Reaching Communities in Cambodia
Our work takes us to countries all over the world as we speak with pastors, church leaders, children, political leaders, and men and women from every social class. We have witnessed extreme poverty, racism, sexism, and religious persecution during our travels, but we have also witnessed rebirth and transformation. Our work in Cambodia is one such place that has exposed us to many atrocities, but that has also reaffirmed how much people need to know God.
Cambodia is a country that has toiled with religious persecution over the years, as the church has experienced attack after attack. In 1970, 90% of Christians either died or fled to Thai refugee camps, causing the church to almost cease to exist. With death comes rebirth, however, as twenty years later the church spread to all 19 provinces.
It is estimated that 30% of the total population of Cambodia (15,053,112), live on less than $1.50 a day, making it almost impossible to gain an education or provide for their families. 97% of the population follow Buddhism, the official religion of Cambodia. Bibles are therefore seen as a luxury; but we are working to change that. Currently, 8000 communities have never seen a Bible, but those who have, have a powerful message to share.
“…I was once dying and God gave me a new life.”
Through working with community leaders and inspiring others to share their knowledge of God’s word, we are introducing people to a grace that they have never known before. Instead of looking towards their future with fear and discouragement, people are pursuing life with hope.
God is doing amazing things in Cambodia and we are excited to be able to share it with you!