This year marks Moriah's first Combined Mission Trip to Cambodia comprising YAF members, adults and some children. The theme, "Every Cambodian A Christian, Every Christian A Disciple, And Every Disciple An Evangelist" represents the team's aspiration for our Cambodian brethren.
The YAF's fund-raising activities met with immediate and generous support from the congregation, raising some $8350. These funds will be used to defray YAF's costs, and to pay for the various programme costs, including hosting the outstation pastors' and leaders' attendance at the 2- night- 1- day Pastors' Conference in Phnom Penh. The Pastors' Conference seeks to encourage our missionaries and their leaders to a closer walk with Christ, whilst equipping them for the work of the Gospel.
The team will split into two groups on Friday, 7.6.2019: one to Kampong Som (Ps Nehemiah and Ps Rithy's stations), and the other to Kampong Thom (Ps Sokhon's station where the student dormitory is located). The teams will engage in visitations, fellowship, teaching, painting and children and youth programmes.
I am grateful that Moriah is a mission- minded church. We spend more than 13% of our annual budget on missions (excluding off-budget collections by groups and individuals), and the mission committee undertakes several mission trips yearly to encourage our various mission stations spread over Batam, Bintan, Cambodia, China, Myanmar and North Thailand. Our congregation has been supportive monetarily, and in allowing their children in the YF and YAF to participate in such trips for the past 10 years and more.
I would like today to quote Rev. John Piper: “Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't.” This week, 5-10 June 2019, our combined mission team will be worshipping God with our Cambodian brethren through the various activities stated above. We seek to encourage and equip our missionaries, their leaders and the local churches to actively live out the Gospel powerfully.
As you read this article, My call for you is to PRAY: for more labourers (Matt 9:37-38); for the safety of the team; for the team to be empowered by the Spirit such that "the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored" (2 Thess 3:1); that our Cambodian brethren may be edified; and that the efforts of the team will please God!
Lastly, pray also that our Lord's Commission becomes relevant to you; not only as a command, but because you desire to please him and partner Him in His exciting work!
Dn. Kenny Khoo