A leader team from Ongoing Ambassadors for Christ (OAFC), a Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for evangelism, traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia in late June. Their objective: to partner with the Lutheran Hour Ministries—Cambodia center and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cambodia in equipping Cambodian Christian youth for outreach.
The eight-member team presented a four-day outreach workshop for nearly 30 Cambodian youth. Sessions focused on the use of various strategies, from puppet performances to worship practices to music, for sharing the Good News of Jesus with people—especially people their own age—who need to hear it.
“This program encouraged our youth to proclaim the Gospel in their communities,” says LHM—Cambodia Director Rev. Phin Naro. “The youth were very thankful for the team and its work.”
Lutheran Hour Ministries’ Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, Rev. Peter Kirby, traveled with the team in a volunteer leadership capacity. Kirby reported that on their first day in Cambodia, the team had an opportunity to participate in a worship service at Christ Lutheran Church in Phnom Penh. “Two of our team members helped lead worship music during the service,” said Kirby, “—and we were blessed to be able to witness two baptisms!”
“Praise the Lord for this team and their outreach to our youth!” said Director Naro at the conclusion of the event.
To learn more about the work of Lutheran Hour Ministries—Cambodia, visit lhmcambodia.wordpress.com. To find out how you can partner with Lutheran Hour Ministries to serve at an international ministry center, visit www.lhm.org/teams.