Hi Newlife from Poipet, Cambodia where I am currently living.
The last couple of years here has seen some rapid change in the city, there is huge growth and development with trade across the Thai border as well as the Casino industry here, making it a hustling and bustling place to be. There are a lot of Chinese moving to this area of Cambodia and what was once quiet Cambodian villages, is fast being transformed into larger housing subdivisions and developments. There has been no better time to continue to reach out to the Cambodians, especially the children, providing them with community structure, employment opportunities and education.
I’ve been working closely with Perlito and Rose, our Newlife mission Partners here in Poipet. They have planted a church that reaches out to disciple the families and young people. Through the generous support of their partners, including many from Newlife, they currently have almost 200 students in a sponsorship program giving them the opportunity to get a life changing education.
The ministry here is expanding and developing and there is definitely always something to keep us busy. We have recently opened a small laundry service and breakfast restaurant to employ some of the families from the church who live in the city. We’ve all been busy getting the building ready and the project started.
We have also been continuing to reach out to the rural villages surrounding Poipet. You might have heard of the land we purchased there in one of the villages. We have now employed some people from the village to prepare the soil and fence the land. Soon we will be ready to build a school where the children can come and learn English and a church where more villagers can come and be encouraged by the Word of God.
Newlife Mission Partner