吳約瑟、吳黃月甜代禱信(67)2020年9月

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親愛的親友,主內兄姊們平安:

        時間過得很快,我們已回加拿大6個月了。有人問我們在這些日子中是否過得很悶;我們雖然常在家中,但仍與柬埔寨的同工和住在不同城市的親友保持聯絡,大家互相鼓勵,互相代求。除此之外我們有更多時間看聖經,禱告和看書。在世界新聞中看到各地的新冠肺炎消息,森林大火,巨大水災,種族仇恨的示威,暴動和搶劫等事時,我們知道這世界已變了,但基督徒在耶穌裡深信祂仍然坐著為王。

        我們想在這裡分享一個值得鼓舞的故事。「享尼」是一個九歲大的女孩子,自小跟信主的父母來活石堂,三歲時在新光幼稚園讀書,六歲時入讀柬埔寨的公立小學。最近她的學校舉行校際英文故事比賽,她選用聖誕節的意義為題材。她的父親問她為何講這題目,她說是因柬埔寨的小朋友大多數未知道聖誕節的真正意義。她從天父創造這世界後,人犯罪而帶出天父的兒子耶穌降世為人,是要將世人從罪中拯救出來的好消息。從她父親轉寄來的視頻,看見她有膽量在眾人面前為主耶穌作見證;但願天父興起更多柬埔寨的兒童和青年人,向他們的同胞作鹽和光。

        在這裡為你們在過去的年日支持我們而感恩,請繼續記念我們。

感恩事項:

  1. 金邊活石堂在過去兩個月中重開聚會,因疫程政府限制聚會人數,所以分兩堂崇拜。
  2. 我們二人可以一星期四天與教會的同工們同時祈禱。
  3. 在疫情中,聽聞柬埔寨有復興現象。
  4. 我們能跟本地教會用Zoom來聯繫。

祈禱事項:

  1. 因有急需事宜要處理,我們準備在9月25日回柬埔寨。要在起飛前檢疫和取得醫生簽發的無感染証明書,到達金邊後要再檢疫和自費在指定的旅店住兩天等候結果。如飛機有一人感染,大家便要在指定酒店隔離14天。如無人感染我們可以回家隔離14天,之後再檢疫一次。請為我們在檢疫的過程能順暢平安禱告。
  2. 金邊的國際學校會在九月底實體復課。公立中學9及12年班會先在九月復課,請記念新光幼稚園可以早日復課,並能滿足社交距離及防疫的要求。
  3. 高愛心姊妹9月11日開始為幼稚園老師們開辨啟發課程,請為未信的老師能明白福音祈禱。

        多謝您們忠心為我們的需要禱告!

主內                        
約瑟,月甜上
2020年9月


Dear Family and friends,

        Time went by so fast! We have been in Canada for 6 months already. People often ask if we are bored during these months. Even though we stay home most of the time, we can contact our co-workers in Cambodia and our friends in different parts of the world. We share and encourage each other with God’s words. Personally, we have more time to meditate on the word of God, read books and pray. There have been so many incidents of riots, demonstrations, looting, flooding, and wildfire on top of the pandemic of Covid19. The world has been and will be totally different. As Christians we have hope in God who still reigns as King.

        We want to share a story that is uplifting. Honey is a 9-year-old girl at our church in Cambodia. She has been attending our church with her parents since she was born. She attended our kindergarten when she turned 3 years old. At age 6 she went to a Khmer primary school. Recently her school hosted an inter school story telling contest in English. She chose the story of Christmas. Her father asked her why this was chosen. She said that many Khmer children do not know the real meaning of Christmas. Starting from God’s creation of this world she shared because of men’s sin that Jesus, the Son of God was sent to this world as our Savior. She did a wonderful job. We are so encouraged by her boldness to share about Jesus. May God raise up more children and youth to be light and salt to their own people.

        We are very thankful for your support through all these years. Please continue to praise God for His faithful work and pray for our needs.

Praise items:

  • Living Stone Church has been meeting together for 2 months in 2 sessions on Sundays.
  • Four days a week we pray with our church staff in Phnom Penh at the same time.
  • Heard that there is a revival starting in Cambodia!
  • We can connect with the local churches in our city.

Prayer items:

  • We are returning to Cambodia on 25 September. We need to have tests of Covid 19 before and after the flights. Please pray for a smooth and safe journey.
  • The big international schools are reopening in September. The government schools are reopening grade 9 and 12 in September and other grades in November. Smaller private schools, including Sonlight Kindergarten need to wait for further notice. Please pray that our kindergarten will reopen soon.
  • Our teachers at Sonlight Kindergarten will start the Alpha Course on 11 September. May the Lord use this to bring the non-believers to God’s fold.

        Thank you very much for your faithful involvement in our ministry!

In His service,                        
Joseph and Liza Ng

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親愛的親友及主內兄姊們平安:

        從加拿大卡其利市向您們問安!我們3月中在加拿大尚未封城前回到這裡,近來新冠疫情緩和,這裡已漸漸解封。女兒欣義工作的商店已重開營業,女婿工作的工程公司已回復在寫字樓上班,但工作量不多,有時只在上午上班。雖然是部份解封,但仍要保持社交距離,所以也不能與兒孫們太接近。

        這次全球性的疫情引致很多商店和行業關門,柬埔寨也有不少弟兄姊妹的工作受影響,生活出現困難。整個世界在封城之下改變了,萬事都不能永存,只有天父的愛和信實永不改變。

        「耶穌基督,昨日,今日一直到永遠是一樣的。」(希伯來書十三8)我們只需剛強壯膽來到天父面前,不要疑惑,要存心仰望祂,相信祂仍然掌管萬有。「我們曉得萬事都互相效力、叫愛 神的人得益處、就是按他旨意被召的人。」(羅馬書八28)在萬變的世代中,天父是我們生命的錨,讓我們單單事奉祂、依靠祂。

        多謝您們一直在禱告和金錢上的支持,請繼續為我們求恩!

