Harvest Asia: March 2019 Newsletter

Read the March 2019 edition of our quarterly Harvest Asia newsletter.

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New Goal for Solid Rock Hospital, Cambodia

KEF Director, Dr Felipe Castro, after establishing a 30-bed hospital writes to us about a great challenge in Cambodia:

“The vision of establishing a Christian College of Nursing came after KEF and its affiliated NGO, BILEG received support to build a Mission Hospital in Baray District, Kampong Thom Province.

When the hospital was ready to open its doors to patients, we realised that Cambodia is in short supply of Nurses, especially well-trained nurses. Three years have passed, and the more we saw how Cambodia needs Nursing Schools, the more we needed to do something about it.

Solid Rock Hospital
Solid Rock Hospital, Cambodia

In the cities and countryside, hospitals both public and private are teeming with patients. It is good that there are now many Cambodian graduates of Medical Schools as more Medical Colleges have opened in Phnom Penh. But the number of Nursing Schools did not catch up. We discovered that there are many students in our province and other provinces who are interested in becoming nurses, but they cannot afford to go to the cities to study nursing. The few schools of nursing in Phnom Penh are overcrowded and are short of instructors.

Thus, we envisioned that Solid Rock Mission Hospital can recruit missions-minded teachers and nurses to serve in Cambodia, they can also teach at the College of Nursing. And in this Christian College of Nursing, the Khmer students will continue to learn the Word of God. We trust that many will come to know the Saviour as they study here and are discipled.

We are in the process of applying for a permit from the Ministry of Health. One of the requirements is that we should have our facility for classrooms, laboratories, and Library in addition to the usual amenities. We can build these rooms on the first floor of the current Solid Rock Mission Hospital.

We are looking to the Lord for AUD $ 230,000 for:

  1. Building 3 lecture rooms, an office, medical library and 3 laboratory rooms on top of the ground floor of our existing hospital
  2. Purchase furnishings, reference books and teaching
  3. Hire nurses and teachers that are qualified to teach General Education courses, Nursing foundation and the major Nursing Subjects” Dr F. Castro
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Letter from Jonathan James: A Spiritual Legacy

Beloved friend of AEFI,

One generation shall commend your works to another and shall declare your mighty acts Ps.145:4I have been thinking lately of how we can all prepare to leave a spiritual legacy. A spiritual legacy is record of your life of faith. It is what you leave behind that lives on in the hearts, memories and actions of others.

I learned very early in my life of the centrality of Christ in my father’s life. He spoke to God as a frienin his personal devotions. I learned about his faith in the living God, especially in the tough times. It has been said that trials not only work our faith, they can also prove our faith works. My dad wenthrough many trials, but he stood firm and sought the Lord in every situation.

However, the most important legacy my dad left for his family and friends is the legacy of the Gospel. He was unashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as God’s power to deliver and change the hearts of men and women, boys and girls from all walks of life. He treasured this Gospel so much that he gave his whole life tirelessly proclaiming it and training others in the work. When he founded AEF in 1960he gave the Asian Church a priceless treasure and laid the foundation for the Gospel so that nationaevangelists and Christian workers could go out to the ends of Asia.

Having served AEFI for nearly 30 years I am now looking to the Lord for another exciting chapter in my life mentoring and encouraging younger leaders to do the work of evangelism in Asia.

I am conscious of the fact that for AEFI to continue -we need to tell and retell the story of AEFto the next generation. We need to gather a band of dedicated prayer partners and supporters who will treasure the Gospel so dearly that they will pray fervently give generously and go willingly.

Just in the last 18 months, the scope of AEFI’s ministries has been growing exponentially. And witnew leaders coming into the fellowship we are looking to God to meet the additional financial needs for Gospel expansion. There are several practical ways you can ensure that you leave a legacy of the Gospel for future generations:

  • Give a one time or ongoing gift to the AEFI Futures Fund (the Futures Fund currently haclose to $400,000 and it is our prayerful desire to increase the principal amount to $1.5 million). We use only the interest of this fund to support the AEFI leaders and workers.
  • Support our new leaders with a monthly gift. (We are looking to the Lord for a monthly amount of $ 5000).
  • Give to the ongoing ministries of AEFI
  • Remember AEFI in your Will (please contact the AEFI office for more information).

Above all, we covet your prayers that the Lord of the harvest will continue to bless the leadership, all the workers and that there will be a great harvest of souls on a scale we have not seen before.

So, I encourage you to leave a legacy that counts for eternity in your personal walk with the Lord, iyour life of faith and in your generosity unto Him.

With every blessing in the Gospel,

Jonathan James

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Presentation: The Challenge of Buddhism in the West and Asia

Saturday, 20th October 2018
10 am – 12 noon (followed by complimentary lunch)

Scarborough Baptist Church
158 Brighton Road,
Scarborough WA 6019

Come and hear what God is doing in Buddhist communities. Bring your friends!

About Peter

Peter Thein Nyunt is a native of Myanmar and was converted after living as a Buddhist monk for some years.

He is an ordained minister in Myanmar and he holds a PhD in Missiology from South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS), India. He is also former vice-principal, head of Mission Studies and director of post-graduate Studies of Myanmar Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (MEGST).

He is the Founder and Director of Rakhine Missions Band for Christ (RMBC). Peter has been a guest lecturer at AEFI’s Asia College of Ministry (ACOM) in Myanmar.

He is also the author of: Missions Amidst Pagodas: Contextual Communication of the Gospel in the Burmese Buddhist Context.


Contact Emily at the AEF Office  aefwa@tpg.com.au or 08 92038303
by 15th October, 2018

Or Pastor Matt Hall matthall1997@gmail.com Mob: 0498044804

A free will offering will be taken

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