Poipet is a city on the border of Thailand and Cambodia. Because of its proximity to Bangkok, tens of thousands of people have moved to this town for the hope of jobs in Thailand. This area has significant issues of human trafficking, abandonment of children, and other social problems; yet, this is one of Cambodia’s…
Over the years Pastor Andrew and his friends have helped us train hundreds of local pastors, teach in schools, evangelize using karate and they have always been thoughtful and generous. A year and a half ago God opened a great door to help orphans and abandoned kids in dire poverty. First to jump in to help the kids was Freedom Church.
Comparing these two churches feels like comparing apples and oranges. How can we compare the effectiveness of two entirely different churches. I have an idea! Let’s take a look at what the Bible says about the New Testament church. Let’s list the Biblical characteristics of a New Testament church.
Sovan and Sokal are two young men in their mid-twenties. Both are married and have small children. They eat what they grow and each day is a struggle to survive for themselves, much less their families. One day a rich looking businessman comes into their village. He said he is recruiting workers for a company in Thailand.
In Kampala, Uganda I met an amazing lady named Veronica. Veronica is the director of the “Comforter Center” which is a center to minister to women who feel their only choice is to abort their babies. Veronica and her staff show them the love of Christ and help them through their difficult situation. Many women chose life for their babies, and even more choose Jesus for themselves.
In Ethiopia I had the great honor of meeting a group of believers who lived in a very remote part of the country. There was no road to their village, only a random path marked by the odd African shade tree. When the pastor was directing me there, he tried to talk to me in his broken English. He explained that it takes him four hours to walk to the village. This village used to be fully Muslim. He shared with me that this church “was in the shadows”.