Life Changing Stories

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 …  

Little Elephant

“Thank God He Ain’t What He Was!” I do know this is the way I feel regarding most of the lives FCOP has impacted in Cambodia. We have two orphan kids with the nickname “Elephant”, and the name came with a condition they were born with called ‘meningoencephalocele’ which is a hemorrhage of brain tissue through a hole in their cranium near their eye, and it forms a trunk looking appendage, thus the name, “Elephant”. Both of our boys received very delicate operations. The first was the most serious and the procedure was performed in Cambodia which saved his life …  

From Nothing to Everything

Most people call me Krew Savang. I received Jesus in the year 2000 through FCOP and I am blessed to serve as an FCOP pastor in Siem Reap Province. As our God is more powerful than any other god, I have seen many miracles and have many testimonies of God working in people’s lives. I have learned how to move in the power of the Holy Spirit to break up demonic strongholds. Recently, I was able to meet and pray for a 61 year old woman named Cheoun who has 5 children, aged from 24 to 31 years old. She …  

Kim Ngun’s Story

My name is Kim Ngun, I am a nine-year-old boy and I live at the Toule Serey, FCOP Church/Home.  I have never known my parents. I have been told that my mother gave me to someone to take care of me when I was one day old. My mother left me with this person at the hospital and never returned. To this day no one has any information about my parents. The woman who took me at the hospital had milk for me because she had a small baby also, she took me home but she already had many children …  

Phun Sok’s Story

My name is Phun Sok, I am  a 13 year old male. My father name was Sok Chea, he died when I was 8, I am not sure what caused his sickness. My mother’s name is Mean Sok. She is a farm laborer, she plants and cuts rice. We have very poor rice crop for three years, so the farmers have little work for her. Before I come to stay in FCOP Home, my family is very poor and my mother doesn’t have money to send us to school and food to eat. My mother met a new husband, but he …  

Dr.Lina’s Story

Doctor Lina is one of the happiest persons you’d ever want to meet. As the staff physician with FCOP, he serves as our “C.E.O.”  that’s “Chief Entertainment Officer”. He’s always got an infectious smile on his face, and loves to lead children in games, but most of all he loves to fish. You would never know the horror all that joy has washed away. Lina was a happy 6 years old in the Provincial Capitol of Khampong Thom, his father was a doctor and his mother a nurse. His mother had eight brothers and sisters and life was good.  That …  

From Gang Banger to Chief of Staff

Always precocious and very curious, Naret found himself running with group of older “gang bangers” on the streets of Phnom Penh in 1997. At age 13 he rarely stayed with his destitute family and desired the things that he could not afford. So, even though he was considered “too young” he took to the streets where his gang would fight turf wars with their rivals to control an area for the distribution of a drug called “Seesha”, a cannabis based narcotic. They would fight with wooden clubs and knives but things were spinning out of control. In 1999 Naret’s future looked pretty dim. People …  

God’s Love is Our Hope

Hello, my name is Phon Sitouch but people usually call me Touch (too-wich). I work full time with FCOP as a data support analyst, helping track and administrate the documents for FCOP’s 106 church homes taking care of orphans and separated children. I am so pleased to share my life story as God has blessed me with a testimony of restoration. After I was orphaned at a young age, I was rescued and taken in by FCOP when I was 15 years old. I am the eighth child out nine in my family. When my parents were alive, we were …  

From Surviving to Thriving

If you met Dr. Ratha, DDS, today you might be fooled to think he’s lived a quiet, unassuming, “normal” life. His soft-spoken tone, warm smile, and thoughtful conversation style would lead anyone to think as much. Although his life was stabilized after he was taken in by FCOP at twelve years old, his life before that was a story of survival, separation, and hurt. Ratha himself admits, “I never thought my life could be what it is today.” Ratha was born into a poor family that lived about 40 miles outside of Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh. His memory of …  

A True Hero!

Sophat or Mak Phat (translated as Mom) as she is known as in FCOP church homes was born in the late 1940s and grew up as a beautiful young woman in Pursat, Cambodia. She received a 7th grade school education and later married into a good family and had three children with her first husband, a successful lumber businessman in the city. Not long after the Khmer Rouge regime took over Cambodia in the 1970s, her husband was killed and she lost their home and property. After working in the collective system and barely surviving the Cambodian holocaust of the …  

Rescued and Restored

What you are about to read is a story that has mature themes in it. Some names and locations have been changed to protect the identity of the victim. Srey Oun was born in 1995 in a rural provincial town a few hours outside of Phnom Penh. As Srey Oun grew up in an impoverished household and became a teenager, she was told the same thing many young teenage girls are told by their families, “We’re sending you to Phnom Penh to work and send home money.” This is an all too familiar story around Cambodia.  With widespread corruption and …  

Kun’s Story

My name is Chum Kun, I have three brothers and a sister, my parents passed away when I was 7 year old. My father was cursed by a witch doctor and he died. I don’t know what really caused his death. My mother was very distressed, and within a few months she just fell down, like she had fainted, and she also died.  Then, in that time, I had no place to go and to live so, I moved with my three brothers and one sister to live with my uncle when I was seven years old. Even though they are poor, …  

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