I never thought I would write something that would lead someone to Christ. In a different language? Why wouldn’t I believe it? We know that the Word of God doesn’t return void. I just didn’t go to Cambodia thinking that would happen.
It just blows my mind.
When Marti McMillin and her husband Dan began their journey to Cambodia they didn’t have a clear picture of how God was going to use their gifts to plant churches, they just knew that He would. It wasn’t until after they arrived and Marti met Mary that God began to reveal how He would use her gifts.
Mary asked Marti if she would help write a Bible-study guide. There aren’t a lot of materials available for believers who want to learn how to study the Bible. Marti agreed they began writing.
They decided to write a study guide for the book of Hebrews because of its relevance to the culture. The recurring theme found in Hebrews Jesus is better speaks directly into the culture where sacrifice, offerings and angels play a large role. Hebrews paints a beautiful picture of Jesus in contrast to the cultural heaviness found in the local religions.
Through the process, Marti learned that sometimes in order to accomplish the work God has for us we need other people. While partnering is not always easy, Marti found that both she and Mary brought different gifts to the table that complemented the other.
Now on home assignment, Marti is working on another study in the Khmer language, this time on James. She still hears stories of how God is using the Hebrews study. Recently she learned that two people came to Christ from a Bible study and that the group is praying for more.
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