Cambodia

  • Pray for Cambodia's Young Leaders

    October 25, 2017

    News & Stories

    The day after his installation service, a young pastor drowned at a waterfall.

  • 'Miracle Tree' Reaps Benefits for Southeast Asia’s Marginalized

    May 30, 2017

    News & Stories

    “We wanted to work with people who would not normally have a chance to own a business.”

  • In Memoriam: Philip Lee Skellie

    March 1, 2017

    News & Stories

    “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).

  • Help Build a Gospel Presence in Cambodian Villages and Cities

    December 29, 2016

    News & Stories

    The Alliance is partnering with the MK2021 initiative to plant a church in every village in Cambodia.

  • No Longer a Nobody

    Jan/Feb 2017

    Alliance Life

    God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong

  • World AIDS Day: 13 Years in Cambodia

    December 1, 2016

    News & Stories

    Many HIV/AIDS patients have come to faith in Jesus.

  • Prayer is Primary

    Nov/Dec 2016

    Alliance Life

    Cambodia “I’d rather stay here and study Christian Family [a Bible-study book] than go away and make a lot of […]

  • Former Khmer Bodyguard Sold Out for Jesus

    September 12, 2016

    News & Stories

    Now he’s a district leader of the Alliance national church in Cambodia

  • How Big Is Your God?

    Sept/Oct 2016

    Alliance Life

    I was personally acquainted with Dr. A. W. Tozer. He was a member of the committee that approved my ordination, […]

  • Delivered by the Power of the Gospel

    August 24, 2016

    News & Stories

    Devils sometimes came to Mr. Troun in his dreams, begging him to forsake his Jesus and rejoin Satan’s company.

  • Soccer Draws Children to Church

    July 22, 2016

    News & Stories

    In Poipet, Cambodia, soccer is drawing kids to church like a magnet.

  • Preaching on Baptism Leads to New Life in Christ

    July 20, 2016

    News & Stories

    After listening to Joe’s sermon about new life in Christ, a woman attending a baptism service suddenly became tired of her old, sinful ways.

  • Love Each Other

    July 7, 2016

    Video

    A Cambodian woman shares her story about finding Jesus and forgiving her former oppressors.

  • God’s Power Displayed During Ministry Trip

    June 29, 2016

    News & Stories

    Days before the trip, participants encountered demonic figures warning them of danger.

  • Mystery in Healing: Part II Injury

    January 29, 2016

    Video

    Dave and Chris Manfred, Alliance workers in Cambodia, explain the miracles they witnessed after Dave was injured in a road accident.

  • Mystery in Healing: Part I Illness

    January 29, 2016

    Video

    Dave and Chris Manfred, Alliance workers in Cambodia, describe how Christ chose to heal Chris not once, but twice.

  • Reimagine Freedom

    January 18, 2016

    News & Stories

    What Alliance ministries are doing to address the plague of human trafficking

  • “I Am Going to Heaven!”

    September 29, 2015

    News & Stories

    The 16 soccer players said in unison, “The only way to heaven is through believing in Jesus!”

  • Conversions Spark Spiritual Warfare

    May 6, 2015

    News & Stories

    The evening after her husband’s confession of faith, the woman encountered a large, imposing evil spirit.

  • The Power of Forgiveness

    February 14, 2015

    News & Stories

    As people came to say their last apologies, Mah-nah started breathing again.

  • A Harvest of the Heart

    Jan/Feb 2015

    Alliance Life

    When my husband, Soeuth, and I moved to Poipet, Cambodia, in July 2003, concerned friends from Siem Reap pleaded with […]

  • Prayer Is Primary

    Jan/Feb 2015

    Alliance Life

    Bosnia In the town of Maglaj (pronounced “mag-lye”), 80 houses were destroyed by floods, forcing families to move in with […]

  • Cambodia Youth Recommit to Christ

    December 30, 2014

    News & Stories

    “The church was packed!” Alliance workers reported.

  • Divine Connections

    December 23, 2014

    News & Stories

    Several months ago, I was struggling with whether to clean my house or to do what I came here to do—reach lost people with the good news of Jesus.

