Ty Pok was a widow by the time she was just 23 years old, living in a rural province in Cambodia. In search of work, she left her hometown for the capital, Phnom Penh. There she was able to earn an income by working as a maid, however this all changed when she was sexually assaulted by a man she trusted and soon discovered that she was pregnant. As her pregnancy progressed, she left her job and decided to return to her hometown despite the shame she felt.
Lockdowns soon began due to COVID-19 and people were afraid to go to the market where they would buy and sell goods. With no income and no job opportunities in sight, Ty Pok was in a desperate situation to provide for her now 5 month old son.
At this time, GAiN’s local partner in Cambodia arrived in her village to provide essential item kits to those in need. Ty Pok was so happy to receive these items at such a difficult time. She then also had the opportunity to hear about the love of Jesus and accepted Him as her Lord and Saviour on that day. Praise God!
Our partner in Cambodia has been able to provide 338 families in 27 villages with essential item kits. Our country coordinator, Touch Borin shared, “As we distribute the donations, our hearts are so thrilled. People receive the gifts with tears in their eyes. Most of them have lost their jobs, they have no income and on top of that they owe the banks and have to pay interest. Even though we can’t solve all of their problems, we are able to lighten their burden. Of course Jesus is the only one that can satisfy them. We introduce them to Jesus, the living water and now they thirst no more.”
When COVID-19 began to force us to change the way we do mission earlier this year, our commitment was to continue revealing hope and restoring life to people living in crisis and injustice. Our new Community Relief project aims to raise funds to allow us to work with our front line partners who serve those most affected in their communities. The response was, and continues to be, incredibly encouraging and has enabled us to serve many people in Cambodia, India and the Philippines. God is using the provision of essential item kits to open doors of opportunity for our church planting partners to share the gospel. In Cambodia, 80 people have prayed to receive Christ and nine new follow up groups have been established. Please pray for the Lord’s work in Cambodia, that many would find hope in Him during these uncertain times.
If you would like to partner with us in supplying essential item kits to those most in need, please visit our website: https://globalaid.net.au/focus-areas/covid-19-community-relief
re:Connect Online 2020
This year our annual re:Connect event will be going virtual. Join us online and hear stories from our front line country leaders, celebrate what God has done through our projects in the last year and pray with us for our future work.
17th October | 7:00pm | Online
Register online at... https://globalaid.net.au/re-connect2020