Travel is a blessing and sacrifice

Dear Ministry Partner,

When I was a boy, I dreamed I could travel everywhere in my country and in the world. I think every young people have the same dream like me. I remember my first travel. It was so exciting, and I took photos every place I went to.

It is a blessing to see many places and to meet many people. Traveling has never been easier and more convenient than it is today. It takes just a few hours and we can get wherever we want to, and just a click or a phone call from home, someone can come and pick you up at the bus station or the airport. There are many services to help people from meals, lodging, transportation and etc.. Most of the cities in our country, people have access to many kinds of public services, except remote provinces.

However, travel is a huge challenge, it is not as easy as many people imagine. I always have problem with foods and sleeping when I travel a new place. It is okay if traveling once or twice per year, but if it is 5 or more, to different countries, cultures, languages, and foods, it requires love and sacrifice.

The person who traveled the most countries I ever knew was none other than Dr. David Nelson – CCI’s president. At least twice he encountered health problems while in Vietnam, which made me nervous because the medical conditions in Vietnam are not good. I think many people would choose to stay at home because of their health, but he still travels to many countries. What motivates him to accept the challenge to go to us? If it is not the calling, mission, and the love for God’s people, none of us wants to travel.

We learn about Paul’s missionary journey, we admired him. In his letter to Corinthians, he described his travel, “Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false brothers. I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.” (2 Cor 11:24-28).

The reason he traveled everywhere was his “concern for all the churches.” It is right, the concern for all churches motivates us to travel many places that God has entrusted us! The biggest blessing for the traveler is to see godly people in person and become a part of their spiritual life.

National Director/CCI Vietnam

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Prayer Requests & Praises

1.    Pray for the inflation in our country, it is very high at the present. It affects too much of our travel since everything is gradually increasing and VND currency is losing its value.

2.    Pray for CCI’s security, especially our Hmong Coordinators. Our South Coordinator would like to find a church to work as a pastor to avoid spying from local authority about his ministry with CCI. The para-church organization like CCI cause misunderstand to authorities. May God protects all our staffs, and they are working with church leaders.

3.     Our North Coordinator plans to repair his house on the fourth floor to use for church meetings and training for Hmong pastors from provinces. Pray for God to provide him with funds and wisdom so that we can start the class for Hmong pastors in his house next January of 2023.

4.    A special class for Hmong teachers has to be postponed until after Tet Holiday (Lunar New year) in February of 2023 due to the bus ticket’s price increasing before national holiday.

5.   We would like to thank for praying and supporting our translation project. We finished translation book#1,3,4,6,7,8,9,10 in Vietnamese and printed. Book#2 and #5 are in process. In 2023, all Vietnamese teaching materials will be printed in the new translation.

The Hmong language’s CCI materials were finished translated and books #1-8 were printed already. Book #9 and 10 will be printed in 2023.

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