  • Let the Children Come

    December 1, 2014

    News & Stories

    Recently, I asked Alliance people to pray that more boys would join the Sunday school class…

  • Finding Hope in Jesus

    November 19, 2014

    News & Stories

    “I thought this was a disease that society regarded with hatred and prejudice.”

  • Alliance Worker Recovering from Van Accident

    October 10, 2014

    News & Stories

    The van began to fishtail. I remember praying as I felt the van start to roll, “Jesus, save us!”

  • Prominent Official Trusts in Jesus

    September 12, 2014

    News & Stories

    “Jesus always seemed to show up when I needed Him.”

  • Choosing the Kingdom of Light

    July 26, 2014

    News & Stories

    They are probably the only Christians in this village. They will be watched . . .

  • The Crucible of Suffering

    July 18, 2014

    News & Stories

    In Siem Riep, Cambodia, a little girl slipped and fell under a car that was backing out of the church parking lot. Her distraught father saw the entire thing, as did many children. It happened so suddenly, there was no opportunity to react. She didn’t have a chance.

  • Believers baptizedSixty Believers Baptized in Cambodia

    July 16, 2014

    News & Stories

    At least 100 people were packed inside for the worship service, with many standing outside.

  • The House of Bread

    July 16, 2014

    News & Stories

    A Cambodian widow brings glory to His Kingdom

  • A Vibrant Faith

    April 24, 2014

    News & Stories

    When Lena’s husband tried to kill her with an axe, believers throughout Cambodia rallied around her and her three daughters. Her story made national news, and non-Christians were amazed by the compassionate care demonstrated by God’s people.

  • Sold Out for Jesus

    December 23, 2013

    News & Stories

    There was something different about these soccer games—no one was betting.

  • Pray for Poipet

    October 10, 2013

    News & Stories

    Severe flooding fails to keep God’s people from worship.

  • Trees Bear Health and Hope

    October 7, 2013

    News & Stories

    God is being glorified in Battambang, Cambodia, through one of His creations—moringa trees.

  • Rain and More Rain

    October 3, 2013

    News & Stories

    Heavy rains force people to ride a raft to and from their houses.

  • Ama a Tus Enemigos

    September 27, 2013

    Video

    Una mujer de Camboya que lo perdió todo, incluyendo su casa y la mayor parte de su familia, en los Campos de Matanza, explica cómo Jesús le ha restaurado la paz en su alma, que le permitió amar y perdonar a los que le quitaron todo lo más preciado por ella.

  • Love Your Enemies

    September 9, 2013

    Video

    A Cambodian woman who lost everything, including her home and most of her family, to the Killing Fields, explains how Jesus restored a peace to her soul that enabled her to love and forgive even those who had taken everything she held dear.

  • He Still Raises the Dead!

    August 23, 2013

    News & Stories

    God’s power displayed when boy dies

  • Beauty from Ashes

    June 28, 2013

    News & Stories

    Lena and her daughters were asleep when her husband tried to kill her.

  • To Seek and to Save

    March 18, 2013

    News & Stories

    Oftentimes we go to difficult places in remote villages among the Khmer people in Cambodia.

  • Cambodia Media Spotlights Alliance Prison Ministry

    January 22, 2013

    News & Stories

    Mrs. Moum, a Cambodian believer, has languished in a hot, filthy prison since May 2011, sentenced for a crime she did not commit. Read how God has used her to start a prison ministry that has gained national attention.

  • Un Día en la Vida de Sangha

    November 30, 2012

    Video

    Sangha, un muchacho camboyano de 12 años, comparte un vistazo de su vida cotidiana en Poipet. A pesar de minas terrestres escondidas y víboras venenosas, Sangha y su familia encuentran gozo y contentamiento en Jesús y su Palabra.

  • The Whole Gospel—Reaching through Prison Walls

    October 1, 2012

    News & Stories

    In Cambodia, children are required to live in the prison when their parents are incarcerated. Read how God has used a woman prisoner and a C&MA church team to share the whole gospel with these kids.