讚美事項:

  1. 柬埔寨宗教部允准教會7月開始在禮拜堂集體崇拜聚會,活石堂地區的區長指示只能安排10人或以下的人數。波拿傳道安排主日早上有三堂聚會,下午有青年聚會。
  2. 我們每星期二至五與金邊的同工在同一時間為柬埔寨的領袖,教會的領袖求復興,也為個人需要等事項禱告仰望天父。我們雖在遠方,但有無牆教會的感覺。
  3. 三月封城時,女兒暫時停職,有兩個多月留在家中,感謝主她可以拿取失業金。女婿有三個月轉為居家辦公,於是我們每天有多點時間相處,享受家庭樂。天父補償了女兒10歲開始去寄宿學校與我們分離的時間。

禱告事項:

  1. 活石堂有年長姊妹兩人——天莉(Tiri)和天蘭(Tiran)。天莉在2020年1月受洗加入教會。她們二人身體欠佳,天蘭的腳無力要坐輪椅返教會,請記念她們。
  2. 柬埔寨教育部正在審核金邊十五間已註冊的國際學校在八月開課的可能性,但政府學校會在十一月送水節後才能復課。
  3. 祈禱新光幼稚園能早日復課。
  4. 我們計劃在9月21日回柬埔寨。現時柬埔寨政府要求旅客提供上機之前72小時要沒有新冠肺炎的檢驗報告;如乘搭時航機有人證實受到感染,全機乘客要在政府指定的地方隔離14天,另每人需要帶備美金三千元按金作為開支擔保,又要求旅客購買美金五萬元保額的旅遊保險。

        多謝您們的代禱和支持!有空請告知你們的近況,我們可以彼此在禱告中記念。

主內                        
約瑟,月甜上
2020年7月


Dear Family and friends,

        Greetings from Calgary, Canada! We have been here since March before the lockdown in Canada. Staying home except going for walks around our neighborhood gives us more time to read God’s word and pray. Occasionally we see our sons and grandchildren. Because of social distancing, we are cautious not to hug and kiss them!!

        The world is and will be very different during and after the pandemic. It is only God’s love and faithfulness remain the same. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8) So we need to come to God with boldness and trust Him because He is still in control of all that is happening in this world. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28) Therefore we need to love Him by doing what He wants us to do.

        Thank you so much for supporting us and our ministry through your giving, prayers and concerns. Please continue to praise Him and pray for our requests:

Praise items:

  • Starting in July the Living Stone Church in Phnom Penh reopened for worship. According to the District Chief, there is a limit of 10 people gathering together. Pastor Phalla organized three services on Sunday morning and one youth meeting in the afternoon.
  • We have been able to pray with our staff in Cambodia four days a week at the same time. We feel closer with each other.
  • Living with Lydia, our daughter and her husband, Patrick gives us more time to talk and share about life. She was temporarily laid off from work for about two months. This is to make up the time while she was away in boarding school when she was 10 years old.

Prayer items:

  • There are 2 sisters, Tiri and Tiran in our Living Stone Church who are not well. Tiri was baptized in Jan 2020.
  • We heard that 15 international schools may reopen in August. The Department of Education will evaluate their facilities before making the final approval. As for the government schools they will reopen in November after the Water Festival.
  • For our Sonlight Kindergarten, we would like to reopen as soon as possible.
  • We are planning to return to Cambodia in mid-September. The Cambodia government requires foreigners to carry travel insurance which will pay up to US$50,000 and US$3,000 to carry with them for medical needs for Covid 19 related matters.

        Thank you so much! We would love to hear from you and connect with you.

In His service,                        
Joseph and Liza Ng

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親愛的親友及主內兄姊們平安:

        從加拿大卡其利向您們問安!「你們要休息、要知道我是 神。」(詩篇四十六10a)新冠病毒肺炎疫情入侵全球之時,我們要在主裡面「休息」。這節聖經正對我們說話,因為疫情引起了無奈、挫折、健康受威脅、家人離世和失業等不如意的事。「休息」在原文是「放鬆」、「鬆弛」的意思,因此我們可以將一切的重擔和憂慮放下,在「休息」中看見天父在作事。而這世界要尊榮祂,「我必在外邦中被尊崇、在遍地上也被尊崇。」(詩篇四十六10b)

        我們在三月中回到卡其利之後,卡其利便因新冠肺炎疫症而封城。與女兒和女婿住在一間租來的舊屋子,後院有地方可以種菜。加拿大封城後因社交隔離少出門,但主日可以與女兒和女婿在家中參加網上崇拜;也可以每天在網上參加柬埔寨的祈禱會,為新冠肺炎、教會復興、金邊因封城而引起的物價高漲等事祈禱。我們也參加活石堂每週四天的同工祈禱會,為自己、家人、政府、教會、學校、復興、疫情帶來的影響和會友的需要代求。只可惜不能親身經歷實體的崇拜,肢體的交通和與家人見面。

