Cambodia: A land where the Gospel is taking root

WCF ChronicleCambodia is a relatively new area of preaching with the first baptism occurring almost a decade ago.
Since then, preaching of the Gospel has resulted in over 65 baptisms. Although Buddhism is the
dominant religion, the country now enjoys religious freedom and the relatively young population is
receptive to learning about Christianity, particularly if taught by a Westerner.

Cambodia is home to two Bible Education Centers, one in the capital of Phnom Penh and the other in
the coastal city of Sihanoukville. These BECs host regular Bible classes and become a center of ecclesial
activity. In Phnom Penh, the BEC also serves as an ecclesial hall and fieldworker hostel.
These two BECs employ seven brothers and sisters who manage the facilities and participate in teaching, translating, cooking, maintenance and student liaison. In addition, the goal is to maintain six full time missionaries at the two BECs subject to
volunteer availability and funding.
A land where the Gospel is taking root.
An annual Bible School is held in Phnom Penh and is supported by the four ecclesias in the country as well as by visiting brethren from elsewhere in Southeast Asia. But Cambodia is a relatively poor country and the local brothers and sisters do not
have the financial resources to support the BECs and the preaching programs.

WCF Field WorkTo fund this work, WCF has made a pledge of $60,000 per annum for the next three years to enable the Asian-Pacific Christadelphian Bible Mission the ability to plan future preaching initiatives with secured funding.
WCF also supports mission volunteers with an interest in preaching in Cambodia through the White Fields program. Dustin Elsea, a brother from the Randolph, New Jersey ecclesia is planning to begin work in Cambodia this fall. You can follow his posts under Fieldworker News at

WCF White Fields Overview++

Additional reading

  1. Bible Education Centre opened up in Sihanoukville
  2. The Bethézer Dormitories — A Home Away From Home
  3. Kapalpal Christadelphian School, Vanuatu
  4. Support for Preaching in New Zealand
  5. Update on the Clermont Good News Centre Building
  6. Community Outreach Program Trust (COPT ), a non-profit Christian Trade School
  7. Bringing into safety from Irak and Iran


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  6. The mind-blowing Cambodia – Day 2
  7. Cambodia 1: Phnom Penh
  8. Phnom Peng
  9. Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  10. A brief encounter
  11. Supreme Court
  12. The Grand Palace, well nearly and buying short longs! – Day 171 – 8 July
  13. Day 29 – Cambodia, We’re Coming For You!
  14. Day 30 – A Palace and Pizza in Phnom Penh
  15. Cambodia: Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville
  16. Island Time in Cambodia – Koh Rong Sanloem
  17. The Ethics of Sex and Love in the Third World
  18. The low down on Cambodia 
  19. Coast to Coast 
  20. Cambodia; Sihanoukville
  21. Sihanoukville
  22. Sihanoukville: A Beginners Guide
  23. Day 19: Sihanoukville
  24. Sihanoukville, Cambodia
  25. Sihanoukville Not the most popular place in SE Asia for backpackers
  26. Sihanoukville on a motorcycle
  27. Sihanoukville and the fitness resort
  28. Sihanoukville Sunset
  29. time to escape the city Sihanoukville
  30. by the water in Sihanoukville
  31. Cambodja – Graffiti in Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh
  32. Beaches, bat caves, Bangkok and Angkar Wat
  33. Roadtrip to Siem Reap!
  34. From Siem Reap to Sihanoukville
  35. Sunset at Phnom Bakheng
  36. Battambang
  37. Before Angkor ~ Tamil Kings and an old stone
  38. Tempels of Angkor
  39. The Temples of Angkor, Cambodia
  40. Wat Phnom
  41. Not Always Rainbows and Butterflies
  42. King Sihanouk Memorial
  43. Women Safe Travel Stories & Tips in Cambodia
  44. I ate a tarantula: A week in Cambodia
  45. My one month travel-versary 
  46. The toilet situation
  47. When the Game Breaks…
  48. No Soft Playing in Beer Pong
  49. Where Everybody Knows Your Name
  50. The Parable of the Sandwich Girl
  51. Slow Motion for You
  52. “To live will be an awfully big adventure”

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