  • Cambodia Church Planters Brave New Territory

    July 17, 2012

    News & Stories

    Using their own offering money, a group of Christians in Cambodia traveled almost 100 km. to share the gospel with an unreached people to share with them the life-changing news about Jesus. There were no churches or Christians in this area, where it said that evil spirits have many strongholds..

  • Saved from Human Trafficking

    January 12, 2012

    News & Stories

    At New Hope schools in Cambodia, approximately 400 Vietnamese children, who are illegal immigrants, receive elementary education as well as […]

  • Compassionate Care

    January 12, 2012

    News & Stories

    Underprivileged Cambodians receive life-saving medical care as well as here the gospel message—all in the same visit.  Many are responding and, […]

  • A Day in the Life: Sangha

    January 10, 2012

    Video

    Sangha, a 12-year-old Cambodian boy, shares a glimpse of his day-to-day life in Poipet. Despite living among hidden land mines and poisonous snakes, Sangha and his family find joy and contentment in Jesus and His Word.

  • Flood-Ravaged Believers Glorify God

    November 16, 2011

    News & Stories

    By Alan Lee, San Jose Christian Alliance Church pastor, serving on a short-term missions trip to flood-ravaged Cambodia. As the […]

  • Threat of Disease Rises as Cambodia Flood Waters Recede

    November 7, 2011

    News & Stories

    Most displaced families are living in very poor conditions. Their homes have been severely damaged or destroyed, and they have lost all or most of their possessions. Most of these Cambodians live an agrarian subsistence lifestyle, and their crops and orchards have been destroyed. With their source of income gone, their options are bleak.

  • Amid the Floods of Life, Cambodia Believers Cling to the Rock

    November 4, 2011

    News & Stories

    Even though the water had risen above the stilts and the church’s floor was flooded, the believers had still come to worship—in boats. They tied them together in front of the church where they worshipped and shared communion.

  • Syna Lao Testimony

    November 2, 2011

    Video

    Syna and her husband, Soeuth, have served as church planters in Cambodia since 1995. Syna has a nursing degree, and Soeuth is a graduate of Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary.

  • Update: Southeast Asia Flooding

    October 31, 2011

    News & Stories

    “Several of our churches and members’ homes have water up to the top of their first floor,” reports an Alliance worker in Thailand. In Cambodia, there have been more than 200 flood-related deaths, and 13 percent of this year’s rice crop appears to be lost in the flooding that has hit Southeast Asia.

  • Cambodia Sees Worst Flooding in 10 Years

    October 28, 2011

    News & Stories

    Cambodia has been enduring the worst flooding in more than 10 years. CAMA (Compassion and Mercy Associates) and several C&MA Cambodia team members have been responding with assistance in several hard-hit areas.

  • In Former "Killing Fields," Youth Flock to Jesus

    May 16, 2011

    News & Stories

    “Well over 700 Cambodian youth attended a conference on April 6-9, 2011,” write Alliance workers Soeuth and Syna Lao. “It was an overwhelming experience, especially on the first evening of the event; the youth committees didn’t quite know how to handle such a big group!” Read more . . .

  • Children Flock to Poipet (Alliance) Church

    February 3, 2011

    News & Stories

    When the Poipet Church officially moved into its new building, our workers were shocked when 100 children showed up for the service. “We had to scramble to find more helpers and teachers,” says Kandi Lay. “About half of the children were from the neighborhood where the new church is located.” Read more.

  • Count Your Blessings

    November 24, 2010

    News & Stories

    This Thanksgiving, believers are challenged to reflect on God’s blessing in their lives in a message from Alliance international workers Soeuth and Syna Lao, serving in Cambodia. The Laos are church planters in Poipet, where a recent monsoon caused local devastation to homes and rice fields, the only food source for many.

  • Martyrs: Ed and Ruth Thompson

    November 21, 2010

    Video

    Dr. Thomas Stebbins tells the story of the Thompsons’ ultimate sacrifice as missionaries in Vietnam. Produced in 2010.

  • Martyrs: Ed and Ruth Thompson (Español)

    November 21, 2010

    Video

    Dr. Thomas Stebbins tells the story of the Thompsons’ ultimate sacrifice as missionaries in Vietnam. Produced in 2010.

