My name is Nan Khorn. I was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in the year 1967. I am child number 6 of 8 children in the family. My father and one sister died during the communist regime.
I was very sick since the day I was born. I was suffering from constipation. My bowel would only move every 2-4 weeks. The doctor told my parents if I lived, I would only live to the age of 5 unless I received medical help. My mother had to put a lot of care just for me. My parents searched for medical solutions to solve my physical problem right till the time the country fell into communism. Proper health care for the Cambodians then came to an end. My parents was advised to take me abroad for surgery. During my life I was in the hospital 4 times and in 2006 I went through my last. I was diagnosed with what they called Hussprung disease. Anyway God has kept my life to serve him. I will not give up. I will fight the good fight of faith.
I accepted Jesus Christ when I was 12 years old, and when I was 19, I committed and surrendered to His will. I have been serving the Lord since I was 20 years old. I ministered 3 years in the USA and 15 years in the country of Cambodia. The end time message of God came to me in 1998 and the following year I began to translate some of the messages of Bro. Branham into Khmer. I have also interpreted Bro. Branham’s audio messages directly onto magnetic tapes.
It was in 2003 that I began to understand more of the message when I received some books of Brother Richard Gan – “What Is the Message of the Hour?”, “Speak the Word” and “The Foundation and The Wall”. I read them, then I put the books away for awhile. I requested a brother to check his website to find out more about him and later we emailed him to come to Cambodia. I read the book again and I must admit he was right about the things he wrote. Most of the people in the End Time message just quote the statements of Branham or believe the message is "the absolute". From the “What Is the Message of the Hour?” these paragraphs have helped me to see the truth:
I believe the Holy Bible is the absolute of God. A few months later, Bro. Gan came to Phnom Penh with a brother. He ministered to us. He brought with him more books. I was thirsty for the truth, and I was soon enlightened, especially about the Godhead. I have better understanding now. http://www.propheticrevelation.net/photoreport/cambodia/phnompenh.htm
MY PRESENT FAMILY http://cambodianowforjesus.ning.com/video/200908-of-nankhorns-family
I wanted my wife to see the USA since we were married. (As a refugee during the Khmer Rouge regime, I had obtained US citizenship.) We arrived at Chicago where my mother resides. My wife does not want to go back to Cambodia and after 3 years in USA, she became a US citizen. But my heart is with Cambodia, and I returned there twice since – in 2008 and 2009. http://www.propheticrevelation.net/photoreport/cambodia/camb0608.htm http://www.youtube.com/user/nankhorn#play/uploads/11/irZD-oe9DHw
Now, I want to bring my family back to Cambodia. May the Lord restore me to the ministry that He had once given me. (There would not be space enough for me to write about all that the Lord has done for me in the past.)
children have lived in USA more than in Cambodia. It will be difficult
for them to adjust to Cambodian lifestyle. Although at times I am
apprehensive about returning to what was once my home, yet I know it is
clearly the perfect will of our God for me to go back to my homeland -
Being away from my family for a long time is difficult. One time, my youngest boy almost could not recognize me. My wife has been working full time, and when she was pregnant, she was on maternity leave for 3 months. An extension of leave was not granted to her caused me to look for a job but found none. So I went back to school instead to take Pharmacy Assistance for a few months. I finished it. Then I went to New Zealand to see my step-sister’s business and worked for them almost 2 months. I was tempted to move to N.Z. I told my wife to make passports ready, then I decided not to. I came back to my family to make my 2009 trip to Cambodia.
The call for me to return hurts me every day. When I am here in the States, Bro. Gan told me about a Brother Israel Dume from Central Africa, Cameroon, who visited Cambodia and had baptized many people in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I saw the pictures posted to see if I knew anyone but they were all new to me. Wishing to go to Cambodia to help Bro. Israel, instead I made a detour to study and went to N.Z. Upon returning home, I responded to the call to Cambodia. I bought the tickets and flew to Cambodia to meet Israel and the new believers that brother Israel ministered to, and also the old ones that I knew. Bro. Israel and I visited the churches and the pastors he have been working with – Pastors Chuch Mon and Kim Eang. Chuch Mon is with the Vietnamese Cambodia movement group in Cambodia. He knew many Christian leaders in Cambodia. Kim Eang is a young Christian and works with the Korean Christian group. The Korean Christian supports both of them. They pay for the rent of the buildings where church meetings are held. They also bought a big land for the new Christian and Kim Eang is the general manager of the Korean group. April 12 2009, I ministered the Word on Sunday services at Chuch Mon’s church. The following Sunday, April 19 2009, ministered to the believers at Kim Eang’s place.
