As a farmer in Cambodia, 37-year-old Heng Sann struggled to support his family due to drought or floods or crops ravaged by insects. He and his family prayed to the spirits, but there was no help. Heng Sann borrowed money from others, pledging to repay both the money and interest, but when his crops failed, he was unable to deliver. As a result, he and his family became discouraged and lost hope.
One day, as the family was discussing their difficulties, a woman approached them. “I have come here to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to you,” she told them. Immediately, Heng Sann responded that he had heard it before and was not at all interested. He asked how Jesus could possibly help when they were barely surviving, in debt, their crops were failing, and they were just waiting for the landlord to confiscate their house and land.
The woman explained how Jesus, the Son of God, was sent to earth to die on the cross for us so we might not perish but have eternal life. She shared many Bible verses, including Matthew 11:28-30: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Her words touched their hearts, and every member of Heng Sann’s family decided to accept the Lord as Savior! As she was leaving, she shared Philippians 4:6-7 with them: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Every morning and before bedtime, the family gathered together to learn the Word of God, praise and glorify His name, and pray asking for His help with their problems. Then, the miracles started happening. All of the insects were gone, and none of the crops were lost. Rain came regularly, producing a bountiful harvest. Heng Sann was not only able to pay the landlord back, but had enough left to supply a better life for his family!