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 children, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us