Bro. Gan came to meet us in Cambodia to see how the work was going. On Sunday, April 19 2009, he ministered to the believers at Kim Eang’s place, joined by the believers from Chuch Mon’s church. Bro. Gan invited Bro. Israel and I to Singapore on alternate weeks. Upon my return to Cambodia after the Singapore visit, I called all the believers to have 2 days of conference before I returned to the States. The conference was held at the Korean’s place in Trentrojeung (that we called “The Mango Garden” because of the many mango trees) where Bro. Kim Eang is the overseer. The place being owned by the Korean already has a church-building. There were about 15 leaders gathered for the event. They have not been exposed to the Message as yet. Like Matthew chapter 13, what was sown produced 3 kinds of believers. Please see the slides of my trip 2009 and 2008:
The brethren in Cambodia have always asked about my return. And I am always thinking about my material needs in Cambodia should I return – Where would my provisions come from as there are not many jobs? My concern with material needs keep holding me back from returning to Cambodia. I was a 'Jonah' running away from the presence of the Lord and from the responsibilities of my calling. As a result, the jobs that I laid my hands on did not prosper. Just as the waves overcame the ship Jonah had boarded and threatening to drown the crew until they cast Jonah out, the jobs I undertook caused me to be sick and I could not work.
What I have so far observed all this time is this: no matter how hard I have tried to get myself into something that would earn me a living, it just went down into the drain, so to speak. I have been wrestling with the one conflict in my mind – the burden for the souls in Cambodia which did not leave me even for a minute. The people in Cambodia keep calling to me, “come back”. I have to bypass my physical desire to get back on my broken life to build it up again; to do my work of restoring lost souls again.
"What are you going to do with the rest of your life? Why isn’t anything working out for you? You’re not trying hard enough. Is this the Lord’s Will?" I was searching for the presence of the Lord, knowing that He wanted something out of me that I was not yet ready to give. I ran away from Him, knowing that I was out of the Lord’s will. When I stopped working on the things that were set up for me, never finished the work I began, didn’t want to work at all, just wanted everything to fall into my lap, etc. People were justified in thinking as they did because they saw with the eyes of the world and not with the Spirit of God. In the eyes of the world I was indeed someone who never finished what I began. And in the eyes of the world it’s not hard to mistake hesitance for unwillingness or laziness. More in the business until most of our savings were swallowed up and I was left with bleeding debts because of failed business. In fact it was the Lord who permitted these things to happen, so that, I would surrender to His will. (Jonah 1:7).
So somewhat mournfully, I have looked at America since I brought my family. It’s getting worst and worst. It’s time for me to return and stop my excuses.
Many times tears filled my eyes that I was not there in Cambodia. I was not able to control myself as my heart was so heavy. Suddenly, the Lord, in His still small voice said, “Are you ready to make a move yet? Get back to Cambodia and bring your wife and children. You need to do my work there.” The Word came so clearly and I continued to pray over this matter. Bro. Gan gave me a word of advice: "Go back and carry out the Lord’s work in Cambodia."
After 3 years, I returned to Cambodia to meet with the ministering brothers. Brother Gan was there too. Bro Israel gave me the same counsel - to go back into the ministry in Cambodia. "In the place you have been put to shame, the Lord will raise you up again". Both ministers gave me the same counsel and I knew it was the counsel of the Lord. "In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established" (2 Cor.13:1).
I had stayed with my mother for 4 years. My family will not understand my past experiences well and they know not the Lord is leading me for the future. To return to Cambodia with the whole family, all our tickets and all our daily provisions are in the hands of the Lord. Still, there are temptations once again to venture into some escapes. However, this was the final confirmation for me to do nothing but the Lord’s service, to trust the Lord completely and to let go of the world and to turn to serving Him with my whole heart. He is Jehovah Jireh – Our Provider – Our All sufficient God and He will provide all my needs if I do His Will. I am very happy for all that the Lord has done for me and to those who are touched by this testimony.
21 October, 2009
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