The Glory of the
MUP Vision for Ministry
of church planting movements and the resultant mission movements until
the gospel has penetrated and begun to transform every tribe, people,
city and language.
For more information go to: http://www.mup.org/ourmission.php
The task of getting the good news to
all the unreached people groups is HUGE, even IMPOSSIBLE by human
standards. But with God, all things are possible (Mk. 10:27). This was
the theme of our Mission to Unreached Peoples (MUP) World Wide
Conference held in Chiang Mai Thailand, 13-18 February. Our family
joined over 200 others for this conference held once in three years.
Our focus was on
the unfinished task and how we, as an organization, will be involved.
In order to be more effective in accomplishing our organizational
vision, we are re-structuring our fields. Instead of being organized
along geopolitical lines, we will be arranged according to
ethno-linguistic affinity groups.
We are encouraged
and motivated to continue our work among the Kuy of Cambodia. We are
also sensing the LORD's leading to expand our role to encompass the Kuy
in Laos and Thailand. There are about 400,000 Kuy in Thailand and maybe
60,000 in Laos. We want to recruit others to work with us to reach
these groups as well.
Beyond this there
about 70 people groups in Laos whose languages are in the Mon-Khmer
language group. We are thinking that Cambodian believers might be good
missionaries to these groups. Tom is working with others to put
together a Church Planting Movement Strategy training in Khmer,
designed for Cambodians. Dream the impossible with us: Cambodian
church planters in Laos reaching those who have never had the
opportunity to hear the good news in a way that makes sense to them.
- for wisdom for MUP leadership and fields to sort out the new organizational structure
- for recruitment of workers for Kuy in Laos and Thailand
- for development of Khmer Church Planting Movements training
- that God would raise up
Cambodians with missionary hearts, a vision for Church Planting
Movements and a willingness to try new things in order to be more
- We are hoping to organize with
our partners a gathering of Kuy believers from all the groups currently
meeting together among both dialects. The purpose would be fellowship,
encouragement and to talk about how to celebrate some special events in
a Kuy, Christian way, such as funerals and weddings. Pray that this can
come together in the next couple of months and that it would be
significant in the life of the Kuy church.
Tom and Lynn Newhouse
Strategy Catalysts for the Kuy People
P.O. Box 1365, Phnom Penh 12000 CAMBODIA
Tom's Mobile phone: 855 97 5075416
Lynn's Mobile phone: 855 12 593739
P.O. Box 860548, Plano, TX 75086-0548