8 May, 2021
Saturday 10:00 am - Saturday 12:00 pm
About the event
When you think of Cambodia, you might think of the beautiful ancient temple of Ankor Wat or the Khmer Rouge genocide in the 1970s, but what is this vibrant country like today?
Join us for an inspiring and encouraging morning looking at how God is at work there. We’ll be hearing from OMF workers with experience in Cambodia about what it’s like living and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ there, the opportunities and some of the challenges that remain.
This event will take place via Zoom. Please contact Allen McClymont at email@example.com to register.
Joelle has been serving with OMF in Cambodia for over seven years. She lives and works in North East Cambodia, among tribal people. She works with two tribal groups in particular: the Krung and the Broa. Her ministry includes Bible teaching to both young people and women’s groups, and running a dorm for tribal girls in her own home. Joelle is passionate about equipping others to teach and lead small group Bible studies. She also has experience working alongside a Christian radio program, which is broadcast in local tribal languages.
Paul, his wife Grace, and their daughters Isobel & Sally served with OMF in Cambodia for nearly 10 years, returning to the UK in 2017. They lived, worked and went to school in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Paul is a qualified architect and used these skills as a lecturer at the Royal University of Fine Arts. He helped establish their Introduction to Urban Design course, which continues today. Paul also worked closely with the student Christian movement (similar to UCCF in the UK) to share Jesus Christ in the university. In 2018 Paul became the Director of Mobilisation & Media for OMF UK and the family are now based in the UK.
Sarah is a doctor specialising in psychiatry. She spent 11 months in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, through OMF’s Serve Asia programme in 2018/19. During her time there, she worked on a research project looking at the mental health service development in Cambodia, helping the OMF team to learn more about the needs of the many people in Cambodia with mental health issues. Given the history of conflict in Cambodia and the high burden of mental health issues, this remains a significant challenge for the country. Now back in the UK, loving and serving people with mental health issues is something Sarah remains passionate about.
10:00 Welcome & Quiz – Allen
10:15 The needs in Urban Cambodia – Paul
10:45 The needs in Rural Cambodia – Joelle
11:15 Needs and Notices – Allen
11:30 Serve Cambodia short term – Sarah
11:50 Final Prayer – Allen