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Reaping the Harvest in Punjab, India
Pastors Bob Gower and Bryan Sexauer, in partnership with the Foursquare Foundation and local Foursquare pastors in Punjab, India, are witnessing an incredible harvest of new believers and move of the Holy Spirit. As the Spirit of God continues to heal and deliver people from sickness and demonic bondage, friends and relatives, who have heard their incredible testimonies, are being drawn to outreach events. Among the many who have been healed and delivered, a mother and daughter, who were previously diagnosed with AIDS, have been healed and confirmed by doctors! The moment of healing was captured by the photo pictured here to the left. It was reported that as the young girl was touched by the healing presence of God, spontaenously stood up and broke into a moving song of praise. Shortly thereafter, doctors confirmed the miraculous healing of AIDS! To date, 24,561 people have made decisions to follow Christ, and 1,849 people have received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. With many still to encounter Christ, Project Leaders Pastors Bob Gower and Bryan Sexauer continue to share the Good News and equip local leaders for an even greater harvest.
Jem reap suia, (Hello)
We arrived in Phoenix, Arizona on May 2nd. Rusty, our foster son, had contacted us on the internet and asked Bob if he would officiate his wedding in May. We had been making plans to come back to the States for the summer anyway, so everything just seemed to come together. April had zoomed by with all of it's holidays and happenings. The Resurrection Day celebration was not as heavily attended as in previous years but we did have some come forward to ask Jesus into their lives. Yeah God!! I think the lack of participation in the Resurrection celebration was due to the fact that everyone was preparing for the Khmer New Years celebration! The mass exit from Phnom Pehn had already begun. People had their bags packed and were headed for their home land in the province. (Khmer New Years is the biggest holiday of the year for them and it's suppose to last 3 days but in reality it's a good week, week in a half! Businesses close down and everybody goes home to spend time with family. Most Cambodians work 6 to 7 days a week so time off is savored!) The rest of the happenings of the month consisted of mixing more paint, making more bio sand water filters, working on more tractors and continued work on the aquaponics. I've discovered a couple more hues of color while mixing paint in Cambodia. The favorite is "pong moen" white, which is chicken egg white. The most interesting color I've had request for is dead pig's blood red! I don't have any problem making the chicken egg white but I'm gonna need to work on that dead pig's blood red!
Thanks for your continued prayers for the aquaponics project. We have been getting quite an education from trial and error, the internet and even got the opportunity to visit another aquaponics project at the Cambodian University of Agriculture. We are learning about all the wrong things we have done and have gotten a lot of great ideas of how we can revamp our system and make it work for the Cambodians. We are excited to get back in Sept. and work on it again.
Rusty and his beautiful new bride Amanda were married on the 5th of May, we flew to Pasco, WA. on the 7th of May and Bob drove off for Wyoming today, the 9th of May. I get to stay here in Washington State for a few weeks to visit my family and than Bob and I will meet up in Pheonix, Az. on the 27th of May for the Foursquare International Convention. We plan on spending the summer with Bob's mom in Casper, Wy. and returning back to Washington State some time in August before heading back to Cambodia in Sept., Lord willing!! Bob will be working for his brother in Casper and also rounding up supplies for another container headed to Cambodia. I will be helping take care of Bob's mom. Our cell phone # while in the States is (307)752-9495.
Thanks again for all your love and support and joining with us in what God is doing in Cambodia!
Bob and Christal H.
P.S. For all those inquiring about where to send donations, please send to: Gospel In Motion
P.O. Box 1061
Sheridan, WY. 82801
1) The little ones sing on Resurrection Day.
2) The Crucifixion
3) Taking a picture with one of our pretty girls, Lida.
4) Birthday Party's are always fun!
5) Pull up a mat and have a bowl of soup.
6) Bob putting up poles for the aquaponics roof.
7) Up go the rafters.
8) Who needs a ladder when you have a pallet!
9) Morning Glory for lunch
10) The boys stacking rice for me.
11) Yum, a Cambodian favorite! Boiled baby chicken eggs
12) Checking out the aquaponics project at the Cambodian University of Agriculture
13) Lots of veggies growing at the University
14) The President of Foursquare, Glen Burris, comes to visit Cambodia.
15) Another tractor getting painted.
16) Everybody wants to get in the picture!
17) My little helper.
18) Making bracelets out of palm leaves
19) Setting up the foundation for the new fish tank platform
20) Bob helps Nop sign his name in the wet concrete
21) Lookie, Lookie- Karona and Samuel