that the source of the problem was himself and how he was handling it.  A long silent pause followed, and then Pastor Wang not only agreed with me, but thanked me for pointing this error out to him. His tender heart towards God is one of the main reasons why I know that he is God’s man for this church.

We are so thankful for Pastor Wang, his wife Srey Oun, and their two children Joshua and Jessica Rhadee.  By the way, their son Joshua was also baptized the same day and Sooy!

Rejoicing in Our Children,

Rodney Ruppel

Posted by: theruppels | October 4, 2017

Prayer Letter – October 2016

“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” II Timothy 2:2

Finding those faithful men involves working with those who are unfaithful.  This takes a lot of effort and patiently working the field God has laid before us.

Brother Stephen Benefield and I have sat with some missionary evangelists, and some new missionaries (having just arrived on the field) and heard this verse proclaimed more than once.  They (as they have said) have come to work with the “cream of the crop”, the faithful men.  They don’t want to waste their time with the unfaithful ones.  Brother Benefield has said to me on more than one occasion, “Where do they get the ‘cream of the crop’ if they do not have a crop?  And where do they get their crop, if they are not working a field?”  Great questions!

As I mentioned in my last prayer letter, Becky and I have the privilege of working the field of Good News Baptist Church while the Benefields are on furlough this year.  We do have the opportunity to reap where the Benefields have sowed and watered.  We do have the opportunity to work with faithful people that Brother Stephen has shed sweat, blood, and tears to bring them to where they are today.  Having worked in the field of Cambodia for 20 years, we appreciate all the hard work that has been done to get this church to where it is today.

Please pray for Haun and Sopiep.  They are a newly married couple at Good News Baptist Church.  Brother Stephen separately led both to Christ many years ago, but God brought them together as husband and wife just a few days before the Benefields left for furlough.  They are making each other stronger in the Lord, and they have shared with us that they desire to serve God together.  We are praying for them and working at training them to work with the children and young people in the church.  However, we are also trying to help them see how important their influence is to the other adults in the church.  Haun & Sopiep are both financially and spiritually stable. They also seem to love each other very much.  This kind of stability is not common in Cambodia.  Their example could have a huge impact on the church.  Please pray that God will use us to help establish their influence with the people of God.

Please pray for a young man named Rut.  I worked with him about a year and half ago in a church in the province, but he is now working in Phnom Penh and attending Good News Baptist Church.  Rut is also faithful and financially stable, but he is not yet spiritually strong.  Pray that God will help him tear down some strongholds in his life and give his life wholly to God.  We are also praying that God would give him an appropriate place of service in the church.

Also pray for a young lady named Srey Leak.  She is such a servant!  It has been a joy to get to know her and to benefit from her service in the church.  Becky and I are excited to see what God will do with her.

There are four young ladies at Good News Baptist all between the ages of 14 and 21 that have recently received Christ.  Discipleship for these four is very important. Please pray that we will be able to pull both Srey Leak and Sopiep into the roll of discipler for some of these young ladies.

Becky and I are busier than we have ever been, but it is an absolute joy to work with the “cream of the crop” at Good News Baptist Church that is a result of Brother Stephen Benefield’s 16 years of hard work.

Still in the field,

Rodney Ruppel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: theruppels | October 4, 2017

Prayer Letter – August 2016

“For this cause left I thee in Crete (Cambodia), that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:” Titus 1:5

The Lord has been opening doors to me in many churches across Cambodia.  I have been given the opportunity to help “set in order things that are wanting.”  I am excited about the opportunities laid before me.  There are glaring problems in some churches to which I have been recently introduced, and other churches with smaller issues to solve.  In every church that has been presented before me, there is a need for training both present and future leaders.

First, let me say, the work set before me is beyond my abilities.  Without God’s help, nothing good can be accomplished. Please pray for God’s grace in my life to be able to accomplish all that God would have me to do for His glory!  Second, humanly speaking, there is almost no way one person could get to all of the places, prepare all the sermons, and develop all the curriculums that are needed to complete the tasks at hand.  I am so thankful for Pastor Sakaun’s help in almost everything I do.  At the very least, he is always a source of counsel and perspective for me.  At this time, he is also offering to help me with travelling long distances and teaching long training sessions when I am busy in other places.  I am so thankful for his partnership with me in the work of God. Please pray for him also.  His wife has been dealing with health problems for over 5 years now. He  himself is 65, and deals with his own set of basic health problems.  Please pray for God’s grace and strength for both Sakaun and Samaat.

