Farming God’s Way (FGW) at PKH Trang 16-18 Jan 2017

In Jan 2017, we were very blessed to host Brian Smith from AgriStewards and Vatanak, who conducted farming training using Farming God’s Way at PKH Trang. Teacher Deborah, Brother Souvuth, Brother Ngoun Y, Sokha Buntheurn and around 10 students/staff from PKH Trang attended the training, together with Ds Bessie, Ena and Adeline from Singapore. We were also joined by a few local and expatriate Christians who heard about the training via a local Christian community email.

On the first day, Brian gave us a detailed lecture on the background and principles of Farming God’s Way which consists of 3 interconnected spheres; Biblical, Technology and Management. We learnt that the soil should not be ploughed and the importance of looking after the health of the soil which includes no burning, practising rotation and covering the soil with mulch which FGW calls God’s Blanket.

We then went on to the practical session on the second day when we planted a 6m x 6m test garden of cucumber, long beans and watermelon. Each step was precisely planned, measured, performed with minimal wastage and adhering to the requirement of high standards. At the four corners of the plot, Brian instructed us to mark each corner with a permanent peg with a bible verse written on it, staking God’s claim on the land. And above all of this, there was prayer and joyful singing of worship songs throughout the preparation of the land and during planting. The training continued in the afternoon on composting and management.

Sokha Bunthoeurn writing 1 Peter 1:5 on the first leg.

It was an eye-opening experience for all of us to learn how God already has mechanisms in place that allow fauna, flora and soil to co-exist with high levels of productivity and minimal environmental degradation. God has indeed provided sufficiency in all things.

We are very grateful to Brian and Vatanak for conducting the training, and we hope to reach out to the surrounding villagers with Farming God’s Way as a tool to empower them to break out from poverty.

AgriStewards is an American organisation founded with the vision of teaching sustainable farming techniques using Farming God’s Way to help individuals, families and their communities meet the basic needs of life through farming.

Farming God’s Way (“FGW”) is a Godly solution to the food security and poverty crisis for the rural poor. FGW has a proven track record of success since 1984 where these practises were pioneered in Zimbabwe by Brian Oldreive. It has since been used by churches and NGOs throughout Africa and has now been extended to Mexico, Nepal, US and UK.

FGW is a biblical-based method of conservation and sustainable farming with 3 main interconnected spheres:

  1. Biblical
    1. Acknowledge God and God alone
    2. Consider your ways
    3. Understanding God’s all-sufficiency
    4. What you sow is what you will reap
    5. Bring the tithes and offerings to God
    6. Stake your claim
  2. Management
    1. On time
    2. To high standards
    3. With minimal wastage
  3. Technology
    1. No ploughing
    2. 100% mulch covers (which FGW refers to as God’s blanket)
    3. Practising rotations

Trang children singing praises to our Lord as we began preparing the garden.

The students at Trang working together to wheel the heavy bags of wood ash to the test garden site.

Hands on experience of preparing the soil for the new seeds, under the guidance of Brian Smith.

And finally, God’s ‘Blanket’ covering the newly planted seeds in the test garden.

For more information about FGW, please visit their website via this link.

Personal Testimony by Susan Goh, PKH Centre Director

Hi Friends,

Susan Goh, PKH Centre Director has kindly offered to share her personal story on how the Lord has led her to serve at PKH Cambodia. It’s been a challenging journey but nonetheless rewarding as quoted by her.

“Well, it has been 11 years for me here, working in PKH. I must say that it has been all the way wonderful because the job is very fulfilling to be able to touch lives and help every young Cambodian, to have that hope and to have that dream and seeing how they can change and become stronger people. I really enjoy teaching them.”

In this video, you’ll also hear ex-students testifying to their transformation from living without hope to a better life, all by God’s grace.

I hope you’ll be encouraged by this video!

For other videos, kindly follow this link.

Best Wishes, PKHCambodia

Missions Evening 18th November 2016

PKH will be there at the Missions Evening! So please join us at our booth if you are around the corner and take this opportunity to get to know us and learn more about the project! You will also have a chance to purchase ethnic hand-crafted Cambodian products for Christmas.

Venue: St. Andrews Cathedral, Singapore

Date: 18th November 2016

Time: 6-930pm


Here is the breakdown of the programme for the evening:

  1. The Missions Bazaar, 6-8pm (open to all)
    Venue:  The CNS Amphitheatre
    Admission: Free of charge; all are welcome.
  2. The Missions Dinner, 7-930pm
    Venue:  The CNS B1 Halls
    Admission: By tickets priced at $12 per adults and $6 per child.

All contributions will be used solely for the work of helping the poor and needy within the scope of PKH and not for administrative costs / overheads.

See you there!

Best Regards,


Project Khmer H.O.P.E. English School

On 5th August 2016, PKH signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kampong Speu Orphan Centre (KSOC) to take over the running of Cambodia Tomorrow School (CTS). This took place in the CTS premises located in Chbarmon, Kampong Speu Province. Ds Bessie Lee, Mrs Ena Chang (PKH Committee member in charge of this new work) and a few members of the PKH Committee and Staff represented PKH. KSOC was represented by its director, Mdm Pol Sokly, and 3 teachers from CTS.

CTS has 3 full time local teachers and is located on the grounds of KSOC with 2 classrooms, a computer lab and an office. With effect from 1 September 2016, the school will be renamed Project Khmer H.O.P.E. English School and PKH will be responsible for the direction, development, management and operations of the school.

CTS was set up in 2008 by a US non-profit organisation to provide English lessons to the orphans in KSOC and the poorer children age 3 to 18 years old from the surrounding community. Students attend the local Khmer public school but come to CTS for English lessons before or after school.

In January this year, PKH was approached by CTS to take over the running of the school as their Board decided to conclude their education programme by the end of the 2015-2016 academic year. Subsequently, PKH Committee members together with Ms Susan Goh (Head of PKH Centre, Chbarmon) visited KSOC and CTS on a few occasions to find out more about their work and how PKH can help. KSOC and CTS are located just behind the PKH Centre at Chbarmon and PKH had not entered into any collaboration with them in the past.

With this MOU, PKH will take over the management of the school with the 3 existing local teachers reporting directly to the Head of PKH Centre. Student recruitment has already started for the new academic year with the intake increasing from 90 to 110 students comprising of 46 from KSOC and 64 from the poorer families in the community. PKH will provide all materials necessary for lessons including school books, school bags, uniforms, stationery and refreshments.

PKH is excited about this opportunity to reach out to the children at KSOC as well as the surrounding community and look forward to integrating the students with joint activities and the weekend Livingstreams Club at PKH Centre.