Cambodia

Pioneers – Partners

God is on the move in Cambodia.  Over the 40 years of OMF ministry to the Cambodian people, He has grown the church into a vibrant and maturing community of believers.

We are privileged to be part of this growth, pioneering new ministries in unreached and under-developed areas to partnering with the emerging Cambodian church.

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Kunthea’s Story: From Cambodia to Canada

Meet Kunthea - a young Cambodian lady who was sent to Canada by her non-Christian family to pursue higher education a few years ago. While here, she came to know Christ as her Lord and Saviour through the ministry of her Christian home-stay family. Since then, she has grown in her faith to the point [...]

Suffering and Mission: Narrative Research from Cambodia, with Special Reference to Cambodian Church History

Mission Round Table Vol. 12 No. 3 (Sep-Dec 2017):4-12 Yuzo Imamura Born and raised in Japan, Yuzo and his wife, Hitomi, have served as church workers in Cambodia with OMF International since 2003. He holds a Master of Christian Ministry from the Discipleship Training Centre, Singapore. 1. Introduction: Suffering in today’s world Every single day, [...]

Partnering to Train Pastors in Cambodia

Ratanakiri Province in north-east Cambodia is home to three ethnic minority hill tribes, the Jarai, Krung/Brao, and Tampuan, who first heard the gospel from missionaries in the 1990s. Scripture tells us to ‘Go and make disciples of all nations….’ These disciples are to be formed into churches shepherded by local pastor-elders who would ‘teach them [...]

Church planting in Kep

Kep is located in the beautiful southern coastline of Cam-bodia. Formerly a seaside retreat for the French elite who built their villas there in during the French rule, today Kep is drawing tourists back with seafood, sunsets and hikes. Kesara, our OMF team member from Thailand served in Kep in her previous term of service. […]

Though ORO team Beginning was small….

Ou Reang Ov (ORO) in Tboung Khmum province is about 110 km by road from Phnom Penh. With 141 villages and a population of over 80,000 Ou Reang Ov district has one of the smaller district populations in that province. OMF couple Seong Bok and Eun Mi Lee saw that, although there were many people […]

A Long-Term Missionary Shares: Is Short-Term Mission Worth the Effort?

It was great to journey with her for four months of short-term mission and to see God working through her.

Persevering in Rural Cambodia

OMF work in our rural district began in seed form in 2002, when a German missionary began literacy visits to seven villages with Khmer believers from Kratie. They surveyed the district and were surprised that they could not find among its 38 Khmer villages a Christian presence. Following a time of prayer and discernment, the [...]

Called to Cambodia Twice: Teaching in Cambodia

Mae arrived in Cambodia in 1995. After language study she taught English in local schools and was involved in church planting in Kratie and Snoul. When Mae returned to Scotland for a home assignment in 2007 she knew it was God’s will for her to stay home to take care of her mother. She went [...]

‘I told myself I’d never be a Christian’: a Cambodian pastor’s story

Pastor Vachna grew up in Neak Loeung, a market town on the Mekong River, about 65km South East of Phnom Penh. In 2001 a small team of OMF missionaries began working there, including starting the music classes that drew Vachna to the church. After studying at the Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh, Vachna spent [...]

Rice Planting and Discipleship

Each year in Cambodia, as the floodwaters start receding, rice farmers get into action, mobilising entire families to plant the seedlings. A Christian Khmer family that I knew decided to rent a plot of land to try and grow rice, hoping to harvest enough to feed the family for a year. So for the first [...]

Medics in Missions: Meeting Needs in Cambodia

An estimated 2 per cent of Cambodian physicians survived the Pol Pot era from 1975-1979 leaving the country devoid of much needed healthcare.[1] Today, over 40 years later there are only five medical schools in Cambodia training healthcare workers to provide treatment for the population of 16 million Cambodians. Many of the privileged and wealthy [...]

Christian Counselling: Addressing Hidden Pain in Cambodia

Mental health ministry is a growing need around the world, especially in Cambodia, a country with a tragic history. From 1975-1979, Cambodia’s population was reduced by 2-3 million during the Khmer Rouge regime. Neighbors betrayed neighbors. Family members betrayed family members. In the wake of the purge, very few Christians, medical personnel, or intellectuals of [...]