Atith, who lives in a village in Cambodia, was experiencing a dark time. It felt like the people in his village looked down on him. He felt hopeless and lonely, and struggled to find purpose. He had a lot of questions, but no answers; he thought about taking his own life.

During this very bleak time, he happened to meet some believers in his village.

“That was a turning point in my life,” Atith shares. “They told me about God and His Son, Jesus. They gave me a Bible, and started at the beginning, with Adam and Eve.”

After just a short time, Atith felt God’s truth touching his heart. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour.

Now, one year later, he and his Christian brothers and sisters continue to meet together for worship, Bible study and prayer. He delights in growing in his new faith!

“I want people who are rejecting Jesus to know Him,” he says. “I don’t worry about what others say. I focus on Jesus, the light of the world, and share His message of hope. I pray that one day, their eyes will be opened. I will serve the Lord every day.”

Because of you, Atith is now a local champion, equipped to share the message of Jesus.