Blessed are the feet….

Blessed are the feet…

We attended a church service yesterday staffed by Korean missionaries.  After church I spoke with a 34 year old Kmer youth worker and father of two young children.  He related how difficult it was to win Kmer converts for Christ.  Resistance  to the gospel is strong especially amongst men he stated.  Buddhism although rarely seriously practiced still has a stranglehold on Cambodia.  Hence his small church made a strategic decision to focus on the youth.  They are more open minded, less resistant to change and more easily influenced.

The young church worker told me he was converted to Christ through his sister who lived in the United States.  She became a Christian and soon after her conversion started talking to him about becoming a Christian.  She lead him to the Lord he stated and soon after his conversion he decided to devote his life to winning converts for Christ.

I thought about our brief 5 minute conversation and his unique path to the cross.  A passage in Romans chapter 10 came to mind. “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.  How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in?  And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?  And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?  And how can they preach unless they are sent?  As it is written “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news”

I know nothing of this young church worker’s sister but I imagine her as a frightened soul running for her life from her tormentors and persecutors about 30 or so years ago through land mined forests, clinging to rafts and leaking fishing boats tossed to a fro by storms, herded through refugee camps all the while running to the safety of the United States where she was destined to meet her Savior.  God blessed her sore calloused little feet as she ran half way around the world to meet him and after she found him she figuratively ran all the way back to Cambodia to tell her brother the good news.   Although I never met her and likely never will I guarantee she has 2 beautiful little feet.

Brian Maan


2 comments so far

  1. Ann DeRooy on

    Do you know where his sister lives in the US? I wish she could read this post!

  2. Carole Voss on

    Thanks for the post and sharing the story!

    Carole Voss (Theo’s mom)

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