The Khmer of Cambodia

Population: 16 million
Main Trade: Subsistence farming, predominantly rice
Main Religion: Buddhism
Key Challenges: Conflict between generations as young people adopt a more western mindset
Fact: Many still choose traditional Khmer medicine for healing, whether this be based on spiritual or herbal treatments, despite increasing access to modern medicine


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Living among the Khmer people

“The Khmer are a communal people. Relationships are always front and centre as they understand themselves primarily as members of community. 

While this can provide many opportunities for our team to meet local people, boundaries can be encountered when seeking to share the good news of Jesus. Additionally, Buddhist worldviews are often significantly different to those held by followers of Jesus. 

Please pray for the Khmer people and for our team as we continue our relationships with those we know, and as we develop further our new and exciting project initiatives in 2022.”
- Luke

There are over 16 million Khmer people and half are under the age of 25. They align strongly as Buddhist with animistic influences and less than 2% of the population profess to follow Christ. They live with a constant tension of maintaining traditional responsibilities to their parents along with being influenced by a rising Western influence.

The intercultural team lives in the North West region of Cambodia among communities struggling with poor health, low literacy rates and high unemployment. The team is focused on building relationships and identifying the needs and opportunities for ministry in this region and partnering with God to bring wholistic transformation to Khmer people.

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