A Faithful Witness

Editor’s note: Three years ago, Alliance missionaries and Khmer Evangelical (C&MA) Church (KEC) leaders in Cambodia began sharing the gospel with the unreached Kuy people of Cambodia. A number have responded, and a church has been started along with an additional preaching point. In December 2008, 13 Kuy believers were baptized. “As far as we know, these are the first Kuy believers ever to be baptized in Cambodia—although there has been a work among the Kuy in Thailand for many years,” says David Manfred, Cambodia field director. “A number of these Kuy believers have begun regular discipleship classes, and some emerging leaders are being developed.” Read about how the gospel came to the Kuy in Preahvihear Province in northern Cambodia. 

Walking through chest-high water, Sambo, a Bible school graduate of the Khmer Evangelical Church, traveled many miles to visit a small group of Kuy believers who had responded to the gospel when a KEC evangelist made initial contact in the area. Sambo journeyed to these villages twice each month, even during rainy season when the roads were nearly impassable.

After Sambo had faithfully ministered to the Kuy for two years, 18 believers were baptized in the first-ever baptism service held for the Kuy in Cambodia. Earlier this summer, the KEC Missions Committee commissioned Sambo and his wife to minister to the Kuy full time, and they moved to Preahvihear Province to live among this people group. They will study the Kuy language, serve the two small groups that have been started there, and trust the Lord to expand the gospel further in this area.

“Please pray that the good news will spread in ever greater ways among the Kuy,” says David. “Pray that those who were baptized will be the down-payment for a much greater harvest.”

What You Can Do

Praise God for His work among the Kuy and for dedicated servants like Sambo and his colleagues. Pray that the believers will grow in their faith and reach out to others with the love of Jesus.

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