White Fields program in Cambodia

Since 1976, the Williamsburg Christadelphian Foundation (WCF) has provided resources beyond the scope typically addressed by individual Christadelphian congregations. The Williamsburg name comes from the fact that the idea for a Foundation originated in that Virginia city (chartered in the state of Virginia in 1976). It is Christadelphian, as the articles of incorporation state the Foundation would exist ” . . . for the benefit of the Christadelphian community”.  WCF also promotes projects designed to help the worldwide Christadelphian community to preach the gospel of the Kingdom of God and prepare for Christ’s return.

The Christadelphian community has seen the merits of minimum organization in matters such as autonomous ecclesias and absence of paid ministers. But historically, we also have come to recognize that much good and invaluable fruit has come from organized efforts that are recognized as being too costly and ambitious for an individual or ecclesia to handle or when ongoing programs need to pass seamlessly from one generation to the next. In these situations, there is a need for a committee type of structure.

WCF ChronicleWCF is a resource for preaching tools, charity, emergency funding and innovative endeavours to benefit the brethren in the North American Christadelphian community, always standing ready to help in a “rise up and build” effort. It provides a.o.: missionary organizations, rest homes, a Care Network, Bible Schools, youth camps, youth programs (like Operation Onesimus and Truth Corps), Sunday School Associations, periodicals and book publishers.

The White Fields program enables volunteers to work in the mission field by assisting with travel and living expenses. Projects usually last for six months to three years and where possible, participants work in conjunction with the local Bible Mission organization and local Christadelphians. These time boundaries are not absolutely set in stone, but they’re a marker by which those interested might want to gauge their proposal.

WCF White Fields missionaries placed and P2P mission training world-wide.
WCF funds Christadelphian missionaries around the world. Since 2004, WCF has underwritten the placements of over 140 volunteers in 20 countries on 5 continents. – WCF White Fields missionaries placed and P2P mission training world-wide.

Ideally, the start time of somebodies project is at least 2 months prior to their submission of an application form. In return, the WCF Directors ensure to reply to their submission within a 30 day period (as much as any of us can give assurance of anything), and hopefully well within that time.

Location of  Cambodia  (green)in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]
Location of Cambodia (green) in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (dark grey)
Brother Dustin Elsea , a White Fields worker recently in Cambodia wrote,

Asking a member of my church where I should go to help, then quitting my dream job and boarding a plane to a country I’ve never been to was the best decision of my life.”

He let us know:

Many thanks to the WCF and the White Fields program for their support in this endeavour to share the Good News.

It’s been amazing to experience how God and His Son are working on the other side of the planet from where I’m from.  And I’m more fulfilled than I’ve ever been. The willingness and receptiveness in Cambodia to learning what the Bible actually says was inspiring to say the least. I taught an average of 10 classes a day to an average of 60 interested students.

I really enjoyed reading with Resmey (suffering from PTSD from his days in the Vietnam War and other trying life experiences) who at first said he wasn’t really interested in the Bible –  just English. While reading and studying the evidence of Jesus’ resurrection, the intrigue and excitement that came over Resmey was palpable.

English: Rice farming in Cambodia
Rice farming in Cambodia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In a country where 95% of the population practices Buddhism – believing that Buddha‘s teachings can help them find peace –  many students were interested in learning about God’s plan for the earth through His Son Jesus that I believe is the only way to true, lasting peace. It was such a blessing to experience the culture of a beautiful country and people too. Although very much a third world country, God’s bountiful hand is every present. I look forward to returning soon. In the meantime please pray for workers to be sent to where the harvest is truly ripe.

–Dustin

 

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Preceding article

Cambodia: A land where the Gospel is taking root

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Further reading

  1. Mobilizing volunteers worldwide
  2. Mobilizing for the Kingdom
  3. Wake Up
  4. From Pre-Med to God Led
  5. The Unwritten Truth of Missionaries
  6. Am I a Missionary?
  7. Missions Giving from the Mission Field
  8. God’s Got Great Plans
  9. Taking the risk
  10. How to Survive Friendly Fire
  11. Fishing where no fish bites
  12. God Delivers
  13. Choosing Contentment Over Covetousness
  14. When Generosity Becomes Enabling
  15. Woman On A Mission
  16. Deaf Opportunity Outreach (DOOR)
  17. Give of the Wealth from the Lord…to the Lord
  18. A Not-So-Typical Day in the Life of a Medical Missionary in Rwanda
  19. Running for My Life Countdown: Laughing Stock
  20. Running for My Life Day 18: Back to basics
  21. How I Go to War Everyday of My Life
  22. Book Review: Look What God Can Do!
  23. Ten Days in the North Woods
  24. Mahal Kita, PI!
  25. Gift from Japan
  26. Missionary Parenting – A Balancing Act
  27. Colombia: 2017
  28. Does Faith have a destination

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5 thoughts on “White Fields program in Cambodia

  1. May the Lord bless the work of their hands. Missionary Betty to Sierra Leone is in need of volunteer teachers.
    Muslim parents are willing to send their children to Christian schools, in order to receive education. Lord knows if fruit will grow from the seed. 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much.

      We do hope more people shall be able to show how Christ is the way to God, and proof to Muslims that there are real Christians who do not take part in pagan rites and festivals but keep to the Word of the Only One True God, the Elohim Hashem Jehovah.

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    1. You’re welcome and we do hope you might find enough energy and people interested to serve, equip, and connect the global body of Christ with a message of biblical hope, and offering necessary teachers in all sorts of subjects in different nations all over the world, engaging in strategic
      partnerships out of a conviction
      that the whole is greater that the
      sum of its parts.

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