The Buddhist World - Cambodia
Cambodia is moving forward away from the terrible ‘Killing Fields’ of the past (1975-1979) toward a brighter future. One of the obvious signs of change is the rapid growth of the Cambodian church in the past 15 years. From the small remnant that survived the Khmer Rouge genocide, there are now over 250,000 believers in several thousand churches throughout the main cities. The Cambodian church is young and enthusiastic and possesses a natural aptitude for evangelism.
West Shore has had the privilege of partnering with the Kampong Chhnang Evangelical Alliance (KCEA), a group of newly planted churches north west of Phnom Penh. This strategic regional focus is led by Pastor Chhon Kong who we support through Mission to Unreached Peoples.
We have sent short term teams to work with the Grace Language Institute and the Light for Living ministry center. We also support a development project called the ‘Work for Food’ program that helps poor farmers build village infrastructure earning wages in the form of sacks of rice.
More recently we have joined hands with the TAHAS Bible Institute, where local pastors can receive Bible training in two-week modules while continuing to serve their churches full time.
The leader for the Cambodia focus is Ken Thompson.
A monthly prayer team for Cambodia meets every fourth Monday of the month in the prayer chapel at 7:00 PM.
For specific country information, go to:
The Library of Congress at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/list.html
The World Factbook at www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/in.html
The Joshua Project at www.joshuaproject.net