Introduction: World Renew employs many capable and dedicated staff from countries around the world. They make a valuable contribution to the team. This is the story of Chen Dechorith ("just call me Rith – pronounced Rit") as told to me during the drive from Phnom Penh to the KADRA office in Svay Rieng province.

Rith was born in 1980, one year after the horrendous Pol Pot Regime -- which had...

“God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”  But Christ knew that in his short years of ministry he could not personally bring his Good News to people scattered all around the globe.  So he immediately called to himself a band of disciples whom he trained and sent out.  And in the early church, other key leaders such as Paul were soon added. ...

As September comes to an end, we are anticipating our departure more everyday. We are thankful to God for this great opportunity and look forward to the amazing journey it will be. Before we get there however, we have a lot of work to do. Our preparations for this trip continue and are going well. We have begun our fundraising efforts and are extremely thankful for all the support that has already been given. Our thanks go out to all...

OREDA staff were eager to take me to one of the villages where they had helped plan a three-day training for primary school teachers. Someone from the Ministry of Education was facilitating the sessions, and it was an effort to bring professional development to teachers in this rural area.

It was about a 15 km trip and I got there on the back of a motorcycle. The first part was along a good, paved road, but then we headed on to...

Mol Young moves the stake over so that her cow has a fresh area to graze (see picture).  She knows that she needs to take good care of her cow, especially now that it is pregnant again.  Because this cow has been helping her gain a new lease on life.

Life has not been easy for Ms. Young.  She lost her husband 15 years ago when she was pregnant with her son.  As a widow, her only income was by working...

When a good rice harvest comes in, there is lots of rice, and the price is low.  But nine months later, when a family’s supply is perhaps depleted and they need to buy rice, the price will be high – often double the amount.  That’s the law of supply and demand - and it can be very hard on poor families.  And so rice banks were initiated.

Under the leadership of its Community Based Organization (CBO), a village that wants to...

When I went to teach my first English class with KADRA staff, I was not at all sure what I was getting in to.  I had little idea what level of English they were at or how I could be most helpful.  Before heading out, I was fortunate enough to be able to spend some time with Edith DeGraaf.  She has quite a bit of experience in teaching English to Cambodians, had stacks of resources which I could use, and...

On Tuesday morning at 6am, we left the World Renew office in the city of Phnom Penh and headed for one of the provinces (or “up country” as we might say at home, or “into the bush” in Mali).  The direction was south west, to SvayRieng province, toward the border with Vietnam.   An hour into the trip we came to NeakLoeung where we got on a ferry to cross the Mekong River -- about 1 kilometer wide at that...

If pre-school classes have become the norm in Ontario, people in Cambodia are also beginning to realize the importance of giving children a head start in life.  And so KADRA (a Cambodian partner organization supported by CRWRC and Norwegian Mission Alliance) initiated a program of kindergartens.

It was a delight to visit the kindergarten in Kantourt Prong Village.  The children were eager to demonstrate some of what they had learned. Small groups took turns standing up front and together, more or...

Psalm 145:3 tells us, “Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise, His greatness no one can fathom.”   After spending almost two years in Honduras I can testify that the Lord is hard at work in the midst of poverty, corruption and natural disasters.  He has manifested His love for these people in powerful and provocative ways and I praise Him for all these miracles – small and great.  

Now, God has called me to be an ambassador...

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