Asian Outreach Cambodia Pastors' Vision Trip - October 2014 | Hungry For Life

October 2014: ,

HFL's field partner, Asian Outreach Cambodia (AOC), works in Kandal and Prey Veng provinces, to empower and train local Christians to deliver its development projects: Assisting Children to School (ACTS), HIV/AIDS-TB, Church Development, Women’s Empowerment and Water and Sanitation.

Our trip provided an opportunity to get to know our partners better, and included an overview of the active ministries. It was also an opportunity to learn more about the history and culture of this beautiful and complex place. While staying in Pnomh Penh, we visited the Kandal outreach projects as well as the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21) and killing fields. From up in Siem Reap, we saw the Stung Treng project as well as the 7th wonder of the world, Angkor Wat.

Team Testimonials:

“[The experiences of this trip have changed me and I] will pray for Cambodia and listen to the leading of God.”
“My goal is to approach other business leaders to consider supporting the work of AOC in Cambodia.”
“It was great to see the humility of Cambodian people. I have learned so much about Cambodian history.”
“[One highlight I experienced was] the AOC model farm. The reality that there is a system being established for long-term sustainable community transformation was very encouraging. This project is about empowerment over enabling and it filled me with hope for Cambodia.”
“[The event that broke my heart was] seeing the genocide museum and killing fields. It was overwhelming in a good way. It brought context to the work being done.”
“[One thing I will do differently is] focus less of my energy on myself and find a way to help this place effectively.”
“[In the next six months] ministry [will be] focused on multiplication in training and education — for local missions.”

Team Blog:

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Learning about Cambodia's History

Today's events began with a couple of very educational field trips to help us all understand what happened to Cambodia and why there is such dire need here today.

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Settled in Phnom Penh

Well, we've made it!  This post will just be a quick one as we're all anxious for a shower and some rest.  Tomorrow we are going to visit the Killing Fields and Genocide Museum in the morning, and then g

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Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Hong Kong Layover

We had an 8-hour layover here in Hong Kong so Noel suggested we take the 126-year-old Peak Tram up to Victoria Peak for the view of the city from 1800 feet above sea level. Glad we took him up on it! Bill also got to revisit some memories of previous trips.

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Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

All Together in Vancouver

We've come from Phoenix and St. Catharines and Calgary and other origins to fly out of Vancouver together, en route to Hong Kong. We'll be there at 6am Wednesday local time (6pm Tuesday EST) for an 8-hour layover before heading on to Phnom Penh.

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Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Welcome to Our Cambodia Trip Blog!

Greetings, friends and loved ones from Central Community Church (St Catharines), Calvary Church (Peterborough), Pure Heart Christian Fellowship (Phoenix),

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