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To Big is Too Small

“If your dream is too big, it’s too small!” I heard that, and it sounded like crazy double-talk, except, I’ve learned to hear God, and this sounded like Him. I was puzzled and the Lord told me that if the job was just too big, I could recruit more help and tackle it, but if it was beyond possibility, then I needed Him. Sou and I came here 19 years ago to see Cambodia become a Christian Nation. “Impossible!” Yet it is happening. The adversaries are fierce and plentiful, but they are being overcome. Things I did fourteen years ago, …  

Stand on God’s Shoulders

“If you think you are too small to make big things happen, then you’ve never been in bed with a mosquito” There is a positive side to this! This woman was so small, 4′-6″ (137cm), she had to stand on God’s shoulders! Saved by one of our evangelists preaching to her while she washed clothes on the beach of the Tonle Sap River. She had no education, could neither read nor write, was dirt poor, but, she learned to hear God, and that is a big deal! She grew in the Lord over several years, as she learned from the …  

Doctrines of Demons

There is verse in Matt 24:28 that causes great confusion: “For wherever the carcass is, there the vultures will gather together.” I think I just got some insight on that? The subject that Jesus is teaching on is, widespread belief in false doctrines. I’m not sure I’m correct on this, but this is what happened: El Sim died. It seems like every sect in Cambodia swept in to pick up what she’d left behind. A older son, we didn’t even know existed, took over her church and he is a “Cessationist.” They believe the gifts of the Holy Spirit passed …  

Kompong Thom Foundations

 “When the Foundations are weak the Houses can tumble.” I’m talking about people and churches, not buildings. Imagine this! Thousands of churches are planted over an 18 year history, people are hungry for God, but there are few Bibles, and almost no trained leaders. The work grows through thousands of orphans being released into the countryside after being raised in the church. Home groups and churches are planted in every province of Cambodia. But at the same time, every religion that has any remote claim to Christ, begins looking for the low hanging fruit. Every group form the Moonies to …  

The Rice Farm

The Kingdom of God in Cambodia is being built with rice! How do you want to do it? If you could truly transform a nation that is non-believing into a Christ centered country what would it be worth? This project is all about building the kingdom of God in Cambodia. I’m not talking about some mystical, ethereal wand waving, but a hard fought and proven, working program. What would you sacrifice to see it happen? We are half way there.  Actually, more than that, with all the infrastructure accumulated over 19 years of FCOP history.  We have received a promised matching …  

Construction with Booshway and the Bridge Church

The Steung Thmei (means “New River”) is a very remote Church/Home in our FCOP system. It is built at the foot of the Cardoman Mountains near the Thai border. Fortunately, a new road has made the place accessible, but when we built it, most of the supplies were brought in by ox cart over mountain trails. As a result of the isolation, the people there are very independent and self sufficient. They learned how to survive on subsistence agriculture, and hunting. The problem is, our church home is trying to produce livestock and crops, and, well the boundaries haven’t been fenced in, so, …  

I am over the top optimist!

I am an over-the-top optimist! The problem with being an optimist is that you are frequently disappointed, witch sounds pessimistic, but it is a fact. The advantage in being a pessimist is that you are occasionally, pleasantly surprised. So, why not just be pessimistic, and get it right most of the time? Simple! You have to get out of bed every morning and face a new day. How do you want to do it? Every day is a new opportunity to solve the problems and disappointments of the past and move toward a brighter future. I’m not sure that optimists …  

The Good and The Bad !

Our rice farm development is not just something I want to see happen. I’m already there! I’ve built the dikes and reservouirs, balanced the fertility, raised three, 7 ton per hectare, rice crops per year, solved the drying, storage and marketing problems, developed the equipment to make it happen at least 1000 times in my head. But, most importantly, I see the orphaned and separated children cared for being projected into an long lasting future, I see the church being able to expand, train pastors and staff, and reach this nation for Christ. I see thousands of subsistence farmers on …  

FCOP Sustainability!

If you could truly transform a nation that is non-believing, into a Christ centered country; what would it be worth? Now, this video doesn’t speak much about expanding the kingdom of God, because I’m trying to catch some secular stars. But, it is all about building the kingdom of God in Cambodia. It’s a lousy quality “selfie”, but it is from the heart. I’m not talking about some mystical, ethereal wand waving, but a hard fought and proven, working program, would you sacrifice to see it happen? We are half way there! More than that. We have a promised matching …  

The Million Mile Truck!

The MILLION MILE TRUCK!! Lou Binninger, a “Rock Star” in the Spirit realm! The guy who for the past 17 years has been lining up food shipments for FCOP, was here visiting Cambodia. We went out to the National Training Center and I showed Lou our “Million Mile Truck”. It was old and well-used when I was visiting Gleanings For the Hungry near Fresno, CA, USA about 15 years ago. They had purchased a replacement truck, and I told them, “We could use that truck in Cambodia.” They took a few minutes and said, “We’ll give it to you.”  With …  

A Hard Life!

Since we received that vehicle we’ve used it continuously. We believe it has more that a million miles on it. (Speedometer broke about 7 years ago) We have gone through 3 engine rebuilds, the roof and floor have huge holes rusted in them, we patch, overhaul, repair and keep driving it. Virtually all the food support for over 100 church orphan homes, and 18,000 kids, has been delivered by that truck. Do we need a replacement? Cambodian miles are very tough miles!!  Anyone else want to be a real star? A new truck would make a great Christmas present!  

“Peace, be still!”

We kicked some hurricane, devil, butt in September! Now, I realize the damage in the US was bad, but think what it could have been like if a full category 5 hurricane had hit Texas or Florida? One “nut case” in Las Vegas just killed, multiple times, what the US hurricanes did over a month, in a couple of hours. You may think we are hubris, but our kids think they made a difference.  Think about this! We are 12 time zones from Florida, and about equal distance over the poles. There were about 100 orphans, widows and staff praying …  

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About FCOP International in Cambodia

FCOP International is committed to help establish healthy local churches in communities throughout Cambodia. These churches help bring spiritual revival, social redemption and economic restoration. We care for widows, orphans and separated children, create sustainable micro enterprise programs and promote healthy family values all over Cambodia. We also target to prevent human trafficking, slavery and the breaking up of families. We fund these operations through donations and sustainable local projects.

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