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
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Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Wind of the Holy Spirit Is Blowing in Cambodia....

It's exciting to see and feel the wind of the Holy Spirit blowing across the lives of those who trust and believe in Jesus Christ.  

At the new Bible Schools in ChumKiri, 18 people asked, and received the gift of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues.  At first they were afraid, not understanding about the Holy Spirit.  Most Buddhist here fear the spirits and continually do things to appease them.  But they understood it was the Spirit of the God, that loves them and already dwells in their hearts when they first believed, they simply asked God for all that He had for them and received.  We thank God for the gift of the Holy Spirit that empowers our lives giving us boldness to do work of the ministry. 

We believe God is doing a new thing in Cambodia.  Preparing all of us who are serving, to get ready for a new harvest!

"And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in tongues and prophesying." Acts 19:6

"And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;" Mark 16:17

New School "plus" New Believers

Pastor Paul who is from our new school in Tra Preah Prosat shared an amazing testimony with us about his new school.

Five of the new students who signed up for school gave their hearts to the Lord on the first day of School.  PTL

The church members had been praying for a Bible School for years.  This school is located on the far north of Cambodia almost to the Thailand border.  There are no Bible Schools in or near their area and so the people are hungry to learn about God's Word.

Pastor Paul said, "Praise God that He touch Bunreth's heart to bring school to Tra Preah Prosat this January...  27 people where at the first meeting and so glad to join. God did amazing thing to answer our prayers.  We are so thankful for these lessons that are touching our hearts.  Before we only had seminars a couple of days, but Bible School is better because it is month to month.  Fourteen ladies joined that had never joined for the seminars.  My expectation is more students coming next month. Thank you for sponsoring Bible School in our area. Thank you Pastor Don and Maria to come live their life here in Cambodia."

Friday, February 16, 2018

Trip to India????

After our guest, Rachael Hall from Florida left, we had two weeks to take care of Bible School responsibilities and catch up from our travel time with Rachael before our next guests arrived.
Rachael Hall visiting with us at New Hope School

TRIP TO INDIA? !!  
Fran and Ron Anderson are from Oakland, CA and love missions.  On their way home from a trip to India, they came and stayed with us two weeks, learning about the THC Bible Schools and other work we are doing here with children. They have invited us to visit their friend's in India to network with the Bible School ministry there.  Wow, that sounds exciting so we're praying about that for next year. 

It is always fun to have people come visit, and be able to share our life and ministry here. Maybe some day YOU will come and get the missionary bug bite :)  We love working for the Lord and wondering in awe of what each day will hold ...what great God adventures we are privileged to see and experience, while being used for His Glory!


Fran and Ron Anderson


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Bible School Update


BIBLE SCHOOLS
The House Cambodia Bible Schools  have now started into their 7th year this January, with 2 new schools, 1 in Oddar Meanchey and 1 in Chumkiri - Praise the Lord. We are continue to take new territory for God's Glory!  This year we started with 121 students in January.  Several who registered could not attend the first month because of harvest, so we expect more coming in February. 



One of our goals this coming year is to introduce a new discipleship program that can be used with the new believers that are coming to Christ. Please stand in faith with us to cover the costs of translating and printing, “This New Life” booklet from Victory Christian Center. This is a book written by Billy Joe Daugherty that we’ve been given approval to translate into the Khmer language.  Costs will run approximately $1000 for 500 books. This will be a tool for discipling the new converts. 

We have other tools we would like to get translated for them but we’re doing one at a time as the Lord provides. There just aren't a lot of tools available here for them. More growth is expected in the future as God continues this open door in Cambodia. God’s Kingdom is growing bringing more and more people to the knowledge of Christ, His Truth, Love and Saving power from the forces of darkness.


New Bible School
Thank you all for your faithful donations and prayers. Your partnership with us makes all these efforts possible. Together, much is being accomplished for God's Kingdom.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Jesus' Birthday Party.

Jesus' Birthday Party

Party at our house was a blast.  We invited three Khmer families and one Pakistani family.  We got to share some of our traditions from our culture in the states and gave Jesus all honor on His birthday.  Songs were song, the Christmas story read, singing Happy Birthday to Jesus with birthday cake and of course lots of laughter and games.

During the last week of December and first week of January we had a guest from Florida. Rachael Hall.  She is a Children's Pastor and 4th grade teacher. We enjoyed having her visit with us and learning more about the country God has called her to.  She was shared wonderful ideas for games and came ready to give treats to the children. We look forward to her return to Cambodia, and seeing what God's will and plan for her here will be.

Games with Rachael our guest from Florida

Rachael was a big hit with not only the children, but
adults as well.



This was a Christmas Pizza Party.  Yummm







Here we are with Pastor Bunreth and wife.

Living
Christmas tree decorating!