1 June 2006

Joining Hands
 Kamsorn (right) talking with a Kuy village leader  who has a broken leg.

    God is enabling Tom to use his previous experience in Thailand to become a bridge for Thai believers to be a witness for Christ in Cambodia. We are hoping this will help the Thai church become more missions oriented.
    Pastor Kamsorn has had a vision for reaching the Kuy people of Cambodia for about 15 years now, from when he first trusted Christ as his Savior. Since then, he has gone to Bible school, married and had four children.  He is a pastor of a church in his home village in northeastern Thailand near the Cambodian border.  He is also a farmer.
    Though Kamsorn is a Thai citizen, his mother is ethnic Kuy and his father is ethnic Khmer.  His village includes both people groups. He has a vision for involving his church members in outreach to the Kuy in Cambodia.
    In April Kamsorn came to Cambodia on a survey trip. Tom met him at the border and brought him to Phnom Penh. From here they traveled up to Kampong
Thom and Preah Vihear provinces visiting Kuy villages, believers, village leaders and those who are working with the Kuy. He left via a different border crossing which is quite close to his home in Thailand.
    The trip was Kamsorn's first chance to see Cambodia and to realize how much more developed even his poor rural village in Thailand is than the Cambodian countryside. He had many opportunities to try to communicate with Cambodians using Khmer. Though the Northern Khmer dialect is somewhat
different he was quite successful in this. He also found that he could communicate fairly well with Kuy people here. Kuy people were very happy to meet a Kuy person from Thailand. They are somewhat isolated here and were excited that there are more Kuy in other places.
    Please pray for Kamsorn and his church as they seek the Lord and consider ways that they could be involved in helping to bring the gospel to the Kuy here in Cambodia.

    Praise God for more workers among the Kuy, including Matt and Ben from Fiji, Khmer workers and a couple other mission organizations with Kuy contacts.  Pray for more such partners

Tom & Lynn Newhouse
Strategy Coordinators for the Kuy People of Cambodia
P.O. Box 1365
Phnom Penh
Home Phone :  855 23 880274
Mobile Phone : 855 12 690413
Email : newhouses@newhousesonline.com
Website: www.newhousesonline.com

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