Daily Topic for July 20, 2006

2 Tim. 2:2
"And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others."

This principle of personal multiplication is the key means of creating a movement. Because of its effectiveness, people have adapted it to everything from guerrilla warfare to political conquest to selling floor wax. Paul intended that church planters should be trained through the principle of personal multiplication. As Paul had trained Timothy to establish new churches, Timothy was to equip others to do the same. What about your vision for reaching the world’s unreached peoples? Have you passed that vision on to others?

Dear Lord, show us how to best share what we’re learning with other believers.

Buddhist Khmer People of Cambodia

The whirling of sewing machines goes silent. The silence is broken by a collective groan by the people of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Power outages are once again becoming common in Cambodia, according to a February 22, 2006 feature in the “BBC News.” These power outages cut into businesses, including Cambodia’s key garment industry. Thirty percent of their costs come from electricity loss. Rising fuel costs have prompted businesses that used to rely on generators to switch to mainline electricity, creating a demand that cannot be filled. Cambodia hopes to have a new power station on line this summer, but most likely, its capacity will be used up within months. Meanwhile, the Khmers and other peoples of Cambodia will have to live with periods of darkness.

The Khmer people make up about 85 percent of the population of Cambodia. As Buddhists, they have lived with spiritual darkness for hundreds of years. Like the erratic electrical power, the Khmer Church has grown, been nearly wiped out, and is now re-emerging. To bring spiritual light, Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) has beamed Christian radio broadcasts into Cambodia.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that FEBC efforts will strengthen the Khmer church and lead many Buddhists to Jesus. Pray that foul spirits will be cast out by the Lord.-KC

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