        多謝你們的關心,禱告和金錢上的支持。請為以下的事感恩和求恩;

感恩事項:

  1. 現代的科技使我們可以跟在柬埔寨的同工、會友和基督徒聯絡,用天父的話語鼓勵他們,為他們禱告。
  2. 教會成立了網上群組,彼此關懷,鼓勵和分享神的話語及屬靈心得。
  3. 4月26日我們第六名孫兒出世,是大兒子思義和小鳳的第四名孩子。出生時是順產,母子平安,但超聲波顯示有一個腎有問題,要見泌尿科醫生。
  4. 柬埔寨有122人確診新冠肺炎,無人死亡。

求恩事項:

  1. 新冠肺炎疫情能早日完結。特別為已解封的城市不會有第二波的疫情,盼望疫苗早日面世。
  2. 為世界各地受疫情而產生身心靈上的影響能得著醫治。也記念因這病去世的人的親人,不少人因疫情而失業的需要。
  3. 柬埔寨教育部決定在11月新學期開始時學校才復課。請為私立學校能較早復課,因為停課時新光幼稚園沒有學費收入,但要支付教師、媬姆和職員的薪金。
  4. 為活石堂的會友們能看見人無法控制疫情,因而更加依靠創天造地的天父而得著復興。

        多謝您們的代禱和支持!有空請告知你們的近況,我們可以彼此在禱告中記念。

主內                        
約瑟,月甜上
2020年5月

  請經濟支持吳約瑟牧師師母柬埔寨宣教事工,並請特別記念「新光幼稚園」的經費需要,因疫情影響致學校停學期間,教職員薪金等出現困難。


Dear Family and friends,

        Greetings from Calgary, Canada! “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10a) During this global pandemic, this verse is truly relevant to us as Christians. Because of many unknowns we have frustrations, fears over our heath, families, jobs and future. But God, our Father wants us to rest in Him because He knows what He is doing and what is going on. It is comforting to know that “I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalms 46:10b) Through all these hard times, uncertainties, frustrations we know God will be lifted high above the world.

        We have been in Calgary, Canada since mid-March just before the lockdown. Staying with our daughter and her husband in a rented older house is a blessing. So, we have space for a vegetable garden.  Staying home now we can spend more time on reading God’s words, books and praying. We join a Khmer prayer group with prayer emphasis on the Covid-19 in Cambodia, revival of the nation and churches. Another group is with Living Stone church staff and members. Also, we join worship and prayer meetings in the local church.  In order to keep our body in better shape we do exercises regularly. The only drawback is that we cannot spend time with our loved ones and friends because of social distancing!

        Thank you so much for supporting us in caring, praying and giving. Please remember us in the followings:

Praise items:

  • We can keep in touch with our staff, members and Christians in Cambodia through electronic media, pray with them and encourage them with the words of God.
  • The staff of our church and school have started chat groups so that they can care for and encourage each other through God’s words and spiritual songs.
  • Our number 6 grandchild, Mattias was born to Simeon and Phung on April 26th. Mother and son are well except the baby shows a problem on one of his kidneys from ultrasound. Now he is waiting to see an urologist. Please pray for complete healing!

Prayer items:

  • the global pandemic to be under control and over soon.
  • For the healing and protection for all of us globally physically, mentally and emotionally. Comfort to those who lost loved ones, assurance to those who are fearful, losing jobs.
  • The Ministry of Education of Cambodia announced that schools will reopen in November. Pray that private schools can be opened sooner so that we can have income for our staff at Sonlight Kindergarten.
  • For revival, many more will come to realize that men cannot control our circumstances nor future. As a result, they will turn to trust our Father who made the universe, and everything is under His command.

        Thank you. We would love to hear from you and want to pray for you!

In His service,                        
Joseph and Liza Ng

  Please support Joseph and Liza for their ministries in Cambodia. And we sincerely appeal for your help to SonLight Kindergarten. Due to Covid-19, the school has been temporarily closed and probably can only be re-opened in November. The school is facing great financial hardship for salary payment to teachers and staff.

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親愛的親友及主內兄姊們平安:

        從柬埔寨向您們問安!當我們從新聞報導中看到世界上由於人為或自然災害,無數的生命和動物因為新冠狀肺炎病毒、山火、地震、火山爆發等影響,都叫我們的心傷痛。這些事的發生,叫我們想起天父的話:「倘有禍患臨到我們、或刀兵災殃、或瘟疫饑荒、我們在急難的時候、站在這殿前向你呼求、你必垂聽而拯救.因為你的名在這殿裡。」(代下20:9)

        因為新冠狀肺炎病毒引起的疫情,我們原先計劃二月在香港工作匯報一個月的行程取消。我們在金邊逗留至3月初才去加拿大,這樣月甜有多些時間訓練幼稚園一位新老師。我們原先買了金邊去香港和香港經上海去加拿大的機票,改為金邊經韓國去加拿大的機票。旅行社有消息來說原先的機票因航班取消而退款,所退回的剛是另買機票的錢。可見天父為我們預備生活所需,感謝祂。

