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					    Quick Facts on Cambodia                                 CAMBODIA                           Cambodia Mission
                                                                                                      New York
                                                                                                 Annual Conference
                                                                                               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-
pant corruption.
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% )
                                                                   Location:                            Cambodia
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
                                                   Language:       Khmer
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:
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-
                                                   velopment.
                          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
                                                            Contact Information
                                                           Rev. Joseph Ewoodzie                        Our mission projects include:
                                                      Conference Mission Coordinator                             Pig farm
                                                 20 Soundview Ave. White Plains, NY 10606                        Cow farm
                                                           jewoodzie@nyac.com                              Church construction
                                                              www.nyac.com                                Community Healthcare
                                                                914-615-2233                         Pastoral Leadership Support Fund