Dear Praying Friends
In one week my wife and I will be heading back to Southeast Asia! While our first tour was spent in a needy and “restricted” nation, our next phase in our journey with Jesus in the 1040 Window will be assisting our team in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. We are extremely excited about the opportunity and the privilege to do so. We are looking forward to being in the midst of what God has, is, and will be doing in the country of Cambodia. God has done some very special things in Phnom Penh over the past few years, and for this we are grateful.
Please pray that my wife and I get adjusted quickly to the country and the culture, as well as the work in Phnom Penh!
While here in the states, it was our privilege to be in over 40 churches–most of these were supporting churches–a few missions’ conferences, and we had the opportunity, not only to report what God is doing in and through our lives, but what He is doing, and what He desires to do in Southeast Asia, and possibly China in the near or distant future through the various teams sent out of Pacific Baptist Church. It has been a joy to talk to so many folks whom God has been stirring their hearts about the 1040 Window in general and Southeast Asia and China more specifically. I just received this email the other day. What a joy to hear things such as this:
Mr. and Mrs. Esposito,
I cannot say thank you enough for the impact you have had on my life. I am a student at West Coast and have spoken with you while you were here both times. Yesterday, I committed to teaching overseas in the 10/40 Window and wanted to let you know. There will be one more laborer over there soon. China or bust!
Please pray for Kim and the countless others whom God has stirred about worldwide missions and the 1040 Window!
While in the states one of the blessings (bittersweet) was the opportunity to be able to visit frequently with my brother (Pastor Joe Esposito), who has now been hospitalized for over 13 months. I visited with him just about every day, but Sundays when in Southern California. Below you will see a picture of my younger brother Jimmy, my brother Pastor Joe, and me together recently.
Please continue to pray for Pastor Joe Esposito, his wife Mary, his children and grandchildren, as well as the Pacific Baptist Church family!
This past Sunday was a great day. I had the opportunity to teach in my nephew’s adult Sunday school class. My lesson was on suffering. There are many in his class, including him and his mother, who have suffered much in recent days. Afterwards, I had the chance to preach in our Khmer ministry’s service. This is always a treat, they are fantastic people. On Sunday evening I preached a message, “Why China?” It was the last time I will preach at Pacific Baptist and try to encourage and challenge the church family to “Keep the Dream Alive.” I think I can honestly say that hundreds responded to the invitation with 20 or more saying they were willing to “GO” if God would allow them.
Please pray that Pacific Baptist Church will continue to be a sending agency for Southeast Asia and, Lord willing, in the future for China and other countries in the 1040 Window!