The Khmer of Cambodia

Population: 14 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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Resources to assist individual and group prayer


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Living among the Khmer people

Khmer people are highly committed to their families and community. Hardships are owned by the entire family and life decisions are made together. In this context, it can be difficult for someone to make a personal decision to follow Jesus.

‘It’s a hard life, but a good life’, a Khmer person once told me. Khmer people accept the uncertainty in their lives. Nevertheless, seeking a better life for future generations is important. This desire for a better life provides opportunities for the team to support Khmer people in a range of areas, including health education, social work, disability support, life and vocational skills training, spiritual formation and sports ministries.” - Rachel, Team Member


Buddhist Lent Prayer Guide 2024
Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

*Contact our team if you would like one or more printed copies mailed to you. 

What is Buddhist Lent?
The Buddhist Lent period extends from mid-July through to mid-October, the rainy season. Buddhists use this time to cleanse themselves of the ‘bad’ in their life and often make pledges to abstain from certain practices such as drinking alcohol. Buddhist monks spend this time at the temple studying Buddha’s scriptures, meditating, and chanting. It is common practice for a Thai monk to wake well before the sun has risen to chant, meditate and pray.

We know there is one true God who hears our prayers. We want to invite you to pray with us during this Lent period for the Ethnic people of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. This guide will help you to follow the needs and prayer points of the Ethnic people and the Intercultural Team Members who work with them.

Please contact our team if you would like one or more printed copies of the prayer guide mailed to you. 


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