After every Sunday Celebration we enjoy time for food & fellowship. Over the past Month we have been making lot’s of new friends. Fellowship is a high value in our church. We want to keep this as a pillar for the future.
Big dreams, great visions, with a blank sheet of paper.
It takes a special kind of people to build a team that will start a new church.
We don’t want to copy & paste what we have learned form Europe over to Asia.
We will learn, adapt and crow a Cambodian version of ICF as we know it. read more…
Three weeks after our (Family Strupler) arrival we had our first ICF Gathering. Our goal is to gather people that share our vision for a new church at the heartbeat of time here in Siem Reap. At the first meeting on September 1st, three families and two visitors came. All of them where interested to hear more about the church plant. During the passed few weeks we invited many more that we thought could be a part of the launch team. We had expats and locals come.
To our surprise we had the best feedbacks from the locals that attended our Gatherings. While eating lunch after our worship and message part a 22 year old English teacher said, a church with the ICF Style would be very attractive to the local population of the city. This is the most encouraging feedback we could hope for.
For the passed 6 weeks we had an average of around 20 people attending the ICF Gatherings on Sundays.
Phase two of our teambuilding process will begin in December. From then on we will meet on Wednesday night for teambuilding, Smallgroup and leadership training.
We are very encouraged to see how God has prepared people to join us in the church planting phase.
Thank you for keeping us in your prayer.
ND & Sophal Strupler
Today Sophal and ND started with their first Khmer lesson. Some people say its an easy to learn language other say its very hard. No matter how hard it is, it has to be learned. Sophal & ND are taking lessons 5 times a week. Pray that they will learn it fast.
The day has finally come. The parents of ND made a farewell reception for family and friends just before leaving to the airport. It ended with a time of prayer and lot’s of tears. More people came to say goodbye at the airport. It was an emotional moment. With one eye crying and one eye full of joy – wishing the best for the future.
David Keller was there to pick them up.David and his wife Ann-Eva with their two kids have been a part of the ICF team since February 2013. They have been living in Cambodia for 7 years now. They moved to Cambodia with a passion to help the people.
We are glad to be here. It has been a full year since our decision to move.
Thank you all for your prayers.
ND & Sophal Strupler
Dear ICF Cambodia friends
This means, we are in need of willing people that commit to support us in the long run.
After Sophal told here story about here adoption they showed the ONE DAY film that ND made last summer. Than ND explained the next steps.
At the end some girls gave their flip flops with personal words written on them to give to Cambodia people in need.
We know, that deep relationships will stay the distance and endure over time. But we also know, that we need to make new friends. This is also a part of the process of letting go.
Our friends here will always have a place in our heart.
We wish to stay in contact and look forward to a visit in the coming years.
Thank you for all the good and challenging times we had with you.
Sophal & ND Strupler