Thursday, 16 July 2009

Pray for Cambodia

Back in 1998 Christine and Ron went on a mission briefing visit to SE Asia conducted by Pastor Tom Rawls.
On that trip with us were Doug and Fiona Higgins who decided at that time that they would become missionaries in Thailand and we also met Paul and Deborah Hilton whom Cornerstone had funded to go to Vietnam.
Part of the tour was a visit to Cambodia. And we came to realise what a disaster for Cambodia the regime of Pol Pot had been.
We saw Tuol Sleng prison which was really a school and also the Choeung Ek killing field. The anger in people over what happened was so clear and they felt that justice had not been done to the killers. Clearly closure is needed.
Now we have the trial taking place see
Former Khmer Rouge guard tells of killing fields | The Daily Telegraph

66-year-old Duch, whose real name is Kaing Guek Eav, has accepted responsibility for his role governing the jail and begged forgiveness near the start of his trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Some while ago we heard that Duch had been born again and wondered what would happen.

Do you rememeber just a few years ago a young women Rebecca Williams visited Cornerstone. Rebecca was off to Cambodia as an AOG missionary to bring them the Good News using her skills in Drama.

Please pray as the Spirit leads you for Duch and the people and government of Cambodia and our missionaries there.

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