        我們今次回加拿大首先停留在溫哥華,與關心我們的教會和信徒分享柬埔寨的需要,並與以前神學院的同學團聚,然後返回卡加利。由今年四月開始,我們在柬埔寨宣教工場換了新的角色。我們會以「事工顧問」的身份,繼續柬埔寨的宣教事奉。金邊活石堂男同工——波拿——在教會事奉只有一年時間,需要督導和指引。新光幼稚園的老師和同工,仍需要帶領和幫助。我們願意成為同工們的「導師、師傅」(Mentor),以致他們成熟幹練,能接過棒子,火炬相傳。我們在加拿大停留之後,會返回柬埔寨幫助他們,因醫療等情況,我們需要兩地往來走動。

        請您們繼續禱告和經濟支持我們的事奉。以下是我們的感恩和求恩的事項:

感恩事項:

  1. 1月1日的水禮有五人參加,天父將得救的人加給我們。
  2. 開始了兩星期一次在星期六晚年青人相聚和祈禱。
  3. 在2月9和16日的青年團契中用聖經的真理教導戀愛、婚姻和家庭的觀念。
  4. 2月18日同工開會時聖靈工作,同工們開放自己傾談,互相認罪,禱告。
  5. 波拿傳道願意負責教會早禱會。
  6. 兒童主日學多了一位老師。

求恩事項:

  1. 幼稚園請了一位新老師負責教一小班有特別需要的學生,其中有些輕微阿斯伯格綜合症症狀。
  2. 主日崇拜後有一新開的婦女查經班。
  3. 郵輪威士特丹號來柬埔寨時沒有肺炎病患者,但郵輪去到馬來西亞則發現一位病患者。願主保守和讓人在無助中尋求真神。
  4. 請為在葛福臨佈道會信耶穌的Seyha和Mey禱告,願他們能生命成長。

        多謝你們的禱告和支持。我們也喜歡收到你們的消息,可以互相代求。

主內                        
約瑟,月甜上
2020年3月


Dear Family and friends,

        Greetings from Cambodia! As we look around what has been happening in the world, our hearts are saddened to see the man-made or natural disasters. We feel so sorry to the loss of lives and their families, the loss of millions of animals and properties due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, forest fires, earthquakes, floods, volcanoes etc. These are bringing we Christians around the world to humble ourselves to cry out to God for His mercy and protection. “If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your Name and will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.” (2Chronicles 20:9)

        Because of the Coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong our furlough in February was cancelled. We decided to stay in Phnom Penh until early March so that Liza can help the new teacher at our kindergarten.  We bought new tickets flying from Phnom Penh to Vancouver via Seoul.  Our travel agency called to inform that our flights from Phnom Penh to Hong Kong, Vancouver via Shanghai are cancelled by the airlines. The airlines gave us refund which is the amount we paid for our new route. Our heavenly Father takes care of our financial need!

        We left for Canada on March 7th via Seoul Korea, then to Vancouver where we will have a reunion of Bible school classmates, sharing the needs of Cambodia. Finally, we returned home in Calgary on March 15th.   From April 2020, we will take a new role as “Ministry Advisor” in our mission field.  Pastor Phalla, church minister of our Livingstone Christian Church in Phnom Penh, has been working in the church for only 1 year, so he needs more guidance.  Our teachers and clerical staff in our Sonlight Kindergarten are lacking experience that they need help and support.  We will serve as their MENTORS that they may be well equipped in faith and love for Christian leadership. The baton shall be passed to the local Christian leadership for His glory.  We will stay in Canada for a short period, and then we will return to Phnom Penh for His service.  Due to medical cares, we will go often between Canada, Hong Kong and Phnom Penh.

        Thank you so much for supporting us through different ways especially your prayers and care. And we covet your continual prayers and financial support.

        Here are our praises and prayers for these two months.

Praise items:

  • There were 5 people baptized on January 1st.
  • Every other Saturday a group of young people get together and pray.
  • On February 9th and 16th during youth group we learn about biblical dating and marriage.
  • 1 more Sunday School teacher added to our team.
  • The Holy Spirit was working among our staff meeting on February 18th that our staff opened their hearts and talked. We asked for forgiveness and prayed together.
  • Pastor Phalla is willing to lead the morning prayer meeting at church.

Prayer items:

  • We hired a new teacher for a small class of students who need special attention, and some have symptoms of Asperger.
  • A lady Bible study group has been formed after Sunday service.
  • The coronavirus would be under controlled, the panic and helpless people will seek the only true God.
  • For Seyha and Mey who received Jesus Christ at the Franklin Graham evangelistic meeting that they will grow spiritually.

        Thank you very much.  We would like to hear from you. Let us know if you have anything that we can pray for you.

In His service,                
Joseph and Liza Ng

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親愛的親友及主內兄姊們平安:

「有主的使者站在他們旁邊、主的榮光四面照著他們.牧羊的人就甚懼怕。那天使對他們說:『不要懼怕、我報給你們大喜的信息,是關乎萬民的。』」(路二9-10)二千年前主耶穌在伯利恆出生時帶來普世歡騰,因為這好消息是關乎我們罪得赦免並與天父和好。

葛福臨(Franklin Graham)佈道團12月7-8日在金邊舉行佈道會,主題為「愛臨金邊」。柬埔寨在紅高棉大屠殺的黑暗後,得見天父愛的光輝,這次聚會的傳譯員是大屠殺的倖存者。聚會有23,000人參加,1,700人信主。請在禱告中記念新信主的跟進和門徒訓練。

