The 7th Anniversary of the Good News Baptist Church of Phnom Penh was the second Sunday of February; however, due to our remodeling project we postponed it. Now that our project is 95% complete, we will be celebrating our church anniversary tomorrow.
One of the things that we do on our church anniversary is to present a new theme for the year. I wanted to briefly share our new theme with you. The theme for this year is: "Prayer Is The Key!" The verse at the bottom is Luke 11:1 which says in part, "Lord, teach us to pray." Yes, that entire section in the smaller font is "Lord, teach us to pray." In English, 5 syllables. In Khmer, 21 syllables!
God has been laying this theme on my heart for a very long time. Our church has many good points, but the area of prayer is one area which our church has much room to grow. From the pulpit to the pew and from the pastor to the people, prayer is the key to every problem of life. In this new year, we will be establishing some new times of corporate prayer as well as encouraging and equipping for growth in the area of private prayer. Tomorrow night's service will kick off a 4 night revival meeting. My good friend, Rodney Ruppel, will be preaching for three of the four nights (he had a previous engagement on Monday night, so I will be preaching that night). Please pray for a good turnout, but more than a good crowd, please pray that God will do a work of revival in every heart, beginning in my own. Also, please pray for Bro. Ruppel as he preaches, that God would use him in a great way.