As summer comes to a close, it’s easy to see that this season has been one of unique encounters and firsts for Global Ventures! Firsts like seeing many receive salvation and healing in two completely different languages from the crusade stage in Thailand. Unique encounters like holding a clean water project and openly sharing the Gospel from the inside of a Buddhist temple!
One of the most dynamic milestones happened in the first few days of summer ministry while in Cambodia – We crossed the threshold of 2 million souls being won face-to-face since the start of our ministry! Every single life changed is a direct result of people saying yes to reaping the harvest. By going, by giving, by praying, this is a victory for heaven, and it’s a victory for us all! Watch this video highlighting the summer!
Behind every number is a life changed forever. Below are some highlights from this summer as we ventured to Cambodia and Thailand with Global Ventures teams.
VILLAGE CHIEF TOUCHED BY THE POWER OF GOD
In one remote Cambodian village where we were conducting a clean water project, we took a few minutes to sit with the chief of the village. His name is Serai Pon, and he’s been the chief in that village for many years and through lots of hard times. He expressed gratitude for coming to share water filters with them.
While we shared the Gospel with Serai Pon and his village, he listened on the edge of his seat. As we prayed with them for salvation, he put his hand on his heart and prayed louder than anyone. After the presentation, an intern in our Core Program prayed for him and a pain and tightness in his chest instantly vanished! As we asked him about his experience that day, tears filled his eyes and he expressed that his life would never be same and he was so happy that his village now knows Jesus!
NO LONGER PARALYZED!
One Thailand team was ministering the Gospel in a small village area when they were approached by a woman who had been hiding behind a wall and listening in secret. The woman asked if this Jesus we were talking about healed hurt legs, and of course the answer was “Yes!”
The woman brought us back into her small house to her husband who was laying on a mat under a covering. We shared with them about Jesus and what He did for them, and they expressed that they had never even heard His name before. When we laid hands on his leg and began to pick him up from the ground and work with him, he started moving around and taking steps first with us and then on his own!
His wife looked completely shocked, so we asked her what had been wrong with him before and she told us that his leg had been completely paralyzed for over 20 years! He was registered with the state as disabled, but just minutes after we prayed he was walking on his own, lifting his knees high, and even dancing! We got the couple connected with the local pastor right on the spot, and they were so excited to start their new life as children of God!