Thursday, November 22, 2018

End of Year Celebrations

A Year of Growth Nov 2018
New Children's Ministries Director
Joining our Whitney Outreach team this year is Heather or "Bopaw" means flower.

She will serve over our Children’s Ministry, training and teaching our graduate leaders in 5 locations. We estimate a total of 150 children will be taught about the Father's love and the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We’re excited to see how God is going to bless and stretch this ministry. Of course this brings added expenses. If you would like to donate to the Children's program just press the button below and go to the drop down button under fund.
October 2018
October Graduations and Celebrations
Graduation Preparations
Preparing students for Celebrations
Many of these countryside students wanted to wear ties for this special event. We bought a bunch of ties and handed them out but they didn't know how to tie them. Don and several others stepped up to help. As the excitement rose with so many needing help, Pastor Saran, one of our instructors began looking up Youtube on his cell phone to learn how to tie a tie in order to get everyone ready on time.
Everyone wanted to look their best.
End of Year Celebrations/Graduations
1st Year Students in Trapreng Prasat
This school is located in the far north of the country almost to the northern Thailand border. These beautiful people have experience change in their lives with joy and boldness as they've learned and applied God's Word. Of the 27 students attending 25 have experience the Baptism of the Holy Spirit giving them boldness to witness in their villages.
2 year Graduates from Chhuk II in Kampot Province
Chumkiri 1st Year Students in Kampot Province.
Two year graduates from Tein Prey
2 year Kep Graduates from
Kampot Province
A Year of Growth for Bible Schools
Growth in number of Instructors and Schools for 2019
January is bringing unprecedented growth for our Bible Schools. God has been moving in the hearts of our students to continue "...equipping the saints for the work of the ministry" in their villages. They are determined to raise up new leaders and pastors. For the new school year in January we are growing from 5 to 9 schools.

Our leadership meeting this last November was busting out from 8 to 14 leaders. There were graduate Pastors eager and ready to start a Bible School with location and students already signing up. It's been and continues to be a season of growth.

We invite you to partner with us in raising up leaders to spread the Gospel throughout Cambodia.
Growth Needs...
God blesses us in many ways. Your prayers and support do make a difference to us, as they become tools in God's hands to help with the ministry here providing fruit that remains.

"Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain..."John 15:16
SPECIFIC NEEDS

Children’s Ministry -5 locations (150 children)        $2000 per year
           Monthly Supplies                               
           4 Leaders Meetings per year

Added bedding, mattresses, bunks, pillows            $3000 one time cost
Towels, all for Leadership Training each quarter.
Now will include quarterly meetings for Children's
ministry.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING BLESSING
HAPPY THANKSGIVING BLESSINGS
We Bless you and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving filled with the Love and Joy that comes through being thankful and surrounded by your family and friends.

DON AND MARIA WHITNEY

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

March/April

March/April 2018
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Hello friends and Family whether here or in Cambodia!

We've had a great visit to the states this year. God is so good having us meet specific people at just the right time and doing just the right thing or being counseled with just the right information and guidance.

We are both encouraged and excited this year with the direction we see God taking us regarding the Bible Schools and our ministry in general. The next 8 to 10 months are going to be a busy time for us. Please remember to pray as we prepare to leave for Cambodia on August 30th.
Pressing Forward
This year we’ve been challenged with vision to take the Bible School Ministry to the next step. Over the past 6 years there have been 500+ students who have completed the 2-year Bible Schools. However, once they do, we lose track of their progress and have no contact with them. The vision now is to raise up regional leaders to connect and meet with these alumni. In late 2019 we'll begin the process of having a yearly conference where all alumni come together, and hear other successful leaders speak into their lives, thus staying connected and growing. We're excited to get back and start planning, following God's leading in what he has set before us.
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Side Trip to India!

We have been given the opportunity to visit a ministry in India with Pastor's Daniel and Tara Vattiprolu in December of this year. They have several Bible Schools established in their country similar to ours. We'll be with them for 5 to 7 days in order to share about our Bible School and learn from theirs. We're blessed to have Pastor Bunreth, our Cambodian Bible School Director, come with us. Please pray for safe travels and a profitable time of sharing for all of us.

While in India we will also visit the House India churches with Pastor Kode Abraham who is very interested in information on how to start Bible Schools in his area as well. They have a network of 14 churches wanting to grow in the Lord. Glory to God.
The House, Modesto
Missions Team from SEU Nor Cal University and The House Modesto
March will be an exciting month as we welcome a visiting Missions Team from SEU-Nor-Cal University and some members from The House Modesto, our home church.
We'll put together their itinerary, which of course will include visiting one of the Bible Schools, visiting ministries we partner with and ministering both to adult Bible School students and various children and girl's ministries. The schedule will be packed and we're excited with the interest and enthusiasm already shown regarding the trip.

When one is led to take a missions trip, you can know for sure that there are faces waiting on the other side of your obedience, to receive what God touches your heart to give.
Ministry Review
Approximately nine years ago, Kathy and I had the pleasure of getting reacquainted with Maria and Don Whitney as they were called to minister in Guyana. Over the years as the Lord has continued to direct and expand their missions ministry, we have considered it an honor to continue to support this ministry. We have always seen the love of Jesus in their hearts, the Godly integrity in their walk and the passion for the lost in their spirit. It’s because of this, Kathy and I continue to be blessed and excited to be a part of this incredible ministry.
Join us and store up some treasure in heaven!
Someone once said..."The way you store up treasure in heaven is by investing in getting people there."

We've had a profitable trip raising funds for the various projects set up for next year. However we're still short on our goal to get at least $500 more in monthly givers to have a sustainable monthly budget to cover growing costs. A steady monthly support, regardless of the amount, is the foundation that sustains us in all that we do, both with the schools and the children.


