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About 5 months ago, a very precious Korean missionary family walked into our Sunday morning service.  They were living in a rented house just behind the church.  Cho Won (my spelling) had been a pastor in Korea before giving his life to be a missionary in Cambodia.  He and his wife were in language school.  We were not able to communicate in English much at all, but as their Khmer continued to improve so did our communication.  They have four children, ages 2-12.  They were using our church services to help them learn Khmer Bible words and Khmer Christian songs.  Sakaun and Wang encouraged them in both the ministry and the language.  Cho Won’s wife, full of smiles, worked with Wang’s wife to learn how to sing songs in Khmer.

Last Sunday, they came to the church for their last service with us.  Tuesday (yesterday), they packed up their worldly possessions and drove to Siam Riep to begin their ministry there.  We just received word today that they did not make it to Siam Riep.  A bus on highway 5 was passing another vehicle and ran into their car head on!  Sadly, both parents and two children were killed.  Four different sources have confirmed the deaths and the survival of two children, and it has been reported to us that the surviving children have been medically evacuated to Bangkok in serious condition.  We also do not yet know which two children survived.

Please pray for them.

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