When our former national leader abandoned our Isaiah 58:6-8 values for a life of manipulating foreign money, I wanted to die. The term “Con Man” is an abbreviation for “Confidence Man”, which means one in whom you trust and confide. No one is more surprised at the revelation of the true motives of the deceiver than the duped believer. That’s me! Guilty as charged.
But this change of leadership, painful as it was, has been a huge blessing. We see in excess of 1000 souls per week coming to Christ just in Sunday services. New churches are popping up all over Cambodia. Like doctors sometimes using maggots to cleanse an untreatable wound, God has used these “self-servers” to make us stronger. Proverbs 29:2 “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.” Well, it wasn’t predicted, but our groans have turned to shouts of joy!