“Now, there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”
 – 1 Cor. 12:4-7

Just in time for the New Year, a diverse group of teammates is headed to Cambodia to celebrate New Life with the children and families of Asia’s Hope. The prayer of the team is that they will be God’s hands to the kids and homes The Chapel sponsors. The team also plans to assist the families as they host a New Year’s Eve Outreach. More than 2000 people are expected, providing the families a wonderful opportunity to share Jesus with their community.

Another exciting part of this trip will be the groundbreaking for a new home in Cambodia that will house 25 children and their adoptive family. This home was made possible by the investment of time, talent and treasure that all of you provided to WOW’s Very Special Purse Party IV. As Paul states in his first letter to the Church in Corinth:

  • God has given the sisters and friends of WOW a variety of gifts, but we all are led by one Spirit;
  • We have utilized our gifts through a variety of services, but for the same Lord;
  • And we participated in many different activities, but God empowered us all.

He empowered us for the common good – that all would know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and would know His grace, provision and peace.

Please pray for The Chapel’s Cambodian mission team as they minister to the children and families in Cambodia. Pray for their safe travels over and back, for their strength and health and for God’s empowerment as they serve. And pray for expedient and excellent construction of the new Cambodian home.

May God bless all of you, our WOW friends, for all you’ve done to serve the people of Akron, Africa and Asia these last five-plus years. May you experience a wonderful New Year as you continue to know and serve Him!

-- Linda Maynard, 12/16


Please pray for the Chapel team in Cambodia 12/29-1/7.  Pray we are God's hands to the kids/homes we sponsor in Cambodia.  Please pray for their New Year's Eve Outreach they will host, expecting 2000 people, as they share Jesus with their community.