Some of the disciples of Pastor Barnabas recently organised a celebration of gratitude for him and his wife Saing Boury.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Huot Chanthoeun as our Mission Co-ordinator, based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Ms Chanthoeun’s appointment, which was approved by the Council of Cambodian Communities out of Crisis (CCC) in November, took effect from 1 December 2017.
Ms Chanthoeun’s duties will include:
- liaising with CCC’s partners in Cambodia;
- facilitating and monitoring CCC’s projects;
- acting as the Council’s eyes and ears so that they better understand the needs, opportunities and constraints that impact CCC’s existing and future projects in Cambodia;
- working with CCC’s strategic partner Living Hope in Christ Church on their mission activities.
Funding for Ms Chanthoeun’s appointment is being provided by designated supplementary gifts from donors in the United Kingdom in order to ensure that no funds are diverted from CCC’s projects to help needy Cambodian children.
The Ultimate Sacrifice
Anyone who knows Ross can testify that he loves to talk. Without the ability to speak, Ross could not do his job. He prefers the spoken word to the written word as a means of communication. Ross loves to talk about Cambodia and above all he loves to talk about Jesus.
So for Ross to stop talking voluntarily would be a great sacrifice and a testing experience. But that is exactly what he plans to do from midnight to midnight on Saturday 5 August 2017.
There will be no talking, no telephone calls, no sleep (to avoid snoring) and no comedy programmes on television (so that he does not laugh) for Ross for 24 hours. He will be closely monitored so that he is not tempted to cheat.
What Is the Point?
This is not an exercise in self-discipline or self-punishment. Ross is raising funds for two charities close to his heart.
One, of course, is Cambodian Communities out of Crisis.
The other is The Rainbow Trust children’s charity, ‘the charity that no-one wants to meet’, which supports families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness.
Ross’s company Integrity Supplies UK Limited works with Walther Strong and Company Ltd. Just as some of Integrity Supplies’ profits support the work of CCC, so also the purchase of Walther Strong’s products helps support The Rainbow Trust.
Ross is inviting his friends, his business contacts, CCC supporters and the general public to get involved.
You can support Ross’s fundraising effort by donating at
Ross will be silent for 24 hours, so you could choose to sponsor him at so much per hour, for example 24 x 10p = £2.40 or 24 x 50p = £12, or give any lump sum of your choice.
If you are a UK taxpayer you can increase the value of your donation by 25% by confirming that you would like to reclaim Gift Aid.
The latest edition of our newsletter, Issue 19 of the Cambodian Herald is available to view here or download.
In this issue:
- Timothy College and Business Institute
- What You Give Is What They Get
- Strong and Stable Leadership
- Keeping His Mouth Shut for Cambodia and Terminally Ill Children
- 35,000 Cambodian Children in Care
- Help CCC When You Shop Online
- Visiting Phnom Penh and Need a Reliable Taxi Service?
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Sokha was trafficked for sex as a child and rescued at the age of 12.
She was then brought to the AIM Restoration Home run by Agape International Missions.
“They didn’t even see my face or know my name when I needed them most, but they still helped me. I want to inspire people to help other girls,” Sokha shares.
We hope you are as inspired by her story and her life as we are.