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親愛的主內弟兄姊妹們,平安:

        在柬埔寨住了四個半月,在香港停留了一個月後,我們於4月19日安全抵達卡加利的家。

        在金邊,我們能夠每週四個早上與當地同工一起讀神的話、禱告和每週學習一次主題性的課題。我們都能在親近天父和彼此認識上成長。相信在天父的帶領下,本地同工們能夠承擔事工。

        我們在香港停留了一個月,跟親戚、朋友和肢體相聚。差會為我們舉辦了一個異象分享會,能分享柬埔寨在過去30年在經濟、宗教方面的變化,以及不久的將來所面臨的挑戰。我們也分享了活石堂和新光幼稚園的事工及需求。

        道別從來都不是一件容易的事。與本地朋友、信徒和同工們相處了多年,現在要離開,是非常令人不捨的。總而言之,天父把他們帶來與我們同走生命道路,感恩能夠感受到他們的愛和尊重。

        我們衷心感謝天父,也感謝你們二十多年來支持我們的事工。你們的愛心支持和祈禱,鼓勵我們在柬埔寨作主的工!謝謝你們,請繼續為柬埔寨的工作禱告,好叫信徒能夠站立得穩,帶領更多的人認識耶穌為他們的救主!

感恩事項:

  1. 我們二人已在4月19日平安到達卡加利。有家人和教會的信徒來機埸歡迎我們。
  2. 在柬埔寨的四個半月,與同工有好的交通分享,並在香港一個月與信徒分享了天父在柬埔寨的工作。
  3. 3月8日教會及學校一起去海灘旅行,更見證了6位姊妹的浸禮,大家玩得盡興而歸。
  4. 我們的女兒、女婿和鄰居將我們在卡加利住的房間裝修。他們更換了床、櫃、地板和油漆。

代禱事項:

  1. 為活石堂能在天父的恩典中成長,並且讓得救的人數加增。
  2. 請記念新光幼稚園能接觸鄰居,並能帶領他們得著福音。
  3. 開辦男大學生宿舍之計劃——地方、經費等。
  4. 我們身在加拿大能夠繼續用網上平台與活石堂的同工們禱告和查經。
  5. 在卡加利的日子我們能行在主的心意中。

        謝謝大家!有空請來信與我們聯絡!

主內                     
約瑟,月甜上


Dear family, brothers and sisters in Christ,

        After living in Phnom Penh for 4 and 1/2 months and HK for 1 month we arrived safely home in Calgary on April 19. Doing well but we still need to adjust to the colder weather!

        Praise God that we were able to spend time with the local staff reading His word and praying 4 mornings each week and topical study once a week. We all have grown in knowing God and each other more. We are confident that with God’s help they can take up the ministry.

        We met up with lots of friends while we were in HK for a month. Our CEM HK office set up a vision sharing meeting for us to share about how Cambodia has changed from 30 years ago economically, religiously and challenges soon. We also shared about the ministry of Living Stone Church and Sonlight Kindergarten, and their needs.

        Saying good-byes is never easy. It’s very emotional to leave the people behind after knowing them and nurturing them for almost 30 years. All in all, we experience the love and respect of our staff and people whom God has placed in our lives.

        We truly are thankful to God and to all of you who have supported our ministry throughout 20 plus years. Without your love, encouragement, and prayers we would not have done it! Thank you and please continue to pray for the work in Cambodia that the church will stand firm and many more people will come to know Jesus as their Savior!

 Praise items:

  • Arrived safely in Calgary on April 19th nighttime. We were welcome by our family and church members.
  • Had a blessed and fruitful 41/2 months in Cambodia and a month in HK sharing with friends about the work of God in Cambodia.
  • On March 8th our church and kindergarten went to the beach for an outing and baptism for 6 sisters. We all enjoyed it very much.
  • A new start in Calgary – our daughter and son-in-law renovated and painted our room with new flooring, new bed, and cabinets.

Prayer requests:

  • Living Stone Church continues to grow in the grace of God and bring many people to Christ as the church staff have the same heart to serve our mighty God.
  • Sonlight Kindergarten will reach out to our community that many come to know the saving grace.
  • Our new role in Living Stone Church – we still want to pray and do teaching with our staff via zoom.
  • Our time in Calgary will be rewarding.
  • The need for a men’s dormitory – place and finance

        Thank you very much for co-working with us. Drop us a few lines whenever you have time; we love to hear from you.

In His name,               

Joseph and Liza Ng

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親愛的主內弟兄姊妹們,平安:

        從柬埔寨向你們問安!我們回到金邊已經快三個月了。我們因能見到親愛的朋友並與當地員工一起事奉而快樂。在希伯來書4章12節中,現在我們更明白「神的道是活潑的,是有功效的,比一切兩刃的劍更快,甚至魂與靈,骨節與骨髓,都能剌入、剖開,連心中的思念和主意都能辨明。」每星期二至星期五的早上,我們與本地同工讀聖經和禱告,看見神的旨意是要我們順服基督的主權,結出聖靈的果子等等。同工們不斷的改變及更新,令我們相信神會興起他們來完成祂在活石堂的事工。

        2023年12月24日主日崇拜慶祝聖誕節,當日會堂的設計、佈置和費用都由職青負責。在吃午餐時,一位同工說:「若能背念三節聖經者,便可得到獎品一份。」看見活石堂有些會友喜歡背念聖經,我們便推動每月念一節聖經,到年尾時可以背念十二節聖經。

