• Thank you Manna Pack!

    Thank you Manna Pack!

    We ran out of rice in June. Without the help of partners like Feed My Starving Children, we’d be dead. The Manna Packs they have sent are a huge part of how we stay alive and the Director, Mark Crea, and his wife Rose visited the work here and even took time to pray for Mak Sou. We are so thankful for all these acts of kindness there are really no adequate words to express our gratitude.

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  • The good from Nazareth

    The good from Nazareth

    Nazareth’s full name is Nazareth Kong. He was named Nazareth for Jesus’ hometown and Kong after our staff pediatrician that nursed him back to health, Dr. Kong Rolina. Even today we don’t know exactly how old Nazareth is, we had to give him a name and a birthday. That’s all you can do with a child like Nazareth, when they are abandoned and dropped off at the church by a random, goodhearted citizen. Nazareth was found in the middle of … Continue reading

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  • Kids leading the charge!

    Kids leading the charge!

    In a Sunday morning service, our General Supervisor gave a sermon on the “Power of the Holy Spirit”. Then, surprisingly, he called seven and eight year olds to lead the prayer. Thirty people received the baptism in the Holy Spirit at the hands of these children. What more can I say? “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and … Continue reading

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  • Help from Horizon

    Help from Horizon

    One of our most supportive partners, Horizon’s Church, sent an overseeing team and a substantial amount of money to help renovate church/homes. They did a tremendous amount of work and were a real encouragement. The pictures can do the talking.

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  • Who will care for me?

    Who will care for me?

    About 70% of FCOP kids are orphans as defined by UNICEF. The other 30% are kids that are abandoned, or share the fate of Chom Rong, a boy that had parents. Before you condemn us for taking him in, read his story as interviewed by Katie (one of our new volunteer staff from the States). She did not seek him out, but he just happened to be the first staff member she interviewed. He has been under our care since … Continue reading

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  • Rice is planted for the third time

    Rice is planted for the third time

    September has been a miraculous month! Thank God! And thank you! No, we’re not out of debt, and we still don’t have a rice crop, but we are filled with hope, with green fields, and a thriving Church, and we are still here! Hope fills the air. September was a battle, but victory consumes defeat. Our rice is planted for the third time, and water has risen in the river to the point where we can irrigate, the fields are … Continue reading

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  • Book of Acts alive

    Book of Acts alive

      The training never stops. We are working hard to keep up. Mak Sou despite her health struggles spent four days training young Divisional leaders. They brought reports of ears opening, raising the dead, destroying demonic strongholds, and even the multiplication of food. The Book of Acts is not yet dead in Cambodia. I’d love to tell the stories but this is already too long!

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Recent Stories

  • Lame Man Walking!

    Lame Man Walking!

    This is a story of the God who heals and how He completely changed every aspect of my life.  My name is Som Art.  When I was fourteen years old I was chopping firewood; the ax skimmed off a hard piece of wood and cut my leg.  We had no antibiotics and the nerve was cut.  My leg swelled up and the infection went up my back.  I was paralyzed from the waist down.  We were very poor and had … Continue reading

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  • Heaven will be “one big tractor junkyard”

    Heaven will be “one big tractor junkyard”

    Pa Thom (Ted) traveled to the US to speak at the Great Northern District Conference in the State of Montana, he also spoke at churches in Montana and North Dakota. Though he didn’t get pictures of his speaking engagements, he did get a glimpse of heaven. Pa Thom thinks heaven is going to be “One Big Tractor Junkyard”. Mak Sou totally disagrees, but regardless he acquired three more candidates for the “Tractor Factory”. The kids learn heavy equipment mechanics and … Continue reading

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  • Mak Sou attacked

    Mak Sou attacked

    Mak Sou has been under severe attack while I was in the US for ten days speaking at a District Convention and a couple of churches. Had I known how serious this was, I’d have come home, but faithful crew and a loving wife conspired to let me think, like the Shunammite woman in 2 Kings 4:26, “It is well”. She almost died, but now, all is truly well! God sent us two servants to help out through the next two … Continue reading

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  • Encouragements from a friend

    Encouragements from a friend

    Dr. Mike Callan is on the faculty of the University of Iowa. He has led at least 15 Dental teams to Cambodia and during that time he has visited children from virtually every FCOP home. He had a comment about Chom Rong’s story and our recent hardships, especially the persecution from UNICEF: Thank you for sharing Chom Rong’s story.  I have known him for quite a while but never knew his testimony.  It explains a lot.  “Sometimes Smiling eyes have been … Continue reading

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  • The Story of Chom Rong: Once forgotten and now found

    The Story of Chom Rong: Once forgotten and now found

    There is a story in the Bible about Christmas where a baby was born in an animal manger. You would think a baby born like that would be hopeless but He wasn’t. His name was Jesus and this baby showed me that I wasn’t hopeless either.  My name is Ith Chom Rong. At 5 years old my mom died of cancer and left 3 kids behind. After this, I felt hopeless, especially after my father married another woman. I didn’t … Continue reading

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  • Twice Dead?

    Twice Dead?

    This is an “Update” I hoped to never write. We have lost our second rice crop to drought. There is still time for a short season crop, and the heaviest rain of the season is usually September through October, and it’s raining now. So, we must plant for the third time. We have gone to Vietnam and bought rice seed on credit AGAIN and are about 95% planted, but our debt load is almost paralyzing. We are down, but not … Continue reading

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  • Climate Change

    Climate Change

    In 1936 my grandfather went through the hardest year for agriculture in the 20th century in the USA. It was total “dust bowl” throughout the country, and the temptation was to project that current disaster into the future. It was ‘climate change’ on steroids. Many did give up, but my grandfather kept going and 1937 was one of the best, and most profitable, years he ever had. We need that kind of turn-around, and we really need your prayers and … Continue reading

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  • God Keeps Moving

    God Keeps Moving

    I’ve got orphans living on nutrition rice and gourds supplemented by what they can raise in their gardens and catch in their ponds. The government and UNICEF are inspecting our homes looking for problems. At the same time, we have opened more churches and seen more people come to Christ in this past month than about any time in our history. I believe we are in a spiritual battle for our lives. It would be unthinkable to lose Cambodia after … Continue reading

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  • Why the Rice Farm?

    Why the Rice Farm?

    So, why, with thousands of orphans, widows, and pastors praying daily for a good rice crop, have we seen two crops die? Have we missed God? Is there sin in the camp? The truthful answer is, “With so many people involved, at times, ‘Yes’, on both counts.” But, as a movement, we are answering the “call” to see Cambodia come to Christ, and that is what propels us forward, not our failures or mistakes. The worst thing we can do … Continue reading

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  • Hope x 500%

    Hope x 500%

      We distributed more than 120 tons of nutrition rice meals this month, with the hope this can keep us going for two more months. Some of it was tied up at the port for six months due to political turmoil in the country. The ultimate irony is that even the rice farm ran out of rice to eat. We had to go to town and buy it. The heroes are unsung. People like Bill Meyer, Lou Binninger, Eric Rivera, … Continue reading

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