  • Jesus, Hope for the Hurting

    November 8, 2010

    News & Stories

    By Joyce Johns, serving in Cambodia Joyce Johns and her colleagues demonstrate Christ’s love for the “least of these” through […]

  • God's Love in Action

    August 5, 2010

    News & Stories

    By Tim and Huyen Bartholomew, serving with CAMA Editor’s Note: CAMA—Compassion and Mercy Associates, the Alliance relief and development arm—provides […]

  • The "Show-Me" State of Southeast Asia

    July 13, 2010

    News & Stories

    By David Rebok, serving in Cambodia On my way to work one day, I needed to carry two large boxes […]

  • God Is Still at Work

    April 29, 2010

    News & Stories

    By David and Christine Manfred, serving in Cambodia (on home assignment) In the somewhat obscure Old Testament Book of Habakkuk, […]

  • Who Is My Neighbor?

    April 9, 2010

    News & Stories

    By Dave and Mi Rebok, serving in Cambodia As a mission, our team occasionally spends time updating and documenting goals […]

  • Out with the Old

    March 10, 2010

    News & Stories

    By Soeuth and Syna Lao, serving in Cambodia Touch, a 32-year-old woman, is one of seven people who received Christ […]

  • No Longer Hidden

    February 17, 2010

    News & Stories

    By Heather Williams, serving in Cambodia Editor’s Note: Heather and her husband, Jeff, teach at the Rural Ministry Training Center, […]

  • Harvest Time in Cambodia

    January 29, 2010

    News & Stories

    Through their ministry in the city of Poipet, Cambodia—often likened to the “Wild West”—Soeuth and Syna Lao have seen God’s hand at work. A joint Christmas Eve service had 600 in attendance, and people have been coming forward to receive Jesus as Savior every week.

  • The Heart of Christmas

    January 13, 2010

    News & Stories

    Inmates in a Cambodia prison learned the meaning of Christmas recently through an outreach led by Alliance international worker Joyce […]

  • Exciting Times

    December 1, 2009

    News & Stories

    By Soeuth and Syna Lao, serving in Cambodia Editor’s Note: “Before Cambodia fell into communist hands under Pol Pot, the […]

  • Former Khmer Rouge Solider Is Sold Out for Jesus

    October 15, 2009

    News & Stories

    Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from the summer 2009 Alliance Asia Pacific Regional Update. Earlier this year, the […]

  • A "Nhu" Life

    September 4, 2009

    News & Stories

    “For I  know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “Plans for peace and not for evil, to […]

  • Homegoing of Former Alliance Missionary

    September 3, 2009

    News & Stories

    Rev. Donald McCartney Taylor, former C&MA missionary (1961-1974), entered the Lord’s presence on Wednesday, August 26, 2009, in Kissimmee, Florida. […]

  • A Faithful Witness

    August 19, 2009

    News & Stories

    Editor’s note: Three years ago, Alliance missionaries and Khmer Evangelical (C&MA) Church (KEC) leaders in Cambodia began sharing the gospel […]

  • Church Giving Triples in Cambodia

    April 16, 2009

    News & Stories

     Despite the worldwide economic downturn, church giving recently has doubled-and even tripled-in some Khmer Evangelical churches in Cambodia (The Khmer […]

  • Former Khmer Rouge Embrace Jesus

    March 3, 2009

    News & Stories

    At least 1.7 million Cambodians were killed through political executions, starvation, and forced labor during the reign of the Khmer […]

  • Former Cambodia Missionary Dies

    November 17, 2008

    News & Stories

    Rev. Joseph Paul Ellison, former missionary to Cambodia and Vietnam, entered into the presence of the Lord on Wednesday, November […]

  • Tawan: Confronting Evil

    November 14, 2008

    Video

    A young couple in Poipet, Cambodia, stands for Jesus, defying the ‘spirit’ of their ancestor. Produced in 2008.

  • Tawan: Confronting Evil (Español)

    November 14, 2008

    Video

    A young couple in Poipet, Cambodia, stands for Jesus, defying the ‘spirit’ of their ancestor. Produced in 2008.

