Daily Topic for May 15, 2007

Romans 8:5
"Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires."

Our world abounds in things of the flesh which compete with the things of the Spirit for our attention. Television, magazines, and the Internet-not inherently bad in themselves-often contain material which takes our minds away from the Spirit and onto the things of the flesh. One major reason for this Global Prayer Digest is to help us to set our minds on the things of the Spirit. We daily read of God’s concern for all nations, what He has done in the past for them, what He is doing now, and what still needs to be done to bring the gospel to every one of them.

Ask God to help you keep your mind on the things of the Spirit today-including prayer for the unreached peoples!

Presbyterian Church (USA) Work Among Cambodian Buddhists

What gives people hope to continue living after their lives have been destroyed by a murderous regime? It was 30 years ago that a high percentage of Cambodia’s population was either driven out or killed by the bloody Khmer Rouge who ruled Cambodia from 1975-79. Still today, many are struggling emotionally in the United States.

According to the Rev. Dr. Sahara Chea, Director of Outreach Ministries of the Presbyterian Church (USA), “They (Cambodians) need deep healing, reconciliation and forgiveness in order for them to move on with their lives.” Of all the places where Presbyterians are working in Cambodian communities in the U.S., there is one outreach ministry that had its beginning three years ago. The Olympia Presbytery has validated this ministry along with the National Cambodian Council of the Southeast Asian Advisory Committee and the National Asian Presbyterian Ministry. Rev. Chea organized the first Cambodian Presbyterian ministry in Tacoma, Washington. The main challenge for this work is financial and spiritual support. 

After more than 30 years, many of the Cambodians are still lost without the hope that only Jesus can offer. The Presbyterian Church is finding ways to show them the narrow path to the Father.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that Presbyterians will rise to the occasion, pray, give, and go to reach Buddhist Cambodians for Jesus. Pray that through these efforts, Cambodians will be drawn to the beauty and holiness of Jesus Christ.-MC

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