        我們將於3月19日啟程前往香港一個月,然後返回加拿大。在香港,我們會在4月5日晚上參與差會舉辦的柬埔寨異象分享會。希望能夠與在香港的朋友見面,並重新聯繫。非常感謝您支持及禱告記念我們和我們在柬埔寨的事工。請繼續讚美神,並為我們的需要禱告。

感恩事項:

  1. 活石堂在一月有一人在崇拜後信主,二月也有兩人信主。
  2. 活石堂有新人來聚會,他們是會友的親戚朋友。
  3. 教會的電線因日久出問題,時不時有跳制的情況,現在差不多都解決了。

代禱事項:

  1. 今年一月開始第一次家庭小組。有會友歡迎我們在2月10日在她們的家舉行,求天父使用小組,讓會友能互相關顧及代禱。
  2. 水禮班有五名姊妹參加,水禮會在3月8日(公眾假期)去河邊舉行,順便能舉辦戶外活動,求天父保守她們奉獻身心靈給主。
  3. 新光幼稚園需要多收新生。現在的學生多是讀半日,求天父賜幼稚園足夠學生。
  4. 教會物業本來有兩人負責企名。其中一位已返回天家,另一位多病又有癌症。現在請兩位新企名人簽名。要交稅美金9500元,律師費1000元。祈求天父使這轉名過程得以順利。

        多謝你們的代禱和支持。

主內                     
約瑟,月甜上


Dear family, brothers and sisters in Christ,

        Greetings from Cambodia! We have been back in Phnom Penh for almost 3 months. It brings us joy to see our dear friends, and work with our local staff. We find it awesome to see the words of God is like a double-edged sword. Hebrews 4:12 says “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” When we read the Bible and pray with our staff from Tuesdays to Fridays the Holy Spirit teaches us many things, such as knowing the heart of God, yielding to the lordship of Christ, bearing the fruits of the Spirit, and more. Our local staff has been renewed through the years. We’re confident that God will raise them up to do His work at Living Stone Church.

        On Sunday December 24, 2023 Livingstone Church celebrated Christmas. When we were having lunch, Udom, our church staff, told people whoever can memorize 3 Bible verses would get a gift. Several went to memorize 3 verses and get a small gift. At our staff meeting, we agreed to lead the church to memorize one verse a month and the congregation can memorize 10 verses by Christmas 2024!

        We will leave for Hong Kong on March 19th for a month before we go back to Canada. Our mission is organizing an event for us on Cambodia’s work on April 5th from 7:30-9 pm. Hope we can meet and reconnect with you. Thank you so much for supporting and praying for us and our ministry in Cambodia. Please continue to praise God for His work and pray for our needs.

 Praise items:

  • One decision to follow Jesus in January, 2 more in February at the Livingstone Church.
  • More people are coming to our Sunday services. Most of them are relatives and friends of our members.

Prayer requests:

  • Home group on February 10th. Pray for more to join for fellowship and prayers.
  • Baptismal class has started with 5 sisters. The water baptism is on March 8 which is a holiday.
  • Sonlight Kindergarten: we need more students, especially in the afternoon because many go home after the morning session, and a new teacher.
  • Continue to pray for the changing names of the land title of our building that will go smoothly. We need to pay a change of name tax of US$9,500 and lawyer fee of US$1,000.

        Thank you. We are excited to see you all soon!

In His name,               
Joseph and Liza Ng

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親愛的主內弟兄姊妹們,平安:

        感謝主,我們於10月30日晚上11時安全抵達柬埔寨金邊。感恩能在加拿大兩年半後,回到我們的第二個家。同工、會友及朋友們都很高興見到我們。

        有兩兄弟提前在11月底為我們舉辦了聖誕晚宴。我們與他們一家在餐館享受了一頓豐盛的晚餐,還有聖誕蛋糕、禮物和禮金。兄弟二人在1998年從村裡來上大學,那時他們貧窮,因可以住在我們教會的宿舍而感恩。現在他們在金邊各自開辦了有名的國際學校。最讓我們感動的一件事,是他們一直在經濟上支持偏遠村莊的傳道,這位傳道人在98年時和他們同住在我們的大學生宿舍。他們兩兄弟以前住宿舍時得著祝福,現在一樣去祝福別人!

        當全世界正在準備慶祝聖誕節,願神賜下平安,喜樂及和平。讓全球知道聖誕節是耶穌誕生的日子!

感恩事項:

  1. 我們在加拿大上機回柬埔寨時有些波節,曾收到消息,我們可以在金邊機場做「落地簽證」,30日後再申請延期半年。但在上機前一天,才發現如沒有柬埔寨簽證,加拿大航空公司是不發登機證的。只好馬上訂30日後去泰國的機票再入境。可是當上機時,又要有旅館預訂證明。感謝主,我們旅途平安,到達金邊時順利取得「落地簽證」一個月,現在已辦了延期簽證。
  2. 與會友、同工們久別重逢,都看見神保守了他們的信心和工作的能力。
  3. 教會有新人來聚會,兩星期前有一名女士決志信主。
  4. 在十一月時,已有青年人提出由他們負責今年教會的聖誕節佈置,他們更為所需的金錢奉獻。

代禱事項:

  1. 教會地契由兩位信徒作為企名人,其中一人已返天家多年,另一位有病,她提出從企名人中退下來。我們正在搜尋所需要的文件,並請一位基督徒律師幫忙。
  2. 教會定於在明年3月8日(公眾假期)舉行水禮,有4位新信的會參加水禮班。
  3. 明年1月13日教會舉行第一次家庭聚會,希望以後可以每月相聚一次。

        謝謝大家參與我們在柬埔寨的事工,感謝你們的支持及禱告!
        祝賀大家聖誕蒙福,新年恩典滿溢!

