It was early when we climbed into an old Toyota truck and headed for the river. We carefully made our way down a steep bank and clumsily found our seats in the back of a longboat. I pulled my light jacket closer to my body, my heart beating faster with excitement as I thought of where this little boat was taking us.
Eyu was always getting into trouble. He was so out of control that his classmates begged their teacher to expel him from the school. Instead, God used the love and prayers of the staff at the school to transform Eyu from marginalized to missionary.
“That girl is so scared I don’t know if she can do it,” I told my Cambodian assistant, Sophal. We were trying to train the middle grade students at Takong Adventist School to do all the presentations for a week of evangelism. For our 2022 mission trip we had decided that our group of foreigners would not do the speaking but would equip the locals. Now we weren’t so sure.
“Why, God? I am dying, my family is hungry, I cannot work! Why is this happening to me?” Renas,* a Syrian refugee in Lebanon did not consider himself a religious man, but in his desperation, he cried out to God.
Soe's family were brought to Dallas, Texas, in 2008 from a primitive refugee camp on the border of Thailand, where Soe spent the first ten years of his life. The transition to life in America was difficult, but Soe persevered, and he recently graduated from Ouachita Hills College with a theology degree.
The ground below Srey Pheak’s feet left a hollow echo behind her as she ran. Without consciousness and oblivious to direction or destination, she ran with determination, farther and farther away from home. No one could stop her. No one dared try. A demon controlled her actions. Her mind and her spirit were numb.
You’re on your own now.” As the shock of their father’s words wore off, reality set in for Sok Chea and his seven older siblings. Their mother had died five years ago. Now, their newly remarried father had informed them that he would not support them anymore. Suddenly, they were alone. Orphaned.
"Rude, impolite, dirty, and ill-mannered.” These words once described the preschool-aged children of Kha Nan village. Then Kha Nan Nursery School opened its doors, and those descriptions began to change.
Life was too hard in Cambodia; between Sokhom and me, we lost a total of 25 close family members in the war. It was 1981. Two months after our wedding day, my new bride and I set out on a dangerous journey to create a new life together. Destination? Norng Samet Refugee Camp, Thailand.
“If you had an extra 50, what would you do with it?” Immediately a lady answered, “I would put my girl in school.” She knew the huge value of education to help her daughter have a better future. Read More…
Millions of children are at risk of being abused, enslaved, or even trafficked into prostitution. Is there something we can do? ASAP Ministries has just finished a new curriculum for protecting children and taught our teachers in Cambodia how to use it. One teacher said, "Sometimes I’m so angry that I just shake as I hear the children share about the things they have experienced." Read More...
“Where’s my Bible?” the elderly lady asked. “I think your husband burned it up when he was drunk the other night.” Grandma Somkeet cried. She loved her precious gift.
God reached into Somkeet’s life in the midst of her suffering. Read and share her story to help others know they can change lives by spreading God’s word.
Two sisters who are students of Feed and Read teacher Sok Som Arth were forced to move from Cambodia to Thailand with their parents. They girls were forced to become dishwashers at a restaurant to help earn money for their family. Continue reading to find out how God takes care of His children in sickness and in health!