Snippets of News – July 2018

Dear Friends,

As we step into the second half of 2018, we thank God for the wonderful 6 months that have passed and take this opportunity to bring you updates from the last 3 months at PKH.

The Vocational Training Centres at PKH Chbarmon (Training in Hospitality Services) and PKH Aoral (Industrial Skills Course) completed their 1st Term on 19 May and students returned to commence their 2nd Term on 4th June. The 2-week break gave them an opportunity to head home to their families to spend time with them and share what they had learned at PKH.

The students at PKH English School (PKHES) will complete their current academic term in August and in September, the School will be closed for holidays.Enrolment of students for the new academic term starting in October, will start from mid-July.

We hope that the students who are in Grade 12 this year will be focused as they prepare for their final exams, and graduate with good results to advance to the next level of education.

That’s not it. We have MORE good news to share. So, please follow the links below to find out more.

We see good progress in Farming God’s Way ! Yay! I see papaya trees, Kangkong, bottle gourds and soon enough, mangoes!

Let’s move our attention to the upcoming 2018 PKH Tour and Alumni Dinner. This tour is now fully SUBSCRIBED. Another yay! This year’s trip include visits to the various PKH Centres. At PKH Trang, trippers will be able to witness the dedication of the now completed Trang Mission House! Triple yay!!! Just like every other year, we have an alumni dinner as part of the tour and it will be the 5th for this year. For those of you who are unable to join us, do read some of the Life Stories shared at the previous Alumni Dinners. This should be another exciting trip and I look forward to seeing you at PKH if not this year, next year!

Lotsa good news, hey — do continue to support us and stay tuned to our updates!

Cheers,
PKHCambodia

PKH Trang Mission House – Update No. 2

Here are some pictures of the Trang Mission House, the construction of which was made possible by your support and prayers. In some of these pictures, we can see our Industrial Skills Course (ISC) students helping with the finishing touches including varnishing and constructing false ceilings, under the supervision of our ISC teachers.

PKH Trang Mission House

Completed PKH Trang Mission House.

ISC Boys Varnishing

ISC boys varnishing the upper deck of Trang Mission House.

Gypsum boards delivery

While delivering the gypsum boards to PKH Trang Centre, the vendor’s vehicle got stuck in the soft sand. This is one of the many challenges of constructing a building in the less developed areas of Kampong Speu Province.

ISC Boys

ISC boys installing the support frames for the false ceiling.

ISC Boys - 2

ISC boys installing the gypsum boards.

For the earlier post on PKH Trang Mission House, please click here.

Farming God’s Way – Update No. 2

Papaya Trees

Papaya Trees growing well at PKH Trang Centre.

Kangkong

It is rainy season in Cambodia and good for growing Kangkong and bottle gourds.

Mango Trees

28 mango trees have been planted at Trang, and we look forward to them bearing much fruit in a few years time.

For the earlier update on Farming God’s Way, please follow this link.

PKH Tour & Alumni Dinner 2018 coming up this 22 – 26 August, Phnom Penh

This year, the Alumni Dinner will be held in Phnom Penh. Join us as we celebrate with the PKH former graduates and their families, at the 2018 Alumni Dinner, to be held at Raffles Hotel Le Royal.

Some highlights of the program include visiting all of PKH’s expressions of work in Cambodia:

  • Visit PKH Centres and PKH English School
  • See how Farming God’s Way is bearing fruit (and vegetables!)
  • Dedication of the new Trang Mission House
  • Join the congregation of newly renovated Church of Christ our Peace (CCOP) Phnom Penh for Sunday Service
PKH Tour spaces are limited to 40 persons and registrations for this Tour will open to the congregation at St Andrew’s Cathedral from next week.

However, we would like all supporters of PKH to have the opportunity to register for this Tour, right now.

For more information, please email pkh.cambodia@cathedral.org.sg or call (+65) 63376104 ext 133.

We hope you will join us on this trip and we look forward to receiving your registrations.

A Completed Mission House at Trang for Frontier Missions

Whene’er I take my walks abroad,
How many poor I see!
What shall I render to my God
For all his gifts to me?

Not more than others I deserve,
Yet God hath given me more:
For I have food, while others starve,
Or beg from door to door.

How many children in the street
Half naked I behold!
While I am clothed from head to feet,
And cover’d from the cold.

While some poor wretches scarce can tell
Where they may lay their head,
I have a home wherein to dwell,
And rest upon my bed.

Are these thy favours, day by day,
To me above the rest?
Then let me love thee more,
And try to serve thee best.

Isaac Watts

In our world today of 7 billion people, 1 in 3 people have no hope of ever knowing Jesus as they have no access to anyone who can tell them about Him. These are the Unreached People Groups, people who are separated from the Good News by tough geographical, social, language or other barriers.

The very remote villages of Chom Bok, Trang, Koudounthei and Tanil are PKH’s frontier missions to the Suoy community of Unreached Peoples.

In our December 2017 update, we reported that construction had begun on the Mission House on 5 December 2017 and was expected to be completed in 3 months. We are pleased to report that the Mission House was completed on 14 March 2018, just in time for visiting medical and dental Mission teams to conduct health and dental checks for the 350 children and to villagers of the Suoy Community. The Mission House will also provide residence for the Mission staff. PKH gratefully thanks all who gave of themselves to this work through their time, efforts, funds and prayers.