Daily Topic for June 03, 2011

Galatians 6:9
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Taking the gospel to a people who have never heard it can be demanding—physically, mentally, emotionally, and most of all spiritually. And the harvest sometimes comes only after months and years of sowing seed. Satan’s major weapons—discouragement, division, disease and delay—are often aimed at those who labor on the front lines of the advance of the gospel. The apostle Paul needed the prayers of the saints. So do the frontier missionaries of today!

Pray that missionaries like the Mallows who have taken the gospel to the unreached will not become weary in doing good.

Missionary Biography, Continued

by KM

After returning to Cambodia in 2003, the Mallows resumed their ministry through Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF Int’l.) among the Krung people. The Lord began a work among the Krung people in 1994 through dental worker training. The handful of believers had been sharing the gospel in surrounding villages. Often the gospel message spread through extended families, from one relative to another. Small house churches began springing up.

However, the new believers came from an animistic background and had little biblical understanding. None of their small house churches had a trained leader who could teach Bible or disciple others. There was a great need for discipleship and training. In 2005, Kreg and Jenny began to work in discipleship and Bible training full time among the Krung house churches to help meet this need. Kreg also worked alongside Krung believers, helping them publish a worship hymnal using their own indigenous melodies.

Currently, there are small house churches in seven or eight villages. Because of the small number of believers, the Krung people are still considered unreached. However, believers continue to share the good news, and the church is slowly, but steadily growing.

Today the Mallows are in Chicago helping ailing parents. Kreg is working as a dentist. They hope to return to Cambodia to resume their ministry. “I’ll do whatever it takes to strengthen the church,” comments Kreg.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that the Lord will send the Mallows and other dedicated workers back to Cambodia, and pray that God will raise up godly Krung evangelists and pastors.

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