主內                     
約瑟,月甜上


Dear family, brothers and sisters in Christ,

        Praise the Lord we arrived safely in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on October 30 at 11pm local time. We’re grateful that we can come back to our second home after 2 and half years in Canada. Our members, staff and friends are happy to see us back.

        There was an early Christmas dinner hosted by 2 brothers at the end of November for us. They and their families came, and we enjoyed a nice dinner with Christmas cake and presents. The 2 brothers came to study in university from the village in 1998. They were poor so they stayed in the dorm at our church. Now they have opened international schools with many students all over Phnom Penh. One thing that impresses us the most is that they have been supporting one pastor financially in the remote village. This pastor stayed in the same dorm with them before. They said they want to bless others as they were blessed before.

        As the world is busy getting ready to celebrate Christmas, we pray that the people will understand the real meaning of Christmas. May God grant hope, peace, and joy to everyone.

        Thank you for partnering with us in our ministry through your support and prayers. Please continue to praise God for His work in Cambodia and remember our prayer requests.

Praise items:

  • Arrived in Phnom Penh safely after a few issues on boarding in Canada.
  • Great to see our church members, the staff of our church and school, and friends.
  • New faces coming to church. A lady received Jesus as her Savior 2 weeks ago.
  • Some of the members of the youth group are working. They gave money for the decoration of the Christmas celebration of the church. Pray that more people will be reached.

Prayer requests:

  • Changing names on our church land title. One of the 2 names in the old land title went to heaven about 10 years ago and the other who wants to take her name away because she is sick with cancer.
  • Baptismal class for 4 applicants to be baptized on March 8.
  • First home group will meet on January 13. Planning to meet at different homes once a month. Pray that the members will have closer fellowship.

        Have a blessed Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!

In His service,            
Joseph and Liza Ng

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親愛的主內弟兄姊妹們,平安:

        「當稱謝進入他的門;當讚美進入他的院。當感謝他,稱頌他的名!」(詩篇一百4)加拿大感恩節剛過去,我們有很多事情值得感恩:天父堅定不移的愛和憐憫、耶穌基督的恩惠和聖靈的引導,家人和朋友的愛護和關懷,我們有好的健康。即使我們住在加拿大,仍然可以每週與柬埔寨的同工們透過網絡有1週4次的祈禱會及1次的查經。同工們都能在禱告蒙應允和祂的話中得著鼓勵。

        現在神為我們打開了回柬埔寨事奉的門。我們很興奮將於10月29日出發前往金邊,為期四個半月。我們計劃與當地同工一起工作,培養他們成為教會的領導者;建立家庭小組,幫助活石堂的會友在靈性上成長,也會單獨與一些會友讀經祈禱,幫助他們跟隨耶穌。

        明年3月19日我們將會前往香港一個月,然後返回加拿大。我們期待能與在香港相識的弟兄姊妹和親友見面,並分享天父在大家身上的工作。非常感謝您們這些年來對我們和我們事工的支持。請繼續記念我們的讚美和禱告項目。

感恩事項:

  1. 9月19日,月甜約見為她做手術的外科醫生,她説月甜曾折骨的手腕已經痊癒。經過6次醫療保險所承保的物理治療後,她的手大致上可以活動自如,並將於10月18日接受最後一次物理治療。
  2. 我們在8月祈禱信為波妮十歲的女兒——美美的小腸腫瘤禱告。天父聽了我們的祈禱,醫生說腫瘤已不見了。
  3. 在9月17日主日崇拜後西歷接受耶穌為主,她是我們新光托兒所的媬姆,示湯的媳婦。
  4. 勝戶是活石堂的青年人,他得到獎學金在去年10月尾去以色列進修一年,今年10月初學成回到金邊。感謝天父帶領他在以巴戰爭爆發之前安全離開以色列。

代禱事項:

  1. 為活石堂的同工能有好的溝通,彼此配搭事奉,帶動初信會友靈命成長。
  2. 為阿冰(一會友的妺妹)及心聆的鄰居珍達慕道的心禱告。
  3. 為我們在金邊的日子能與本地同工們設立家庭小組。

        謝謝您們的代禱,如有空請告知你們的近況,我們可以彼此代禱。

主內                     
約瑟,月甜上


Dear family, brothers and sisters in Christ,

         Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name” (Psalms 100:4). We had Canadian thanksgiving on October 9th; there are so many things to be grateful for: God’s unfailing love and mercy, the grace of Jesus Christ, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the love and care of our family and friends, the health we’ve enjoyed. We are thankful for the use of zoom that even though we have been living in Canada we can still pray with our staff 4 times a week and hold Bible study once a week. All of us have learned so much from His words. Now God opens the door for us to go back to Cambodia for ministry. We are excited to leave for Phnom Penh on October 29th for 41/2 months. Over this time, we plan to work alongside our local staff to build them up to take leadership of the church; help the members to grow spiritually by setting up home groups and working with individuals to see them delivered from their pasts.

