A church family

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - FEBRUARY 7:  A Cambodian women offers prayer to a foreigner whilst asking for money on February 7, 2010 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Poverty in Cambodia is rife due to years of terrorism and civil war on the part of the Khmer Rouge and corruption within the government. While on a path to greater economic development, poverty is still widespread with 40 percent of the population living under the poverty line according to various UN agencies. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

[From Cambodia] Before a local champion came to share the Good News, Mrs. Vannai’s village in Cambodia was enslaved by fear of angering the spirits. Mrs. Vannai was the village magician, who acted as the intermediary between the people and the spirits. However, even she was not immune from their wrath, and the spirits would strike her with illness or other problems if she made even the smallest mistake in serving them.

When she learned that Jesus loved her and died on the cross for her, Mrs. Vannai entered in to relationship with Him as her Saviour and was freed from her bondage. Though she faces extreme persecution from other villagers because she is no longer the magician, Mrs. Vannai boldly witnesses to them about how they, too, can be set free.

“Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.”

Psalm 136:26

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