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Back in January 2003, Cambodian Communities out of Crisis made the first of many sponsorship payments to support the education of a promising young Cambodian student, Mr Mong Sophy. Our donors’ generosity firstly enabled Sophy to obtain a certificate and a diploma in English at Cambodia’s premier English language school, the Australian Centre for Education. They then went on to sponsor him while he studied for a Bachelor of Law degree at Paññasastra University of Cambodia, which he obtained in 2012.
Since then, Sophy has been undertaking training with a law firm and this year he was admitted to the Cambodian Bar Association. He can now practise as a lawyer, but he has not finished his studies yet. After he has saved up some more money, he intends to study for a Master’s Degree in Law. Sophy’s ambition is to use the qualifications and skills he has obtained to help the poor, the disadvantaged and the dispossessed of Cambodia to obtain justice.
CCC is proud to have played a part in Sophy’s education. He remains committed to giving back to CCC as we move towards seeing our vision fulfilled for a Christian college and business institute where students like Sophy, unable to fund a high-quality education for themselves, can by perseverance and hard work achieve their potential.
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.
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
Equipping of church members
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.