        Next year on March 19th, we will go to Hong Kong for a month before going back to Canada. We are looking forward to meeting up with you and sharing what God has been doing in our lives.  Thank you so much for supporting us and our ministry all these years with gratitude.  Please continue to remember our praise and prayer items.

Praise items:

  • Liza went to see her surgeon who did her wrist surgery on September 19th with assurance that her wrist was healed. She can use her hand with some restriction after 6 times of physiotherapy covered by provincial medical care and will get the last one on October 18th.
  • We asked for prayer for Phally’s daughter who was diagnosed with a tumor in her intestines. God has answered our prayers that the doctor said the tumor was not there.
  • On September 17th after church Srey Nick received Jesus as her savior; she is the daughter in law of one of the nannies at Sonlight Kindergarten.
  • One of our young people in our church, Seng Hua, who got scholarship to study in Israel for a year last October. He came back to Cambodia before Israel got into war.

Prayer requests:

  • For the staff at the Living Stone Church that they work together with good and open communication.
  • For the salvation of Bing, sister of our member and Chanda who is the neighbor of Som Neang.
  • For our trip to Phnom Penh, God would put the right people in our lives to help them grow spiritually.

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

In His service,            
Joseph and Liza Ng

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親愛的主內弟兄姊妹們,平安:

        卡加利的夏天似乎很快就要過去了,我們現在正享受涼爽的天氣。自從上次的代禱信後,我們的生活中發生了兩件令人難忘的事情。首先是在6月24日,月甜從一家餐廳的洗手間出來時滑倒,她的左手撐在地板上,手腕骨折了。這是因為她的鞋子防滑功能不佳,導致摔倒。醫生原先打了石膏固定手腕,但兩星期後因手腕骨的接合不理想,要做手術放入金屬片和7粒釘子來固定手腕的骨。她經歷了不少痛楚、不適、無助和不便。另一方面,她亦經歷了朋友和家人的愛和祈禱支持,尤其是與我們住在同一所房子裡的女兒和女婿。7週後,她手上的石膏可以拆除,之後接受物理治療。神讓她學到一些功課,正如《羅馬書》十二4-8中所說,我們需要身體的不同的肢體。同樣,教會需要每一位肢體。哥林多前書十二23鼓勵我們在基督的身體裡,要特別尊重那些不那麼尊貴的人。感恩天父教導她學習謙卑,並對主內肢體有更多憐憫的心!

        第二件事是天父保護我們的屋子免受火災。8月5日早上5:30左右,月甜被汽車喇叭聲吵醒,她以為有司機在路上不耐煩。然後她聽到敲門聲,鄰居告訴我們在隔壁兩間房子的車庫起了大火,接著聽到爆炸聲,有些火花被風吹到我們的屋頂附近。隨後消防車趕到,大火在一個小時左右就得到了控制。我們感恩,因這場火只燒燬了一個車庫,沒有人受傷!如果是在半夜起火,可能沒那麼容易被發現!深深感謝神的保守。

        感謝您們多年來對我們在柬埔寨事工的支持。請繼續為神所做的一切感恩,和為我們的需要求恩。

感恩事項:

  1. 我們曾為波妮能得救祈禱,天父答應了我們。當她的哥哥波拿傳道與她分享福音時,她接受了耶穌作為她個人的救主。她熱衷於每週學習天父的話語。
  2. 七月柬埔寨大選順利、和平進行。
  3. 有新人來參加活石堂主日崇拜。

代禱事項:

  1. 活石堂的同工正計劃在會友家中開辦小組,讓大家有機會交流、分享及互相鼓勵。請為這事工禱告。
  2. 為波妮10歲的女兒美美禱告,祈求天父醫治她腸臟的腫瘤。
  3. 為月甜的手腕禱告,祈求在物理治療後沒有後患。

        謝謝您們的代禱。若有時間時可以給我們分享您們的近況,我們也可以互相代求。

主內                     
約瑟,月甜上


Dear family, brothers and sisters in Christ,

        Looks like summer is going away soon in Calgary. We are enjoying cooler weather now. Since the last time we wrote there are two unforgettable events that have happened in our lives. Firstly, on June 24th Liza slipped coming from the washroom in a restaurant. Her left hand landed on the floor that broke three bones in her wrist. The shoes that she wore didn’t have much grip at the bottom and that is why for the fall. For the 7 weeks she went through putting cast on, surgery with a plate and 7 screws inside her wrist. She experienced much pain, discomfort, helplessness, and inconvenience. However, on the other hand she experienced the love and prayer support from friends and family especially Joseph, our daughter, and her husband whom we live in the same house. And that makes me humble to ask for help from them! Finally, 7 weeks after my surgery, the cast was removed and now, I am in physiotherapy.  God let me learn something on all of these; as in Romans 12:4-8 I’m reminded that we need different parts of our body. Also, it’s in the body of Christ that we need every member of our church. In 1 Corinthians 12:23 encourages us to treat the less honorable with special honor in the body of Christ. It humbles me to have more mercy for those in the body of Christ.

        Secondly, God protected our family from the fire just 2 houses away. In the morning of August 5th around 5:30 when we were still asleep Liza heard the honking of cars and she thought drivers were impatient. Then we heard banging on our door; our next-door neighbor told us there was fire in the garage of the house next to him. Then fire engines came, and the fire was under control in an hour or so. We are so thankful the fire was only contained in that garage; no one was injured! If it were during the middle of the night fire was not so easily found out!

        We thank you so much for supporting our ministry in Cambodia for all these years. Please continue to praise God for what He has done, and we covet your continued prayers.

