Praise Report | Cambodia
Cambodia is a Buddhist country with a long history. Buddhism first came there in the 400s, and Christianity didn’t arrive until the 1500s. Today this country is only about three percent Christian of any form, and almost everyone else is Buddhist. Though Buddhism is the state religion, preferred by the Cambodian government, there is freedom of religion in this country.
Joshua Project reports that there are 19 people groups that do not yet have an adequate gospel presence, lacking enough believers to sustain church growth without outside help. That includes the dominant people group, the Khmer.
There are people there who are trying to make sure the people of Cambodia have the chance to hear and respond to the wonder grace of Jesus. Some are helping Cambodian believers to deal with social injustices while others are using education as a means to share good news. They are using the Bible to teach English. One of the more experienced workers is training Cambodian pastors in the Word so that he in turn can teach others.
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