  • Cambodia Fire Victims Receive Aid from C&MA Church

    November 6, 2008

    News & Stories

    “The road to recovery is, in a word, slow,” said C&MA missionary David Rebok, referring to residents of Phnom Penh, […]

  • Update on Thai-Cambodia Border Tensions

    October 16, 2008

    News & Stories

    “The Poipet border has reopened, and the city has returned mostly to normal,” said an Alliance spokesperson in Cambodia following […]

  • Cambodia, Thailand Experiencing Border Tensions

    October 15, 2008

    News & Stories

    The Thai-Cambodia border closed after a skirmish between Thai and Cambodian troops, impacting the city of Poipet, where Alliance workers […]

  • New Hope through Jesus

    January 16, 2008

    News & Stories

    More than 270 people accepted Jesus through Alliance Christmas outreaches in Cambodia, including 200 children who attended Christmas programs at […]

  • Poipet, Cambodia

    November 14, 2007

    Video

    Soeuth Lao, a church planter, relates the challenges and dangers of serving in one of the most dangerous cities in Cambodia. Produced in 2007.

  • Poipet, Cambodia (Español)

    November 14, 2007

    Video

  • Poipet, Cambodia

    November 14, 2007

    Video

    Churches are being planted in Poipet, Cambodia . . . Against All Odds. Produced in 2007.

  • Poipet, Cambodia (Español)

    November 14, 2007

    Video

    Churches are being planted in Poipet, Cambodia . . . Against All Odds. Produced in 2007.

  • Alliance Missionaries Honored by Cambodian Government

    December 13, 2006

    News & Stories

    Jim Newman, Dr. Kent Copeland, and Rev. David Manfred recently were awarded the gold medal-of-honor by the government of Cambodia […]

  • Former Missionary to Cambodia Passes Away

    November 13, 2006

    News & Stories

    Rev. Harold Sechrist, retired missionary to Cambodia, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 6, 2006, in Fort […]

  • Bringing in the Harvest

    October 10, 2006

    News & Stories

         Alliance medical workers in Poipet, Cambodia, face unique challenges as they help train local doctors and surgeons to improve care […]

  • Sixty New Believers Baptized in Cambodia

    September 26, 2006

    News & Stories

    Sixty new believers recently received baptism through the Alliance church in Cambodia. While most everyone else in town was at […]

  • “I Want to Go Home to My Mommy!”

    September 5, 2006

    News & Stories

    Supported by generous gifts to the GCF, New Hope schools in Cambodia have rescued approximately 400 Vietnamese children from the bondage of human/sex trafficking while providing elementary education and help to become Cambodian citizens.

  • Missionary to Chinese Dies

    August 17, 2006

    News & Stories

    Mrs. Florence B. Holton, retired international worker to Vietnam, Cambodia and China/Hong Kong, went to be with the Lord on August 9, […]

  • Former Killing Fields Ripe for Harvest

    April 17, 2006

    News & Stories

    “We are witnessing God’s hand at work!” said Soeuth and Syna Lao, Alliance workers in Cambodia. A house church in […]

  • Alliance Church Members in Cambodia Facing Persecution

    January 18, 2006

    News & Stories

    Believers in the Poipet church are undergoing much persecution. Unsaved family members of believers are hostile toward the church. Many […]

  • Vietnamese Refugees Find New Hope in Cambodia

    January 17, 2006

    News & Stories

    NewHope Ministries, an Alliance outreach in the Vietnamese community of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is bringing the good news of Jesus […]

  • GCSunday 2005 - James Newman

    November 10, 2005

    Video

    Alliance worker, James Newman, shows how the Poipet Community Health Project is caring for people that are HIV positive and alone. Produced in 2005.

  • Orphans Attending Church Services in Poipet, Cambodia

    August 17, 2005

    News & Stories

    Recently, an organization has begun bringing 100 orphans to church services at one of the three Alliance churches that Soeuth […]

  • Veteran C&MA Missionary Dies

    February 10, 2005

    News & Stories

    Miriam Elizabeth (Breaden) Taylor went to be the with the Lord on February 10. She was 90 years old. She […]

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