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Cambodia

Jesus came to help me

You can help Koyn bring God’s word to the isolated Kavet ethnic community.   My family was too poor to live in the village. From dawn to dusk we worked in a clearing deep in the forest trying to grow food. Each April I climbed 30-metre malva...

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Mr Jesus

You can help pastors like Kea Korn serve a growing church.   I left my village broken-hearted. My girlfriend resisted other suitors but when my cousin asked for her hand in marriage, her father said “Yes.” Her family did not approve of me or my gang. Even...

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Pray for those who persecute you

Thoun Poch seeks to serve rather than be served.   In the middle of the night I got up and went outside to go to the toilet. I saw my father under the mango tree weeping and crying out to God. As I watched him, I felt...

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As in Christ God Forgave You

Whack! The orphanage director picked me up and slapped my cheek.   “Why did you hit me?” I protested.   Whack! He slapped my other cheek even harder. Tears rolled down my face. Nobody came to my defence.   “Salute during the national anthem! This is no time to play!”   “But, the...

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More than I bargained for

You can help Kim Bunthan bring God’s word to the Kavet ethnic minority.   My name is Kim Bunthan. I’m from a Kavet village in northeast Cambodia. As a boy I longed to be able to read and write but there were no schools or opportunities for...

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But I’m too young to be a pastor!

You can help pastors like Srey Villa speak the word of God with confidence in rural Cambodia.   “My father took me to church but he would not let my mother go. In fact he never took her anywhere. He was a proud, violent and controlling man....

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Have I got a book for you!

When our National Director Michael Collie visited Cambodia in 2019, Vann Menghoeun told how reading has sparked and ‘fanned the flames’ of his faith.   As a young Buddhist, Menghoeun was prevented from joining a monastery.   “I wanted to become a Buddhist monk. But because I have only...

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Do not be afraid, I am with you always

There was a surprise in store for Tithmakara Chim at the Fifth National Book Fair in Phnom Penh.   Would people throw stones at us? Or provoke an argument? Fount of Wisdom had never exhibited at the National Book Fair so we didn’t know what to expect....

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God is good. All the time.

You can help Dith Savy touch hearts and minds with books written by Cambodian Christians.   My husband’s family closed their eyes and spoke to someone I couldn’t see. “What are you doing?” I asked.   “We are praying to the Lord Jesus.”   I looked at my husband Sal with...

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Too good to be true

You can help pastor Buth Nhorn lead believers to maturity in Christ Jesus.   I killed many, many people. I laid countless land mines. I built and ran an orphanage for the purpose of raising child soldiers. As a Buddhist, I calculated that I was beyond redemption....

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