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Marie’s story

Marie is a 17-year-old girl from the Krung tribe in north-east Cambodia. I first met Marie at the funeral of her older sister. Unlike the rest of the family, her older sister had been a believer and a precious member of our church. My heart grieved for Marie, who had obviously had a very close relationship with her sister. I invited Marie to our youth group and got to know her better. God blessed our efforts, as Marie did start coming to youth group and she responded very well to our Bible lessons. Marie became a Christian and pretty soon I put her name on the rota to teach one of our youth group Bible studies. Marie turned out to be a very gifted Bible teacher – just like her sister had been! Before I left to return to the UK for my one year home assignment, Marie gave this testimony at church: ‘Before, when I used to read the Bible, I found it hard to understand it. But when I started teaching it, it was then that I began to really understand it. I am thankful that in our youth group we have each been given an opportunity to learn how to teach God’s word. It is a skill that has much value and will be of benefit wherever God takes me.’ I left Cambodia hugely encouraged by her words.


Will you pray for Cambodia?  

  • Pray for youth groups like Marie’s as they encourage and disciple young believers in Christ.
  • Pray for more Cambodian young people to come to know Jesus.
  • Pray for Marie as she continues to follow Jesus. Pray for her to know God’s leading for her future and to continue to get to know him better as she reads and teaches his word.


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