Sokhom

Burn Baby Burn

In Acts 19:11-20 the Apostle Paul leads many to salvation in Christ in Ephesus. People carried handkerchiefs or aprons from Paul’s body to the sick, and they would be healed. Many brought their magic books and burned them in the fire as a sign that those powers were no longer necessary since they have Jesus in their life.

As we preach Jesus in the remote villages of Cambodia, Buddhists and Muslims will come to be baptized into Christ wearing superstitious bracelets and multi-colored belts to protect them from the evil spirits. Sokhom literally checks peoples’ wrists and waists as they come forward. When he finds a person wearing a religious-magic item, he talks to them about the uselessness of it compared to the real power of Jesus to work in their lives. Then he uses it as a teaching tool and talks to the crowd to help them see that Christ is all we need. These evil spirits have no power compared to Jesus! Others will then remove the bracelets and belts and we will burn them in a fire – just like Acts 19.

One year Sokhom held up his Bible in one hand and a lighter in the other and jokingly said to me, “This is all I need in the villages of Cambodia.”

BURN BABY BURN. 

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CCM Campus Tour

Just like everywhere else, the past twelve months have been a challenge for Sokhom and CCM.  Some parts of the ministry are still on hold due to Covid-19, others are receiving some extra attention.  Sokhom and the students have worked hard improving the facilities and preparing for everything to come fully back online.  We showcased their progress at our annual golf tournament, which raises funds for infrastructure every year, and we wanted to share this video with all of you.  Thanks to Tom Sweat and his family for putting this together for us!

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Cobra Soup Is Mm-Mm Good!

Campbell’s Cobra soup is mm-mm good!

Years ago, Sokhom and I reached out to an organization that helps with building projects in poor countries.  On the questionnaire they asked if there were any poisonous snakes in the area.  Sokhom had me write, “No poisonous snakes. We ate them all!”

That story rang true this week when one of our workers walked by the guesthouse where I stay when in Cambodia. He stepped over what he thought was a stick, but it turned out to be a five-foot long cobra!

Sokhom said they killed it with a rock, and then one of the students made some excellent cobra soup. According to them, it doesn’t taste like chicken but definitely tastes better than rat.

Sokhom has made a great sacrifice to serve the Lord as a missionary in his native country of Cambodia. As a result, God has blessed CCM in a monumental way. Together, we have physically helped over 200,000 poor people in villages since 2009. Greater yet, we are no longer able to keep track of the number of Buddhists and Muslims becoming Christians because of our CBS graduates along with several hundred house church leaders sharing Jesus in their respective villages.

Maybe cobra soup is not mm-mm good, but the mission work of Sokhom Hun and the CCM team is a sweet aroma and sacrifice to the Lord!

 

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What Is a Cambodia FLOG?

A “FLOG” is a flood blog!  🙂

I wanted to tell loving people like you, who help provide relief to those who are hungry and hurting, about the flood and the relief effort in Cambodia.  Last month Sokhom, our three doctors, and our 15+ preaching students hand-delivered many tons of rice to the poor in remote villages.  Recent tropical storms and broken dams had caused tremendous flooding, which inflicted losses and suffering on the people.  Most of the rice went to those who were hit hard a few hours northwest of CCM Center, but all of it went to villages where we have either graduates or house church leaders we partner with.  These relationships allow us to show the love of Jesus in a clear way.  Sokhom and his team will make another delivery later in January as the region continues to recover from the destruction. 

I also want you to know that every dollar given for flood relief in 2020 has been spent for that purpose. In 2021, we continue to have no administrative fees and all donations will continue to go to the ministry and work in Cambodia. We thank the Lord so much for your partnership with us to physically and spiritually help the poor of Cambodia. God bless you for your love for the disadvantaged!

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Cambodia and Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus spreads around the globe, some of you have asked how Cambodia Christian Ministries is handling the situation. The latest news is that there are less than 100 cases of Covid-19 in the country, but being a third world country, there is no telling what the exact number is. Also, being a third world country there is less medical expertise and fewer supplies to help those with the virus. All the schools in the country have been closed. Travel in and out of the country has been reduced greatly.

Sokhom and I have been visiting regularly about appropriate procedures concerning the pandemic and CCM activities. We have closed the front gate for the time being. The only exception is that two of our men go to the market daily to get food. When they return they wash their hands and change clothes. Our doctors are paying attention to the developing situation, but until more information and protective equipment becomes available, they are simply following the guidelines to slow the spread.

Sokhom’s spring trip to the US has been postponed. We continue teaching Bible via Skype to the Cambodia Bible School students. Thank the Lord for technology! And in spite of everything, construction continues on the fish pond, building up the levy, putting a better roof and walls on the multi-purpose building for future LeaderCare seminars, etc.  Needless to say, there is still plenty to do and plenty being done!

Please include Cambodia and especially Sokhom and the rest of the people at CCM in your prayers. Feel free to contact me for any further information. God bless the friends and partners of Sokhom and CCM as we continue to bless the precious people of Cambodia with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

In Christ,
Mike Meierhofer   

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January 2020 Medical Mission Trip

Keep this photo in your mind for future reference. Then, the next time you are getting grumpy as you wait to see the doctor, picture these precious Cambodians filled with joy as they wait their turn to receive medical treatment.

Click here to see the details of our recent medical mission trip to remote villages of Cambodia.

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Blood Brothers



Thanks to Phanat Ouch for this post!

Samon (left) was a high ranking soldier of the Khmer Rouge. Sokhom (right) was a commando soldier of American-backed Lon Nol’s army. They were sworn enemies and shed blood against each other during the war, BUT the shedding of Christ’s blood turned them from enemies to brothers. This is the power of the gospel! Samon was the key organizer for this event to happen in his hometown. Not only were we able to help over 1000 people with health care, but we also preached the gospel to them this whole day! Had to share this amazing story.

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Cambodia Christian Ministries Medical Mission Trip

Three weeks from now our medical team will travel to several different remote villages of Cambodia that have little or no access to medical care. We will provide medical exams, prescriptions, teeth extractions, and eye glasses to thousands. To see the faces of the poor as our massive bus full of medical people turns into their village will drive one to tears of humility. These people are so precious and so innocent and have so little compared to all of us on the bus. It is an enormous honor to bless them with the love of Jesus.

All workers must cover their own airfare to Cambodia, however we do need funds to cover medicine, eyeglasses, food and lodging for the workers, rental of the bus and driver, etc. We can provide medical care for $4 to $5 per patient. We estimate the cost of our January medical mission trip to be about $40,000, but that will provide over 10,000 patient treatments! Simply amazing.

We invite you to help us help the poorest of the poor in remote Cambodian villages. You can donate online or send your donations to Cambodia Christian Ministries, 10550 Marsh Lane, Dallas, TX, 75229.

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August Update!

See Mike’s most recent update on all things Cambodia below. There’s also a surprise toward the beginning… an unexpected guest joins by phone!

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Medical Mission Update!

We thank God for a great January Medical Mission Trip! Our team of doctors, medical personnel, and volunteers worked together to serve thousands of Cambodians living in poor, rural areas. On top of that, 47 people heard and responded to the good news of God’s love in Jesus!

Check out Mike’s presentation, which includes photos and video from the trip. Also please continue to pray for Sokhom, our students and their families, the people of Cambodia, and the church there. God continues to work, and we are thankful to Him for your participation and support!

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