New Hope Baptist Church, the church we started in 1997, is slowly being transferred over to the leadership of Pastor Keang Wang.  We have taken a step away from direct involvement with the church, but Becky and I continue to mentor him and his wife.

Pastor Proh at Liberty Baptist Church in Ta Khmaw, and Pastor Tho at Liberty Baptist Church in Kampot are both attending Bible Institute and both are allowing me to mentor them.

Missionary Stephen Benefield started Good News Baptist Church, and he is allowing me to pastor this church while he is away on his furlough.  This church is doing very well.  The people are very evangelistic and are very generous givers.  There is so much potential in this church!  Stephen and I are very close friends, but we have different spiritual gifts.  We are both praying that God will use me this year to strengthen this work.

Recently, five churches in Kampot Province have expressed interest in Pastor Sakaun  and I working with them for the purpose of Bible teaching and leadership training.  Three of the churches were started by a Baptist missionary a number of years ago, but these three churches have seen decline in attendance and are not doing anything to mentor spiritual leaders for the next generation.  Pastor Sakaun and I both feel quite confident that we will be able to work with and help these three churches.  We are not as confident about the other two churches in Kampot.  We do plan to give them a chance, but we also plan to test them a bit.  Part of our plan involves teaching at each location instead of calling them all to one place. This will be much harder on us, but we feel it will be much better for the individual churches.

Thank you for your prayers and support,

Rodney Ruppel

p.s. Ryan and Blake are doing well at Bible college.  We are very proud of them and pleased that they are being trained to serve our Lord, but we miss them very much!  Please pray for them also.

 

 

Posted by: theruppels | October 4, 2017

Prayer Letter – June 2016

Just a few days after sending our last prayer letter by email at the end of April, my mom’s groom went into the hospital.  They found cancer throughout his whole body.  His health declined quicker than any of us could imagine, and he went to be with Jesus on May 16th.  My mom is still recovering from the loss.  Please pray for her.   People listened well at the funeral, and I (Rodney) gave all of them opportunity to receive Christ in their seats.

During the month of May, God gave our family the opportunity to work together for the Open House Sunday of our sending church, First Baptist Church of Bridgeport.  That was a wonderful opportunity to once again serve the Lord together.  We had multiple opportunities to lead people to Christ both on the street and at the church!

The kids and I also had the opportunity to go to teen camp with our church.  Ryan planned and worked most of the activities.  God gave me opportunities to preach, and God used the week to bring all of us closer to Himself.

Becky, Rhadee, and I are scheduled to arrive back in Cambodia on July 7th.  We have much to do here before we go, but we are also preparing to hit the ground running when we get back to Cambodia.  With God’s help, Rhadee will start school, Becky will set up home and prepare for a wedding in our church, and I will dive back into ministry.

Six days after we get back,  I am planning to begin teaching a 12 week course on the book of Romans in our institute.  Almost all of the students in this institute are men currently working in the ministry.  We believe this institute to be the most important part of our work.

Lord willing, we will spend the first couple of Sundays in Cambodia with Pastor Wang and New Hope Baptist Church.  After that, Becky and I will go across town to begin helping in the ministry of Missionary Stephen Benefield at Good News Baptist Church.  God has given us this opportunity to help in their ministry while the Benefield family is on furlough this next year.  This will give us the opportunity to take another step away from New Hope in order to give Pastor Wang the space needed to lead the church without us around.  Good News Baptist Church is a vibrant church plant.  We are excited for the opportunity to invest in this ministry!

  • Please pray for God to help us transition quickly into ministry and life in Cambodia.
  • Please pray for Ryan and Blake to find good jobs in order to help with their college bills.
  • Please continue to pray for Rhadee as she leaves her friends here at our home church..

Thanks so much for all your prayers,

Rodney Ruppel

 

Posted by: theruppels | October 4, 2017

Prayer Letter – March 2016

We are about 9 months into our furlough, and we have seen God accomplish so much during our time home.  Our family has reconnected to our  home church, and we have been used and blessed in many meetings with supporting churches.  It is all coming to an end in about 2 1/2 months.  We look forward to getting back to Cambodia, but we do not look forward to leaving another child behind.

Blake and Rhadee jumped right into life in the U.S.A.  They have both enjoyed being involved with youth activities, camps, teen soul winning, and teen Sunday School classes.  The bus ministry has provided both of them opportunities to get ministry experience much different from the ministries they have been involved with in Cambodia.  Both of  them have also been able to serve in bus Sunday School classes.

