Missionaries George and Shary Frahm – Serving in Cambodia

By

Church Delight in the Jungle

Kok Kreul is a village outside Siem Reap. It is obvious that this wonderful group has been meeting in worship on a regular basis to the point that we see many points of a usual worship service (confession and absolution for one) going on in the midst of the norm of khmer language always used. These folk have no modern conveniences such as electricity so if they own a TV it is operated by a battery or generator. They put a tarp down on the floor so its reasonably clean for worship. There is no fan to move the stifling heat in the room, and since it’s in the jungle, there isn’t much breeze.
Shoes are left at the door. These people are joyful and when they come together it shows their love for Jesus. Age range is 7 months to 70 years. All are female, except some young teen males. They open each service with songs of praise, and they practice these songs before they begin service. They give thanks for the offering that is gathered amongst them at each service.

This is also where one of the English programs has been going on for a short period now. Yesterday one of the ladies I had seen during English class sat down on the green mat with me and clearly spoke “How are you doing today?” and thereafter she replied in clear conversation “I am very fine, thank you.”IMG_9626 IMG_9627 IMG_9628 IMG_9629 IMG_9631

Follow
X

Follow

E-mail : *

By

Stronger Together

Stronger Together ~ I could have never imagined that I could acknowledge this statement from half way around the world, but I am, here and now, to do just that.(It is the campaign heading for Immanuel Palatine IL and their congregation.) Today I can ecstatically shout to the world and our Immanuel Palatine family the fact that, a year later, I can now report that into the villages has come a very local oriented set of classes focusing on the making of soap to benefit the village in total. Thank you so very much to Trephina Frahm Bedell who shared her expertise to these people to give them exact basics of safe soap making and then Kanhchana Sar took that valuable information and is teaching a series of three classes to equip women in the villages to make their own soaps. In April we will take time out of our Siem Reap schedule to join Kanhchana Sar on one of her class outings into the villages so we can learn how a western perspective to soapmaking has tansitioned into a successful venture. God is so good! I am more than happy to share these photos with you, the first ones show the last year first exposure, and this year, the result of that teaching in the last two photos. I am excited to see a class in action and how to adapt this into Snor and the surrounding Siem Reap villages if Pastor Samuel would consider this beneficial for them. Can you hear my shout of joy???? AMEN!!IMG_6969 IMG_6236 IMG_1271.JPG IMG_1270.JPG

Follow
X

Follow

E-mail : *

By

Sweet Surprise !

Third Sunday in a row but this time it was a total surprise to the men leading the church service. This fine group of young guys appeared for church, sat in the back, and then came forward and asked to be baptized. So while the littles waited, these seven received their desired request. AMEN!
IMG_0969IMG_0973

Follow
X

Follow

E-mail : *

By

Happy 5th Anniversary!

IMG_9438

Follow
X

Follow

E-mail : *

By

A Church in the Jungle

In the jungle we find a building. It stands quietly in the brush with the gentle breezes flowing thru the open barred windows and open doorways. This is where we find a small church group waiting for our arrival to hold service. A dirt floor brushed away of its leaves with the help of a ‘twig’ broom stands in the corner awaiting its need. It seems that this church group have come together many times in the past.

Today is a special day for this group as well as there are 13 baptisms on this day for Samuel and George to do.

1.jungle 2.broom 3.church 4.interior 5.exterior 6.church  7.nursery 8 offering 9. baptisms 10. baptism group 11. church family photoIMG_9347 IMG_9346 IMG_9269 IMG_9270 IMG_9275 IMG_9353 IMG_9356 IMG_9360 IMG_9370 IMG_9382 IMG_9387

Follow
X

Follow

E-mail : *

By

Returning To The ‘First’ Place

Sunday afternoon as we moved between locations in the villages we came upon this area. I was slow to come up to the area everyone else was heading, when all of a sudden I heard George say “Shary, you are going to remember this place very well.” At first I must admit it didn’t grab me. The main road was now paved, the area more advanced with homes scattered here and there, and not much foliage as I had remembered from five years ago. Yup, it was February 5, 2012 according to my photo info, when I came to this church, had to walk across ‘those sticks’ where is all began for us. This is where it all started for us to get to this point and this place today. After a bit of searching and digging into my old photos I found the info I was looking for. The first ones (2) show the old 2012 timeline, the others from Sunday. I was caught up in the moment, or a few moments for that matter. Wow!! Yup, the toilet hadn’t changed either. It was climbing up to the ‘throne’ no less. (Sorry no photo folks!)IMG_0130_2 IMG_0131_2 IMG_9405 IMG_9407 IMG_9408

Follow
X

Follow

E-mail : *

By

Khmer Khronicle February 2017

KK February 2017

Follow
X

Follow

E-mail : *

By

Photo Finish

IMG_9191

Ten new baptisms, two of whom are infants. One is Samuel’s son Benjamin and the other is Samreich’s son Emmanuel. What a wonderful day.

 

IMG_9187

IMG_9182

 

IMG_9168

Follow
X

Follow

E-mail : *

By

Baptismal Day!

IMG_9188This past Sunday was an exciting occasion to be able to worship with two of the three congregations that came together in Snor. In addition it was even more exciting for those who chose to be baptized on this day. It was a total of 10, two of them being infants, (one of them Pastor Samuel’s son Benjamin and the other Samreich’s son Emmanuel). Pastor Samuel and GeIMG_9154orge were the caretakers of this perfect moment these ten souls now redeemed in Christ. Amen!!!

 

IMG_9158

IMG_9162More photos following this post !

IMG_9165

 

 

 

 

Follow
X

Follow

E-mail : *

By

In the Village One More Time

Sorting through the photos and videos of our first church service, a coming together of two of three villages for the day. We started out our day about 8:15 am in a tuk tuk heading out to service and returned about 3:30 in the afternoon. As I sort thru it all I’ll send a few things to those of you who have not been here as yet or are following this journey to pray for this ministry. Thank you to our local partners for their loving care of us and embracing us into their daily lives as we serve our God together.
The video attached on the main fb page shows the before church singing led by the angelic voice of Pastor Samuel’s energetic wife. I was holding their son Benjamin while taking this and gratefully he was a patient 8 month old fellow at that point.

https://www.facebook.com/shary.frahm/posts/1049315458508209?notif_t=like&notif_id=1486363049749209

Follow
X

Follow

E-mail : *
Translate »