August 8, 2021

From Killing Field to Mission Field

Because of your prayers and gifts, disciples and churches are growing exponentially in the same district that was once home to infamous dictator, Pol Pot.

For more than 25 years, Soeuth and Syna Lao have been committed to developing people in Cambodia, where they currently serve in Anlong Veng, the district that was once home to the country’s infamous dictator, Pol Pot. It is also an area where God has been at work in ways that are reminiscent of the Book of Acts. Churches are growing exponentially, and the Laos have been discipling the hundreds of people who have come to Christ and equipping them for ministry.

The Laos teach weekly discipleship and leadership classes and encourage the students to introduce the gospel to family and relatives. Syna says, “As international workers sent out by the U.S. Alliance to work in Anlong Veng, we also are ‘sending’ our students to bring the gospel to their communities and to places where no church exists.

“We are grateful to the generous supporters from U.S. Alliance sending churches. Because they give, we are able to remain serving in Anlong Veng, sharing the message of hope in Jesus with lost people in Cambodia.”


  • From March 2020 to December 31, 2020, 1,158 people prayed to received Jesus, and a total of 9 new village house-churches were planted.
  • On December 28, new believers from 4 of the groups gathered for a baptismal service where 102 people got baptized in ice-cold stream water.
  • At this writing, 68 people have come to Christ in just a few weeks, and a 10th house church was birthed.

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