What can we say? After 2 weeks of hosting 50+ people in Cambodia in the wonderful city of Poipet, our hearts are full for all that God has done here. People were ministered to in a powerful way as these Jesus-lovers hit the streets, the villages, the brothels, the bars, the garbage dump, and the shops, sharing the love of Jesus everywhere they went. We saw eyes healed, ears opened, hips and backs healed and many other pains disappear. We saw faces light up as people just spent time and loved on the adults and their children. Begging & trafficked children received a meal and time and attention from some of our team and we know their lives were also touched.
The mayor of Poipet also stopped by to say hello and greet our school team and thank XP for their love and support to help Poipet improve – that was a powerful time as he acknowledged that it has to be God doing the work here, even though he isn’t yet a believer.
Worship and intercession are vital elements to our schools and the past week was no exception. Various students joined in to help lead and we know that heaven was pleased with the incense arising from the city of Poipet and that many angels have been dispatched to answer those prayers.
Pray about joining us for a time of outreach, prayer and worship later in 2012 – visit xpmissions.com.
This week marks the second week of Patricia King’s outreach schools in Poipet, Cambodia this month and we are honored to be serving in a nation that has God’s fingerprint all over it – this is Cambodia’s hour!
The Lord has drawn people from all over the world to serve here these past two weeks – people whose strength is in Him and want to do mighty exploits in His Name! We have team from the USA, Canada, the UK, Dubai, Singapore and New Zealand and other nations. People whose hearts are full of Jesus and His love and are finding ways to express it among the poor and the broken. People who are full of faith to see healings, salvations and the love of Christ expressed in tangible and intangible ways.
During one of the village outreaches, healings broke out all over the place – a woman’s hip was healed and her leg grew out a solid inch, another woman’s dear ear was healed, another woman had very blurry eyesight and it cleared up completely. Of course, they all wanted to know and follow this Jesus that had touched them in a powerful way!
We’ve visited brothels & bars to share Jesus with the woman trapped in prostitution, some as young as 14. We helped dig a trench for a sidewalk in the one of the children’s homes and we ministered in a garbage dump, washing people’s feet and dressing their wounds. We’ve handed out food, rice, water, clothing and toys for the children. God’s love and compassion have flowed so beautifully and the heavens and hearts are open here in Poipet!!!
To learn more about our work in Cambodia, Thailand, and the world, visit xpmissions.com!
For many believers, Passover is something we read about in the Scriptures, but has little to do with our way of life. For those living in Israel, Passover is a highly-celebrated holiday, similar to the American Thanksgiving. It’s a time to gather with friends and family, hand out gifts and share with those in need.
Tents of Mercy is one of the ministries that Patricia King & XP Missions supports on a monthly basis and they recently shared how they helped to celebrate this pivotal holiday with those they serve among.
They gathered 250 people, most of them living in poverty, both Jews & Christians, Israelis and Palestinians – a wonderful unity among them all. They ate, sang songs, laughed and played. They also distributed food to the poor and shared what they had with these people.
Marty Shroud, the leader of this organization, says it best:
“To lend a hand and be a blessing to those in need in the name of Yeshua is a great privilege. Following in the tradition of Jewish Passover, charity provides an occasion to shine our light and affirm our place within the community. As a local Messianic Israeli organization, Tents of Mercy stands within the community. We are not those helping from outside – we are friends and neighbors joining others to make our community a happier and more prosperous place.”
The month of May is an exciting month for those of us involved in XP Missions, as we host three weeks of outreach schools, two weeks in Cambodia and one week in Poipet.
We’re convinced that the Lord brings us the best people to share these short-term missions trips with – people full of faith, full of Jesus’ love, and just plain fun! They come from around the world and some weeks, we’ve had up to 9 nations represented, all carriers of God’s life and His glory.
Time is spent in prayer and worship, then serving the local people in a variety of ways – distributing food to the poor, praying for the sick, prayer walking the border towns where trafficking is rampant, playing with the children & sharing Jesus with both words and action.
Please pray for our times of outreach through these weeks, that the Lord would show up powerfully:
- May 13-19 Popiet, Cambodia
- May 20-26 Popiet, Cambodia
- May 27-June 2 Pattaya, Thailand
Even though our schools in May are now full, please pray about joining us for future schools by visiting www.xpmissions.com. You may also listen to Andrea, our worker in Cambodia, share about the Go Call: http://www.xpmedia.com/jc3Ey9SvWKLy
We are called to PRAY and to GO!!!
Children caught in the ravages of internal war are the greatest victims. They learn to live in fear, violence, and fight a constant battle just to survive. Sometimes it’s drug cartels they get abducted for, other times it’s for political reasons, but no matter the cause, they remain a victim of terror.
Divine Inheritance is an amazing organization that works to help save these children from their current conditions and place them in homes, where they can receive a normal life of a child. There are homes throughout Southeast Asia, but they often cannot refer to specific locations, due to security reasons and fear of recrimination from the existing factions of soldiers and/or drug lords.
The children attend school and learn basic life skills, such as help to plant and maintain gardens for their food, and even get to participate in a simple sport like soccer (football to them!). Simple activities that many take for granted in the West, but are a rare treat for these abused children.
Click here to read an interview with a former child soldier.
Please pray for these children, along with the dedicated people that often place themselves at risk to rescue and care for these children!