When I came to Cambodia in 1998, the country was the poorest nation on Earth. The people were lifeless shells, their country devastated after losing one-third of their population to the Pol Pot genocide and disease. I did not know where to start.
The Cambodian people responded to anything material, but not the gospel. I went away to fast and seek the Lord. He gave me a plan that we still use to this day from James 2:18: “But someone will say, ‘You have faith, and I have works.’ Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works” (NKJV).
Since then, our motto has been: “We will show you our faith by what we do.” God always began with a miraculous sign or healing. When the Cambodian people saw us do those works (Isa. 58:6-8), they knew we had more than just “stuff,” and they listened. They actually believe they can do what Jesus did.
Prayer + Reflection
- Ask God to show you how to touch the felt needs of people with His supernatural power.
- Ask Him to give you the faith to believe that you and your church can actually do what Jesus did.
- Ask God for a heart that is not afraid to start with the “least of these” (Matt. 25:40).