Traveling through the smaller city of Soc Trang this week maybe has made me a bit more introspective. I’ve been drawn in to seeing the people more and considering their lives. Tomorrow I will publish a set of portraits, some of my favorite faces of this area. I’ve also thought a lot about the Khmer Krom people who I shared about with yesterday. The reality that the Khmer Krom are an unreached and unengaged people group – so spiritually they are “no-where, no-one”. Politically it’s the same as they are generally considered to be a displaced, homeless people – almost, “not a people”. But those words drew me to
Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2:10
I know that in context those words were written to and referring to early church Believers, but what about the Khmer Krom. Currently, they are “not a people” but God wants them to be “God’s people”. Currently they have not yet received (accepted) mercy but that’s exactly what God offers to them. Who will go and tell?
Journey Prayers – Week 4
Praying for the Khmer Krom peoples and Soc Trang city
- Will you start by just praying for some of the people I have seen this week? The names are just made up and I know you don’t know them but pray for them as if you did–God knows who they are. Pray that God will reach them with the Gospel and they will turn to place their faith in Him. Pray for the banana lady, the girl in yellow, the family at the blue door house, the ladies and their daughters sitting on the bench, the three boys too shy to talk to me, the people I saw going in to the temple.
- Pray for the city of Soc Trang and the villages that surround it. Pray that new churches would be planted in this city that would multiply out through the province.
- Pray for laborers to work among the Khmer Krom people. Because of their political situation it is difficult for outsiders to work among this group. Pray for God to call and for Believers to obediently answer to spread the Gospel among the Khmer Krom.
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