As a church you will remember Wendy Power's Newsletters sent from Cambodia where she was nursing some time ago under the auspices of VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas). When, after four years she returned to England, she talked to us about her experiences and impressions of Cambodia, and it's people. Clearly she felt that in some areas there was a need for improvements and she could see an opening where she could help.
After a break back in this country she would now like to return to Cambodia. She feels very strongly that God is calling her, not only to use her nursing skills, but also to share her Christian faith and love of Jesus with the people of Cambodia whilst living among them. She saw, during her first visit that, as she says "the Cambodian Church is mostly very young in faith with few mature leaders who can teach and pastor people", and she would hope to be able to serve in this connection.
Wendy plans to return to Cambodia in January 2017, this time to work as a Mission Partner through Interserve, a non denominational mission agency which has worked in Asia and the Arab world for over 160 years.
There is no doubt about Wendy's personal commitment, but in order to be accepted as a Mission Partner by Interserve, certain criteria have to be met, not the least being a financial requirement. Wendy spoke to the morning congregation at Temple in November, and asked that we be involved in aspects of her desire to serve the Cambodian people.
Several members of Temple Methodist Church have already indicated that they are willing to support Wendy in many different ways and we wish her well in her desire to carry out this important work.
Through this page of the Temple Methodist Church web site we plan to keep you up to date with her progress. In the hope that all will come to fruition and she is able to meet the criteria to achieve her desired vocation, we will post on this page her regular news so that you can feel a part of her work so far away.
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