Cambodia: Brett and Susan
November 11, 2021
“Here are the beliefs and way of life that God our Father accepts as pure and without fault. When widows are in trouble, take care of them. Do the same for children who have no parents. And don’t let the world make you impure.” James 1:27
The doors were open for humanitarian work in Cambodia in the year 1990. Due to the needs of this war-torn country, a children’s home was established to care for abandoned and orphaned children. Over the thirty+ years, numerous children have been rescued from life-threatening situations involving abuse and trafficking. The Cambodia Train Up Children’s Home is dedicated to providing a safe place for education, food, and shelter. Offering children an opportunity to hear the hope and the love of Jesus Christ. Many of the rescued children are a big part of the family of God in Cambodia. They have become the pillars of the Church.
Brett and Susan grew up in DeMotte, IN where they raised 4 of their own children. With 3 of their children married, 3 granddaughters, and 1 grandson with more on the way, they have learned the blessings of Family, Church, and Community. They bring that same compassion to Cambodia.
Brett, Susan, and their family were Missionary Associates in Cambodia in 2009-2010. Now as career missionaries, they are reaching the children and youth alongside Compassion Ministry. They became the Directors in 2012 over the “Cambodia Train Up Children’s Home.” Along with the Children’s Home (with 30 children!) Brett and Susan are also reaching out to the community through the means of an English Community Center and outreach events to reach the families as a unit. The children will hear the Gospel while getting their education! It is Brett and Susan’s prayer that the Community Center will birth a church plant in this area of the province.
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