Creative Multiplication

On a recent trip to Cambodia, I  met a Christian brother by the name of Kimsong Haun who had attended an MAI Internship Training in the Philippines in 2012. Kimsong found creative ways of using the training he had received as a means to teach his people and share the Good News of the Gospel through word and deed.

One of Medical Ambassadors’ goals is to spread the Gospel to unreached people groups. By implementing the Community Health Evangelism (CHE) lessons he had learned to an unreached tribe, Kimsong also spread the Good News. Here is his story:

Meet Kimsong Haun. Kimsong is a Cambodian believer who had taken a CHE Internship Training in the Philippines almost 11 years ago along with his wife.  After they returned from the training, they discussed what they had learned, and began planning how they would implement the program back in their home country.  Kimsong became part of the Trans World Radio (TWR) team in Cambodia and as he worked on honing his skills as a radio presenter, he also began exploring how he could share some of the CHE lessons with his Cambodian rural listeners. He and his wife identified several lesson plans that were part of the CHE curriculum to translate into simple Khmer. These were then drawn together into a set of lessons to be taught over several days so that those who listened to the TWR radio program could listen, learn, adopt and follow.

Kimsong said that he gets anywhere between 7 to 8 thousand letters every month from listeners sharing the things they learned and seeking clarification on things that were not clear to them upon first hearing. They soon started field visits to places where the largest number of letters had come. This was a great opportunity to have mini trainings on CHE lessons with the women’s group, children’s group, and community group. For the villagers, learning and meeting with the person they had heard on the radio was like working closely with a celebrity and Kimsong enjoyed putting his MAI CHE training to practical use.

One group that showed a great amount of interest was the Jarai tribe who are an unreached people group in the Northeastern part of Cambodia known as Ratnakiri. Many of these families not only saw their quality of life improve as they adapted the CHE lessons, but experienced reduction in disease, improvement in their health and many put their faith in the Lord Jesus. It was fascinating to hear Kimsong share that he was reaching far more people than he could have possibly imagined.

Ephesians 3:20-21, says, “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.”

Kimsong has seen this happen in his life and stays committed to seeing the impact continue to grow.