Praise items:

  • We prayed for Polly’s salvation and God answered us. She received Jesus as her personal Savior when Phalla shared the gospel with her. She is keen to study God’s word every week.
  • The general election in Cambodia went smoothly and peacefully.
  • There have been new people coming to the Living Stone Church.

Prayer requests:

  • Our local staff is planning to start small groups in the homes of the members on top of the various Bible study groups.
  • For Polly’s 10-year-old daughter, Mei Mei that God will heal the tumor in her intestines.
  • For Liza’s wrist that she can use her hand with no problems after the physiotherapy session.

        Thank you. Write us a message when you have time, and we can pray for you too.

Yours in Christ,                
Joseph and Liza Ng

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親愛的主內弟兄姊妹們,平安:

        時間過得真快,2023年已經過去了一半。讓我們按照神的話語之教導,明智地利用我們的時間。「因此,你們要小心行事為人,不要像不聰明的人,而要像聰明人一樣,充分利用你的時間,因為日子是邪惡的。所以,不要作糊塗人,總要明白主的旨意如何。」(以弗所書五15-17)讓我們多親近神,渴慕祂的話語,晝夜思想,樂意事奉祂。

        非常感謝您為柬埔寨的事工和我們代禱。請繼續記念我們的感恩和祈禱事項。

感恩事項:

  1. 波妮女士,波拿傳道的妹妹,常返活石堂崇拜。她喜愛在家中跟波拿一起讀聖經和禱告。
  2. 初信主的心聆姊妹有事奉神的心,現在參加敬拜隊。

代禱事項:

  1. 請為波妮女士禱告,願她早日清楚明白救恩。祈求天父醫治她10歲的女兒,她的腸道有腫瘤。
  2. 柬埔寨七月舉行全國選舉,祈求能公平地選出合神心意的領袖。
  3. 會友亞順嬸因腳痛不能走路返教會,願主醫治她。

        多謝您們的代禱!有空請與我們通訊,讓我們可為您們禱告!

主內                     
約瑟,月甜上


Dear family, brothers and sisters in Christ,

        Time passed by so fast; half of the year 2023 is gone. Let us redeem our time as the words of God teach us.  “Therefore, be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish but understand what the will of the Lord is. ” Ephesians 5:15-17. Let us come close to God, meditate His words day and night, and serve Him wholeheartedly.

        Thank you so much for your prayers for our ministry in Cambodia and us. Really appreciate your support.

        Please continue to remember our praise and prayer items.

Praise items:

  • Polly, the sister of our Khmer pastor, Phalla, has been coming to the Living Stone Church. She wants to read God’s words and pray with Phalla at her home.
  • Som Neang, a new believer, has a heart to serve God in the worship team.

Prayer requests:

  • Pray for Polly that she will receive salvation, and God’s healing for her 10-year-old daughter who has a tumor in her intestine.
  • A peaceful and justice election in July for Cambodia.
  • Ming Siuen has a foot pain and cannot walk to church. Pray for God’s healing.

        Write to us and let us know how we can pray for you.

In His name,
Joseph and Liza Ng

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親愛的主內弟兄姊妹們,平安:

        我們在加拿大向您們問候!春天終於來了,可以享受比較溫暖的天氣。

        4月14日至16日是柬埔寨的新年假期。這三天柬埔寨特別熱鬧,是很隆重的傳統節日。

        柬埔寨新年的第一天稱為「宋干節」,是守歲之日,意謂結束舊年。他們會在神像和佛像前擺放香燭及貢品,跪拜神靈。當天早上要洗臉、中午洗身、晚上洗腳,這樣做就可以在新的一年有好的運氣。新年的第二天稱為「辭歲」,他們會將食物和衣物送給家人和恩人,或是施捨給窮人、傭人,並到寺廟拜祭祖先。第三天稱為「新歲」,僧人們在這一天舉行隆重的浴佛儀式,並給佛像灑上象徵幸福的香水,祈求國泰民安。

        柬埔寨的新年與基督教復活節的日子很接近。但願聖靈在柬埔寨人心中動工,使他們知道耶穌是通向神的唯一道路。耶穌是完全的神和人,祂沒有罪,因此祂可以成為我們的代罪羔羊!

        求基督耶穌施恩給活石堂眾信徒有復活的盼望,可以在他們未信的親友中成為福音使者,讓親友們能認識耶穌並接受祂為救主。

        非常感謝您們支持活石堂和新光幼兒園的事工。請繼續讚美神並為我們的需要禱告:

感恩事項:

  1. 大兒子思義已找到工作。兒婦小鳳在下個月轉換工作時間為下午2點至11點。
  2. 波拿傳道的兒子約瑟左腿踝骨好了很多,可以駕駛電單車。
  3. 活石堂在復活節主日舉行愛筵,有多人參加。祈禱他們繼續返教會敬拜神。

代禱事項:

  1. 請為活石堂的會友祈禱,叫他們能在柬埔寨新年期間堅強地面對屬靈的黑暗勢力。
  2. 祈求高姊妹有智慧和洞察力,帶領活石堂和新光幼稚園。
  3. 為我們的精神和身體健康祈禱,讓我們可以繼續在加拿大和活石堂的同工一起服侍神。

        多謝您們的代禱!

主內                     
約瑟,月甜上


Dear family, brothers and sisters in Christ,

        Greetings from Canada! Spring has finally arrived. We are enjoying the warmer weather.

