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- Stats for Cambodia
Pronouns are not connected to gender (she or he) or number (he or they), but to status.
Top 25 Stats
Gospel Visits to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 202.99% (10th); Gospel Decisions to Population- 1.26% (24th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 21.34% (12th).
Fastest Growing Religion
Human Development Index
Khmer (86.9%); Vietnamese (4.2%); Chinese (4.1%).
One of the world’s poorest countries; Is dependent on foreign aid. Agriculture, clothing factories, and tourism are the main sources of revenue. Illegal logging and land grabbing increase wealth of the powerful and cause many to suffer. Cambodia is a leading country for the sex trade and trafficking of underage children..
History / Politics
Powerful kingdoms ruled from 1st to 14th centuries; Last 500 years had frequent conflicts. Extreme Marxist Khmer Rouge massacred millions in the period of 1975-1979. Has been a democracy since 1993.
Spiritual darkness covers nation from many spirit shrines, to Buddhism, to immorality. Pray for those in poverty, sex and drug trades, and for children and youth who are exploited. Christians can make a difference in reconciliation, orphanages, healthcare, and services. Many of the Khmer Rouge have become Christians; Pray for them for full forgiveness. About 90% of Christians died or fled during Khmer Rouge atrocities, but growth has returned. Most of the educated were killed during the massacres; Education is needed for pastors. Cambodian Christians have a vision to have a church in every village by 2021.
Pray for freedom and deliverance for the psychological wounds of the mistreated. Pray that the growth of the church continues and reconciliation occurs.