by William McDonough
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (BNc)- Three hundred ladies from numerous congregations in Central Cambodia met March 8 for a full day of fellowship and Bible lessons. The day, “International Day of Women,” is a national holiday.
The event was held in a village about 60 miles from the capital.
Planned by Marie-Claire McDonough, the event featured missionary speakers Rhonda Doland and Rosemary Burcham addressing the theme, “Being Strong and Courageous in a Hostile World.”
The theme recognized the challenge of raising a family in a macho society on less then $1 per day, with pagan neighbors who ridicule the faith daily.
They came by truckload, bicycle and ox cart to share in the fellowship. Each one of them went home with a song on their lips, joy in their hearts and a beautiful t-shirt to remember the day.
Four years ago there were fewer then 20 Christian ladies and now more than 300 can meet for a special day because someone cared enough to send the love of God to them.
Pictured above: Marie-Claire McDonough chats with a young Christian.
Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three married children and five grandchildren. He enjoys his new home office. http://randal.us