We thank the Lord for answered prayer for our successful open day, held on 14 March 2015 at Ellesmere Port, UK.
Following our regular Council meeting, held four times a year, we welcomed a succession of visitors who came to learn about Cambodia and the work of CCC from displays, video presentations and conversations with Council members, while enjoying a buffet lunch.
We hope to repeat this event on future occasions to inform and get to know existing and potential supporters of CCC.
With just two full days left of the visit to Cambodia by CCC Council members Ross Rennie, Myers Cooper, Austin Allkins and Russ Bowyer, the team give thanks and praise to God for His hand upon the trip.
After being delayed and diverted, the team and their luggage arrived safely in Cambodia.
Council members had opportunities to preach, give testimonies and pray for the sick in a Cambodian church.
The team visited and evaluated the Dump Kids project, strengthening CCC’s relationship with the pastor and his wife who manage the project and getting to know some of the children who are being educated, one of whom is top of her class.
Austin and Russ, who had not visited Cambodia before, were able to discover something of the nation’s tragic history under the Khmer Rouge regime, see the living conditions of the poor and enjoy the hospitality of a Cambodian family.
Ross and Myers renewed, and Austin and Russ forged, relationships with Cambodian Christians and church leaders.
The team established a connection with an organisation working to rescue, rehabilitate and provide training and employment for victims of sex trafficking.
Several of the students whose studies at university or college CCC had sponsored expressed their appreciation for the education they had received. One young woman from a poor family is now the personal assistant to the head of one of the largest non-governmental organisations working in Cambodia.
One member of the team received healing from persistent diarrhoea and vomiting.
The team request prayer for their remaining engagements and their homeward journeys: Ross, Austin and Russel on 23/24 October and Myers on 29/30 October.