Your monthly partnership will make a lasting difference producing 'fruit that remains' in the nation of Cambodia.
Together we will make a difference.


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P.O. Box 578074
Modesto, CA 95357

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Our instructors at Kep School showed the Jesus movie to the villages one evening after school.  Hearts were ready and soon became believers in Jesus Christ.   To God be the Glory.






Friday, April 13, 2018

March/April Newsletter

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10th Year Anniversary
10th Year Anniversary
This month Don and I celebrate 10 years of ministry and 10 years of marriage. It has been an amazing journey with our Abba Father leading and guiding us. As I write this letter, I’m thanking and praising God for all that He has accomplished through us in the short 6 1/2 years we have been here in Cambodia. Sometimes it's hard to tell how much is actually being accomplished especially since we don't know much of the language, which we find most difficult.

At times, when the enemy tries to tell us that we’re just not accomplishing much here, I can hear God’s voice saying out loud...“Augt Te devil (No in Khmer) ...you are sooo wrong.” The tentacles of this ministry to the poor, uneducated and underprivileged in this nation of Cambodia, are farther reaching than we will ever know in our lifetimes. Glory to God.
Do The Math...!
We just returned last week from Chum Kiri, one of our newer schools. We are seeing many lives transformed through the teaching of God’s Word.      

This school of 28 students already has 6 students that are each teaching a once a week cell groupin each of their own villages by using what they have learned at School the previous month.

An average of 10, attend each of these weekly cell groups. If you do the math, that’s 60 more students plus the original class of 28, making it 85 students that are being ‘equipped for the work of the ministry’ each month. And that’s just from the efforts of one school. Interesting that it was at this school that in early February, 18 students were baptized in the power of the Holy Spirit. To God be the Glory!!! 

During our 6 1/2 years in Cambodia, God has helped us establish15 two-yearBible Schools in various rural areas. Over 550+ students have processed through these schools and become better preachers, teachers and evangelist.That’s just the numbers we know about. Many lives have been transformed after and during these two years of school. Students have graduated with more confidence and boldness to serve and witness for Christ, thus the gospel keeps reaching out all across Cambodia.

Here are a few testimonies from the various schools
Mahey is a student
Although crippled from childhood, Mahey, is faithful to attend Bible School each month. She stands out from the rest of the class as one can see that she has had physical issues to conquer. She either sits on the floor for balance or stands bent forward to praise and worship God. She also teaches and shares what she has learned at Bible school back in her village home church. Her contagious smile, singing and clapping of her hands is an example and inspiration to those around her, making them want to praise this amazing God too. 

Nget Samoll – Policeman and New instructor 
"Thank you, Lord for The House Cambodia Bible Schools. There
are many different churches coming together to attend Bible School. I
began attending in 2016, but I am policeman, so could only attend 2 of the 3 days because of my work. I told Pastor Bunreth that I had a vision to start Bible School in my area. He encouraged me to study and attend Leadership meetings in 2017.

Now God has made the way to have Bible School. First month of school 30 people have joined and the students are excited. I have committed myself to teach the true Word of God. Thank
you for bringing Bible School here." 
Now I Am Soldier For God...
Student
“I was in the army. Had lots of money and bad friends, always in Karaoke. When I come home, I drunk and violence with family. My life is changed now. Everyone amazed at change. God changed me. Now I am soldier for God. My wife was afraid of me and afraid to tell me she was Christian. I began to see change in her. She invite me to Bible School. I saw the love of people. I thought this God is better than who I served before, so I decided to give my life to Jesus. My life completely changed from violence at home and worshipping idols. I am commander, one of my officers was possessed by demon. Jesus help me to cast out the demon when I prayed for him. I realized Jesus is powerful... realized that Bible is more than just a book. Now I have more boldness to share my life and the Gospel. 
Now my problems are smaller... Student at end of year ceremonies
'For me I attend THC Bible School for 10 months. I have been to other schools but not feel I am older in spirit. Now in just 10 months I feel older. I had many problems with everyone. But now my problems are smaller because the courses touched my heart to make me stronger and change my life. Thank you for bringing school to Cambodia countryside, for those who cannot go to Phnom Penh. I tell everyone come join us for spiritual food. Thank you Jesus, my problems now gone."
Pulling out the suitcases...
It's time to start packing again for our trip to the states. With all the traveling that we do, the old suitcases are still holding up. Praise be to our Father!

We are working on our itinerary and will post a calendar showing where we'll be. Hope to see as many of you as we can. The best part of coming back is about family and friends catching up. Our stay in the Modesto area will be between May 15th and Sept 1st when we fly back. Send us an email whitneyoutreachdm@gmail.comif you'd like to set a time to get together. Love and miss you all.
Join us and store up some treasure in heaven!
Someone once said..."The way you store up treasure in heaven is by investing in getting people there."

Don and I want to thank all of our partners who have stuck with us through the years since we've been on God's call to His mission field. These 10 years have flown by. So much has been accomplished and yet there is so much more to do.

We thank you for the honor of your partnership, in making a difference together for God's Kingdom.


Currently we are needing to build our monthly support due to higher prices and growing ministry needs. If you haven't already, we invite you to join us. Your monthly support will make an impact in the lives of many.

Your Missionaries,

Don and Maria Whitney
Outreach Ministries
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Mail to:
Whitney Outreach Ministries
P.O. Box 578074
Modesto, CA 95357

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P.S. We welcome your emails at:

Whitney Outreach Ministries | whitneyoutreachdm@gmail.com | www.whitneyministries.blogspot.com