Quick Facts on Cambodia CAMBODIA Cambodia Mission
United Methodist Church
Economy: Cambodia Profile
Despite recent progress, the Cambodian econ-
omy continues to suffer from the effects of
decades of civil war, internal strife and ram-
Most rural households depend on agriculture
and its related sub-sectors. Rice, fish, timber,
garments and rubber are Cambodia's major
exports, and the United States, Singapore, Ja-
pan, Thailand, China, Indonesia and Malaysia
are its major export partners.
War and brutal totalitarianism in the 1970s
created famine in Cambodia. Desperate farm
families consumed their rice seeds and many
traditional varieties became difficult to find.
In Mission With
Religion: Buddhism (Theravada) 95% Is- The Methodist Mission In
lam(3%) and Christianity (2% )
Climate: Climate: tropical humid climate: Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of
rainy (monsoon) season (May to November) Thailand, between Thailand, Vietnam, and
and dry season (December to April) Laos
Major Cities: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Siha- Population: 14.8 million (UN 2005)
nouk Ville, Koh Kong Capital: Phnom Penh
Border countries: Laos 541 km, Thailand 803
km, Vietnam 1,228 km Currency: Riel
International dialling code: +855 The family of
Rev. Joseph and Marilyn Chan
Electricity 220V AC 50 Hz Our Missionaries in Cambodia
Volunteers In Mission
For I was hungry and you gave me some- About 80% of the population of over
thing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave
me something to drink, I was a stranger
and you invited me in, I needed clothes
Cambodia Mission 14 million lives in rural settings.
and you clothed me, I was sick and you
looked after me, I was in prison and you
came to visit me.' Matthew 25:35 Goals
To build stronger and lasting relationship
with our brothers and sisters of Cambo-
Come to Cambodia and Build!!! dia. Healthy relationship is the key to
regain dignity, unity and trust for rede-
A new ministry is
emerging. We To provide resources for Pastors and
have received the church leaders
call to help start
new churches and To help build new Methodist churches in 12% or more of rural residents are land-
congregations in the Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri areas less, and depend on seasonal work that
Mondulkiri and . pays less than one dollar a day.
Ratanakiri areas of To support the pig and cow raising projects
Cambodia where for economic development.
there are no churches.
To focus our efforts on community health
and agricultural development projects
To learn more about the history and cul-
This is a blessed opportunity to: ture of Cambodia.
• Begin a new spiritual journey with Rev.
Chan and the congregation
• Step out into the unknown
• Share your blessings, talents and skills
• Put love in action
What to expect on the trip
• Long distant road travel in Cambodia
• Biblical stories telling to children
• Construction work Most poor rural households still face sea-
• Listening, learning, and fellowshipping sonal food shortages due to low yields
and periodic droughts and floods.
Visit our website www.nyac.org
Rev. Joseph Ewoodzie Our mission projects include:
Conference Mission Coordinator Pig farm
20 Soundview Ave. White Plains, NY 10606 Cow farm
firstname.lastname@example.org Church construction
www.nyac.com Community Healthcare
914-615-2233 Pastoral Leadership Support Fund