A Regional Outlook
20 March 2009
Kuy people of Cambodia are our focus for church planting. But our
vision extends to the many other unreached people groups in our
region. One way Tom has been involved in mobilizing for this
greater task is through SEALINK.
years ago you prayed with us for SEALINK, that there would be more
participation from church and mission leaders working in mainland
Southeast Asian countries. Since then, a consultation has been held in
Thailand which was attended by delegates from Cambodia. Tom
was able to help generate interest in Thailand as well as Cambodia
through contacts from his years of ministry there.
headed up the organization of a SEALINK consultation right here in
Phnom Penh, 2-5 March. There were 157 delegates representing all of the
ten ASEAN countries, 28 of these were Cambodians. It was exciting to
see the connections made between people working in different countries
and the ideas passed on for an increase in effectiveness in ministry to
unreached peoples. Response to the consultation was overwhelmingly
positive. Delegates appreciated the workshops and seminars on various
aspects of cross-cultural ministry and the plenary sessions were highly
motivating. What a powerful moment when all the delegates prayed with
fervency for the fulfillment of the Great Commission in the countries
of Southeast Asia as representatives for each country stood holding the
flags of these countries.
SEALINK is a networking organization in Southeast Asia for missionaries, pastors and church workers.
transformational church-planting movement among ALL PEOPLES of
Southeast Asia so these peoples will join us in the glorious privilege
of worshiping Christ and in fulfilling the Great Commission regionally
SEALINK would be a catalyst stimulating an initiative in the Cambodian
church to send missionaries to unreached people groups in the region
- for the right Cambodian nationals to take up the vision for SEALINK and become involved on the steering committee
- for continuing networking among those who attended the conference
- continue to ask the Lord for a church planting movement among the Kuy people of Cambodia.