June 29, 2016

Our “Celebration Service,” which we hold every 6-8 weeks is always a great and tremendous blessing. We always have great music from many different groups in our ministry, great testimonies, as well as great preaching. We always have a good size crowd in attendance. We almost always have over 250 folks that will show up from our three churches and various village ministries. And we almost always have a good amount of folks baptized. This past “Celebration Service” wasn’t just a tremendous blessing, it was just “awesome.” I believe we had over 300 in attendance, we had 22 people baptized, and one of our fine young national men, San, preached a message “Faith without Works is Dead.”

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imagePLEASE PRAY THAT GOD WILL CONTINUE TO BLESS OUR THREE CHURCHES, AS WELL AS OUR OTHER VARIOUS MINISTRIES!

What a blessing it was to have Pastor Chris Chadwick and his daughter Judith visiting with us from the States. He is the pastor of Canyon Ridge Baptist Church in San Diego, California. Of course, it’s always a blessing to have guests here with us from the States, but especially those who have a heart for missions and are so supportive of your ministry. We are grateful that they made Phnom Penh, Cambodia one of their stops on this missions trip!

imagePLEASE PRAY THAT GOD WILL CONTINUE TO BLESS PASTOR CHADWICK, JUDITH, AND THE CANYON RIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH IN SAN DIEGO!

It was great to be able to resume our Bible study at Abraham’s house. I enjoy meeting with Abraham, his wife Rohm, and her brother Vay on Fridays. The past Friday Pastor Tho, a pastor here in the country, also was a part of the study. He has thoroughly enjoyed the study, the time of fellowship, and time of prayer. I am praying that Pastor Tho will have his heart knit with this family and be able to take them further in the Lord than I ever could. Vay is leaving the country soon. He will be going to Korea to work. This is extremely common here. Please keep him in your prayers!

imagePLEASE PRAY FOR ABRAHAM, ROHM, AND VAY’S SPIRITUAL GROWTH!

It was also a blessing to have Bounmee visiting with us from Laos. She is a sweet, young Hmong lady. She is a member of our church in the capital city of Vientiane, Laos. Over the past six months or so, our own Adrian Torres and Bounmee have become “close friends.” We had her stay over our place for almost two weeks. She jumped right in and was involved with many of the different ministries here and shared a wonderful testimony a few times, including at our “Celebration Service.”

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imagePLEASE PRAY THAT GOD WILL CONTINUE TO BLESS BOUNMEE, USE HER TO REACH PEOPLE FOR CHRIST, AND BLESS THE WORK IN LAOS!

God continues to bless in Steung Meanchey. It is such a joy to see what God is doing. People are being saved, attending church services, and being baptized. It was a blessing to see Professor Suk Rut (77-years old) baptized this past Sunday during our “Celebration Service.” It was a joy to visit with him last week and see the joy of Christ on his face and have him ask me questions about Moses and the Passover. Not bad for a man who has been saved just a couple of months. It was also a treat to have Grandma Sonboun – who Vannak and I had the privilege to lead to Christ about two months ago – get baptized during the “Celebration Service.” Her love for Christ is inspiring!

During our Sunday afternoon soul-winning and “Children’s Ministry” in Stueng Meanchey Kosal and Both had the privilege to lead Chaay to Christ. Shortly afterwards Chaay walked over to me and started talking to me (his English isn’t too bad), and he too demonstrated a real joy. He was very excited about getting saved. Praise God for what is going on in Steung Meanchey!

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imagePLEASE PRAY FOR SUK RUT, SONBOUN, AND CHAAY’S SPIRITUAL GROWTH!

What a blessing it was for Man and I to see Hok Wa trust Christ recently. One amazing story here. Man and I had shared the Gospel with him a few times. Man had given him an MP3 player with Bible Preaching/Teaching and Question/Answer Sessions in the Khmer language on it. Man and Sinath, another one of our good national men and possibly one of our best personal soul-winners, even went by a time or two to share the Gospel with him. On the day that Hok Wa trusted Christ we literally had to navigate through raw sewage, decaying wood, rusty metal, and rusty nails to get to his shack. But it was worth it all after we spent nearly an hour and a half with him and he bowed his head and trusted Christ! He and his wife attended church the following day. Praise the Lord!

imagePLEASE PRAY FOR HOK WA’S SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND HIS WIFE’S SALVATION!

As we mentioned in our last update, there are four additional things that we sincerely covet your prayers about:

First of all, please pray for our upcoming trip to China to preach for a Leadership Conference in the middle of July.

Secondly, please pray for our trip to Laos the first week of September to preach and teach for our team in the capital city, as well as for two other churches.

Thirdly, our trip to the States in mid-September to preach for our Missions’ Conference, teach a Missions’ Intensive, and report to some of our churches.

**If you are interested in having us come in and share what God has been doing in Southeast Asia, as well as what the Lord is doing concerning us bringing a team to China, shoot me an email.

Fourthly, please pray as I attempt to finish the book called, Keep the Dream Alive: The Story of One Man’s Dream and a Plea to Keep It Alive. Lord willing, it will be available when I make my trip to the States. This book will deal some with my brother’s life and ministry and his dream to reach South East Asia and China with the Gospel!

My wife Denise, the girls, and I would like to thank you for your continual and consistent prayers and financial support. We couldn’t be here without you allowing God to use you!

For HIS Glory in the Nations,
Johnny Esposito

7 thoughts on “June 29, 2016

  1. Awesome update! Always exciting to see people getting saved and having a desire to follow the Lord! I can’t wait to get back and serve God there again!

  2. Hello Brother Esposito!
    Please let me know when you finish the book “Keeping the dream alive”. I am praying for you and will be praying for this project in particular. I would like to purchase one of these books when they come available.
    A brother in Christ in Alaska,
    Missionary Daniel Bach

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