David and Esther moved from Northern Ireland to Cambodia in March 2011. They felt the call to serve as full time Elim missionaries after being part of, and then leading, short term mission teams.
“God spoke to us individually and put a desire on our hearts for us, as a couple, to live each moment totally for Him. We are passionate about reaching the Khmer people and making a difference to the lives of those around us. Our missionary journey has been exciting, scary, challenging, and many other emotions but God is always faithful and He is our constant guide. We can do nothing in our own strength and we value your prayers as we continue to do our utmost for His kingdom here in Cambodia”.
Be Free Cambodia
This project provides a 12 month training programme for young ladies who have rescued from a life of abuse or exploitation. In a safe and loving environment, the girls are taught skills in handicrafts, English, Khmer, life skills, bible study and devotions. The vision of Be Free Cambodia is to see lives restored, hearts mended and women with lives filled with God's joy and peace!
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Youth Ministry Cambodia
The youth fellowship meets every Sunday afternoon and has around 30 young people, raging from 10-18 years of age, who attend each week. They enjoy worship, discipleship, games, snacks and once every two months they go on an outing.
Happy Kids Club
The Happy Kids Club takes place in a village community outside of Phnom Penh where the family of our church trainee Pastor, Sarak, lives. Twice a month Sarak goes on a moto and shares the love of Jesus with the children and adults who gather at his family home. They are taught lively worship songs, hear a story from the bible, play games, colour in and simply have a few hours of fun! We believe this is a vital ministry and one which, we hope and pray, will lead to a church being planted in the community.
Elim Khmer Church
The Khmer Church has around 70-80 people fellowshipping together each week. The eldership and leadership is made up of, mainly, Khmer people, each with a heart to serve God and reach the local community,and further afield, with the love of Jesus. Sunday school takes place during the service, there is also a women's and men's ministry and a weekly prayer meeting.
Sunday School is important to the work in Cambodia as the children are like sponges and will go home and share what they learn with their friends and family. Nita, who is Chamnap's wife and the manager of the Early Learning Centre co-ordinates Sunday School and has a team of volunteers, staff from the centre, who teach.
Early Learning Centre
The ELC is managed by Nita and the amazing staff who care for babies, toddlers and pre-school children, enabling their parents to go to work. The centre operates a sponsorship scheme where individuals in the UK can support a family who would otherwise be unable to provide day-care for their children. The children are taught valuable skills including English, Khmer and numeracy, they learn about Jesus and enjoy play in a safe and loving environment.