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Orphans Choosing One Another

Rachel Chimits
September 1, 2020

Two sisters have survived heartbreaking events and are drawing closer to one another as they trust God for a brighter future.

Tara Winkler volunteered at an orphanage in Cambodia, excited to be able to help children in need. The longer she spent there, though, the more she began noticing strange things. Children were catching mice to eat because they were so hungry, despite money pouring in to support the organization.

Freedom From Spirits in Cambodia

Rachel Chimits
August 20, 2020

Superstition and custom often weigh down people heavily, but one lady and her family has found relief through meeting Christ.

About 95 percent of Cambodians identify as Theravada Buddhist, though their particular version of Buddhism generally includes local ancestor worship, shamanism, and animism. A typical home there has one or more spirit houses, small shrines to keep good spirits and appease bad spirits so that they don’t harm the residents.

The Holy Ghost in Cambodia

Rachel Chimits
July 9, 2020

One man found the key to escaping his culture’s long-held fear of evil spirits and sorcery in a simple search for new work.

Cambodia, like many of its Southeast Asian neighbors, is a hotbed of spiritual beliefs.

The country is at a central point of the peninsula and home to Cham, Chinese, Vietnamese and French philosophical counterpoints where sacred traditions and animism have blended into a chimera of religion.  

From Gangster to God Follower

Rachel Chimits
June 16, 2020

A young lady in Cambodia had her life turned upside down and redirected in the best of ways by a local pastor and God’s power.

“My name is Phim. I am 19 years old, and before accepting Jesus, I was a gangster,” explained one young woman to our partners in Cambodia.

Left to Die, Nora Has Found New Life

We’re told in Matthew 19:26 that with God all things are possible. How many of us actually trust in that promise, though? We serve a God who can do incredible things, and the most spectacular is when he saves one of his children. This week, we’re joined by Holly Dziedzickie and "Nora" from Cambodia who share a striking testimony about how God’s power and goodness saved one girl from certain death and brought her into new life.  

A Prodigal's Journey from the Pew to Prison to Phnom Penh

God’s commands can sometimes seem so impossible to fulfill, so distant from what we want. In these moments, it can be so easy to become angry at God. Our visitor this week, Holly Dziedzickie, shares how her frustration with God’s commands led her down a rebellious path until he called her back in the most extraordinary way.

Feet That Carry the Gospel

Rachel Chimits
September 16, 2019

World Challenge partners are working to make sure one very special Cambodian girl can make it through school. 

When Rachana was a baby, her feet were unusually large. Her parents examined them then shrugged. They had no money to take her to a doctor, so like many Cambodian parents, they simply made do as best they could.