• Big Birds Laid Bag Eggs

    Big Birds Laid Bag Eggs

      It’s hard to believe but for the last 10 years, since the home was built, our kids at the Krolai Church Home have been playing near three, 250 pound bombs, dropped more than 40 years ago on what was then known as the “Ho Chi Minh Trail”. “Those suckers make a lot of noise!” And, to think our US “birds” laid those eggs! I honestly felt a little guilty, but thanked God no one was hurt. Christmas got started … Continue reading

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  • Christmas Around Cambodia

    Christmas Around Cambodia

    It may not have been as noisy in the natural realm, but the devil got his teeth jarred this Christmas! As you’ll see in a couple of paragraphs, he had it coming! We were experiencing continuous Christmas programs since the beginning of December and they are still continuing into January. We estimate that over 35,000 people made decisions for Christ. The biggest event was about 3500 young factory workers attending an evening service at Chom Chao, more than half received Christ! … Continue reading

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  • All Pa Tom wanted for Christmas was his two front teeth

    My Two Front Teeth

    Where did the term “patience of Job” come from? It has to do with Job’s refusal to condemn God when Satan was allowed to destroy his family and his livestock. But, what if the livestock are trying to do the destroying? Remember the old song, “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth”? Well, It took that old 1400-pound Holstein bull 54 years to get his revenge. He was long ago turned into Bologna, but he got even. On Memorial … Continue reading

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  • The "Big Dog" is unloaded. Rice Farm is being upgraded

    Rice Farm Activity

      We are still harvesting our mediocre rice crop, just not enough water in 2014. There was some rice that was irrigated which is pretty good, but seed is so scarce that we will probably not mill much of it. Since it was raised from foundation seed, we’ll sell it as seed to help the neighbors out. There’s been a lot of activity at the rice farm with the extension of our runway (drying strip about 1/4 mile long), and … Continue reading

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  • About half of the young men being trained in rice production were photographed in new uniforms.

    Rice Rangers

    FCOP is really gearing up for the 1000 hectares of rice land which will provide for building up the church, and feeding, raising, and training the separated children under our care. We need to become less dependent!  FCOP must have trained people to do that. There really isn’t a good agricultural school to teach commercial scale rice production in Cambodia, but we have one, and there are about 30 young men enrolled in it at our rice farm. They are … Continue reading

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  • This is what we want to reproduce consistently. Our Rice Crop in better days.

    Sustainability

    To get to a greater level of financial sustainability, FCOP must purchase more land and dig reservoirs. And, we could certainly use your help! We are greatly thankful for all that you did for us in 2014! Most of the farmers in our area harvested little or nothing, they are deeply in debt to the banks, and the banks show no mercy. Banks only loan about 1/3 of what the farm is worth, but the farmers can’t pay the mortgage. … Continue reading

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  • Merry Christmas 2014 from FCOP Cambodia

    Merry Christmas 2014 from FCOP Cambodia

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  • Rice Harvest

    Rice Harvest

    Rice is being harvested! It’s too early to tell how good it will be, but even though many people questioned the wisdom of planting the third time, it looks like it will pay off. When you farm you don’t quit. It is the same principle used in ministering to the hopeless. Ecclesiastes 11:4 states: “He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who observes the clouds will not reap.” We keep on plugging away, and the only farmers … Continue reading

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  • Pastor Training

    Pastor Training

    Training never ends here. Our main focus is on training pastors on how to “hear God”. We’ve seen pastors who can’t read and write their own language be able to minister effectively by listening to the Holy Spirit. In fact they are some of our most productive pastors. FCOP is a great believer in teaching the written word, but we’ve found few that teach methods to enable people to actually hear his voice, and none that teach it in a … Continue reading

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  • Dr.Mike Dental Team

    Dr.Mike Dental Team

    Dr. Derrick Dauplaise, Dr. Mike Callan, and Gary Houzenga have been visiting Cambodia several times a year for several years and always have a huge impact with their group of faithful servants sent through Medical Teams International. Dr. Mike brought some dental students from the University of Iowa, and it looks like it may become a regular feature. They served hundreds of our kids, church members, and needy people from the community from Khampong Channang Province. The love of God … Continue reading

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  • Container Arrival

    Container Arrival

    We were out of rice. There were four, 40 foot long, shipping containers heading for port and even though they’d been donated for free, we didn’t have the money to clear them through Cambodian customs. Then came our financial miracle. We paid up our past due fees and rice started to flow. Four containers of food stuff were received in November. That’s 88 tons! It may not have been turkey dinner, but it was surely something to be thankful for!

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  • Pastor Healed of Terminal Liver Disease

    Pastor Healed of Terminal Liver Disease

      After our financial miracle, Sou had a dream that God was going to do another miracle.  We received word that one of our top pastors from near the Vietnam border was dying. He’d been to a local hospital and the doctor gave him the words you never want to hear, “There is nothing we can do. Go home and prepare to die.” We put his name up on our prayer board, and Dr Lina, our staff physician, asked that he be … Continue reading

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  • Thanksgiving Miracle

    Thanksgiving Miracle

      Geezers do dream. Acts 2:17b is true! We have much to be thankful for! I learned a big lesson this month; about trusting God. It was truly miraculous and humbling! I feel a little like the starving tiger that got so focused on the flea in his fur that he didn’t even see the water buffalo calf walk by, so he went on being hungry. Make no mistake; our focus is on building the Kingdom of God in Cambodia! … Continue reading

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  • Elders Rise Up

    Elders Rise Up

    I don’t do this! I make the Cambodian’s do this kind of work. But, they trapped me! Four women, one man, Elders of the Cham Chao Church, stood in front of the congregation of 400 people, at the end of the Sunday service, and announced that God had called them to go evangelize some remote villages in Mak Sophat’s home province of Pursat. Mak Sophat, age 69, widowed twice, has been one of the primary caregivers to FCOP orphans since 1999. We never thought of her as leading an evangelistic team. … Continue reading

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  • Glenn’s Healing

    Glenn’s Healing

      It’s not, “good news”, but fear can be very empowering. The good part about realizing this is that we have a great incentive to operate by God’s  invective against fear; “Fear not”!  I am nearly convinced that fear is as empowering to the devil to wreak havoc in our lives as faith is to releasing God’s grace. The only reason we don’t get ‘Steam rolled’ is that God is greater than our fears. On the last day of the ECFC Conference our International President, Dr. Glenn Burris, fell ill. … Continue reading

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  • Booshway Team

    Booshway Team

      Colorado Mountain Men, “Booshway” in local terminology, took on building more than a mile of fence with 125 pound concrete poles for our Pailin Church/home. They not only had to clear the dense growth, but mix the cement by hand, and carry some of the poles nearly a kilometer. Although there were bruised shoulders and blistered feet to go around for all, there were also some revitalized souls.  Above all, a bunch of orphans who’d been thinking they were “stray dogs”, now see their lives have real … Continue reading

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