Cambodia | So the Prisoner May Be Free
September 1, 2009
‘U’ is nearly 60-years-old, and the leader of a house church in Cambodia. Each week, she leads the 20-odd people who come together to worship God. This sister-in-Christ has a passion for the unreached, a passion that has led her behind bars – but not in the conventional sense of the word.
“Once a month, I go to the local prison to minister to the prisoners. There are 20 big rooms there, and each room has more than 15 prisoners living in it. That’s over 300 people in there who really need to hear God’s Word.”
Some of the prisoners have responded to her visits and her sharing, but she wants to do so much more with her limited visiting time.
Most of the prisoners are illiterate, or have had very limited schooling. Perhaps like many Cambodians facing similar situations, education was a luxury that they could ill afford.
For them, the best way to get to know God’s word – is to hear it.
TWR-Cambodia worked with ‘U’, and gave her access to one of our MegaVoice units. Preloaded with Learning Through Listening – a program for oral learners in Khmer produced by TWR-Cambodia – this audio player speaks Jesus’ promises of life, redemption and salvation to the incarcerated. It also gives instruction on Biblical values and behavior so that the listeners can apply these to their lives.
“I take the MegaVoice with me so that they can listen. It is the best tool to help me evangelize, and even their leader tells me so. I pray to the Lord that He will provide more of this kind of tool, so more can do the work of His Kingdom!”
Prayer and Praise
- Praise God for this outreach to people in Cambodia’s prisons.
- Pray that those who hear the Word will be convicted and transformed by the Holy Spirit, and be living testimonies for Him.