From darkness to light

Sreyleak was eight years old when her father died and her mother left the family in the village of Phum Krus in Cambodia. As the oldest of 4 children, Sreyleak was responsible for feeding and educating her siblings and caring for her grandmother, Who Met. Life was so tough for her, with no work for […]

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News so good they have to share

It was a moving moment to step out of the bus and see for the first time the new church built in the Kampong Cham Province in Cambodia, primarily from funds provided by LCA congregations in Epping and Newcastle NSW and Woden ACT. Just 12 months earlier we stood under a tree on the same […]

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The missional drip

Drip…drip…drip! It has to be one of life’s most annoying sounds when you are trying to sleep. You try to ignore it, but no amount of pillow hugging, thinking about something else or covering your ears can take away that persistent sound. Drip. Drip. Drip! The dripping only stops when you get out of bed […]

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God’s Spirit dancing in her life

In our Australian society those who believe in Jesus are facing more open opposition and questions about why they believe. What encourages you to believe God’s promises, embrace His hope and live in His love? Most Christians around the world face similar challenges and questions. What difference does a belief and trust in Jesus make? […]

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Long-life, life-giving fruit

The sale of thousands of bags of deliciously sweet dried apricots from Barmera in South Australia’s Riverland has eternal benefits. The apricots are grown, dried and prepared by Lou Moss and fellow parishioners in the Barmera-New Residence parish, together with local community members. The proceeds from the sale of each 500 gram packet reaches across […]

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Word and water with power and purpose

Immense hardship and deep sorrow have filled much of Kert Voun’s 64 years of life. Married in 1975, her husband and two of her infant sons died during those murderous years of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. Her second husband, whom she married in 1979, died just one year later, leaving her to care […]

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Filled with joy

The joy on Ung Ein’s face is evident as she sits on the bench with her friends from the village of Krus, Cambodia waiting for the bible study to begin following her midday time meal. Ung Ein first started coming to the Life Centre following her retirement in 2011 as a primary school teacher. Since […]

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Where love comes to life in the floodwaters of Cambodia

Rising floodwaters engulfed the village of Koh Keo late last year, but 63-year-old widow Mom Kham had seen it all before, many times over. Each year monsoonal rains have brought isolation and havoc to Mom Kham’s village and to villages in many parts of the Kampong Chhnang and other Cambodian provinces.

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Changed for Life

Sophouen, and her close friend Sreyleak, are no ordinary Cambodians. Their lives have been transformed from the ordinary, into children of God, followers of Jesus Christ. Sophouen and Sreyleak were among the ‘first fruits’ of the ministry in Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia. They were invited into the emerging church’s two-year internship program, and later developed a […]

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