“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
It is easy to say “God I want to be your hands and feet.” It is easy to ask God to be led where He is leading. It is easy to have words for the desire to be used by God. When God calls, however, it takes a lot more than words to walk out in faith. Often that is not easy. Faith is worth it, but doesn’t come without sacrifice and bold obedience. It is in those moments of bold obedience that will see God all the more. He is power, glorious, holy, loving, worthy, all-sufficient, and undefeated. He is the savior of the world. He is the savior of Cambodia.
Cambodian Care has had many of moments where we have had to operate in sacrifice and bold obedience. With a vision to see a widespread shift of this nation and a people clinging to Jesus, we have had to trust the name of The Father. From the ground work of building a school, to planting a church, discipling students, walking out compassion, leading with love, feeding the poor, we have had to sacrifice much. Every second of obedience has only welcomed the abundance of the gospel. With our hearts full and our desire fixated on Christ, we, so humbly, reveled in the glory of the Lord on Saturday, February 28th.
As we trusted in the savior of the world, we prepared to share in the joy of the Lord with students who were ready to dedicate their lives to Him. We prayed over this list of students who wished for nothing more than to give their hearts to Him. We were ready to put in action our desire to be His hands and feet. We harbored only thoughts of excitement as the day was approaching. We looked forward to a day where Jesus was revealed as 80 students were going to be baptized.
February 28, 2015 came and began with Joy from the moments of the sunrise. It dawned on us that all of our sacrifice and bold obedience was going to be proved more than worth it. At Logos International students were present and all eager with smiles. Testimonies were shared of our most excellent Savior.
“I meet Jesus because of Cambodian Care.”
“Knowing Jesus brings joy to my life I didn’t have before.”
“Because of Jesus I now have
an opportunity to go to school. “
“Today I am so full of joy.”
“I used to drink beer all the time, but now I have Jesus and I don’t want to anymore.”
It was God’s perfect presence that did bring joy, invincible, incomparable, all-consuming joy. As we began to baptize the students, the joy remained. We credit all glory to God for the fervor of each person baptized. They wanted to declare that Jesus is the savior of their world.
On Saturday we got to join in God’s great commission and baptized people in the name of the Father and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit. We got to see that our bold obedience shared to every person that God is indeed power, glorious, holy, loving, worthy, all-sufficient, and undefeated.
“We can not afford to let any of these people go to hell.” And we will continue to sacrifice and be obedient so that the Christ can be showcased and joy can be clinged to. As we move forward constantly for the great commission, today, we stop and celebrate. We celebrate the victory of 80 students. We celebrate Jesus, as He does what only He can do. We celebrate every individual who gave their heart to Christ. We celebrate that the best is ahead for all of those people. And as Cambodian Care we celebrate that Christ is not finished in Cambodia, but working in all ways. We celebrate that Jesus is the Savior of the world, the savior of Cambodia.