Recently at church, one young boy wanted to be baptized, and God had even bigger plans. Nine boys gave their lives over to Jesus that day! One boy’s family shared that his baptism had been on their hearts for a while.
The story of this family includes God growing and changing hearts for many years. Now God is changing hearts into the second generation.
Back in 2011 we shared about this family wanting nothing to do with Christians or with Kids Club. However, one day their mother needed work and Kids Club provided her with a job. Over time God worked on her heart, and she began attending church. Her husband wasn’t happy that she had gone, and they argued about it often. The woman began to pray for her husband’s heart to change. Once again, Kids Club was able to step in and offer her husband a job driving the kids to church. He accepted, but would not cross the river where church is held. Over time, he began crossing the river, but would not go inside the church. Eventually he joined the church, and responded to God later by being baptized.
It can be very difficult to become a Christian in Khmer culture because of all the pressure from family, friends, and community. However, because of the love of our heavenly Father, this family has gone from a Buddhist faith to Christian faith. What an amazing work God has done in this family through Kids Club and the church in Cambodia!
Theara | Kids Club Director