Author: Esther Mok | Director of Pleroma Community Center PCC

(Photo: taking holiday in Canada)

Dear Supporters,


It has been a while since I sent out my newsletter. Praise the Lord that I had an abundant and peaceful 2021.


Since the Covid-19 surge in Cambodia in February 2021, I found that life was full of coping strategies daily. At that time, I was terribly busy with the ministry.  Before I knew it, I experienced unstable emotions and started feeling the emerging of some health problems. I made arrangements to take a short break during the local holidays.

God seemed to know that the holiday break was not enough to help me recover. Because of the care from God and the love from FiCF, I was given the opportunity to go to the U.S. for vaccinations. I also had the opportunity to go to Canada to visit my family members. God’s provision is beyond my expectations. His grace is abundant and profound. His blessings are much more than what I had ever wished for. 


Enjoying Every Moment

During my stay in the U.S. in October, I continued with the ministry online with our Cambodian staff and also was able to share about our ministry in some local churches. Withdrawing from the mission field temporarily refreshed my spirit, body and mind. Reuniting with the U.S. short-term mission team members and sharing about strategies for the ministry made me feel excited. I am deeply thankful to all of the colleagues, brothers and sisters who welcomed and accommodated me. Your caring conversation and delicious food really warmed my heart in the cold weather. I felt so blessed and grateful to meet the short-term mission team members of the Fort Bend Community Church of Texas. All gatherings were joyful and precious. During this journey in the U.S., I had received many blessings from each one of you. May God continue to bless you and your family abundantly.


Loosening of the Pandemic Restrictions and Resuming In-Person Meetings

The pandemic in Cambodia has calmed down a bit. As the pandemic restrictions loosened, the children of the Pleroma Community Center can finally come back for meetings and preschool learning. There are 24 children in the morning and afternoon classes. The parents had registered for them a long time ago. As soon as we reopened, we already reached the maximum capacity. We are thankful that we are not just helping these children with learning, we invited these children and their family members to celebrate Christmas and told them the story of the birth of Jesus.

As the government loosened the restrictions on gatherings, we restarted the children fellowship meetings on December 18, just in time to celebrate Christmas. The children who returned were very excited. After not having meetings for a while, the children had to warm up and rebuild the relationships.  

Thanksgiving Items & Prayer Requests:

  1. After returning to Cambodia, I saw multiple needs in different areas. Pray that I have a healthy spirit, mind and body to continue with the ministry.
  2. Pray for the spiritual growth of the children in the community. May God lead and guide them as they grow.
  3. There is a plan to start a women’s sewing class. May God grant us wisdom and use this class to train the women in the community for employable skills.
  4. Starting in January, we will have an after-school fellowship for the students of the Pleroma Girls’ High School. Pray that the students who do not leave school on the weekends can adjust well to the fellowship life.
  5. Finally, I am thankful for my mother’s good adjustment in Canada. Pray that she and my sister’s family members have a healthy and joyful living.

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