Thank you for your support! Your commitment to International Missions is transforming lives around the world. At PAOC International Missions, we find that our best work happens at the intersection of reaching, planting, equipping and caring. At this nexus, people meet Jesus, disciples are formed, and lives are changed forever.
But what does your impact look like in a practical sense?
It looks like our Global Student Centre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Founded by PAOC global workers Ian and Tiffanie Rowley, the centre is strategically located to reach Phnom Penh’s university students. They reach over 400 non-Christian students per month through their café and one-on-one language lessons. Students share family meals, and the dormitories provide housing to new believers.
When Ian says that the “floodgates have opened,” he isn’t exaggerating. A church of more than 70 young adults from the café meets each week on the centre’s top floor. The church and its 20 small groups are student-led and give back by volunteering in outlying villages.
Your impact also looks like the tears in the eyes of a student named Sovvan, who said to Ian: “Even if my family disowns me, even if I have to beg on the streets for food, I will still choose to follow God because I know He is real.” Sovvan recently called Ian to ask for help planting the first church in his family’s community: a village in an unreached Cambodian province.
The Global Student Centre is a growing, innovative and successful church plant, but we need you to partner with us. Today you can donate to provide more shelter space for university students like Sovvan who convert to Christianity at significant personal cost and risk.
You can have an immediate impact today by investing in this vital work.
Thank you for your support of PAOC International Missions. Your partnership empowers PAOC Global Workers and national partners to reach, plant, equip and care. Together, we are part of God’s mission.
I want to update you on our work in Southeast Asia. Two years ago, a major crisis developed in the region as millions of Rohingya were forced from their homes. Many, like Rubi, have been turned away from the refugee camps because they were already overflowing. Although it has faded from the news cycle, this crisis remains urgent.
The PAOC’s response, in partnership with humanitarian and national partners, is focused on the thousands of refugees living outside the camps. To date we have constructed 37 wells that give fresh water to over 7,400 people. We have also provided health outreach, food aid, water, and sanitation programming.
Our response does not just focus on the physical conditions of these traumatized individuals. Our partners, the national church, have trained and deployed 25 disciple-making workers to provide spiritual care to these communities. Because of this initiative Rubi, and thousands more like her, will have the opportunity that very few Rohingya have ever had—to know Jesus personally.
The situation for many remains desperate, but you can positively impact both the physical and spiritual conditions of the Rohingya. Your financial gift will provide food for families and will help us train an additional 25 disciple makers to reach these communities. Every dollar allocated for food assistance will be matched four times, and $29 per month provides one year of training for a worker.
Thank you for your generosity. The Rohingya have faced unspeakable hardship, but hope is on the horizon because of Canadian believers like you.