From Phanny Nok, a BMW (BIBLE, MISSIONARY & WORK Training Center) student: I’m a new student from Kampot province, 21 years old. My friend introduced me about this school, when he used to help in translating for the student before and then he asked me if I want to study Bible school and then I said, yes, I want to study. He told me many information about the Teen Missions Bible school and that it is a good school for me to learn. And that time I got interested even though I didn’t know the place. But when I told my family, they refused me to study here, because my parents are not yet believers. My friend helped me, to pray for me, and I also prayed. My mother told me that if I go to study, she will not accept me as her daughter anymore, but my heart really want to follow God. And so I decided to prepare myself to join the Boot Camp and after that study BMW.
When I joined the Boot Camp, I didn’t have phone for more than a month, I didn’t contact my family that I will go home after the camp and so after the camp when I went home, my mother was very surprised. She thought that I won’t study at the Bible school anymore but I told her that I still go to study.
When I started studying here I still communicated to my mother and told her that I love her and not abandoned her. I believe that even my parents will not support me in my studying here but God will provide for my needs. I praise God for my studying here, I already finished one term here. I have learned many new things from the Bible and His will for my life. I came to know Him more and more. I have changed my life a lot too since I study here just like for example about the daily schedules. I need to wake up early and I can’t go wherever I want to go or I want to eat unlike when I was in my home. There is always rule to follow unlike in my house there is freedom to do what I want to do but in here I can’t do it anymore because we have policies that need to obey. At first it was hard for me but later on I used to it. I thank God for calling me even though my family did not support me. But God has provided me through my friends who help me. Please pray for me as I continue studying here that I can finish. Pray for wisdom, strength, good health, patience, and know how to fear Him. Pray also for His provisions and for the salvation of my family.