2019年很快便要過去,為這年感謝我們的天父,祂用大能之手保守帶領我們。明年2月中旬,我們將去香港工作匯報一個月,之後退休。蒙中福團委任為柬埔寨工場事工顧問,按時往工場探訪。因此我們會在3月中去加拿大六個月,之後計劃在9月返回柬埔寨工場,逗留幾個月。如果健康允許,我們將在加拿大停留半年,在柬埔寨停留半年。

請繼續與我們一同感恩,讚美天父和為我們的需要祈禱:

感恩事項:

  1. 12月1日主日崇拜,教會傳道波拿講道後邀請會眾接受耶穌為救主,有蒂倫(Tearen)接受主。
  2. 會友邀請了年青人參加葛福臨佈道會,有兩人信主。
  3. 12月7日下午教會為同工們舉辦講道工作坊,大家得益良多。
  4. 星期一至五的晨禱會有三人參加。
  5. 新光幼稚園已聘得清潔女工和一位老師。
  6. 約瑟10月做小腸氣手術後,很快就康復了。

求恩事項:

  1. 新光幼稚園將於12月20日舉行聖誕節活動。祈求小朋友的父母來參加並明白聖誕節真正的意義。
  2. 由於12月25日不是公眾假期,活石堂會在22日慶祝聖誕,會請未信主的朋友來參加,當天請了金邊聖經學院的院長作講員,請記念。
  3. 1月1日會有浸禮,有四人領洗。因為教會沒有浸池,我們會去河邊舉行浸禮。
  4. 約瑟在主日學時間教兒童三元佈道,有十名住在教會附近的小朋友參加。他們很用心去念經文,祈禱他們所背誦的經文成為他們得救的基礎。
  5. 主日學的小朋友多了,我們需要更多主日學老師。

多謝您們的代禱和支持!

主內
約瑟,月甜上

吳約瑟、吳黃月甜宣教士夫婦工作匯報延期。
原於2020年2月25日(星期二)晚上19:45在本團禮堂舉行工場分享聚會——「柬埔寨知多啲」,因疫症持續取消。

 


Dear Family and friends,

“An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.” (Luke 2:9,10) This happened about 2000 years ago when Jesus Christ was born. The good news is that when anyone believes in Him, he is saved from his sins and can communicate with God again!

On December 7 and 8, the good news was proclaimed to the Cambodian people by Franklin Graham and team. The two days Love Phnom Penh Festival shines hope and light to Cambodia after a dark and not so distant past. The infamous genocide in 1975 to 79 still haunts many lives in this country. About 23,000 people attended the two days event and about 1700 received Jesus as their personal savior. Follow up ad discipleship are going on in different churches and groups.

As we reflect in the past year, we are thankful to our heavenly Father who has blessed and kept us by His mighty hands. In mid-February we will go to Hong Kong for one month of furlough. After that we will officially retire as missionaries. After six months in Canada, we are planning to come back to Cambodia as consultant. So, if health permits, we will be in Canada for half a year and in Cambodia for half a year.

Please continue to praise God with us and pray for our needs:

Praise items:

  • On December 1st after preaching, Pastor Phalla made an alter call and Tearen received Jesus as her personal Savior.
  • Two young people accepted the Lord at Franklin Graham evangelistic meeting.
  • On December 7 in the afternoon, we had a workshop on preaching for our co-workers.
  • Now we have three people for morning prayer meeting during weekdays.
  • Our kindergarten has hired a cleaning lady and a teacher.
  • Joseph healed quickly after his hernia operation.

Prayer items:

  • Our kindergarten will have Christmas program on December 20th. Pray that many parents will come and hear about the meaning of Christmas.
  • Our church will celebrate Christmas on December 22nd for we do not have holiday on 25th. We are expecting non-believers to attend this event. Pray for Pastor Vuthy who preaches the sermon. May many lives will turn to Jesus.
  • On January 1st, we have baptismal service in the river. Four will be baptized; pray that they will grow in Christ.
  • Joseph is teaching Kids Evangelistic Explosion during Sunday school time. There are 10 children from our neighborhood attending. Pray that they can memorize the Bible verses and will know and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
  • Our Sunday school is growing in number. We need teachers so that we can divide the class.

Thank you so much for your support and care throughout our time of serving in Cambodia!

In His service,
Joseph and Liza Ng

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親愛的親友及主內兄姊們平安:

從柬埔寨向你們問安!我們在9月15日回到金邊,感恩很快已習慣了時差和生活。回來之後,很高興看見教會和幼稚園有新面孔。新光幼稚園和託兒所是沒有暑假的,今年立憲日是在9月24日,而亡人節在9月27-29日,於是幼稚園放假一星期。在沒有上課的日子,我們清洗幼稚園午睡的被鋪,和住在附近的同工一同修理桌子。我們在這假期也有時間休息,看書和定計劃。

柬埔寨人在亡人節前的十四天,會帶食物去最少七間廟宇祭祀先人。對基督徒來說是個屬靈爭戰的日子,因為家人會認為信主的人不照著這樣做是不孝。但我們的主耶穌已經勝過撒旦的權勢,亡人節正日那天是星期日,但回來敬拜的人數沒有減少。

10月14日是加拿大感恩節,我們要因天父賜的厚恩來感謝祂。很多時我們看見所發生的事並不美好,但天父卻用這些來教導我們更加去依靠祂!「我們曉得萬事都互相效力、叫愛 神的人得益處、就是按他旨意被召的人。」(羅馬書八28)

以下是感恩事項:

