Population: 16.2 million / Buddhist: 85%; Christian 3.2%; Muslim 2.2%
The Joshua Project report that about 85% of Cambodians are Buddhist, with only 3% of the population being Christian; but Christianity is on the rise, with many seeking to know the real God.
Yao Phor, a young pastor in a north-eastern province in Cambodia, has about 100 people in his congregation. He shared that there are many demonic works in his village - the devil makes people sick and asks them to kill animals as an offering.
When a New Zealand missionary couple visited Cambodia earlier this year and held a seminar for pastors, Yao Phor eagerly attended. The teaching given was from Derek’s book What’s So Important About the Cross? Today Yao Phor thanks God that Jesus shed His blood on the cross to set us free from the work of evil; free to worship the only God who created this world. This has been this young pastor’s desire since he was young - seeking the real God; the “biggest God over all”. He now knows that the cross is not just a symbol of religion; it is about the love of Jesus; the salvation He freely gives us by His amazing grace and that He calls us His children when we accept Him in our lives. Yao Phor says “Thanks to DPM who also blessed us with many books so that we can study and use them in our village and church”.
Over the past year our translators have been busy putting Derek’s teaching into the national Khmer language. And, thanks to your generosity, hundreds of pastors, leaders and believers have already attended teaching seminars and received many free copies of Derek’s books to help their own spiritual growth and to share with their congregations.
This year, we will translate and publish more of Derek’s teaching in Khmer and would like to reach even more people with his Bible teaching. One of the best ways of doing this is by voicing Derek’s audio messages in Khmer and broadcasting them in the capital, Phnom Penh (population 1.5 million) and in Kampong Thom Province (population 710,000). Derek’s audio messages will also be available on the DPM-Cambodia website and App – with the first six available right now.
Our translators are working on these right now, but the cost for voicing and radio broadcasting is far beyond our current resources. We are needing to raise NZ$10,400 to voice 52 weeks of radio programmes and a further NZ$5,000 to broadcast Bible teaching to over two million people in Cambodia. Your $25, $50, $100, or more gift will certainly help launch this vital project which will enable DPM to expand and strengthen the Christian church in Cambodia. Thank you for your help.
Population: 55 million / Buddhist: 87.9%; Christian 6.2%; Muslim 4.3%
Ecclesiastes 4:9 tells us that Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labour. It was with this in mind that, two years ago, our office in New Zealand began a new partnership with a Christian ministry in Myanmar in order to increase our effectiveness in bringing Derek’s teaching to the Burmese people. This “partner ministry” already has open doors into many of the remote villages in Myanmar, and this enables us to hold numerous teaching seminars using Derek’s material and gift many books to village leaders.
Look at this amazing feedback!
An Evangelist says:
We travelled along the Ayeyarwady River by Grace boat and stopped and visited villages to carry out our mission activities. We travelled three times annually and visited an estimated 30 villages - these are the undeserved and disadvantaged communities in these remote areas. We shared the Gospel and during each trip, about 50 people came to the Lord (wow!). I follow-up by conducting discipleship training three times a year. One of my problems was giving out spiritual material, but I have now received Derek Prince’s books to give out. Each person was given five books to share in their church Bible study groups. They told me these books are very valuable to them. Thank you very much for sharing these books.
I work as a leader in a Baptist church. Every Wednesday we have Bible study and also visit the sick. The great blessing for me was when I received the books from Derek Prince Ministries. I used the book Marriage Covenant and then Faith to Live By for Bible study and fellowship with my women’s group. It was a new inspiration for them. When we visited the sick, we shared the book on God’s Medicine Bottle with the patients as well as their family. We also leave the book for them. As I revisited the patients, they were encouraged and got better through reading that book.
- A Woman Leader
A missionary couple from New Zealand recently made a visit to Myanmar to teach and encourage pastors, leaders and other believers at churches and in seminars. Given the great lack of Bible teaching in Myanmar, much of what they presented from Derek’s material had never before been heard by these people. Everywhere they went, people were hungry for the Word of God and everyone was highly ‘engaged’ as they received the teaching. Many pastors were given Derek’s books in Burmese, which will be a “life-line” to them.
It’s been six years since we last asked for your help in spreading Derek’s teaching throughout Myanmar. But with no funds left we now need your help again, please.
We are wanting to hold further training seminars for pastors and leaders throughout Myanmar and help local missionaries to build Christ’s church. It costs us NZ$1,300 to hold each seminar, and our desire is to hold 10 in the year ahead. Would you perhaps be able to fund 50% or even the full cost of one teaching seminar this year?
In addition, we have Burmese staff support costs to meet each month. So please prayerfully consider if you could help us and to what extent, so we can help disciple the Body of Christ in Myanmar.
Your gift is genuinely needed and very much appreciated.
Translation of Derek’s material into the Khmer language began in 2015, starting with a few Teaching Letters. Our first opportunity to distribute these was at a talent quest attended by 800 young people aged 18-35 years. A second outreach was held which attracted 1,000 young people who each received a copy of the booklet Divine Exchange. Several other outreaches have also been held for hundreds of young people, with Derek’s material being given away to those attending.
Translation has now been completed of Derek’s six-book compilation Life Changing Spiritual Power and this will be a great tool to many Pastors and Christian leaders throughout the nation.
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