May Ministry Highlights

Due to the sensitive nature of this ministry, some details, photos and videos have been removed from the below update that was sent to our prayer partners.

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The Lord delivered me from a gay identity, lifestyle and related “addictions” (slavery to sin) 12 years ago. Praise the Lord!!

Continuing in seminary toward a Masters of Divinity, below is a recent video testimony assignment.

Click to watch Video Testimony Assignment for Seminary.

“But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.”   Ephesians 2:13

LGBTQ Outreach – “O” (2+ hours away, last referenced March 2022):

According to Cambodian and Thai Buddhist teaching, there is a third sex into which some are reincarnated as karmic penalty for previous-life sins.

Considered to be a pitiful state, it is similar to an earthly purgatory. Also reminiscent of the “Born this way” lie preached in U.S. culture, it’s a reminder that Satan has limited material and recycles to suit a variety of audiences.

“O” and his friend, men who live as women, are considered to be “the third sex” or “kathoey”.
“O” was excited to read the Word and pray together. He read that God created only male and female (Gen 1:27). The Lord convicted to make 100% clear that homosexuality is sin.

First, I stated that God did not create a third sex (very uncomfortable). Then, the first man and woman sinned. Today all people are fallen creations (read Ps 51:5Rom 3:10). Everyone has temptation, maybe very strong temptation, but Jesus calls us to repent and follow the Bible.

Although my previous identification with women was not nearly as strong as theirs, it is enough to show genuine compassion. I shared that the peace of knowing if I die tomorrow, I will go to heaven is better than sin. They both nodded.

When we face the Lord on that day, we will be thankful that we obeyed when He pushed us to share the full counsel. Praise the Lord!

“Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.”   Acts 20:26-27

LGBTQ Discipleship:

It can be a long way out of a gay identity. While love and compassion are key, it is absolutely essential that we speak difficult truth (painful as it can be) when the Lord provides opportunity.

One who recently accepted Christ came to church wearing eye shadow. After noticing, I tried to address it but was interrupted.

I sought the Lord, and He led through a question that he asked me on the way home. I told him that God created man and woman, that it is sin for a man to act/look like a woman (1 Cor 6:9). He takes correction well. Praise the Lord.

A few days ago, we read Eph 2:1-10 and Rom 6:1-4 together, discussed what the Lord expects of us who have been resurrected to new life in Christ and prayed together.

Another has been struggling with drinking and cancelled our meetings several times. I went to his work. The Lord led to walk him through John 15:5, to assure him the power to fight temptation comes from Christ, that we must be plugged into the Power Source (Word of God) daily and worship regularly.

Then he cancelled again. I waited a while and sought the Lord again about how to handle it. Yesterday we read about the second coming and discussed that we must be ready.

Recalling my own negative experiences with “forced mentorship”, I told him if he wants me to leave him alone, I won’t push any further. He assured me he is willing to fight to follow Jesus. Praise the Lord.

We are in this together. Please pray for us.

“To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.”   1 Corinthians 9:22

“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ”   Ephesians 4:15

LGBTQ Evangelism – “R” (last referenced April 2022):

Recently we read of the power of homosexual lust on display in Sodom and the Lord’s subsequent judgment (Gen 19).

Then we read 1 Cor 6:9-11 to confirm that homosexuality is sin, that it is as forgivable as any of the other listed sins and that repentance precludes judgment.

“R” is a fighter. He could make quite an impact for the Lord. Please pray that he responds to the Lord’s prodding.

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”   Romans 10:17

Farming Community (LGBTQ) Outreach (2+ hours away, last referenced March 2022):

In April, I went to this community. “T” was sick. “B” was not home. “B”s brother-in-law “C” has been the most open. He was sick. The Lord was moving. I prayed for them and shared the gospel again with Tailor’s mom.

“C” has become a friend. In May, he came with his wife and youngest son to my town. We read Scripture and prayed together.

Fascinated imagining what the Lord will do with all of these pieces, I feel like a spectator.

“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised)”   Hebrews 10:23

Neighborhood Youth Ministry:

April ended with the Ascension and the Lord having given gifts to men (Eph 4:8). May was about discovering what unique abilities and passions the Lord has given each of the kids, how they can use them to serve and glorify the Lord. When we meet, they now have assigned roles. A fully functional church is slowly forming. Praise the Lord!!

“Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.”   Colossians 1:28

Click to Watch – “Give Thanks”, Khmer & English

“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”   2 Corinthians 9:15


Ways to Partner:

1. Pray for:
– Conviction, eyes to see and ears to hear for the LGBT.
– That seeds would bear fruit, that the Lord would raise up Cambodian evangelists.

– Revival for the U.S. church – that we would stand for difficult truth in these days no matter what the cost.
– Pray for our marriage and the promised son.
– Financial support to keep me in the field doing what I am called to do.

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12 Years!

Ex-Gay Testimony

The Lord delivered me from a gay identity, lifestyle and related addictions (slavery to sin) 12 years ago.

Praise the Lord Jesus Christ, God of the impossible, God of the second chance!

“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

“It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, Because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: Great is thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22‭-‬23

Interview: Rick & Carole Karchner, Parents of a Gay Prodigal – Overcomers Overcoming Podcast

Parents of a Gay Prodigal: How Rick & Carole Karchner (Dad & Mom) Handled my “Coming out”.

Click below to listen to the podcast (35 mins):

Rick & Carole (Dad & Mom)’s First Podcast, 2021

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” 1 Peter 5:8

“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” Revelation 12:9-11

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” 2 Tim 4:3-5

“For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10

“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

Praise the Lord!