  1. 教會聚會人數增加,有新人來參加聚會。
  2. 幾個月前有一對夫婦因為一些誤會而不返教會,現在他們回來聚會了。
  3. 幼稚園和託兒所都有新的小朋友來讀書。
  4. 一年簽證已做好了。

請為我們的需要代禱:

  1. 新光幼稚園需要兩位老師和一位接待員。舊的接待員被主任揭發偷竊金錢而辭職。她曾接受主,請為她的生命禱告。
  2. 請為波拉(Bora)弟兄禱告,幾年前他是教會敬拜隊成員,但後來沒有來聚會,上星期日他來聚會並和月甜分享了他一些個人的問題。
  3. 前反對黨領袖桑蘭西流亡於國外,計劃11月中回國,請為柬埔寨的和平與秩序禱告。
  4. 約瑟會在10月21日回港看醫生,如証實是小腸氣便會做手術。

多謝你們的代禱和支持。有空請來信,我們可以互相代求。

主內
約瑟,月甜上

 


Dear Family, brothers and sisters in the Lord,

Greetings from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. We arrived safely on September 15th! Praise the Lord, we have adjusted well to the weather and life in here quickly. So good to see friends, meet new people and children in the kindergarten. Because Pchum Ben holiday was on 27-29, we had a week off for the kindergarten and nursery. Good that we could rest and did some planning and reading books.

Two weeks before the Pchum Ben, people go to at least seven Buddhist temples to offer food to the dead ancestors. So, the spiritual warfare is very real. However, our God is greater than the evil forces. We are thankful that the Sunday worship was well attended.

October 14th is the Thanksgiving Day for Canada. There are many things we need to be thankful for. Sometimes all thing happened may not be good according to our eyes, but God has His own way to lead and to teach us. The verse in Roman 8:28 is very true. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

The followings are our thanksgiving items:

  • There has been a slight increase of attendance on Sunday worship. Some new faces show up. One couple stopped coming to church several months ago due to personal conflict. They started to come back this month.
  • There are many new children at our kindergarten and nursery.
  • Our retirement visas are approved.

Please pray for our needs:

  • We need to find two more teachers and a new receptionist. The old one left after being caught taking money from our school. Pray that she will find the Lord.
  • Pray for the early morning prayer meeting from Mondays to Fridays at 6:30am. So far there are 2 people. Pray for more will join.
  • Pray for Bora who backslid for several years. Last week he came back to church because of some problems. Pray that God’s word can encourage him.
  • Pray for peace and safety in Cambodia. The outed opposition leader, Sam Rainsy will come back in early November.
  • Joseph will go to Hong Kong to see a doctor to confirm if he has hernia. If so, he will have hernia repair operation.

Thank you for praying! We sure love to hear from you too!

In His service,
Joseph and Liza Ng

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親愛的親友及主內兄姊們平安:

        時間過得真快,我們來加拿大已經兩個月,會在九月十四日回柬埔寨。天父在過去的日子向我們顯明祂是信實的父。「我的好處不在你以外。」(詩16:2)這兩個月我們多了時間安靜、讀經和禱告。星期日我們與女兒欣義和女婿一同去西人教會聚會,因為那間教會的聖經教導,我們得著餵養。跟著我們去參加華人教會崇拜,在同文化的會友中能有好的相交。星期二早上有一個給年長人士參加的靈命禱告會,星期三晚參加華人教會禱告會。

        我們年紀大了,雖然未有三高,但有小毛病。月甜的右盆骨肌肉有些痛,需要做物理治療。一個月的療程後,她盆骨的痛已減少了。約瑟的左下腹在站立久了或在步行時有痛楚,懷疑是小腸氣。家庭醫生轉介在八月二十六日去看專科醫生。我們聽到有人患小腸氣需要做手術,但要排期一年之久。

感恩事項:

  1. 教會及幼稚園運作如常,來讀幼稚園的小朋友約有六十名。
  2. 我們可以用WhatsApp和Messenger與教會會友分享天父的話,並鼓勵他們,又為他們禱告。
  3. 女婿已找到工程師的工作,九月初開始上班。
  4. 大兒子思義剛簽了一年新的工作合約。

祈禱事項:

  1. 金邊活石堂有三人願意接受水禮,為他們能參加水禮班禱告。
  2. 八月三十一日在卡加利有兩個特別聚會。那天下午華人教會有福音茶聚,我們已請月甜的姨甥和他的太太,及一位黃先生參加。請禱告記念,讓他們能參加及打開心門接受耶穌。
  3. 八月三十一日晚上有一家庭開感恩會,預計有三十多人參加,主人家邀請我們分享柬埔寨的需要。
  4. 請記念約瑟見專科醫生。
  5. 我們在九月十四日回柬埔寨的預備。

        多謝你們關懷及在各方面的支持。請繼續記念!

主僕                  
約瑟,月甜上

 

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Dear Family, brothers and sisters in the Lord,

        Time goes so fast; we have been in Calgary, Canada for two months already. We will go back to Cambodia on 14th September. God has been faithful and so good to us. For He is taking care of us in different areas. Spiritually we have more time to read His word and pray. On Sundays we go to our daughter’s church where we are fed spiritually with powerful preaching of God’s word. Then we go to a Chinese church where we have wonderful fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ. Every Tuesday morning, we join a Spiritual Life Gathering where we worship and pray in the English church and we join the Wednesday evening prayer meeting at the Chinese church.

