Bounna & Thys
July/August 2017 update from Bounna & Thy Has, missionaries to Southeast Asia:
On July 12th, we celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary. We are so thankful for your continual love, prayers, financial support, and for the grace of God upon our marriage and ministry. We are so blessed.
Please pray for Sinath’s spiritual growth and her sister, Sina, to be saved. The Holy Spirit is really working in their lives. We believe that this is God reopening a door into for their village, Prey Pnou.
Our Romdeng village trip went well as we were able to teach many about “Knowing God.” There were several new folks who came to the Bible study. God definitely is at work in this isolated village as many are seeking and searching to know the true and living God. Pray for this needy place as we’ll be returning with another group soon and that we’ll be able to start a church as the Lord leads.
We have two new attendees to our singles class, Menglay and Nareach. Please pray for an open door for me to continue to share the gospel with Nareach and also disciple Menglay.
Dalin attended church for the 1st time in a very long time. She called me very excited as her husband gave her permission to come. Pray for her situation and for her husband, Barang, to be saved.
Srey Nou has been attending our church on and off for the past 4 years. She comes from an unstable home but finds the love she craves
in Jesus. Pray for wisdom as we seek to be a blessing to her.
I believe that the best kind of friend is a praying friend. We are humbled by your faithful prayers and friendship. May the Lord continue to richly bless you!
September/October 2017 update from Bounna & Thy Has, missionaries to Southeast Asia:
Glory to God! On September 17th, our church plants came together to celebrate Jesus. What an honor it was to see 16 believers follow the Lord in believer’s baptism. We were blessed by wonderful music, testimonies, and a powerful message by one of our national leaders, Bro. San. My heart continues to be encouraged by the national believer’s growth in their love for God and others.
Vy traveled again all the way from Vietnam to have us teach her about Jesus. Myself, her aunt and two of our single ladies all took time to share the gospel with her all 3 days she was here. On Monday, September 18th, she believed on Jesus. Praise the Lord! Please be in prayer for her spiritual growth as she will be faced with persecution without a church family to encourage, equip and edify her. Also, pray that God would open a door for the gospel to go to her village in the near future.
By the end of this month, I will be finishing up two courses: Bible Doctrines IV and Child Evangelism. Then beginning in November I will have the privilege to start two new courses: New Testament Survey and Teaching Methods. Please continue to pray for the next generation of laborers that God has entrusted to our care. Pictured is one of our college students, Bro. Veasna Sovann leading singing during a midweek Bible study service. Please pray for our college students to grow intellectually, physically, socially, and (especially) spiritually.
We have had the privilege of knowing grandma So Khim (74 y/o) for 4 years now. This past week I had the rare opportunity to share a clear presentation of the gospel with her; surely God is dealing with her about her salvation. Please pray for her to be saved and also continue to pray for her village, Prey Pnov.
Thank you for your continual prayer for the village of Romdeng. God surely is at work in the hearts of people in this remote village. This past month, Sovanaara and Srey Meas both believed on Jesus; please pray for them along with the other new believers: Sophear, Vichica, Socheat, Kanha, and Sophane (who all have trusted Christ) for spiritual growth. Satan and his demons are surely not happy as we continue to advance with the gospel in this spiritually dark place. This week, our team: Missionary Keo and Vong will be having our first Sunday Bible study in one of the homes there. Lord willing, we will be able to start a church there in the near future. Please pray for these individuals from Romdeng to be saved: The village chief, Yin and his wife, Sair to be saved; and also Sake. May the gospel continue to have free course. We genuinely thank you for praying, giving, and caring. May the Lord richly bless you.
November 2017 update from Bounna & Thy Has, missionaries to Southeast Asia:
Is it just me? For some reason it felt like I send last month’s update just last week; but here we are in November! Let’s just say that God is better to us than we deserve (that’s for sure). October was a fantastic month, we are so happy to share how God is working in this part of the world. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your fellowship in the gospel!
Thank you so much for your continued prayer for the village of Romdeng. Praise the Lord! This past month, our team hosted our first Sunday Bible study, and also, this past week, Sair (wife of the village chief) & Poeul Kourn both believed on Jesus. Please continue to pray for God's hedge of protection around these believers as the Devil is not happy with what God is doing there. Due to the difficulty of getting to this remote village and the busyness of our current schedule, as of now, we are planning on going there on Sunday once a month and also every other Friday. Please pray that we will be able to start a church there in the near future.
I am so thankful for the opportunity to have a small part at a youth camp in Northern Cambodia. It was a joy and honor to be able to preach to these precious young people. God surely blessed as 6 individuals surrendered their lives to the Lord. Though Thy was not able to accompany me on this short trip, I was able to bring with me two of our single men and three teenage boys. Let’s just say it was both an interesting and unforgettable trip.
This past month, before our Singles Adult class, Makara and Thy were able to share the gospel with these young ladies. Praise God! Srey Touch, Ly Ly, Srey Kuch, Srey La all put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. These singles girls go to college and work in the garment factory full time, and on their only day off left their place two hours earlier to come study about salvation. This past week they brought their roommates to hear the gospel.
Our church had a privilege of attending a family seminar hosted by a church of like faith. What a special time of fellowship and teaching on the family. Afterwards, we were able to have a couple’s activity at a nearby local mall. We are thrilled about how God is working in the lives of the Cambodian believers here. God has blessed us with some wonderful families. We are thankful for their spiritual growth and sensitivity to the Lord.
Please continue to pray for our various children’s ministries. We have the privilege to reach out to over 200 children on a weekly basis. We have seen God raised up fruit from these various ministries.
Please join us in prayer for our annual teen revival on November 4th. God has blessed us with some fantastic teens and young adults. Please pray for God to bring revival to the hearts of the next generation of believers. Our theme is “To Know Christ and Make Him Known.” Please pray for souls to be saved and lives surrendered to the will of the Lord.
We are blessed by your continued love, prayers, and support. Hoping and praying that this Thanksgiving will be your best one yet.