        Khmer new year falls on April 14-16 this year. This is the most joyous festival for Cambodians. On the first day the people offer gifts and incense before their gods or Buddha. They wash their face in the morning, at noon they take a bath and wash their feet at night in order to gain good luck. On the second day they give gifts of food and clothing to their family members, as well as to the needy. They also go to the temples to worship their ancestors. On the third day the monks clean the Buddha statue and sprinkle perfume over them before praying for prosperity and safety of the nation.

        The Khmer new year almost coincides with our Christian Easter celebration. May the Holy Spirit work in the people’s hearts to know Jesus is the only way to God. Jesus is fully God and Man who has no sin so that He can be the sacrifice for our transgressions!

        Let’s have hope in our resurrected Christ who will never leave us nor forsake us once we accept Him as our Savior!

        Thank you so much for supporting our ministry in Living Stone Church and Sonlight Kindergarten. Please continue to praise God and pray for our needs.

Praise items:

  • There was a love feast for the Living Stone Church on Sunday before the new year holiday. Many people attended. May they continue to come to worship God and fellowship with other believers.
  • The ankle of Joseph, the elder son of our staff, Phalla and Savy has healed nicely. He has been able to ride his motorbike for 2 weeks.
  • Our elder son started work on April 4th after 2 years staying at home to look after the 4 children. His wife is a part time nurse that she can change to a shift from 2-11 pm.

Prayer requests:

  • Please pray for the members of Living Stone Church that they can stand strong after the spiritual dark forces during the Khmer new year.
  • Pray for Angel Gao to have wisdom and discernment in leading the church and kindergarten in Phnom Penh.
  • Pray for our spiritual and physical wellness so that we can continue to serve our God here in Canada and with the staff of Living Stone Church.

        Thank you for praying. Keep in touch and share your prayer requests so that we can bring your needs to God.

In His name,
Joseph and Liza Ng

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(03/2023快訊專題──「理」情願向前行宣教士分享原文)
――吳約瑟(本團柬埔寨宣教士)

神是否真的有呼召我作宣教士?在我上工場後我如何更加確定神真的呼召了我?

  在加拿大讀神學時,有些同學是從非洲、亞洲和南美洲回來加拿大述職的宣教士。我好奇問他們怎樣蒙召去作宣教士,又怎樣去選擇他們去的國家。其中一位宣教士同學跟我分享馬太福音28:19「所以,你們要去,使萬民作我的門徒,奉父、子、聖靈的名給他們施洗。」耶穌叫我們『去』,只要有心願意去便可。至於去那個國家,那國的人民,天父會帶領。我被這節聖經抓住我的心,便奉獻『去』作宣教士。

  我們一家去到工場之後,在不同文化的適應,語言學習,福音事工上都看見天父的呼召和帶領。

我是否有能力做宣教的事奉嗎?神如何引導和帶領我?

  在天父的帶領之下在1985-1995年跟加拿大宣道會西差會去菲律賓作宣教士。在1994年時因在菲律賓有二千間菲律賓宣道會,會友二十萬,聖經學院九間。西差會決定將宣教士撤出而將福音的棒子交由本土教會承担。

  離開菲律賓後,本想去別的宣教區作宣教士但沒找到合適的工場。1996年我們看見香港出現移民潮,便打算回香港找教會事奉,作回流牧師。到了香港之後,天父郤帶領我們走柬埔寨的宣教路。

我是否需要讀神學?或為宣教接受哪些裝備?在上工場後,這先前的決定對事奉是助力還是阻力!

  若能讀神學,可在宣教區作植堂事工及教導聖經。有人來柬埔寨作老師、辨學、屋子維修、志願團體中工作等都是沒有讀神學。我們的女兒欣義讀完大學之後在加拿大工作了兩年便去柬埔寨的一個自願團體幫助婦人謀生的工作。

面對父母或兒女的生活安排、照顧、需要,我是怎樣下決定的,為什麼?事情後來怎樣?

  父母在生時,他們對我們宣教是支持的。我們的三位兒女讀中小學時在宣教士子女寄宿學校讀書。他們讀完中學都去了加拿大讀大學,我們也曾見有宣教士子女在中學畢業之後回港讀醫科。

我對前途的考慮、經濟的需要,在遲延間,神怎樣提醒,帶領,開新路?

  宣教士出工塲之前必需籌募經費,但天父在出工場前為我們籌到所需的金錢,這也是天父給我們出工場的引證。

  初到菲律賓工場時兒子們還年幼,未上學讀書。心裡捨不得幾年後送他們去宣教士子女寄宿學校讀書。但神開路讓他們可以在馬尼拉讀書。我們轉去柬埔寨宣教時,他們年紀大了些,去馬來西亞檳城讀宣教士子女寄宿學校,他們都適應寄宿學校的生活。中學畢業後都能順利進入加拿大大學讀書。

  雖然宣教上有担心掛慮,或遇上困難,但神知道我們的需要而為我們解決。

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「理」情願向前行

  我們都喜歡聽宣教士的蒙召見證,因為每個人的經歷都有其獨特之處,沒有兩個是一模一樣的。當中有些的起始可能富戲劇性,如看到異象,或有異夢,但大部份都是始於神的話。宣教士的工作是個跨文化的職事,從領受召命到踏上工場,從知道要服侍的群體到住在他們中間。往往不是一蹴而就,當中還有許多考量,這過程大多不再是戲劇性,而是切切實實地去理解思想,認定自己的使命、清楚自己的方向,踏上選定的道路,知道自己在做什麼,又為什麼這樣做,於此,才能一直緊守奮進。


