The Khmer civilization once ruled much of Southeast Asia. In the 1200s, the Thais and Vietnamese defeated the Khmer and pushed them into Cambodia, where most live today. The huge Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia gives evidence of past glories. They have been primarily Buddhist since the 13th century, but elements of Hinduism and animism are mingled with Buddhist beliefs.
Centuries of devotion to their past belief system are not quickly overcome, but there is much progress.
Multiple means of evangelism, discipleship, and church planting are needed for this large people group. Opportunities are numerous.
Pray for the steady growth of the church among the Khmer, that they will continue to have a heart of fire for God and a passion for the souls of their countrymen.
Pray the Khmer will heal from the tragedies brought by the Khmer Rouge, and that this past suffering will prepare them for the love and forgiveness found only in Jesus Christ.
"Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest?' Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest." John 4:35