Please Help Us Play Football

Pov Phearun is the son of the pastor of The Light of God Church in Chheu Teal village, to the south-east of Phnom Penh. In 2012 while still at university, he began to notice how the young people of his village were increasingly coming under the influence of a growing drug and gang culture. This, in turn, was fuelling crime and the disintegration of family life. Phearun felt called by God to use the youngsters’ love of football as an opening to share the gospel with them.

Since 2012, apart from a two-year break when he ran out of money to fund the programme, Phearun has been organising football training and tournaments for the village young people.

“They like playing football so much, and among them I also have some youth they addict using drug so I spend time with them and start to share the gospel and let them to learn Bible to know more about Jesus,” he says. “They also open their heart to believe in Jesus and change their lives. I have worked with many children and youth of my football teams. That is good way that we share the gospel and protect them from the drug abuse and gangster group by teaching about dangerous using drug, drink alcohol and smoking and fighting.”

Cambodia for Christ football team

Now, the farmer who owns the land that the team have been using for a training pitch wants to use it to grow crops, so Phearun has been searching for an alternative plot to rent. He has found some land that would be suitable but the cost of renting it is beyond the team’s means.

They also need funds for:

  • football kit;
  • footballs;
  • transport to matches;
  • outreach and fellowship.

Can you help? This is such a valuable and effective ministry and if it had to stop, the young people of the village could be at risk of falling back into the drug and gang culture. If you would like to make a donation, please visit our Giving page and contact us to let us know how you would like your gift to be used.

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Please contact us if you would like a money box to collect your small change. Even the smallest gift helps.

Ross Rennie

Keeping His Mouth Shut for Cambodia and Terminally Ill 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.

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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.

Sponsor Ross

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

my.give.net/silence

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.

Rainbow Trust