Oklahoma Missionaries Plant a Church in Cambodia
SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA – “Each one, reach one.” Challenge accepted! But what is involved for one person to reach one person with the message of salvation? What does it look like, sound like, feel like to share the gospel truths with a searching soul? What does it take?
We have been living by faith, volunteering in Siem Reap, Cambodia, for over a year, and God impressed my husband to start an English-speaking church in September 2022. It took time, but by God’s grace and through His leading we had permission from the pastor of the city church to hold services in English in the afternoons after the Khmer service and potluck.
We didn’t know what to expect or if anyone would come, but we prayed, and God directed. On that very first Sabbath of the little English service, Oct. 22, 2022, God brought nine people together to worship Him.
This included a man from Ireland by the name of Paul. Paul was not an Adventist and told us that he was searching for a church that had the truth. Paul had previously lived life for himself with no worries about the consequences. It was this lifestyle that he got tired of, and feeling that there was something more, he decided to sell everything and leave it behind. While searching the internet and reading from many different viewpoints, Paul was convicted of the truth and found Jesus. Feeling the need to find an Adventist church, he found one just down the street from where he was staying. This was a week before we started the English church on Oct. 22.
Paul is now joining our small congregation and is on fire with the Holy Spirit. He has changed his diet and claims God has given him victory over lust. He is now a changed man, a new creation and a beautiful believer in Christ.
He is studying the Bible with us, has read many of Ellen G. White’s books, is currently reading the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and spends most of the day reading the Bible or listening to sermons.
Please pray for us, our English church start-up, and for the people of Siem Reap, for God only knows how many other “Pauls” there are out there thatHe wants us to reach. By God’s grace and with His leading and help, each one really can reach one!
By the Elliott Fulmer Family