Preparing for Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child logoCCC Mission Co-ordinator Huot Chanthoeun has just spent three days at a workshop preparing for Operation Christmas Child’s 2018 shoebox distribution.

Since 1990, more than 157 million children in over 160 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.

Each year, thousands of Cambodian children receive shoeboxes packed with gifts lovingly chosen and packed by donors from across the world. Along with their shoebox, the children are given an illustrated booklet to help them understand the real meaning of Christmas.

Chanthoeun and the other delegates at the workshop planned the logistics of gathering groups of children and distributing shoeboxes across Cambodia this Christmas.

Find out how you could bring joy to a needy child this year by visiting the Operation Christmas Child web site.

Delegates at the forum

Faith Groups Join Forces to Combat Human Trafficking

The second Cambodia National Interfaith Forum on Combating Human Trafficking took place on 30 August 2018.

The event brought together government officials, leaders of different faith groups and non-governmental organisations working against trafficking. The forum was presided over by Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia, Minister of Interior and Chairman of the National Committee for Countering Trafficking.

The main purposes of the forum were threefold:

  • to raise awareness and knowledge of trafficking-related issues;
  • to promote broader engagement and participation of different faith groups, the general public and stakeholders to combat trafficking;
  • to advocate the government to observe the day as the “national interfaith prayer day against trafficking”.

CCC was represented at the event by Mission Co-ordinator Ms Huot Chanthoeun.

Huot Chanthoeun at meeting with PM

CCC Mission Co-ordinator Attends Meeting with Prime Minister

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen held a get-together and solidarity dinner with over 3,000 Christians at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre, Phnom Penh, on 5 May.

This was the third annual meeting between the Prime Minister and members of the Christian community.

Among those present was CCC's Mission Co-ordinator (pictured, right) Ms Huot Chanthoeun.

The Cambodian leader called on the Cambodian Christian community to take part with the royal government in maintaining peace, stability, security and order in Cambodia as there is no religious freedom in a war-torn country. He stressed that different religious beliefs are not an obstacle for national unification and development.

Huot Chanthoeun and friend
School outreach

CCC Mission Co-ordinator Bears Fruit

As well as her involvement in CCC’s projects in Cambodia, our  Mission Co-ordinator Ms Huot Chanthoeun is also seconded to the Living Hope in Christ Church, Phnom Penh, to participate in their work of evangelism, disciple-making. church-planting and leadership training.

Ms Chanthoeun recently participated in a mission to Tbong Khmum Province in the east of Cambodia. There were two strands to the mission:

Outreach to school children

School outreach  School outreach

Equipping of church members

 Training session Training session

Back in Phnom Penh

Ms Chanthoeun also shares in the church’s ministry to women and children in Phnom Penh and recently had the privilege of leading two women to the Lord.

She joins in the activities of the church women’s group, which include praise and worship (seen below), Bible study and care for the poor in the community.

Huot Chanthoeun

Appointment of Mission Co-ordinator

Huot Chanthoeun

Huot Chanthoeun, CCC Mission Co-ordinator

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.