The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD is enthroned as King forever.

— Psalm 29:10

May God bless Kep Fellowship Church to grow up in spiritual life and transform each believer to be a channel of His blessing to local people and the nations.

Pray for the health of Joseph & Danielle Choi, and Alex McCann.

Yew On and Chern Chern ask prayer for their dental students’ safety when traveling.

Kanika, is a midwife in a remote commune in the south of Prey Veng. She knows no other Christians in the area. Pray her kindness and compassion will give her opportunities to witness to the love of Jesus.

Please pray for the recruitment of new teachers for new academic year at E2STEM (Training young Cambodians to be Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths professionals who will transform Cambodia – find out more at http://e2stem.org.kh/)

On Tuesday 23rd April our team-mate and dear brother Won Il Choi passed away suddenly in Phnom Penh. His funeral and cremation took place on Thursday 25th, and was well-attended by local believers, church leaders from Cambodia and Korea, team-mates and family.

Please pray for the Lord’s presence and comfort for all those affected at this time of shock and grief, especially his wife Eugene. Pray also that the Lord will water and bring fruit from the many gospel seeds that Won Il had sown in his short time of service.

Country Profile

About Cambodia

Cambodia was a powerful kingdom between the 7th and 14th centuries. Its priest-kings built the great temples of Angkor and exerted influence over much of Indochina. Today, Cambodia is one of the poorer nations in the world, where the devastating effects of the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979) are still being felt. Despite much redevelopment over the last 30 years, the general population – particularly in the poorer countryside – continues to suffer from inadequate education, healthcare, and basic infrastructure.

The Church

The Church has grown significantly since the 1990s. Recent research estimates that there are  over 250,000 believers in over 2,700 churches. However, growth is slowing, and there is a widespread recognition that ongoing evangelism must be accompanied by good discipleship and leadership training.

OMF in Cambodia

OMF missionaries began serving in Cambodia in 1974, not long before Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge. Although forced to leave the country in 1975, they continued ministering to Cambodians in refugee camps along the Thai border, and were able to return to Cambodia in the early 1990s. Today, OMF workers serve in a wide range of ministries among the Khmer and minority  peoples.

OMF Cambodia Map

Population

  • Total: 16 million people
    • (figures from Joshua Project)
    • Khmer: 88.6%
    • Chinese: 1.4%
    • Vietnamese: 5%
    • Cham: 1.5%
    • Others: 3.5%

Religions

  • Buddhist: 85.1%
  • Traditional/Animist: 6%
  • Muslim: 2.2%
  • Christian: 3.2%
  • Other/Non-religious: 3.5%

Lord, we ask for you to bring continued restoration and hope to the people of Cambodia through relationship with You. We pray for wisdom and justice from the leaders of the country. Please grow and protect your church. God, thank you for your powerful gospel bringing not just salvation, but also transformation in the hearts, minds and lives of those who trust in you. We ask that you would grow Christians in Cambodia in submitting every part of their lives to you. Please use your people to boldly take the good news of Jesus to those who have not had a chance to hear it yet.

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