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“Shalom!”

“Shalom!” I’ve always thought that the word simply meant “Peace”, but a friend who studies Hebrew recently explained to me that it literally means, “May your life be free of chaos.” There seems to be plenty of that in the world today, and there is certainly no shortage of it in Cambodia. We have commune elections on Sunday, with demonstrations, and political marches, blocking traffic on a regular basis. The Christian population has become a political force, and the Prime Minister is up for election next year. He has been good to FCOP, but there is a lot of noise about too …  

Rice Farm

We have 93% of our rice planted and it has rained virtually every day in May. Most farmers have not planted in our area, but because we sensed the Lord say, “Plant!”, we began in earnest in mid-April. The rice is the best crop we’ve ever raised and our only concern now is flooding. Bangkok is already under water the water and it is rising near us. We still don’t have full flood protection on our land and need your prayers. We are hopeful we’ll get some funding to develop the full “Cambodian Rice Production Enterprise” which will protect the …  

“Rooted and Fruitful”

  Nothing causes chaos in a church faster than conflicting doctrines. In a nation where Mormons, Jehovah’s Wittiness, all major denominations, and various and sundry other cults are all considered “Christian”; where all of the aforementioned groups have missionaries, it is easy to see how local village churches can become confused. FCOP made the decision to get our beliefs in an easy to read format which addresses many of the concerns Cambodians have regarding the Gospel. The result is our catechism, “Rooted and Fruitful”, and it anchors us to building the Kingdom of God through the Holy Spirit. We just …  

Chaos

Chaos: kāˌäs noun: a state of extreme confusion and disorder. So bringing understanding and order to a condition of confusion brings “Shalom”. Our Catechism must be taught, and Mak Sou spent time in Kratie Province during May doing just that. It is exciting for us to see District and Divisional leaders taking the training to the local churches and home group leaders; moving our members into a place of clear understanding. There were 36 new church/home group leaders, in just Kraite province, who came for training in the curriculum. This was a special group who have limited, or no, reading ability so, they all received “Proclaimers” to …  

Construction Team

The second law of thermodynamics could be defined this way: “Everything naturally moves from an orderly state to a more chaotic state.” That certainly is the case with our Church Homes. When you couple our harsh environment with a couple dozen kids doing what they do naturally, a beautiful new building can spiral into a chaotic state in a few years. The “Jaw” home was getting a little beat up, but along came the “Anthem Team” from Living Waters Church and they brought “Shalom”, not only to the building but to the lives of orphaned and separated children. It is easy for …  

Hepatitis B

The second law of thermodynamics could be defined this way: “Everything naturally moves from an orderly state to a more chaotic state.” That certainly is the case with our Church Homes. When you couple our harsh environment with a couple dozen kids doing what they do naturally, a beautiful new building can spiral into a chaotic state in a few years. The “Jaw” home was getting a little beat up, but along came the “Anthem Team” from Living Waters Church and they brought “Shalom”, not only to the building but to the lives of orphaned and separated children. It is easy for …  

Ministry Overview 2017

Do you want to see what is really going on over here? Then you need to down load the PDF file for our “2017 Ministry Overview”. This is a big file, but it will give you the full scope of the ministry. Download Overview  We generally give these out to visitors, but it is difficult to get a copy to all those who would like one.  

Roza’s Story

  My parents got divorced when I was 3 years old at a refugee camp in Thailand.  I was abandoned so, my grand mother brought me to stay with her. One day when I was 3 years old my grand mother discovered I had a bad fever so my grand mother took me to hospital. I received a shot and a few days later my left leg lost its feeling and began getting smaller. I could not walk but my grandmother kept pushing me to walk everyday and even though the leg did not develop as well as my other, …  

Srey Yein

“We ain’t want we wanna be! We ain’t what we gonna be! But,thank God, we ain’t what we was”! I heard that back in the mid 1960’s pertaining to the dismantling of racial segregation in the US but it is so true about FCOP in Cambodia. We had no money, and the kids in Siem Reap were sleeping on dirt floored thatch shack. Finally, we found a piece of land we could afford and a donor gave us money for a building. The new church home was constructed, only to find out after the church was built, that we’d constructed it …  

FCOP

It is a tough concept to sell, and, “We ain’t what we wanna be!” However, churches supporting orphans and widows is more than just a form of good work. In Cambodia it is easy to identify with a corrupted and selfish system that is in the process of recovery. Every year we see improvement economically, socially, and spiritually. God gave me a vision for the mission of FCOP in Cambodia in 1998. It is simply the individual conversion of economic, social and spiritual health. That has now become the logo of FCOP and the care of orphans and widows is …  

Easter

“We ain’t where we gonna be!” Easter should be the most joyous time of the year. We rose with Christ to new life! But, the price paid for our souls is painful to comprehend.  It is amazing that in a Christian church, Easter was considered a minor holiday, often not even mentioned. Cambodian Christians have always made a big deal out of Christmas, but chose to ignore Easter. For the survivors of the Khmer Rouge it is easy to understand why the celebration of a baby being born was preferred to the horror of crucifixion, but, they did not have …  

Rice Farm

“We ain’t where we wanna be!” but the rice farm has come a long way in the past 16 years. Once we receive the funding it will take us two years to finish, but we see a light at the end of this tunnel! Please help us get there. It costs FCOP about $1,500,000 per year just to take care of the 2500 orphans and widows we serving. That is how much we need to develop the rice farm into a mechanism that will churn out that much money on a recurring basis. Here is the math: With sustained and controlled …  

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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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