Greeting to everyone! It is a great opportunity to unfold my brief testimony what God has done in my life.
First of all, my name is SAMDY, I am 21 years old. In the past I had lived in Koh Kong province with my parents, then I moved to live in Happy Village slum at the river side with my sister because of parents couldn’t be afford to feed me. Because of God’s provision, my sister knew Pastor Sara, in that time Pastor Sara quite often taught gospel to people there and later on in 2007, we relocated again to New Happy Village where near Tarsha’s Legacy Centre (TLC) through Pastor Sara and Serve Cambodia.
Since then, I had begun studying in TLC where I built up my capacities by studying hard and absorbing knowledge and experiences in my class. I had studied English, mathematic, craft, computer, sports and so on. Besides studying TLC, I also created relationship with many friends. Moreover, every Saturday we rode the bicycle to church and slept there till Sunday evening when we return to our home. Every Sunday morning, I felt very appreciated as I can worship God, knew Him as He is my savior therefore I decided to give my life to Him. Moreover, when I was in Church, I was trained and instructed the guitar by brother Balou for years, and now I am one of worship team and I can lead the worship God with other players. I am really thankful to God so much.
Lately, I had graduated from my high school, and I am being able to study in Sectec University, associate degree Managerial Information Technology. In particular, God blessed me to work in Serve Cambodia NGO as an administration assistant. It is my great privilege and opportunity that I can develop my life with skills and experiences. Additionally, I also help to teach kids in guitar class in TLC, they really love it so much. They are progressing very well.
Last but not least, I would like to Thank God for what he has done in my life, and I also thank for those who are surrounding me, that always supporting me and encouraging me. Without God and everyone maybe my life could be scattered in street.
Thank for your paying attention reading my testimony.
May God bless you all.
Greetings from the “Kingdom of Wonder”, Cambodia!
The Fellowship of Hope Churches (FHC) in partnership with Perth Bible College (PBC) held their annual Pastors and Leaders conference in Siem Reap at the Dara Reang Sey Hotel. The conference was held from the 11th to 16th July 2016. Two fifty -seater buses departed Fellowship of Hope church in Phnom Penh at 06:30 Monday morning and arrived 13:30 in the afternoon. There were altogether 120 participants at the conference. The team from Perth Bible College arrived a few days before the start of the conference.
The theme of the conference was Growing Together and David Smith opened the first session. There were four workshops: Honour and Unity, Family Relationships, Evangelism and How to Study the Bible. There were one session in the morning, followed by groups’ discussion, then a workshop and in the evening, there was a teaching session done by a local pastor or a member of PBC. There were a great spirit of worship and unity in the place and everyone was challenged to draw closer in order to work much more effectively for the kingdom of God.
All the pastors and leaders of Fellowship of Hope Churches in Cambodia would like to say thank you to the team of Perth Bible School for taking the time and energy to spend a few weeks in fellowship with us and teaching us more about God and his word, so that we can grow together for the sake of God’s kingdom. We would equally say thanks to all that have supported the conference through financial support and faithful prayers. Without you, the conference would not have been a success in the life of FHC in Cambodia. We say thank you again for supporting us in our 7th conference together. We hope this report encouraged you and illustrate how your faithful prayers and financial support are strengthening the Fellowship of Hope Churches in order for them to be the salt and light in their communities.
You can also see our Facebook page for more photos and some videos of the conference as well: Serve Cambodia & Fellowship of Hope on Facebook
by Hong Kim and Worthy Williams on behalf of Fellowship of Hope Church
Thankyou to all of the people who sponsor a student at Serve Cambodia’s 3 education centres. We hope that you enjoy this video, created by Vin – he is one of Serve Cambodia’s teaching staff and has a passion for media. You can look forward to seeing many more of his videos in the future, some of which he is already hard at work filming and editing right now.
More resources are needed to support this work during 2016. Please consider supporting Serve Cambodia in the following ways during the remaining 6 months of this year, partnering with us to give Cambodian children and their families hope and a bright future:
* praying for God’s continuing provision, including the success of our new Goat Farms which given time to grow will assist with the sustainable generation of income that can be reinvested into helping to fund Serve Cambodia’s other projects
* finding a friend who will sponsor a child or a staff member in the Education centres. We are aiming to get more than 100 further students sponsored over the course of this year. Student sponsorship is A$45 per month, and staff sponsorship ranges from A$100 – A$175 per month
* giving a one off donation to help cover this year’s current operational shortfall (equivalent to A$6,000 per month at present) that is not currently covered by ongoing sponsorships
* donating towards the construction of the third and final stage at Light of Hope Centre, which will cost around A$52,000
If you know someone who is interested in sponsoring a student they can email us at: email@example.com
If you would like to make a donation online you can do so via our partner ACCIR here (please note the donation as being for “Fundraising Appeal”): http://www.accirelief.org.au/wr084
This July Perth Bible College will be sending another team to Cambodia, working alongside the Fellowship of Hope Church and the work of Serve Cambodia in Phnom Penh. During the mission trip, PBC will also be involved helping to run the 7th Pastors and Leaders Conference for all of the church leaders associated with the Fellowship of Hope Churches in Cambodia to join together in one place.
The focus of this year’s conference will be discipleship, under the banner of “Growing Together.” This particular topic was specifically chosen by the pastors at the end of the last conference. They see the need to have their people understand what it means to be a maturing Christian in a difficult and often hostile context. The week of training will again serve to strengthen the pastors, encourage and unite the people, and have them return to their own churches as more effective servants of Christ. This training will impact on the growth of over 60 regional and village churches across Cambodia.
The leaders who attend these conferences are mostly very poor, many surviving from day to day (often on less than $5/day). To be able to attend the conference they will need others like us to assist in meeting transport, food and accommodation costs. The Fellowship of Hope churches together with Perth Bible College have in faith committed to the project. It is anticipated that this conference will have 120 participants, focussing on the church pastors and other key leaders. The total cost of the conference will be $18,000AUD (depending on the exchange rate), which will provide 5 days of in depth training for the pastors and leaders. We invite you to share financially and prayerfully in this work. All funds raised go toward supporting the training of the Cambodian conference delegates. If you are able to assist, tax deductible donations can be made via Perth Bible College – download a copy of the conference flyer for details on how to donate. <Download conference flyer>