of the major barriers to the gospel among Buddhist and animistic people
of South East Asia is the misconception that Christianity is a foreign
religion. It is often remarked that to be Cambodian is to be Buddhist,
or to be Thai is to be Buddhist. This strong cultural and ethnic
identification with Buddhism creates a problem for those considering
the gospel. They may think that they have to reject their own identity
and culture to follow Jesus.
This misconceptions is one of the
reasons that contextualizing the gospel is so important. The church in
a Kuy village should look Kuy. It should have typically Kuy ways to
gather, celebrate, communicate the good news and worship the Creator.
pray again along with the Kuy church in Cambodia. Here are some of the
key requests noted by our friends who asked their Christian Kuy friends
what we could be praying for the Kuy in Cambodia.
- Pray that the Kuy people will come to know their Creator.
Pray that they'll understand that Jesus is not a foreign god and that
faith in Him is not just another religion.
this link to Pray
for TK and Lynn Newhouse
For a wonderful guide to all the various people
groups in Cambodia go to
- That God will produce a Church Planting
Movement among the Kuy people of Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.
- For persons of peace in Kuy villages who
will welcome the gospel and open doors.
- For partners to share in the work.
- For oral strategies to present the Gospel
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