Full on devotion


It’s Monday morning here and we are getting ready to make the long journey back to Phnom Penh. This time, however, we are riding back with a friend, in the comfort of his nice SUV. Oh, the perks of ministry… :). Friends are a precious gift and we are so honored to have them across the globe.

Sunday in Cambodia is just like any other day. Since the culture is not rooted on historical Christianity, people don’t stop to go to church and even the idea of rest after a hard week at work is foreign here. People in general here work very hard. They are enterprising and busy. They can’t imagine spending a whole day “doing nothing.” So the shops are open, the moto taxis never stop running, the street stalls keep their business open and people still go to the noodle shops for breakfast.

The Christians do take a break and experience church on Sunday. We too went to church, but our worship experience was not the stuffy, stale stuff of church goers who approach church as one who clocks in and clocks out does. We worshipped with 250 plus people, mostly children, who were totally orderly, but completely full on, unashamed, uninhibited and filled with of joy for the one who rescued them from a miserable life to one full of hope.

Priceless doesn’t even come close to describe it. You gotta experience it to know what I am talking about. I am rejuvenated and my faith in doing this kind of work got another jolt of affirmation. I am full on. No turning back. Jesus deserves all and I am willing to give it all for the one who loved me while I was yet an enemy.

I posted many pictures on my FB page. Go there.

Back to Phnom Penh, nothing but love in my heart.

Ivanildo C. Trindade