Since 1996 we have been providing funds for young Cambodian men and women to get a high-quality education. As well as sponsoring students at colleges and universities we have enabled selected children to go to private schools and receive a far higher standard of education than they could expect to receive in the state system.
One young student who shows great promise will be completing his secondary education in a couple of years’ time. His mother is a widow who works part-time as a cleaner. The family could never have afforded to send the son to a good school and still struggle to afford basic necessities.
We believe this young man should have the opportunity to go to university. He could even benefit from studying in the UK (which is his heart’s desire) or the USA. His mother can contribute nothing to the cost and is anxious that her son may fail to fulfil his destiny because sufficient funds are not available. He is already being encouraged to consider where he would like to study and make preliminary enquiries.
Recently two people shared independently the promise of Jeremiah 29: 11 with the young student:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
We are convinced that El Shaddai, Jehovah Jireh, our all-sufficient, gracious provider will make available the resources for this young man to go on to university.
But we also believe that it is our responsibility to pray. “You do not have because you do not ask” (James 4: 2).
Will you join us in believing prayer for this need? Please also pray for the young man himself and his mother and sister, that they too will trust in the goodness of God and not doubt His willingness or ability to provide.