Over the past few months, leaders in Cambodia and Vancouver have been regularly meeting on Zoom to encourage one another in their faith and passion for leadership. This has been a powerful program, impacting local and global leaders and their communities. Makara, Tenth’s liaison in Cambodia, shares some of his reflections on the Global Mentors program.
Global Mentors were a safe and secure community and also a process of making disciples with spiritual growth and emotional healing. I've learned to let go of my control and submit myself to the Lord. It's the first time I started to experience Sabbath personally and with my family. Like a Khmer worship song: "For one day in your kingdom is better than a thousand elsewhere."
After I met with Global Mentors, I have a passion to reach out and mentor youth and young couples to grow spiritually, emotionally and be equipped with skills and freedom to serve the Lord. We will start meeting with 4 young couples every Sunday night by starting with my house and rotating.
I believe that discipleship is a life-long process and needs Christ in the center and a model with good practice. “God in my Everything,” the book of Senior Pastor Ken Shigematsu and Global mentors have equipped me with a model to start setting up my rule of life and safe community for Cambodian young Christians.
“This role model from Global Mentors will help me to lead devotionals and spiritual growth at Chab Dai” said Mrs. Lim Chanol. She also has shared with me about the importance of Global Mentors to give her a safe community. She is my wife’s best friend and she is a Head of People at Chab Dai.
I’m grateful for Patrick, Pastor of International Missions who has a big heart for Cambodia. I'm proud to be part of this mission.
If you want to learn more about the Global Mentors program, or about how you can support the spiritual development of leaders like Makara and Chanol, email Patrick.