Updates from the Wells Family

Pray for Hope in the Midst of Tragedy

On Monday night, November 22, 2010, over 350 Cambodians were killed in a stampede as 6-8,000 people tried to cross a small bridge to Diamond Island during the annual Water Festival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  This was the world’s deadliest stampede since August 2005 (in Baghdad, Iraq). The details of how or why the bridge…

Cambodian Harvest November 2010

This past month, Christiana’s parents and her sister and brother-in-law came out for a visit.  Ava also celebrated her first birthday, and it was such a joy to have family at the party.  We were also blessed by the many friends, both Khmer and Expat, who were able to attend. Our language tutoring continues—just the…

Cambodian Harvest September-October 2010

Our family was privileged to participate in the Shalom Summer Camp this past month.  This camp is Khmer speaking (unlike the English summer camp in July), and so the language barrier was evident, but God poured out His grace on us.  Thank you for all your prayers—they were definitely felt!  I was asked to teach…

Thank You for Your Prayers

Camp is over – thank you all for your prayers.  It was great to fellowship with Cambodian youth from many places throughout the country.  It was also a blessing to see their joy in the Lord, as well as to see some who do not yet believe in Christ, come face to face with the…

Prayer for Shalom Summer Camp

Hello All, We wanted to write a short e-mail and ask for your prayers for next week as we participate in Shalom’s (the Khmer church we attend) summer camp.  I will be teaching two sessions and still feel a bit inhibited by the language gap.  Christiana and Ava will be coming along as well so…

Cambodian Harvest July-August 2010

We truly appreciate your prayers for this year’s English summer camp. (If you didn’t get the e-mail, send us one at nateandchristiana (at) actioncambodia.org and ask to be placed on the list.) The Lord abundantly blessed the time with the short-term team from our home church, West Hills and all of the youth that attended….

English Youth Camp 2010

Hello Everyone, It’s day two of English youth camp, and things are in full swing!  Our short-term team from West Hills is doing great and all the kids are having a great time.  Please pray that the Lord will use this week in a mighty way in the lives of all the students in attendence,…

Cambodian Harvest June 2010

It was over seven years ago that I first came to Cambodia.  One of my main ministries was running a discipleship house for young men.  Quite a few of the guys are no longer living in Phnom Penh, but we were blessed to have the remaining guys (and their families) over for dinner.  Set and…

Cambodian Harvest April-May 2010

The new year is here!  Khmer New Year, that is. The city empties as almost everyone goes to their home town for a week to visit and escape the heat (the official holiday was three days, April 14th-16th). It is their belief that the old “angel” is replaced by a new “angel” and so to…

Cambodian Harvest March 2010

We have lived in Cambodia two months now, and it is amazing to see how the Lord has so quickly allowed us to begin to feel at home here. We’ve been keeping quite busy setting up our home, and learning to adjust to a more Cambodian pace, rather than our normal…   Read more…