Forty years ago, as Pol Pot’s violent Khmer Rouge regime swept through Cambodia, Arun Sok Nhep made a promise. He vowed that if God saved his life and got him out of prison, he would one
day return to serve the ethnic minority people of South East Asia. ‘What I prayed that day in the prison is exactly what I’m doing here now.’ As chief executive of Bible Society in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos, Arun is responsible for bringing Scripture to one of the fastest-growing churches in the world. During his time in prison he met other Christians who had scraps of Bibles, which sustained his faith. Eventually Arun escaped to France. There, he trained as a pastor, married and served in a Cambodian church. He returned to Cambodia in 1993 to complete the translation of the Khmer Bible and fulfil his prayerful promise. He says, ‘I have learnt especially how God has used the circumstances of my life – how pain and suffering can turn to the benefit of His kingdom.
Bible Study: Genesis 41:37-43
PRAISE God, He uses the devil’s schemes to further His purposes.
PRAY for the Gospel in these nations.