我理祂

──傅張潔萍(本團派駐泰國宣教士)

  信主後,我被主的道吸引,立志回應說要(出)去,使萬民(各族)作主的門徒。起初,我不知道應該何時出發和往哪裡去,但我知道要先裝備自己,便報讀神學課程,也參加前往不同工場的短宣隊。有人說,作宣教士最好是有家庭有兒女才出發,那時我還是單身。

  在我準備尋找差會後,神讓我遇上傅昌達弟兄,我們有共同的人生方向和目標,不久,我們結成夫婦,在泰國北部山區同心事主。有時候,我們夫婦二人簡直是同工好拍檔,過於是恩愛夫妻,這是很有意思的組合。我們因為有同一的心志,每當遇上困難,或意見不一,最好的解決方法便以「理」為準繩,此「理」是神的律法、神的話。神的心意是什麼,往往就是我們要聽從並順服的方案。

  作為傅昌達的太太,我知道自己的位份,也樂意做好師母要做的份內事。這是聖經的教導,我要扶助丈夫的事奉,要做他的好幫手,我不是他的對手,我是他的助手。就這樣,我們合作無間,在宣教工場喜樂地渡過了將近二十二個年頭。

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理情願之理

──王杰(本團派駐法國宣教士)

  我們夫婦於九十年代在法國留學和工作,並信主。隨後我們回香港讀神學,尋求神的旨意。漸漸我們清楚神要我們服侍海外的華人和知識分子,這和我們在法國逗留了大約十年,對法國的文化傳統有一定認識有密切的關係。

  曾幾何時,法國是以基督教理念治國;在公元二世紀,里昂大主教愛任紐就是在基督教思想史上作過重要貢獻的神學家。

  現代的法國是西方發達國家,但社會運動層出不窮,受啟蒙運動強烈影響,具有典型現代主義思維:相信理性,相信科學進步,注重科學事實、實證主義,宗教被歸類為主觀性的個人信仰,已從公共空間退出。他們高舉自我,認為社會科技的進步將解決一切問題,因此人類就不需要上帝了。

  今天,法國的基督教信仰狀況已經非常衰落,據統計,福音派基督徒只佔總人口的0.5%。多數法國人以無神論者自居,並且對談論宗教非常反感。由於許多人是個人主義者,他們生活孤獨,沒有真正的朋友和信任,非常需要關心。

  幾年前,一位在法國事奉的宣教士呼籲說:「法國有許多福音需要,香港可否派宣教士過來?」神早已裝備了我們,讓我們了解法國的文化和社會,又讓我們在香港接受神學和牧會訓練,豈不知是為了我們可以接受、回應法國的屬靈需要?六年前,我們回應了神的呼召,踏上法國宣教的路。

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全因為「祢/理」

──心思明慧(本團派駐創啟地區宣教士)

  在一個營會的聚會上,滕近輝牧師說:「願意尋求上帝心意的人,不應為自己安排預設的計劃。」這句話對我猶如當頭棒喝。過去我一直為自己設限,認定自己的性格只適合做幕後策劃或工程類的工作;自那時起,我開始嘗試做建立生命的工作,在青少年團契作導師和在基督教中學作老師。

  我在短宣中確認全時間事奉的呼召。保持著開放的心,我進入神學院受裝備,在神的帶領下,認識了以宣教士身分來香港讀神學的妻子,並一起立志回應宣教的需要。我倆原打算畢業後一起去妻子所屬的機構參與宣教,可是在接洽過程中,發現機構的策略和理念,與我們所學習的和田野調查後的結論都不相符。在尋求師長的意見後,我們決定留在香港,一邊牧養教會累積經驗,一邊參與差傳事工,尋求了解。除了在教會負責差傳事工,我也在短宣中尋求長期事奉的可能,和參與中福團的教牧宣教團契。

  我倆原訂在兩個孩子出生後,會更積極地迎向某個具體的地區或族群。可是當我每次興奮地與妻子分享時,卻獲得冷淡的回應。原來妻子作為人母後,比以前有更多顧慮。我相信配偶的同心是其中一個重要的印證,明白不能催逼或給予壓力,所以繼續以禱告和開放的心尋求各種可能。

  2016年,我心裡有很大的催逼,深知我倆越遲做出發的決定,子女越大就越難去適應,妻子的顧慮也會越多。神突然提醒我,為何不去了解妻子家鄉的需要?由於長期離家,我倆每次回鄉都非常珍惜與家人相聚的時間,沒有出外訪談了解。於是我上網查看資料,也實地拜訪,知道當地教會嚴重缺乏工人,神學院也缺乏師資,各方面都有極大需要。妻子得知後,樂意支持。雖然離鄉已二十多年,回去需要很大適應,但她願意帶著孩子一起迎向挑戰。

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天父的理我遵從

──吳約瑟(本團派駐柬埔寨宣教士)

  在加拿大讀神學時,有同學是從非洲、亞洲和南美洲回加拿大述職的宣教士。我好奇地問他們怎樣蒙召去作宣教士,又怎樣去選擇他們要去的國家。其中一位跟我分享馬太福音28章19節:「所以,你們要去,使萬民作我的門徒,奉父、子、聖靈的名給他們施洗。」耶穌叫我們『去』,只要有心願意去便可,至於去哪個國家,服侍哪國的人民,天父會帶領。我的心被這節聖經抓住,便奉獻『去』作宣教士。

