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Transform Asia - August Update

Soak It Up

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

James 1:17

August 2019

Greetings David,

I’m Peter Wray and I’ve been with TransformAsia for 1 1/2 years as a Development Coordinator. Most of what I’ve done so far has been to set up speaking engagements for Setan and connect TransformAsia with the Bible, Food, and Water Ministries of my previous employer, Heaven’s Family. I directed several Ministries at Heaven’s Family over a 7 year period, the last 4 as Director of the Strategic Bibles Ministry and Books for Discipleship Ministry. 30 years prior, I spent primarily in financial sales.  

Setan and Randa have definitely been called of the Lord to their current Ministry and it is a privilege to work with them. Their commitment to Cambodia and the Ministry is understated. I spent a week with Setan in Pittsburgh, PA this past July. Outside of accompanying him to speaking engagements and individual meetings with other ministry directors, he and I had time to discuss TransformAsia’s direction.  

Here is what I’ve gleaned. To understand evangelism and church planting in Cambodia, you must consider the Buddhist culture and along with other societal factors. Many older Cambodians have Buddhism ingrained in them as a religion and as a culture. Even older Christian pastors can sometimes be lazy with little initiative due to a remnant Buddhist attitude that “you can never do better in this life, it’s what you deserve from your past life.” Some of them haven’t realized the “new creation” within them. Setan currently is trying to develop future leaders from the younger generation. He is teaching them the importance of community and how to use their church buildings for social events like weddings, funerals, banquets and sports clinics; a Christian counterpart to Buddhist temples. The youth are willing to try new things and not just accept the hopeless Buddhist mentality. 

TransformAsia leaders must nurture their sheep and preach the gospel in spite of all the deterrents of society. Over a thousand conversions take place at the hands of TransformAsia Churches every year. The Christians there need our prayerful and financial help.  

For His Glory,

Peter Wray


We are excited for next month's letter because Setan has seen so much fruit as soon as he arrived in Cambodia in late July! Please continue to pray for all the people he will meet and for all the students and children at our Centers. Thank you!

Prayer Requests

  • For Setan and Randa's health and safety
  • For our staff around the world, for their health and for them to be an encouragement to the people they work with and the communities they live.
  • For our Pastors to be a light to their communities
  • For our Core Team of Pastors-that they will continue to be a blessing to the churches they are helping, and that they will teach others how to be good leaders
  • For the teams who are preparing to go to Cambodia at the end of the month and also in September
  • For wisdom in all that we do around the world
  • For continued financial blessings
  • For open doors to share the Gospel and to share about TransformAsia to churches and groups
  • To complete total funding for the van--we are only $5,000 short of the $25,000 we asked for last month! God is good!!