Cambodia 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.
To 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 www.wcfoundation.org
- Bible Education Centre opened up in Sihanoukville
- The Bethézer Dormitories — A Home Away From Home
- Kapalpal Christadelphian School, Vanuatu
- Support for Preaching in New Zealand
- Update on the Clermont Good News Centre Building
- Community Outreach Program Trust (COPT ), a non-profit Christian Trade School
- Bringing into safety from Irak and Iran
- Some success! Some learning opportunities..
- Intro to Cambodia
- Let’s go to Cambodia by land
- in photos: cambodia.
- A new country and a bit of a room mix up! – Day 170 – 7 July
- The mind-blowing Cambodia – Day 2
- Cambodia 1: Phnom Penh
- Phnom Peng
- Phnom Penh, Cambodia
- A brief encounter
- Supreme Court
- The Grand Palace, well nearly and buying short longs! – Day 171 – 8 July
- Day 29 – Cambodia, We’re Coming For You!
- Day 30 – A Palace and Pizza in Phnom Penh
- Cambodia: Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville
- Island Time in Cambodia – Koh Rong Sanloem
- The Ethics of Sex and Love in the Third World
- The low down on Cambodia
- Coast to Coast
- Cambodia; Sihanoukville
- Sihanoukville: A Beginners Guide
- Day 19: Sihanoukville
- Sihanoukville, Cambodia
- Sihanoukville Not the most popular place in SE Asia for backpackers
- Sihanoukville on a motorcycle
- Sihanoukville and the fitness resort
- Sihanoukville Sunset
- time to escape the city Sihanoukville
- by the water in Sihanoukville
- Cambodja – Graffiti in Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh
- Beaches, bat caves, Bangkok and Angkar Wat
- Roadtrip to Siem Reap!
- From Siem Reap to Sihanoukville
- Sunset at Phnom Bakheng
- Before Angkor ~ Tamil Kings and an old stone
- Tempels of Angkor
- The Temples of Angkor, Cambodia
- Wat Phnom
- Not Always Rainbows and Butterflies
- King Sihanouk Memorial
- Women Safe Travel Stories & Tips in Cambodia
- I ate a tarantula: A week in Cambodia
- My one month travel-versary
- The toilet situation
- When the Game Breaks…
- No Soft Playing in Beer Pong
- Where Everybody Knows Your Name
- The Parable of the Sandwich Girl
- Slow Motion for You
- “To live will be an awfully big adventure”