Proverbs 31 prophetically speaks of the Church – the Bride of Christ – and what ‘She’ will accomplish in her season on the earth:
She sets her heart upon a nation and takes it as her own, carrying it within her. She labours there to plant the living vines.
This is Strong Nation Church! She has indeed set her heart upon a nation – the nation of Cambodia – and we’ve taken her as our own, sending the Prevost family to support and strengthen the church planting efforts with Outdom Heang and Longpich Leakhena, and sending Deborah Kneale to work in the only pregnancy crisis centre in Cambodia – Mother’s Heart. Now we seek to ‘labour there to plant the living vines.’
This year, we are officially launching STRONG VILLAGE. In partnership with Strong Nation Church Cambodia, we are extending an arm into the villages, providing small business training, education and support, and providing vital connection to other needed services. In addition, Strong Nation Church Cambodia is focusing on training up church planters so that believers in these remote communities can have access to thriving churches and ongoing discipleship.
Jenny and Meanseth Chhun would like to present to you…..STRONG VILLAGE!
STRONG VILLAGE Cambodia is a community led development organisation that partners with local citizens and leaders to assess needs within villages and generates local solutions.
STRONG VILLAGE is a new organisation, launched in partnership with ACCI and Strong Nation Church, in 2022. While still in its pilot year, Strong Village will be established as a local Cambodian Organisation in 2023.
STRONG VILLAGE has been able to employ a Social Worker – Sokhunthy Chhun – who works with several clients from vulnerable economic areas. These clients currently come from seven villages within three provinces and receive financial support to continue their education – including life skills training – to enable them to break the poverty cycle, escape the risk of human trafficking, and bring resource into their local village.
STRONG VILLAGE has also begun to assist some of the clients’ families with a micro-business. These families have received beekeeper training and the equipment needed to produce honey from their own beehives. One litre of honey is worth $20USD in Cambodia, which is significant for a Cambodian household.
STRONG VILLAGE Staff are now in the process of connecting with the local village leaders of each of these clients and their families. These partnerships will allow us to come alongside, listen to and empower villages in generating local solutions to significant issues in their community in 2023.
In 2023, we hope to increase our Community Led Development activities, such as providing wells for clean drinking water, by supporting more individuals, families and village Projects.
Would you like to be a part of building STRONG VILLAGES? If so, why not consider Sponsoring a Village.
In 2023, funds received from sponsoring a village will enable us to
- Increase Social Work Staff
- Support more clients to continue their education
- Support micro-businesses through beekeeping
- Support Community led development projects in partnership with local citizens and community leaders.
To sponsor a village will cost $100 per month for each village. Why not gather some friends to take a village into your heart and see it flourish! We will connect you to one of the villages and provide a quarterly update on the incredible work of our organisation within your adopted village so you can see what your sponsorship is achieving.
Thank you so much!
Please click the button below to connect you with the sponsorship information.