Last Friday I was in Svay Pak and noticed that the new gate is up outside of the Sanctuary. Why has this gate been added? God has provided much favor between the staff in Svay Pak and the local community. However, there are some elements of the community that want to intimidate our partners who are seeking to protect the children in Svay Pak. For some while, the staff have experienced persistent attacks at night when the main gate was closed. Stones are often thrown at the main entrance door, so much so that those who live on the ground floor of The Sanctuary building were often kept awake at night and were concerned about their safety.
Recently we shared this concern and in a short space of time the Lord raised up a generous donor in Australia who wanted to fund a new and more secure gate around the outside of the Sanctuary. Once again we continue to see how the Lord provides and watches over His people who are seeking to protect the vulnerable within that community. This more secure gate blesses the staff with greater peace of mind and ultimately contributes to a safe haven for all who live and work and participate in the activities in The Sanctuary. Psalm 125 says: 1 Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. 2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore.