The story of how one woman’s obedience and courage brought God’s blessings to Baray, Kampong Thom, Kingdom of Cambodia
GOOD NEWS! The above book is in print and to be launched on 23rd May 2015!
One of the purposes of the author’s writing this book is as follows:
“To use this book as an impetus to start and build up a long-term fund raising project for building and sustaining a quality mission school in Baray.”
“I thank you for picking up Taking Root and reading it. Your purchase of the book will be an investment into the future of the children in Baray”
BOOK LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT:
DATE: 23rd May, 2015 9:30am
VENUE: DUMC CONCOURSE, 2, Jalan 13/1, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Our goal to set up a model mission school with good, dedicated, trained local teachers is most important for the next generation. The school will in turn produce good teachers, in addition to professionals and leaders in various important fields.
Col. Tan, a pioneer missionary to Cambodia, explains the meaning of the name of the school. “We believe that the Bible says we are to seek ‘wisdom.’ God gives us wisdom to live our lives and the word ‘nest’ means that it will be a place to nurture the young ones. In the nest, young birds receive from the mother bird (parents) everything that they need to grow. In this school the children will grow with the wisdom of God.”
Speaking on behalf of the board decision, he adds, “And so, we will call the school Wisdom Nest. Our logo has four colours: Red stands for the redemptive work of Jesus, white for purity, green for growth from knowing God’s truth and gold for anointing and empowering. The emblem of the dove indicates the presence of the Holy Spirit to help the students grow strong in spirit and be filled with wisdom and the grace of God. The open book represents the Bible which, when read and taught, will reveal the truths for the students to live by.”
Our motto is ‘Purity, Growth and Empowerment.’
This is really the beginning of a journey. The vision began in 2008 when we first saw the urgent need for the rural children of a developing country to have access to good education. We saw the social and economic benefits of good education: eradication of poverty, improvement in living standard, personal and family well-being.
We quote below excerpts from a founding director’s statement:
“WISDOM NEST SCHOOL
Since 2008 I have been carrying a vision-prompting in my heart to set up an Education Fund for the children in Baray. I really believe that education is the only way to eradicate poverty. Parents here in Baray work hard to send their children to school. I have witnessed the positive influences of education in the lives of impoverished children who completed higher education.
In the earlier chapters I have included testimonies of a number of such successes. This is really an important key for the success in the future of the lives of the new generation. I have seen many international-standard schools being set up in Phnom Penh but my heart’s desire is to see a good quality private mission school set up to provide quality education for the needy children in Baray.
The Children of Baray Spur Us to Build a School
I started thinking of having a private mission school of quality (providing Grade 1-12 education) in Baray when I was pondering about the education of my god-grandson, Samuel, and his friends. These children represent the future generations of Baray. There is just no quality education in Baray at the moment…”
“The vision to build a quality private mission school in Baray gained momentum in 2012. The first donation came in October 2013. In February 2014 the building programme was started. By May 2014 the land was purchased; it is big enough for the construction of both the primary and secondary schools…”
” We have on our Board people who represent those who share this vision and have responded to this call: pastors, missionaries, educators, professionals, and business persons.”
“We foresee that we will be able to help many poor students, and many parents will be happy to see their children having access to a good school in a rural place like Baray. ”
“Our goal to set up a model mission school with good, dedicated, trained local teachers is most important for the next generation. The school will in turn produce good teachers, in addition to professionals and leaders in various important fields.”