Cambodia Ministry Update June 2021 and Full 45 minute Interview with John Uong
This update covers ministry in Cambodia from September 2020 to May 2021 and features statistics from the top four provinces in new churches started: Kompong Thom (96), Pursat (63), Takeo (41), and Prey Veng (31).
Use the following timestamps to listen to various topics.
2:12 He shares metrics from the movement starting from September 2020 to May 2021.
There were 399 new churches started. 5:30 He shares that 494 new villages were engaged from September 2020 to May 2021.
8:45 He shares about the number of villages left in Cambodia. We believe there are 7,000 villages with no church and 6,000 of those villages have never responded to the gospel. 10:10 We focus on the villages that are unreached.
11:30 He shares about Kompong Thom Province and why it is so successful. They use the most materials of all the provinces. The evangelism and discipleship tools were created in-country by local leadership and speak to local Cambodians' hearts by the Holy Spirit's power.
16:30 He shares 17,318 people have been baptized through this movement from Sept 20-May 2021.
18:00 He shares the number of new followers of Jesus at 27,930 from September 2020-May 2021.
20:30 John shares about the recent lockdown in Phnom Penh. The ministry team has increased their frequency of meeting. The local church planters face many challenges with outsiders being blocked from unreached villages.
24:30 John shares about the needs of the ministry. Aid and relief remain one of the most requested outside of Bibles for new believers. Many of the new followers of Jesus are day laborers and many are struggling to find work.
27:00 Church planters engage with children that are out of school.
28:00 John lost his neighbor to COVID19. She passed away the morning of the interview and in less than two weeks after contracting the virus.
30:00 There is a great spiritual need in the country. The ministry team seeks to meet those needs as best they can.
31:30 The new believers need Bibles. The villagers are getting attacked on all sides and the Bible and God's Word will give them protection, hope, and guidance. We know the names of people who need the Bible. The limited resources prevent many new believers from having a Bible of their own.
35:00 Their personal Bible is the primary tool for discipleship. The movement relies heavily on the Word and it is central to all operations. The Bible's are strategically placed into households with new followers of Jesus.
37:30 What about the Bible that is available on smartphones? Smartphones are costly and require electricity. The phone is a distraction with all the different notifications. The paper Bible is the best for new believers. We see the scripture in the context of the whole Bible.
40:00 The new believers benefit from a paper Bible in so many ways.
42:00 John shows the copy of the Bible for new believers.
42:30 John expresses his thanks to all the donors.
43:00 New believers value a Bible in their hands. They love it and take care of it. The Bible is essential for the great commission being carried out in Cambodia. The nation will not see a church in every village without large numbers of Bibles available for evangelism and discipleship to speed the movement up.
45:00 National Christian Churches Network Cambodia www.nccncambodia.org They have lots of good information and pictures on what they are doing in Cambodia.
SUPPORT OUR MINISTRIES
DISCIPLING NEW BELIEVERS
New believers need to grow and mature in their faith. They must be immersed in God’s Word and discipled through Bible study. Every believer needs their own Bible in a language they understand. That is how they engage in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and share their faith with others.
Bible Study Ministry is a key way that we partner with local churches to help them disciple believers, extend their outreach and start new churches. We provide local leaders with access to training, Scriptures and materials, helping them to establish Bible studies. These faithful workers hold meetings regularly to teach people about Jesus and God’s Word.
Many local churches desire to reach more people with the Gospel and start new churches, but they often lack Scripture resources as well as the training to effectively share the Good News. In the areas where we work, Scriptures are expensive and aren’t readily available to local churches.
We help print and provide Bibles that are given to those who complete the Bible study lesson series. All materials are in the language of the people and are culturally relevant.
As new churches are established, they also receive the training, Scriptures and study materials. And the cycle of outreach and discipleship continues!
CHILDREN’S BIBLE MINISTRY
Millions of children around the globe have never heard the Gospel and have no idea that Jesus or the Bible even exist! At NATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHURCHES NETWORK (NCCN-CC) , we believe that every child deserves the chance to know that Jesus loves them and died to save them. That’s why we strive to reach children in the farthest corners of the world.
Year after year, our international ministry partners help bring the Good News to hundreds of thousands of young lives! Whether it’s in summer camps, Vacation Bible School, or programs in schools or churches, all ministries are led by trained local Christians and use materials that are in the local language, age-appropriate, and relevant in the cultural setting so children can easily understand and respond.
When the Gospel enters a village, children are often the most responsive. A ripple effect takes place as the children excitedly share what they have learned and family and friends observe the transformation in their lives and behavior. Whole families and communities have been reached and new churches started, all as a result of children’s ministry!
SEVEN DOLLAR BIBLESY
We need your help to fulfill an extraordinary vision: reaching every single village in Cambodia with the Gospel! Over the past 10 years, Cambodia has seen unprecedented growth and openness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. With your partnership and the Lord’s help, we believe this vision is within reach.
How can you help? Your monthly gift of $7 will provide one new believer with their very own Bible! One of our generous partner stands with us in this vision and will match your gifts for this need dollar-for dollar up to $25,000!
The need is great. The time is now. Will you partner with us to help reach Cambodia for Christ?
DUE TO A MONTH OF LOCKDOWN BY COVID-19
Due to a month of lockdown, the number of new believers dramatically go down. For God is working in our brother from around the world to keep this work of God to be accomplished. Many biggest miracles occurred, 2,222 people received baptism among 14,013 people who desired to believe in the Savior Jesus Christ.
In this newsletter, our ministry needs all of you to pray with us for 5 provinces to reach every single village in the next coming year. Through your prayer support, we can see Cambodia for Christ.
BRIEF REPORT OF THE AID AND RELIEF DISTRIBUTION
A deadly strain of coronavirus known as COVID-19 has invaded our country. Three weeks of lockdown and travel ban from province to province, God is still working with our brethren around the world and inside this beautiful land to make this happen.
According to God's called to the Great Commission to be accomplished. In March, we have tried our best to facilitate and expand the movement of church planting. We would like to invite you to discover what we do? How many people receive baptism lately?
Please continue to pray for us, so that we can mobilize and train church planting team to reach, the left 8000 villages throughout Cambodia. Jesus Christ bless you.
KEC is one of our branches church located in Kompong commune, Kirivong District, Takeo province Cambodia. Once again, we are KEC Committee rejoice and grateful for donors in help many poor family, as we are expecting that all of you who wish to participate in this outreach program will be rejoice together. We would like to invite you to visit and tour with us, we will take you to the most needed family, many people has accepted Christ through contribution. Furthermore, Regarding and God bless you all. Please! check out further below.
Vision into Actions
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
Over 14 million people nationwide are still waiting to hear the Gospel, and will con- tinue to wait, unless we change the status quo. The pandemic has dragged on and on; however, the number of us feeling weak, burdened, and discouraged has swelled, and the cheerful and hope-filled have be- gun to feel more like the exceptions- especially in the increasingly cynical soci- ety of negative news cycles. Fortunately, the pandemic is not a total barrier for us to move and share the Gos- pel. Our coordinators from every province united as one mind and one body, to carry on the Great Commission. All of them are full of the Holy Spirit and bold to proclaim the Lord Jesus in their areas.
ACTIVITIES FOR JANUARY
- Evangelism Children Youth and Adult
- Discipleship Material Bible Distribution
Monthly meeting with coordinators
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