  在天父的帶領下,我與妻子接受加拿大的西差會差派,去菲律賓宣教。1996年,我們看見香港的需要,決定回香港服侍。到了香港,我們有機會跟教會領袖分享我們在菲律賓宣教十年的經歷。他們聽見後,竟鼓勵我們前往當時百廢待興的柬埔寨宣教,我們考慮過後,決定重踏宣教路。初到菲律賓工場時,兒女年幼,還未上學,當時心裡實在捨不得要送他們去宣教士子女寄宿學校讀書。神開路,讓他們可以在馬尼拉讀書,留在我倆身邊。當我們轉去柬埔寨宣教時,他們長大了些,我們可以安心讓他們去宣教士子女寄宿學校。他們適應寄宿學校的生活,中學畢業後回加拿大讀大學。我的女兒大學畢業,在加拿大工作了兩年後,前往柬埔寨的一個志願團體,參與婦女職業訓練及就業的工作。沒想過,女兒會與我們夫婦一起,在柬埔寨生活。

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  神呼召祂的兒女以理智和心思回應踐行祂的宣教計劃,荷蘭神學家巴文克(Herman Bavinck)說:「真正地實現我們在世上的使命,能使我們預備好承受永恆的救贖,而將心思放在那些屬天的事情上,能使我們在世上的渴望得到真正的滿足。」如果你有這樣的心思,我們願意與你一起探索,歡迎與我們聯絡:[email protected],或邀約主領聚會:[email protected]

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親愛的主內弟兄姊妹們,平安:

        我們從卡加利向您們問安!新的一年已過了個多月,您們好嗎?上個月27、28日在柬埔寨有一個大型活動——福音進入柬埔寨一百年慶典,有35,000人參加,其中近二千人是非信徒。洪森總理和許多政府官員都到場參加,並對基督徒在柬埔寨所做的一切表示讚賞。政府官員甚至為今次聚會提供了7,500美元的捐款。感謝您們為這次活動祈禱。願上帝的名被高舉和得榮耀,並有更多人被吸引來信耶穌!

        請繼續為活石堂讚美主,並為事工禱告,謝謝。

感恩事項:

  1. 活石堂在去年聖誕慶祝會,有些在新冠疫情解封後仍未返教會的信徒回來參加,也有新朋友出席。其中一位男士威夏在聚會中接受耶穌為救主。
  2. 1月20日和2月3日,我們在網上與活石堂的同工和高韙姊妹舉行了員工會議。我們坦誠地分享和討論教會事工的強項和需要改善的地方,並制定了今年的目標和策略。
  3. 心聆姊妹找到新工作,可以在星期日與兩個兒子返教會。
  4. 約瑟做了白內障手術,復原良好。

求恩事項:

  1. 活石堂波拿傳道的兒子約瑟駕駛電單車時發生意外,他左腿踝骨折斷。現在行動不便,可能影響三月上學,請為他能早日完全康復祈禱,並讓他與家人的關係更加親密。
  2. 請記念新信的美美妹妹、威夏、彼淪,和已來幾次的Sey Nat和Sey Rot都能繼續返教會。
  3. 兼職同工屋噹弟兄是聖經學院三年級學生,今年會培訓他帶領主日敬拜團隊六個月。請為他祈求智慧和與成員有良好關係。
  4. 新光幼稚園已請到兩位英文老師,請為他們能早日適應教導小朋友禱告。

        多謝您們的代禱!

主內                     
約瑟,月甜上


Dear family, brothers and sisters in Christ,

        Greetings from Calgary! How are you doing so far in the new year? We would like to update you with the big event on January 27,28 in Cambodia. It is the centennial celebration of the gospel that came into this country. It was well attended by 35,000 during these 2 days. 5% were non-believers. Prime minister Hun Sen and many government officials were there and expressed appreciation for what Christians have been doing in Cambodia. The government even gave an offering of US $7,500 to this program. Thank you for praying for this event. May the name of God be lifted up and glorified, and many people will be drawn to Jesus!

        Please continue to praise God and pray for our Living Stone Church. Thank you.

Praise items:

  • Last year’s Christmas program was well attended with old members who haven’t been coming after covid, and many new friends. Wei Ha accepted Jesus as his Savior after the sermon.
  • On January 20 and February 3 there were staff meetings with our Khmer staff, Angel Gao and us through zoom. We had an open and honest discussion about our strengths and weaknesses in our ministry. Also, we set some vision and strategy.
  • Som Niang found another job so she can come to church with her 2 boys.
  • Joseph’s cataract surgery was successful. His eyes are healed nicely.

Prayer requests:

  • Joseph, son of our Khmer staff, has a fractured ankle in a motorcycle accident. Please pray for his complete healing and bringing his family closer together.
  • The spiritual growth of the new believers: Mei Mei, Wei Ha, Phirum, and those who came a few times: Sey Nat and Sey Rot that they will be interested in the gospel.
  • Udom, our part time staff who is attending the Bible School, will lead the Sunday worship team for a 6-month trial. Pray for wisdom and good relationships with the members.
  • Sonlight Kindergarten has hired two English teachers. Please pray for their adjustment in teaching children.

        Thank you so much for your support in different ways.

In His service,
Joseph and Liza Ng

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