Help share lasting hope in Jesus
Would you prayerfully consider giving $35/month to enable CMS to continue and grow cross-cultural gospel ministry through our workers around the world? Our branch needs your support to fund their work. CMS gospel workers are bearing witness to Jesus through their lives and ministries. Please consider partnering with our workers in this vital way, sharing in their ministry and as they share about lasting hope found in Jesus.
Lasting hope in Cambodia
Raa had experienced a lot of hardship and relational hurt in life through unreliable partners, and that resulted in a distrust and hardening towards family relationships.
Raa worked as a house helper for CMS gospel workers Wim and Maaike Prins for four years. Having served in Cambodia for over 17 years, they knew from their long-term experience that there was a good possibility that a person like Raa could outwardly accept Christian faith out of obligation to her Western employer, without a true transformation by grace.
So they intentionally waited to share the gospel message with Raa. But as Raa lived with the Prins family, she saw firsthand every day the grace of God at work.
As their time in Cambodia was coming to a close, Wim and Maaike knew it was time to share Christ and ask Raa if she would like to give her life to Jesus. Meanwhile, God in his kindness had been at work in Raa. She had noticed many other Christians, and had even sent her daughter to a Christian school because she knew there was something different about it.
When Maaike invited Raa and her daughter to accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour, they both gladly believed! The Prins family (along with the angels in heaven) rejoiced!
Maaike says: “One of the most amazing things is to see the Lord revealing himself to the hearts of those who are really seeking him. And that was a blessing, that we have left her in Cambodia – with sadness of heart in one sense – but a great joy knowing she is truly our sister in Christ and we will meet her again.”
Raa saw faith at work; she saw people who were different… not just culturally, but in how they lived their lives. And eventually, after getting to know the Prins up close, she heard the life-giving news of the gospel and she put her faith in Christ.
Join with CMS in sharing lasting hope
Will you give generously toward our target of an extra $7,000 per month to enable gospel witness through CMS missionaries like Wim and Maaike Prins to continue and grow into the future? Regular monthly giving enables CMS to not only cover our current expenses but also to make plans for growth.
When you invest in global mission, you have eternity in mind and people in mind. Your giving helps enable CMS gospel workers to share Christ with people like Raa and her daughter, transforming lives for eternity. Now, although our primary need is for increased regular giving at this time of year, you may also be able to make a generous one-off end of financial year gift to CMS by 30 June.
Thank you for your partnership in global mission with CMS as we seek under God a world that knows Jesus.