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2024 Medical Mission Trip Update!

Mike’s back from his recent trip with an update on all God’s doing in Cambodia!

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Why Medical Mission Trips?

“We went to encourage and pray for the congregation his sick and unable to see the clone. Lord please heal him from all sicknesses in his body.”  This is broken English from one of our Cambodia Bible School alumni and now preacher, Tola. Translation: We want you to pray for the sick in our congregation because we have no doctors or nurses to help.

Cambodia Christian Ministries (CCM) seeks to imitate Jesus by helping the poor both physically and spiritually. In Cambodian villages, sometimes the only options are to get better on your own or die. That is actually what spurred Sokhom and Herman Alexander to start conducting medical missions 15 years ago. An 18 year-old boy died in a remote village when they were there in 2007 because he could not get help.

On January 15, 2024 a team from the US will join medical personnel from Cambodia and from other nations to treat thousands of people! It will be our 15th major medical mission trip into the villages of Cambodia. We also provide funding for those with medical emergencies or who need surgery.

We thank the Lord Jesus Christ for the generous individuals and churches who help us bless some of the most precious people to God on the earth. Some of them will be thanking you in heaven one day. God bless you for your Christ-like love.

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Sokhom’s New Truck!

Sokhom's new truckThis is one humble, happy, grateful and excited servant missionary! As Cambodia continues to open up travel post Covid-19, Sokhom has organized and conducted many more LeaderCare seminars in remote villages around the country. He teaches Bible to groups of newer house church leaders, and they in turn pass on the teachings of Jesus to members of their house and respective churches.  But Sokhom has to go to them and driving in Cambodia is dangerous.

In 2009, Sokhom personally paid to have his two vehicles shipped to Cambodia to begin mission work. Then one of his vehicles was confiscated by a government official several years ago. He’s just been driving his old truck ever since, racking up over 300,000 miles. As you can see, it was time for something new!

God bless you for participating in giving gifts of love to bless a non-stop, tireless servant for the Lord.  What a blessing to know our favorite missionary and servant is in a safe, practical and reliable vehicle! Want a ride? Contact Mike Meierhofer and you can join him in Cambodia on an amazing future mission trip!

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Medical Mission Trip Update

Check out Mike’s update from the February Medical Mission Trip!

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Severe Storm Update

“Never in my life have we had storms and flooding in the month of January like this.” – Sokhom 

 

The storm hit quickly and rushing waters ran through CCM Center. There was no loss of life at CCM, although a couple of the workers nearly drowned while trying to move cattle to higher ground. CCM’s main buildings were only slightly damaged and major cleanup will help put things back to normal. There are heavy losses in the fishponds as the levees broke in a few spots and fish headed down stream. Nearly all of the coconut trees survived. Fish, frogs, shrimp, coconut trees, etc. are all part of the plan to be more self-supporting in the future.

Please pray for the waters to recede and everything to return to normal so this great ministry can continue.

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Little Children Praying to a Big God

Kampong Leng “Island” is one of the most precious places in Cambodia. CCM helps support two orphanages there. We have graduates of our Cambodia Bible School (CBS) ministering at both orphanages, but we also provide a nurse that takes care of the children’s physical needs. Our young preachers’ mission is what James would call true religion: reaching out to the community with the good news of Jesus Christ and caring for the orphans. Additionally, CCM doctors make several trips to Kampong Leng during the year to check on all the children.

The orphans will smile and laugh as they play with nothing more than a rock and a stick. And oh, how they love to sing songs about Jesus! They have such a pure faith. It’s free from the glamour, glitter and clutter of the world that blinds so many from seeing Jesus clearly.

In the photo above, the children are praying for their daily bread or, in the Cambodia case, RICE. They have so little, but they are big in gratitude. They are little children praying to a big God who loves and cares for all his children.

May the Lord Jesus Christ continue to bless Sokhom and the rest of the workers at CCM as they labor to bless physically and spiritually the orphans, widows, poor, sick, Buddhists, Muslims, and beyond.  

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Equipping Cambodian Leaders – February 2022 Mission Trip

Check out Mike’s update from his first post-pandemic visit!  God continues to do great things through Sokhom, the students, and the generosity of so many Christian servants!

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A PICTURE PAINTS A THOUSAND MILLION WORDS

Some of Sokhom’s assistants checked on our Cambodia Preaching School graduates and sent the pictures below.  This gives us a great visual image of the active ministry being done by our CBS graduates.

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INDIANA SOKHOM

In 2015, CCM purchased 75 acres of land with the goal of the ministry becoming mostly self-sustaining. It was nothing but brush and trees. But over the past several years, we have cleared and developed the land. Sokhom and our students have dug fish and frog ponds, planted around 2,000 coconut trees, farmed rice, and even run cattle. We sell everything beyond what we eat with the goal of becoming truly Cambodian run and funded. We want the gospel to take off in the Cambodian culture, carried by Cambodian Christians!

But it’s a jungle out there! If you look closely, Indy… I mean Sokhom, has a snake and a rat on a pole! Some of the guys (excluding Sokhom) are going to eat well tonight. While he’s not big on snake and rat, Sokhom is having a blast serving the Lord with vigor, commitment, and great faithfulness!

While working the land will cover the fixed expenses at CCM Center, there will still be a need for help from faithful Christians around the world for medicine, orphans, and water wells. There are so many people we can reach through the generosity of others. Thanks for your support of this phenomenal work of the Lord!

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