My Prayer for This
My biggest heart desire can be
beautifully summed up in the song
you hear, “Give Me Your Eyes” by
Brandon Heath. I am surrendering
every aspect of this trip to God and
long to be filled with His heart,
vision, and love for the people of
Cambodia. I desire to see
everything in Cambodia as God
Let Me Introduce
Some of you may not know me, so
let me take a moment to introduce
myself. My name is Brian Mitchell, I
have spent many years of my
Christian walk at Kamloops
Alliance. I am 23 years old and I
live in Calgary. I just completed my
third year of a Bachelor of Ministry
Degree in Intercultural Studies at
Ambrose University College in
Dear Friends of KAC
I hope that you all are doing well. I am so thankful
that the developmental years of my Christian journey
were spent at Kamloops Alliance. God did an
AMAZING work in my life through the youth ministry
and the wonderful people that have played a HUGE
role in mentoring me.
I am super excited to share with you that I am doing
my onSite internship with Place of Rescue outside of
Phnom Pehn, Cambodia!
For those of you that know me and my life story, I
have known for a long time that I would be doing this
and I am SO thankful and excited that it is finally time
for me to go and bring Jesus in love and good deeds!
“…the overseas internship program of Ambrose
University College. It is 7-10 months of ministry and
study in a foreign nation. It satisfies the internship
requirements of the Bachelor of Ministry and
Bachelor of Theology programs, but is also an option
for Arts & Science students in any of Ambrose
University College's programs.”
onSite is my required internship as part of my degree in
Intercultural Studies at Ambrose. I am excited to embark on this
journey and allow God to shape my love for a people group,
language, and culture.
I am so thankful that God has called me to Cambodia. I am going to be
working at an AIDS shelter and orphanage called “Place of Rescue” outside of
Phnom Phen. I have always had a heart for those impacted by AIDS and I am
excited to bring the love of Christ in word and deed.
What will I do in
•Intensive Khmer language study at
the University of Phnom Phen.
•ESL instruction for the children and
youth at Place of Rescue.
•Sports ministries with the children
and youth at Place of Rescue.
•Build relationships, learn the Khmer
language, and grow in a deeper
understanding of Cambodian culture.
Where in the world is
•Cambodia is located in Southeast
•Cambodia is surrounded by
Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam
•Cambodia’s capital city of
PhnonPhen is 12,111 kilometers
•The southwestern portion of
Cambodia is on the Gulf of Thailand.
Facts about Cambodia
Under the reign of the Khmer Rouge, 1.5 million
Cambodians were killed through execution, torture,
starvation, and forced labor.
Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, has 564
slum areas housing 300,000 people, one quarter of
the city's population.
AIDS in Cambodia
Over 30,000 Cambodian children aged under 15
have lost their parents as a result of AIDS.
Diseases related to AIDS have killed about 90,000
people in Cambodia and the death toll is expected to
reach 236,000 by 2010.
AIDS in Cambodia 2
The prevalence of HIV infection in Cambodia among
people aged 15 to 49 had fallen from a peak of 4% to
0.9% by 2006. Between 67,000 and 100,000 people
live with HIV.
In 1994 there were 110 new infections per day; in
2002 there were 20; in 2006 there were between 3
What is Place of
Rescue and what
does it do?
Place of Rescue is a safe haven for
families living with AIDS, orphan
children and orphan grannies and
young unmarried pregnant women
from the sewing factories.
Rescue was founded as a
Cambodian NGO in 2003. At that
time all they had were 15 houses for
AIDS families. Today Place of
Rescue is home to more than 100
orphans and 11 destitute elderly
What Can I Do to Help??
I am in need of two kinds of support; Financial and
Financially, I am in need of approximately $10,000. I am
currently sitting at approximately $1300 raised to date and
for that I am truly thankful. Any and every gift means SO
much to me!
The $10,000 amount goes to a variety of costs over my 8
months in Cambodia.
What Can I Do to Help?? 2
The costs include: Airfare, Medical Insure, Medical
Vaccinations, Room and Board, and various other
Tax receipts will be generated for every donation
sent into Ambrose University College.
How can I donate to
Please make sure to designate your
gift to “Brian Mitchell-onSite”
Checks can be mailed to…”Ambrose
University College, 150 Ambrose
Circle SW, Calgary AB. T3H 0L5”
Grab a letter and complete the
Follow My Journey!
If you would like to be included in my email update list,
please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (I will
use this email address for everything come September
I have a blog that I will use to share my experiences in
preparing to go and while I am in Cambodia. The address
is http:// www.mylifeincambodia.blogspot.com
A Final Word
Thank-you for allowing
me to share what this
amazing journey will
entail! Please consider
how you can partner
with me in this amazing
May Our Lives Reflect this…
Proverbs 30:7-8, quot;Two things I ask of you, O Lord; do
not refuse me before I die; Keep falsehood and lies
far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but
give me only my daily bread.”
THANK-YOU!!! I LOVE YOU GUYS DEARLY!!!!