Rhadee played volleyball and was on the cheerleading squad during basketball season.  Blake played soccer, then started on the basketball team that won the state championship.  That was a huge event for our family and school!

Just last week, Blake and Rhadee had the opportunity to attend the Jr. & Sr. banquet with some great young people in their respective classes along with a wonderful church and school staff.  They will also have the opportunity to act major roles in a school play this week.

Ryan is scheduled to arrive in Michigan next week to start a ten week internship at our home church.  It will be nice for us to spend some time with him, and it will be great for Ryan to get some ministry experience at First Baptist Church.

I (Rodney) have had the opportunity to demolish and reconstruct some storage rooms at the church.  God also led me to help start a booster club for our Christian school.  These two projects have helped fill in any free time I might have had while on furlough.  I like to stay busy. 🙂

The Lord also gave us the opportunity to be home for my mom’s wedding. Yes, I said “my mom’s.”  At almost 74 years old, she married a wonderful widower whom she had know since her childhood.

  • Please pray for our family as we prepare to leave Blake behind in America for college. This will be another heart wrenching event.
  • Please pray for Rhadee also. She has done so well here, but in so doing, she has become very close with friends and staff here.

Thanks so much for all your prayers,

Rodney Ruppel

 

Posted by: theruppels | October 4, 2017

Prayer Letter – January 2016

Keang Wang was 13 years old when he began to ride the church truck to church.  Through a Bible study at his house with his parents, Wang came to know Christ as his Savior, and he immediately began to get involved in everything at the church.  When he was still in school, he would come to Bible institute classes any time he could.  Through    the years it became very evident that God was not only at work in Wang’s life but working through him as well.

God also gave Wang a wonderful wife in Pastor Sakaun’s daughter, Srey Oun.  Wang’s close relationship with Pastor Sakaun has not only helped him become a better man but has also helped to prepare him for ministry. Pastor Sakaun and I both have the privilege of mentoring and training Wang for  the work God.

It has always been our intent to transfer New Hope Baptist Church over to national leadership.  Pastor Sakaun and I are in agreement that Wang is a great candidate to become the next pastor of New Hope Baptist Church.  If God allows, we will have an ordination service for Pastor Wang within the next couple of years.

Just recently Pastor Wang “discovered” a village across the Mekong river that has no church.  There is also a large Vietnamese community nearby that has only a Catholic church.  He is now  going to this village every Thursday afternoon to evangelize these people. Some of the Vietnamese people have been intrigued by the Vietnamese version of our evangelistic booklet, “Do You Know God?”  They do not have much at all to read in their own language, so it has opened up a door for  him to teach the Vietnamese children every week. (They all speak Khmer.)   Pastor Wang is also working to reach the adults. It is encouraging to see Pastor Wang  show the initiative to see the need and start this mission work all on his own!

During the month of February, Pastor Wang is planning to lead the church into a new giving program toward constructing a building on the land God gave them.   This is the first giving program at New Hope in which I have not led them.  This will be a big step for establishing Pastor Wang’s leadership in the church.

  • Please pray for Pastor Sakaun and I to have wisdom to mentor and guide Pastor Wang into following the Lord Jesus Christ in every aspect of his life.
  • Pray for Pastor Wang to have the confidence to lead the church; confidence that comes through walking in the Spirit.
  • Pray for the people of the church to follow Pastor Wang’s leadership as he follows Christ.
  • Pray for Pastor Wang’s new mission work with Vietnamese people.

Thank you so much for all your prayers,

Rodney Ruppel

 

Posted by: theruppels | October 4, 2017

Prayer Letter -0ctober 2015

The Ruppel family has been in America on furlough since the end of July 2015.  We plan to be stateside for about eleven months.  Though we have visited a number of churches already and hope to visit many more, our main focus for this furlough is our children.  Ryan, Blake, and Rhadee are all doing wonderful, but they are in or about to enter transition.  If all goes as planned, about one and a half years from now, Becky and I will have an empty nest.  We are not worried about the nest being empty, but we do want to make sure our children are well equipped to fly away into God’s will for their life.

Ryan is doing great in his third year at West Coast Baptist College.  He spent last summer travelling with Neighborhood Bible Time which God used to reveal the next step for Ryan.  Ryan changed his major from education to church ministries so that he can take courses for preaching.  He is now running an elementary public school Bible Club, has a great report from his teachers, has a wonderful group of friends, is working hard at his job, and is overall doing very well!  We are very proud of Ryan!

