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2 Corinthians 12:9 "My power is made perfect in weakness"

As a child, I viewed grown-ups as wise and incapable of failure. They always know what to do, I’d think. One day, when I’m grown up, I’ll always know what to do too. Well, “one day” came many years ago, and all it has taught me is that, many times, I still don’t know what to do. Whether it’s illness in the family, problems at work, or conflict in a relationship, such times have wrested all delusions of personal control and strength, simply leaving me one option—to close my eyes and whisper, “Lord, help. I don’t know what to do.”

The apostle Paul understood this feeling of helplessness. The “thorn” in his life, which may have been a physical ailment, caused him much frustration and pain. It was through this thorn, however, that Paul experienced God’s love, promises, and blessings as sufficient for him to endure and overcome his difficulties (2 Corinthians 12:9). He learned that personal weakness and helplessness don’t mean defeat. When surrendered to God in trust, they become tools for Him to work in and through these circumstances (vv. 9−10).

Our being a grown-up doesn’t mean we’re all-knowing. Sure, we grow wiser with age, but ultimately our weaknesses often reveal how truly powerless we are. Our true power is in Christ: “For when I am weak, then I am strong” (v. 10). Truly “growing up” means knowing, trusting, and obeying the power that comes when we realize we need God’s help.

By Karen Huang
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3 months ago
Feb 2023 - When we visited the First women group in Kg Chhnang, Sam An started organizing the women in December 2021 thru visitation and making friends, and organizing them. Nine women supported each other and started a Saving Bank to be loaned out to the members. And here are the result.....
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#umccambodia#

Feb 2023 - When we visited the First women group in Kg Chhnang, Sam An started organizing the women in December 2021 thru visitation and making friends, and organizing them. Nine women supported each other and started a Saving Bank to be loaned out to the members. And here are the result.....
#stillinmission#
#umccambodia#
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7 months ago
July 30 at Princeton UMC, NJ. Met with old friends who had generously supported Cambodia Mission.

July 30 at Princeton UMC, NJ. Met with old friends who had generously supported Cambodia Mission. ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago
July 20-24 in Atlanta... stayed at Emory Conference Hotel, presented and thank Glenn Memorial UMC, with Deborah Marlowe, Rev Brent Huckaby and meet Matthew and Susan Pinson. Dinner with members of the church on a rainy afternoon. Praise God! 
#stillinmission# #umccambodia#

July 20-24 in Atlanta... stayed at Emory Conference Hotel, presented and thank Glenn Memorial UMC, with Deborah Marlowe, Rev Brent Huckaby and meet Matthew and Susan Pinson. Dinner with members of the church on a rainy afternoon. Praise God!
#stillinmission# #umccambodia#
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8 months ago
July 19- Visited WaldheimChurch, an old mission church at Covington LA, with Chuck Reynolds and Rev. Rick Bonaldi, presented Cambodia to the children at VNS. I alsomet Rev. Josh Elders and thank him for his continuous support to Mondulkiri Retreat House. Praise God! 
#stillinmission# #umccambodia#

July 19- Visited WaldheimChurch, an old mission church at Covington LA, with Chuck Reynolds and Rev. Rick Bonaldi, presented Cambodia to the children at VNS. I alsomet Rev. Josh Elders and thank him for his continuous support to Mondulkiri Retreat House. Praise God!
#stillinmission# #umccambodia#
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8 months ago
July 17- to Mandeville Louisiana visited St Timothy of the Northshore Methodist Church and had dinner presentation with ALERT( Retired members of the church). Thanks to Diane Reich, Charles and Susan Reynolds...

July 17- to Mandeville Louisiana visited St Timothy of the Northshore Methodist Church and had dinner presentation with ALERT( Retired members of the church). Thanks to Diane Reich, Charles and Susan Reynolds... ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago
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