I believe in Jesus

A testimony from Vichea

Dear Love-A-Village Supporters, 

My name is Vichea Un. On 4 June 2020, I declared to the world, “I believe in Jesus.” I grew up in a family who believes in Buddhism. Life in Cambodia, and in the village, is not easy. When I was a young adult, I had the opportunity to go to Siem Reap town to study and work. I grabbed it and left my village.

I found out that life in town was not easy too! I could not find a job and didn’t have enough money, so I had to stop studying. During this time, I was introduced to Jesus through my friend. At that time, I thought that Jesus was a god, so I prayed to him to bless me as I was going through difficult times.

However, I did not fully believe in Jesus. It took me a long time to learn and fully believe that Jesus is the Son of God and to have the courage to declare, “I believe in Jesus.”

On 4 June 2020, I did it! In front of my villagers, I did it! God gave me the power and courage to share my faith. I could not have done it on my own. 

In my journey to becoming a Christian, I have come to realize – when something bad happens, there is a reason. God is there with me throughout. God loves me and he wants good things for me. I am encouraged by Jesus when I face difficulties.

I know there is much for me to learn about Jesus. I have started to read the Bible daily, learning from a Bible teacher more about Jesus and sharing my faith with my family. Please pray for my family to believe in Jesus and for God to continue to provide for my family. 

(In Vichea’s words, with just a little editing to be more grammatically correct.)

Vichea (right most) with his new family in Christ and Love-A-Village’s partners in Cambodia (Sriesros, Masel and Om Puerth – from left to right)

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