        We are thankful for the medical benefits in Canada. Our medical needs have been taken care of. As we are aging, we have some minor physical problems. Liza has been going for physiotherapy for some muscles pain on her right pelvic area. After three weeks of exercise and stretching as instructed by the physiotherapist, Liza’s pelvic pain has reduced.

        Joseph received good report on his medical needs. Recently he has some pain in his lower left abdomen. The family doctor suspected that he has hernia. Joseph is going to see a specialist on August 26. We are told people has to wait for about a year to have it operated.

Praise items:

  • The church and the school are doing well in Cambodia.
  • Through WhatsApp and Messenger, we can encourage church members in the field through God’s words and pray for their needs.
  • Patrick, our son in law will start an engineering job in September.
  • Simeon our eldest son’s work contract was renewed for another year.

Prayer items:

  • For Joseph’s appointment with the specialist about his suspected hernia problem.
  • There are two special meetings in Calgary on August 31. One is an outreach program in the afternoon. We have invited Mr. Lin, Liza’s nephew, and his wife and a friend Mr. Wong to attend. Pray that God will move in their hearts.
  • Another thanksgiving meeting is at a house of a retired couple in the evening. They asked us to share the needs of our church in Cambodia as well. They are expecting more than thirty people to attend.
  • Preparation to go back to Cambodia on September 14 for six months this time.

        Thank you for praying and your support in different ways!

In His name,                     
Joseph and Liza Ng

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親愛的親友及主內兄姊們平安:

        從加拿大卡加利城向您們問安!五月時我們在柬埔寨一個月,六月十日回到加拿大。在柬埔寨這個月中看到教會在天父的恩手中順利運作,有新人來參加聚會,也有舊的回來。外展的工作有華文班、英文班,也剛開始了男士組;婦女組和水禮班亦將會陸續開展。

        在天父的保守之下,新光幼稚園教職員的需要得著解決。舊行政主任已離職,她要開始做生意。另有一位老師曾提出辭職,現在會留下做行政工作和在下午教書。有兩位部份時間老師會在七月大學畢業後辭職,感謝天父已請到一位新老師。

        五月開始下雨,湄公河有足夠的水給水力發電,不再停電。另一個好消息是市政府將會修理教會附近的去水渠,但要封路兩至三個多月,工程才能完成。盼望以後下大雨時教會門前不會水浸。

        多謝您們禱告和多方面的支持,以下是感恩和求恩事項:

感恩事項:

  1. 我們在加拿大的三個月中,教會來聚會人數穩定,有新人來參加,也有舊人回來。
  2. 柬埔寨基督教聯會有消息傳來說,宗教部要求報上教會的數目,為要保障宗教自由。
  3. 天父帶領學校老師的安排。
  4. 在停電的那些日子中,我們用合理的價錢購置新的發電機。
  5. 市政府修理去水渠,為要減少下大雨時水浸的問題。

祈禱事項:

  1. 教會牧者波拿正修讀一年制的心理學密集課程,請記念他能生命重整,以後能成為別人的幫助。
  2. 幼稚園在新的行政主任帶領之下,同工們有好的配合。
  3. 兒女們能帶領孫兒們熱心愛主。
  4. 會友莎薩患上乙和丙型肝炎多年,之前一直在街市賣生果謀生,現因身體不適未能工作。她的兒子右耳後邊有一腫瘤,需要做檢驗。會友淑布以垃圾拾荒維生,她的腸胃不適,無氣力去工作。
  5. 我們6月14日至9月14日在加拿大覆診,求神賜健康、平安。

        謝謝您們在多方面的支持和代禱!請繼續為我們禱告。

主內                
約瑟,月甜上

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Dear brothers, sisters in Christ and friends,

        Greetings from Calgary, Canada. We have been here since 10th June after a month in Cambodia. During the month in Cambodia, we are thankful to see that God keeps the church in track. There has been newcomers and old ones come to worship. New groups have started or are going to start – Chinese class, English class, men’s group, ladies’ group and baptismal class.

        By God’s grace Sonlight Kindergarten’s staff issue was solved. The old administrator left to start her own business. Another teacher wanted to resign and start business but stays to do administrative works and teach English class in the afternoon as well. Right now, we hired a teacher that she is being trained so that she can teach when the two part-time teachers will leave at the end of July after their college graduation. God is so good for His provision and His timing is always the best.

        Happy to see that there is no electricity shortage in many areas of Phnom Penh, the capital since the start of the rainy season in May. Another good news is that the city is fixing the sewers and the bridge in our area, Stung Mean Chey. Hopefully after the whole project is done in two to three months the streets in both side of our church building will not get flooded during and after heavy rain.

        Thank you so much for your partnership and support by praying, caring and giving! Please continue to praise and uphold us in prayers:

Praise items:

  • Living Stone Church is growing gradually with newcomers and old ones who has not come for a while.
  • We got news from Evangelical Fellowship of Cambodia that the Department of Cults and Religion is taking a survey of all the churches and small groups. They promise to help the churches.
  • There has been no power disruption since May. That makes life easier. Thanks for the rain which rises the water level in the Mekong River which helps hydro power generation.
  • The city is fixing the sewer system in our area. Hopefully there will not be any flooding around our church building.
  • God is faithful in providing enough staff for Sonlight Kindergarten.