This year Blake and Rhadee are both attending Bridgeport Baptist Academy (a ministry of our home church).  Blake is a senior and Rhadee a junior.  It has always been our goal to use our furloughs to knit the hearts of our children together with our home church.  They need a church that is their spiritual home here stateside.  God forbid they ever “hit bottom” spiritually, but if they do, there will be a church here that they know loves them and is always willing to help them.  We are also very thankful that both of them had the opportunity to be affected and effective in a revival among our youth group this year.

Blake is involved in working a bus route and Sunday School class.  Inner city Saginaw is quite different from helping us in Cambodia.  It has been very good for him.  He has also been praying for God to give him fruit that remains as a result of weekly soulwinning.  Blake met and led Demetri to Christ on a street in Saginaw.  Demetri came to church and walked the isle to make a profession.  Blake has a heart to be used of God.  We are very proud of him too!

Rhadee is working on a different bus route with one of the assistant pastors and his family.  They have been pushing her out of her comfort zone, and she is blossoming at every opportunity God puts in front of her.  She is also helping with one of the bus classes.  Becky and I have also noticed how she is purposefully reaching out to teen girls younger than she in order to encourage them.  We are very proud of Rhadee also!

Becky and I have been travelling to churches, but we have also had the opportunity to re-connect with our home church.  It is always a pleasure to serve along side some of the best people in the world here in Bridgeport, MI.  In the last couple of months, we have led four people to Christ.  Please pray for them as well.

One Wednesday afternoon while out with the teen soulwinning group, I had the opportunity to simply hand a tract to a postal worker as she walked by me.  Later that night, she came to church and received Christ.  She has since been baptized and is coming to church with her children pretty regularly.  It is amazing what God can do with a little seed called “ The Gospel.”

Thank you for your prayers and support,

Rodney Ruppel

 

Posted by: theruppels | October 3, 2017

Prayer Letter – June 2015

Missionaries arrive on the field with many goals in mind.  One of the main goals is to see nationals become pastors and leaders of the churches in their countries. That is not a quickly accomplished goal.  Salvation is just the first step.  Years of discipleship and training are put into preparing a man to become a pastor.

Last month, we were able to be a part of a very special ordination service that opened my eyes to the thrill of that goal being accomplished.  We have ordained other Cambodian men over the years, but the thrill of this ordination service was watching those national pastors helping in the ordination of another.  Pastor Proh and Pastor Wang led the service and Pastor Sakaun preached an incredible message.  These are responsibilities that were all taken care of  by the missionary men for so many years.

Seven men were involved in this ordination service.  Four of them were missionaries and three were Cambodian pastors.  While these men were praying over Pastor Tho and his family, I looked up to take a picture.  Seeing these faithful men of God from different countries serving together brought tears to my eyes.  Even though there are many other good men who have influenced Tho to become the Christian man and faithful pastor that he is today, these are the men who helped with his ordination that day:

  • Pastor Ray Shull was a missionary in Cambodia for nine years. He met Tho when he first arrived in Cambodia 11 years ago.  Although Ray did not yet speak Khmer, he decided to befriend Tho and to show him the joy of knowing Jesus Christ.
  • Missionary Stephen Benefield had the privilege of leading Tho to Christ.
  • Pastor Proh, who grew up in our church, started a new church with Ray Shull. Tho and his family were some of the first members of the church, and Pastor Proh became Tho’s mentor and friend.
  • As Missionary Naomichi Shabiyama was learning the language, he served alongside of Pastor Proh and had the opportunity to befriend and encourage Tho as well. Both Naomichi’s father and father-in-law were directly influenced by the ministry of Don Sisk and other missionaries in Japan; a “grandchild” of independent Baptist missionary efforts.
  • Missionary Rodney Ruppel (my hubby!) continues to see Pastor Tho excel in our little Bible Institute.
  • Pastor Sakaun also teaches Pastor Tho in our Bible Institute, and he has had many opportunities to preach for Tho’s ministry and to encourage Tho with much practical wisdom.

The life-changing work that God did in Tho’s life showed his family that Tho had believed in a real and living God.  Now his family serves with him to show the residents of their home village that our God is an awesome God that can save souls, change lives, and give hope to those who had none.

Seeing goals accomplished is such a blessing, but it is even greater to see nationals who love God with their whole hearts and who serve Him faithfully.  Their examples are such an encouragement to us all.

Yours for Cambodia,

Becky Ruppel

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