About This Cause
Evangelical Mission Association was formally formed in 2009. In 2012 it was renamed Evangelical Mission Organization for Development and registered as a Christian local non-profit organization to enable it to conduct both spiritual and social work. It is their mission through everything they do to promote the Good News of Jesus among the unevangelized and unreached peoples of Cambodia, to show God’s love to the unloved, to bring salvation to the lost, and to convey restoration to the broken-hearted.
Hope for Children, an orphanage center established in 2005, provides orphans, street children, homeless children, and other vulnerable children with a safe shelter to live, three meals a day, medication, school supplies, uniforms, and other needs. Community preschools provide children, ages three to five, in remote villages with early learning and development opportunities, a critical education jump-start. EMA also has a Wings Home (discipleship home) where poor high school and college students from remote areas can stay while they study in town. As they stay in the home they hear about Jesus, are discipled and become witnesses to their own families or communities.
Christians in predominantly-Buddhist Cambodia comprise only about 1% to 1.5% of the population. EMA’s goal is to plant churches in every village. So far, they have planted 40 churches in 40 villages in four provinces. Most of these churches worship under houses and under trees. To produce workers for these churches their one-year Bible School, New Generation Leadership Training, trains young people and adults to become church planters.
Poor young people learn English at their English Training Center and they also teach them God’s Word. They provide unemployed young ladies with beauty salon training so they can acquire skills to help them find gainful employment and be spared from sex trafficking. They bring God’s love and care to them through this training as well.
Through EMA’s other programs, such as Food for the Hungry and Hygiene Program, they endeavor to share God’s love with the lost, the needy, and the less fortunate. Cambodia was known before by the world as “The Killing Fields.” Now it is a harvest field, for the Kingdom of God.