Asia-Pacific Region Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Coordinator John Watton was looking for compassionate Nazarenes.
Watton, who previously served on the Africa Region, took an initial tour of the Southeast Asia Field during the first week of November. In Phnom Penh, he found a newly opened dorm for young women traveling from the province to the city to attend college. The dorm safely houses them while they study and provides tutoring in computers and English. The students are an active part of the Phnom Penh church plant.
The need to provide safe housing for young people coming to the city for college was a desire and concern expressed by Cambodia District leadership. This desire and concern came together with the passion of Ko, Seong-Chul and his wife, Kim, Yoon-Jong, team members from Korea who are working to find creative ways to help young people in Cambodia. The dorm is modeled after similar dorms in Phnom Penh and a Creative Access Area.
“Through this Nazarene Compassionate Ministries project, young ladies are given a place of safety and training,” said David Phillips, Southeast Asia field strategy coordinator. “In turn, they are taking the hope and peace that comes through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior to the streets, sharing stories from the Bible with the children of the neighborhood and leading a high school neighbor to Christ! That neighbor now attends the church plant in Phnom Penh!”
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