My Life in Cambodia

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This is the Powerpoint presentation that I have created to assist with my fund raising efforts to go to Cambodia. I would highly appreciate it if you could take 3:55 and give it a watch :)

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My Life in Cambodia

  1. 1. My Prayer for This Experience 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 sees it.
  2. 2. Let Me Introduce Myself 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 Calgary.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Exciting News!!! 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!
  5. 5. onSite is… “…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.”
  6. 6. Why onSite? 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.
  7. 7. Why Cambodia? 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.
  8. 8. What will I do in Cambodia? •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.
  9. 9. Where in the world is Cambodia? •Cambodia is located in Southeast Asia. •Cambodia is surrounded by Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam •Cambodia’s capital city of PhnonPhen is 12,111 kilometers from Calgary! •The southwestern portion of Cambodia is on the Gulf of Thailand.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. 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 and 4.
  13. 13. 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 women.
  14. 14. What Can I Do to Help?? I am in need of two kinds of support; Financial and Prayer. 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.
  15. 15. What Can I Do to Help?? 2 The costs include: Airfare, Medical Insure, Medical Vaccinations, Room and Board, and various other ministry expenses. Tax receipts will be generated for every donation sent into Ambrose University College.
  16. 16. How can I donate to Brian’s onSite? https://www.ambrose.edu/donate/onli ne 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 attached form.
  17. 17. Follow My Journey! If you would like to be included in my email update list, please email me at mylifeincambodia@gmail.com (I will use this email address for everything come September 2009) 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
  18. 18. 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 ministry!
  19. 19. 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!!!!

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