“He leads me beside the still waters”

Reading: Psalm 23:1-6 NKJV

A few years ago, I served at a children’s home in a remote village in the northwestern part of Bolivia.

One day, I was invited to visit a family who lived on a farm in the middle of the rain forest.  I volunteered to help the family harvest their crop of corn.  Four small boys also came to help.  After harvesting the corn on a hot noonday, I saw the boys run to the woods.  I tried to follow them, but they outran me, and I lost them.  Then, after a brief search, I found them next to a nearby stream, drinking from the still water.  I sat down and joined them, and we all drank from the quiet stream.  Oh, it was so good drinking from the cool stream in the middle of that long, hot day!  It was so refreshing, so soothing. I soon forgot my weariness and was ready to walk another two miles through the woods, following one of the boys who knew the trail well.

Just like the little boy who showed me the refreshing stream and then led me out of the woods, my Shepherd is an even better guide than my little friend.  He knows where to take me and where to lead me.  As my Good Shepherd and Lord, He leads me to the still waters. In my quiet times of prayer and study of His Word, my Good Shepherd quenches my spiritual thirst, my soul is refreshed, and my strength is renewed.


Thank you Lord that you continue to lead us to the still waters when we get tired and weary from trials and worries in life. Help us to have inner peace when troubles come our way.


Categorized as Devotion

Jesus loves the little children!

Jesus loves the little children!

Matthew 19:14

14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 15 When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there. (NKJV)

In Matthew 19, Jesus was in the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. And a great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them there (v.2 ). Then, the Pharisees and the disciples of Jesus had a discussion with Jesus on marriage and singleness. (v.3-12).

After that, some people brought little children to Jesus that He may bless them(v.13).  The disciples thought that the children may only bother Jesus. Maybe the disciples thought, their Master Teacher was too busy -with healing and teachings. So, they thought He maybe too busy to be bothered by small children.

However, to the surprise of the disciples, Jesus said,

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

And Jesus laid His hands on those children, then left the place. (v.15)

When Jesus was here on earth, He had shown love and care to the little children.  Jesus was not too busy to care for the children. In Matthew 18, 3 & 4 Jesus said,

“Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me”.

Jesus loves the little children because they are humble and pure in heart. The little children do not have pride and pretension. Mostly, they are truthful and honest. And children want to come to Jesus. They like to be with Jesus and they are not afraid of Jesus. They love to be with Jesus! That’s why Jesus loves the little children. And He wants us to have faith like the little children. The children believe whatever is told them, and they have pure hearts.

Prayer: Dear Lord Thank you for you love for us, and for the children. I praise You that You love us all- both small and great.  Help me Holy Spirit to have a heart and faith like a little child. And help me bring some children to You and to Your Kingdom.

Categorized as Devotion

Some photos and stories from our recent trip to Asia .

Trip to Asia- March 28- April 23, 2018

Stop in Singapore.
We praise the Lord for a good stop and rest in Singapore after a long flight from Alabama, to Houston, San Francisco & Singapore.  We were blessed to stay in an airport hotel near a fishing village.


In Cambodia.


Easter Celebration with an international church in Phnom Penh!


Praying for our new director for FEB Cambodia during Staff Chapel Service.

Engineering Team (Guy, Mike & David) conducting

Amateur Radio License Exams with six personnel at National Polytechnic Institute.


A total of three passed including our FEBC Cambodia technician, Pagnan.




International Council – fellowship, prayer and ministry planning.



FEBC- International Service Team (IST) ministry planning and retreat in Hong Kong.


FEBC Philippines Shortwave Station in Iba.


Meeting with the shortwave staff.


Spring 2018 Prayer Letter


“For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.” (Song of Solomon 2:11-12)

As winter turns to spring here in Alabama, we are enjoying the beautiful daffodils and the white blossoms of the Bradford pear trees.  Hearing the birds sing and seeing all the wonders of nature being re-awakened reminds us of the new life we have in Christ as we celebrate His resurrection in this Easter season.

At this point, we would like to share a brief update of our ministry.  The past couple of months were filled with travels as we participated in three mission conferences. We praise the Lord for these opportunities to share our ministry and the Great Commission, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…” (Matthew 28:19) We enjoyed challenging everyone to remember that we are all called to obey Jesus’s Great Commission, whether through praying, giving, or going. There are still 3 billion people who need to hear the Gospel of Jesus.

David has been busy lately working with FEBC’s technician in Mongolia to resolve technical issues with their transmitters in Ulaanbaatar and Huvsgul. The transmitter in Huvsgul is now working properly.  Please pray that the issues with the Ulaanbaatar transmitter can also be diagnosed and resolved soon.


We will be traveling to Cambodia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, Lord willing, from March 28-April 23. In Cambodia, David plans to join our engineering team in giving amateur radio licensing tests to instructors and students at the National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia (NPIC). In Hong Kong, our FEBC International Council will hold its annual planning meetings.  And in the Philippines, David will be visiting the shortwave transmitter sites in Bocaue and Ibato help the team with transmitter operations and maintenance.  He will also be training staff members in FM coverage studies.


“I have been listening to your program for a year…then last November, I went to the listeners meeting…in that day, I made the most important decision in my life, I received Jesus as my Savior.” (Listener from Mongolia)

“Because of my family, I cannot attend church. But with today’s technologies, I have access to you through apps on my mobile phone. Now I know why everyone is saying that God is the only true and living God!” (Listener from China)


  • FEBC Kyrgyzstan will soon open a fourth station in the city of Talas.
  • 500 Galcom solar-powered pre-tuned radios ordered for Heartline Bali were recently released from customs and are ready to be distributed.
  • Praise the Lord for successful kidney transplant surgery for FEBCambodia Director, Sopheary Hem.
  • Pray for safety, protection, and good health during our upcoming travel to Asia.
  • Pray for fruitful IC meetings in Hong Kong.

In closing, we would like to thank you for your partnership in our ministry. Late last year, our ministry account was in the red. But by the end of 2017, praise the Lord, we were back in the black! We thank the Lord for your faithful support, and we especially want to thank those who responded to our special year-end appeal. Thanks again, and may the Lord bless you in this Easter season.  Jesus is risen!  He is risen indeed!

In Christ,

David & Vicki Creel

For Support:  FEBC – P.O.Box 1, La Mirada, CA 90637-0001 Account # 1240 – Creels

Contact: dcreel@febcintl.org     vcreel@febcintl.org

Online Contributions:  https://www.febc.org/creel




How Can I ?

How can I thank you my Lord?

How can I thank you my Lord?

Words are not enough

To say how grateful I am to you

My King and Lord

For all you’ve done to me

For your grace and mercy

Jesus how can I

How can I bring those blood offerings

Animal sacrifices I do not even

Know how to bring.

Jesus you made a way

At the cross You became my sin offering;

A once-and for all offering;

The lamb that was slain.

Jesus you bore the guilt

My finite being could not even comprehend

That you did it all

Just for a sinner like me,

Jesus You did it all

You did it all just for me!

How can I thank You?

How can I thank You?

How can I thank You, My Lord?

-Vicki Creel


Welcome to our new site!

Welcome friends to our new website blog!  We hope you will join us in this new journey. Here is a simple way to navigate this website; on the right corner of our front page you’ll find the words,    “Devotion” and “Ministry Updates”.  And you could click the months to see the entries for the month. It is our desire to share with our friends, families and ministry partners our regular updates. We also hope to encourage you all in our devotions and reflections. You could also contact us or send you prayer items when you click the top menu called  “Contact the Creels”.  We would love to hear from you! May our Lord Jesus continue to bless you all!

David & Vicki Creel