Day 26

DECEMBER | 2021

Cambodia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Praise the Lord that the Christian Church has continued to grow in Cambodia despite the government’s attempts to squash it. Though it remains small, church planting movements continue to grow. Pray for Cambodian Christians to be trained and equipped well to reach the unreached within their nation. As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Emmanuel – God with us – we speak out over the Church in Cambodia. We declare that God is concerned for the Church in Cambodia, and looks with favor on them, causing them to grow, bear fruit, and be built up (The Bible, Ezekiel 36:9).

Source: Cambodia (Prayercast)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Cambodia is notorious for the Khmer Rouge and landmines. That was 40 years ago, though, and the nation has enjoyed relative peace since then. Even so, the news still reports on frequently hidden landmine explosions that leave people limbless. It is a poor nation, and corruption runs rampant. The sex industry thrives. One-third of Cambodians live on less than one dollar per day, yet it is still one of the region’s fastest-growing economies. Prime Minister Hun Sen has ruled the nation for 35 years, ruthlessly removing opposition. After 2018’s sham elections, the EU, USA, Australia, and Japan have all moved towards introducing sanctions of some kind. The small population of Christian Believers has also enjoyed relative peace, although mission work is scorned. Cambodia remains a non-militant Buddhist state.

CHIEF OF STATE
King Norodom Sihamoni
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Hun Sen
POPULATION
15,288,489
CHRISTIANS
3.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1.6%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
1,135
LIFE EXPECTANCY
64.14 yrs
LITERACY RATE
73.9%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
20%