Prayer items:

  • Our church worker, Phalla is taking a module course in counselling. Pray that through learning and he will be healed of his own issues in life. During church prayer meeting he admitted that he needs to deal with fear.
  • Pray for wisdom and godly example for our kindergarten’s new administrator and the staff will respect her and work in harmony.
  • Pray for our sons and daughter and their families that their lives will exemplify Jesus.
  • Continue to pray for Saran who has hepatitis B and C. Her son Hua has a lump in his neck at the back of his right ear. He will get a biopsy in July.
  • We will stay in Canada for medical consultations from 14th June to 14th September. Please pray for our health and peace.

        Thank you for praying. Let us know if you have anything that you want us to pray for!

In Him,                     
Joseph and Liza Ng

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親愛的親友及主內兄姊們平安:

        哈利路亞!我們的主耶穌基督已從死裡復活,勝過死亡的毒鉤(林前15:55)。讓我們見證耶穌復活的大能,並像使徒保羅只誇耶穌的十字架。

        我們住在卡加利,參與當地教會的聚會;最近在恩道神學院上箴言書的密集課程。每星期兩天去大兒子家中幫忙看他的三個孩子。約瑟也有機會分享柬埔寨的需要和講道。在與弟兄姊妹交通時知道他們關心我們,並在禱告中記念我們。

        中風兩星期之後,約瑟94歲的母親在3月7日安息主懷。她有4個兒子,11個孫兒,19個曾孫。我們在3月30日為她舉行生命慶典和安葬禮。約瑟記得童年時臨睡前,母親在床邊為他禱告。母親,我們懷念您!但現在您已去了一個更美的家鄉,與天父同在。

        我們為著加拿大的醫療保健感恩。每年有定期健康檢查,今年的檢查結果沒有問題,只是月甜的血壓高了些,需要留意一下,現時未需要服藥。約瑟的藥物調教後有良好反應,感謝主!

        運用微信和WhatsApp等通信設備,我們能與柬埔寨的同工及會友們保持聯絡。大家能分享聖經的亮光並彼此鼓勵。我們會在5月11日回柬埔寨,到時能見證天父在柬埔寨的作為。

感恩事項:

  1. 約瑟在調教藥物後有良好的反應。
  2. 活石堂購置了價錢合理的發電機。今年柬埔寨乾旱,湄公河的水少了,因不夠水力發電而常常停電。盼望六月雨季後能有足夠的雨水。
  3. 我們能與家人團聚並能探望五名孫兒。
  4. 約瑟94歲的母親在3月30日舉行生命慶典,有二百人參加。我們會在天上再見。
  5. 可以用WhatsApp和微信等科技與柬埔寨的同工、會友通訊。

求恩事項:

  1. 莎林姊妹有丙形肝炎多年未得醫治,她的信心軟弱,請記念她。
  2. 新光幼稚園需要聘請老師和行政主任。
  3. 4月14至16日是柬埔寨新年,會友回鄉探親後信主的心能站立得穩。
  4. 需要有新宣教士來接替我們。
  5. CEM Cambodia的註冊需要續期。
  6. 我們五月回柬埔寨的簽證。

        謝謝您們在多方面的支持和代禱!請繼續為我們禱告。

主內                
約瑟,月甜上

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Dear friends and family,

        Hallelujah, our Lord Jesus Christ is alive! He is no longer in the grave; He has conquered the sting of death! May we experience the resurrected power of Jesus. Let us boast Christ alone and His cross just as Apostle Paul encourages us to do!

        During our stay in Calgary, Canada we have kept busy in joining church activities and a module course studying Proverbs organized by Ambrose University.  We also are helping one of our sons’ family two days a week because he has three young children. Joseph shared God’s word and our ministry in Cambodia in two occasions. It is great to fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ and know that they care and pray for us.

        Two weeks after a stroke, the mother of Joseph went to be with the Lord on 7th March at age 94. Joseph remembers fondly how she prayed with him before bed time when he was young. She has four sons, eleven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. There was a celebration of her life on March 30th. We will miss her but are glad that she is with God our Father in heaven now!

        We are thankful for the medical care of Canada. We had our yearly check up and everything is fine except Liza’s blood pressure is a bite high. The doctor told her to watch it before prescribing medication for her. Joseph went to see his specialist and had his medication adjusted. Now he is doing well and energized.

        Through WeChat, WhatsApp and Messenger, we are keeping in close touch with our staff and church members in Cambodia. We share and encourage each other with the word of God. We are looking forward to going back to Cambodia on 11th May and seeing what the Lord is doing there.

        Thank you for your partnership with us and your support in different ways especially your prayers. Please continue to uphold us in your prayers.

Praise items:

  • Medication for Joe has been adjusted.
  • A new generator was bought for our church/school for there has been power outage in Cambodia because of low water level in Mekong River. Hopefully the situation will improve in June when the rain comes.
  • Good time with our children and grandchildren.

Prayer items:

  • Please pray for Sarin of Living Stone Church. She has hepatitis C that she will trust God for healing.
  • Sonlight Kindergarten needs new teachers and an administrator because the old one wants to start her own business.
  • Khmer New year is on April 14th to 16th this year. Please pray for protection from evil spirits for our church members and school staff when come back from their hometowns.
  • New missionary to takeover our ministry in Cambodia.
  • Renewal of registration for CEM Cambodia.
  • We need visa for returning to Cambodia in May.

        Thank you. Keep in touch and let us know if you have anything that you want us to pray for you!

In Him,                     
Joseph and Liza Ng

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