“In the beginning God ..." so the Word of God begins. God was in the beginning when His Word landed in Cambodia in 1923. 100 years later, FEBC Cambodia is beginning the year with the biggest Christian celebration the country has ever seen. “It’s a big year!” FEBC Cambodia’s Director Makara remarked in calm excitement.
On 27-28 January 2023, 30,000 Cambodian Christians and others globally will unite in Koh Pich, Phnom Penh to celebrate the 'Centennial Anniversary of the Heritage of the Gospel to Cambodia'. More are expected to join FEBC Cambodia’s live broadcasts on air and online.
The team has been pivotal in getting churches to collaborate for this momentous occasion. The committee, made up of different Christian organisations within Cambodia, has been meeting weekly for a few years. 300 leaders from all denominations across Cambodia rallied together in prayer for the celebrations. And in a kick-off event in June 2022, 2,500 believers on-site and more than 8,000 online gathered in united praise. There is a real sense of the beginning of revival.
"God has been faithful through the generations,” Makara noted. When the Vietnam War occurred, God added to the number of believers rapidly, from 1,000 to 10,000. Despite the Pol Pot regime decimating the number to 200, God has brought about restoration. Through distributing radios with shortwave broadcasts, FM radio and social media broadcasts, and Cambodia Community Bible Institute courses, FEBC Cambodia is on track to reach the unreached in every province in the country with the Good News.
Oum Srey Lai Loeur in Chhep Lech village, Preah Vihear is one who has begun a new life in Christ through FEBC’s broadcasts. “I sometimes cry alone because of my family situation. I have a son who has a brain problem and a daughter who has mental illness and runs away from home. Soon I fell into depression. Krusa FM always encouraged me through Bible passages. I decided to receive Jesus as my Lord and Saviour and give everything to Him. God is an awesome God. I dance in praise of Him because He answers prayers. My daughter believes in Jesus now and lives a healthy life. God has given me a new life through faith in Jesus.”
And that calls for the biggest celebration, as heavens rejoice.
Makara send his new year greetings and watch a music video on the Gospel Centenary Celebration!
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