Home to more than 600 million people, Southeast Asia has major populations of people who have yet to hear the Gospel. But those who are responding have amazing stories of transformation.
Reach A Village founder, Bob Craft invites you to help support the vision and ministry of our Cambodian ministry partner, the National Christian Churches Network (NCCN-CC.) The Lord has given our team an extraordinary vision: reaching every single village in Cambodia with the Gospel! We believe that a church could be started in all of the approximately 8,000 unreached villages and communities within 5 years!
Many Cambodian people have lived through the war, pain and unthinkable suffering of genocide. So many continue to live without hope, clinging to gods and idols, because they have never heard of the true and living God, Jesus. And it drives our ministry partners to work toward reaching them all with the message of hope, the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Over the past 10 years, there has been unprecedented growth. The NCCN-CC is a network of 4,000 churches, and the plan is to reach 4-5 villages per day! Hundreds of local Cambodian Christians are united in this vision and are willing to take the hope of Jesus to villages still scarred by the atrocities committed decades ago.
They appreciate your prayers and financial support to help train, equip and mobilize these Christian workers to reach every village for Christ!
To learn more about the NCCN Cambodia, click here. To read more testimonies from Cambodia, click here. To watch the ministry in action, click here. Would you like to learn more about the recent gathering of Christians with Prime Minister Hun Sen? Click here.
I am Tau Win, a retired officer from a government position. I and my wife were Buddhist from Shan State. We have four grown children and two grand children. Being Shan Buddhists we were very devout in religious matters. In my years of work I had only come across a few Christians but had no interest in their "creator God" or "Savior". These gods had nothing to do with our lives. Our concern was to try to live a good life, to have a good attitude towards everybody, do our best while on this earth. We sincerely believed that good works will attain merit for our next life.
There was a Christian man from an office nearby who would come and visit me. We had a good relationship so he would open discussions with me about the meaning and purpose of life. We listened but politely refused because we have our own religion which was handed down from our ancestors for hundreds of years. We were not that interested to read the small booklets and leaflets he would give to us.
"How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, 'How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!'" -Romans 10:14-15 (NIV)
Chao* was a vendor struggling to take care of a large family of brothers and sisters. She went near the busy town market each day with her cooked goods in containers suspended on a pole across her shoulders. A kind man, a stranger to her village, began to buy snacks regularly from her.
One day, he asked if he could share some important information with her. She carefully listened as the man, a church planter, shared the story of the God of Creation. She had not heard of the Creator God. She had never heard the story of Jesus Christ and the power of His forgiveness and love.
Daw Ye is a typical Burmese grandmother at age 86. She was a strong Buddhist since her childhood and was part of the Asho Chin tribe who also worshipped local spirits. After the death of her sister, who had believed in Jesus, two of her own grandchildren became Christian, but all the rest of their families remained Buddhist.
As Daw Ye got older, she became more and more hard of hearing but remained generous in sharing what little she had with others. She usually showed her love to her grandchildren's church planter by giving eggs and vegetables. The church planter had been praying for her and had a desire to witness to her, but there seemed to be no way because she couldn't hear what the pastor was saying. Therefore, he just prayed for her that the Lord may open her heart and she might accept the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior.