FALLBROOK – Longtime Fallbrook resident Randy Fleming sent the following update on his mission work in Cambodia for his friends and acquaintances here through his friend, Ruby Phillips.
“Thank God for all the work He is doing in this land. We have been training young men as disciples to go back into their own villages to share the Gospel and to have skills and training to help their own people.
“This has been such a good time for us to see these young men wanting to go to share in the remote villages they came from. It’s a challenge to keep the center here going financially and physically but God keeps providing help and care.
“Holly from Romoland and Katherine from Thousand Oaks have been such a blessing, as was Pam from Alpine, who purchased sewing machines for the ladies to begin to learn a skill to support themselves. We work at the local dump site and several families there are not able to raise any funds for food, so we see severe poverty. We are praying the sewing machines will be one way to help them.
“Several folks from Alpine have helped us begin a new project to get purified water machines into the remote villages and into the local places where kids are so poor, they are drinking the sewer water. Child Evangelism Fellowship has a program to train our young men to build the water machines, which use ultra-violet light and can be run on car batteries. Then, the trained men can install the machines in different villages and orphanages. They cost $150 each, and already folks have donated for about eight machines to be assembled and placed, so we are very thankful.
“We are Water of Life, but to be able to give them healthy water in Jesus’ name is so great. Thanks for all who are helping.
“This week we met with the Secretary of State who granted us full permissions to start a project in Prey Veng. It is the poorest province and unreached by the Gospel. We were so excited that they granted these permissions. We have found some land there and we are hoping to build a small building there and start a school, medical center and cell group.
“Mordagai and Toinette will also begin a school in the city, bringing in five different young ladies from remote provinces and then training them to be certified midwives and to know the Gospel, so they can go back to their villages and help. In Cambodia, maternal death during pregnancy is still the second highest in all of Asia, so this training will save lives and open the door to sharing the love of Christ with the folks.
“I personally would like to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who has provided donations to help us. I am humbled by the giving of your own funds which you work so hard for to help. I know it is the love of God in you, and I thank you very much.
“I will be in California in December. If anyone would like further information, please call Frank and Ruby at (760) 731-6682 or my U.S. phone at (760) 728-9999, and we can give you some additional information.”
For more information on Randy Fleming’s work, see http://www.wateroflifeinternational.org.