Cambodia: Floating Village Outreach
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Cambodia: Floating Village Outreach

Today I joined Fr Jub and Sr Porthip for Sunday Service in floating village (Preak Toul) where I lived a month to experience life of living in a floating house during summertime. I know how difficult it was to reach this community during the summer season. After heavy rains last month, the water level is…

Cambodia: Mill Hill Missionary Reports Floods
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Cambodia: Mill Hill Missionary Reports Floods

Recent floods destroyed roads and affected many families. Yet people won’t lose their faith and hope in God and they find ways to live. God moves his generous people to extend helping hands to provide the victims basic needs ( food and shelter). Faith and hope never fail us. With strong faith in God, we…

Battambang, Cambodia: Bishop Figaredo – Giraffe as Symbol of Christian Mission
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Battambang, Cambodia: Bishop Figaredo – Giraffe as Symbol of Christian Mission

Battambang (Agenzia Fides) – “We are here to build the common good, to build an inclusive society and bring the joy of life in Christ, everywhere, to every man and woman. As believers in the Resurrection, as men and women of hope, we are bearers of a positive vision, of hope, joy and happiness”. This…

Cambodia: Celebrating World Mission Sunday
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Cambodia: Celebrating World Mission Sunday

Our two Mill Hill missionaries in Cambodia, Glenn Diaz en Jacob Chilka sent this picture.

Battambang, Cambodia: Supporting People with Disabilities
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Battambang, Cambodia: Supporting People with Disabilities

Battambang (Agenzia Fides) – Supporting the life and work of the Arrupe Center in Cambodia, managed by Bishop Enrique Figaredo Alvar Gonzalez SJ in the Apostolic Prefecture of Battambang, in the north-west of the country, where for over 20 years they have accompanied and provide learning and growth opportunities for people with disabilities: this is…

Siem Reap, Cambodia: Food for the Hungry
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Siem Reap, Cambodia: Food for the Hungry

Today we went to distribute Food Packs in Pheak Sneng (Jesus Farm) one of the outstations of St John’s Catholic Church, Siem Reap. The Elderly and the needful gathered together to receive Food Packs. Encouraged by the spirit of generous benefactors to continue to serve people of God. We thank you benefactors and we pray…

Cambodia: Celebrating St Joseph’s Day amid Coronavirus Concerns
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Cambodia: Celebrating St Joseph’s Day amid Coronavirus Concerns

Feast day greetings from Siem Reap!!! We hope you are all well in spite of the present pandemic-Covid19 which bitterly disturbed all our activities including the feast day celebration. In Siem Reap, we we’re able to offer mass in the morning presided by Fr. Totet, SJ which we concelebrated. Since public gathering is not allowed…

Cambodia: Celebrating Christian Initiation
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Cambodia: Celebrating Christian Initiation

RCIA step 2 (ទទួលជំហានទី២) in Battambang Prefecture, Cambodia. It was a big celebration and a joyous occasion for all the Christian faithful in the Prefecture of Battambang, especially for the 61 young adults whose names were officially enrolled for baptism in the Catholic Church. They have been prepared and given faith formation in their respective…

Cambodia: Ecological Farming
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Cambodia: Ecological Farming

Today while I was walking on by the riverside, I saw Mr. Dang spraying in his farm. A simple smile led us into conversation. He drew my attention. Out of curiosity, I asked him what kind of pesticides he was using to protect plants? He replied, he doesn’t use any pesticides to kill insects. He…

Battambang, Cambodia: Bon Phoum – A Village Blessing
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Battambang, Cambodia: Bon Phoum – A Village Blessing

We witnessed another unique Khmer-Christian Festival today (Feb. 5) in Chomnaom (ចំណោម). The Bon Phoum which literally means Village feast or Village blessing in Chomnaom started when Fr. Totet SJ was the parish priest of the place in 2002-2005. The idea actually originates from the Cambodian tradition of thanksgiving after the harvest season. The Christianised…

Muka, East Malaysia: Asian Cluster Meeting of the Mill Hill Missionaries
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Muka, East Malaysia: Asian Cluster Meeting of the Mill Hill Missionaries

The Asian Cluster Meeting was held in Mukah, Sarawak, East Malaysia from 20th to 24th January 2020. The Society Representatives from mission areas of Pakistan, India, Malaysia and the Philippines met together with the Asian Councillor who facilitated the meeting. The General Superior who happened to be in Sarawak for an official visitation of the…

Cambodia: Singaporean Christians on Solidarity Mission
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Cambodia: Singaporean Christians on Solidarity Mission

We had another meaningful experience today in Kompong Khleang village, a floating community (during rainy season) approximately 50km from Siem Reap. The church has no chapel in the area but there is a student learning center. This time, I was privileged to be able to join the Singaporean group of 32 including 2 Singaporean priests…