Where? Kingdom of Cambodia Area: 181,035 sq km Population: 13.12 million People: 94% ethnic Khmers, 4% Chinese, 1% Vietnamese Language: Khmer, English, French Religion: 90% Buddhist, 7.28% Christian Government: multiparty democracy under a constitutional monarchy Head of State: King Norodom Sihamoni Head of Government: Prime Minister Hun Sen Borders: Thailand (west), Laos (north), Vietnam (east)
Background FCOPI – www.fcopi.org (It used to stand for Foursquare Children of Promise International but is now a non-descript name) is an established Non Government Organization in the Kingdom of Cambodia working to establish orphanages in Cambodia. Currently there are 108 orphan homes caring for more than 3000 orphans on a 24/7 basis in conjunction with 3,640 churches consisting of 250,000+ members. All these members are new Christians within the past 11 years. See Ministry Overview for more detailed information.
Why & When? Mission: To send a short-term missions team to Cambodia to assist in orphanage construction and/or repair to established Cambodian Churches. Time: Any 10~14 day period per field approval from August through September 2013 (3 days for travel, 7~10 days in country) If we cannot make the date due to lack of team members, field support, funding or other we will re-plan for 2014.
What are we doing?• Travel to Preah Viah province (North Cambodia)• Projects will likely include: • 1) Painting/Staining & remodeling of church/orphanage facilities • 2) Construction of Cafeteria & kitchen facilities • 3) Construction of Security Fences • Additional opportunities: • Sharing in music • Sharing testimonies and short teachings through interpreters• Cost: Project expenses (not all need to be selected) – our goal is to have $5000 available: • 1) Fence construction $1200-1500 • 2) Painting of facility $1500 • 3) Construction of cafeteria and kitchen $2500 - 3200
A Typical Day• 6:30-7: Wake Up• 7-7:45: Breakfast• 8-12: Work• 12-1‘ish: Lunch• 1-5: Work• 5-6: Hotel & Clean Up• 6‘ish: Dinner• After Dinner: Read, Hang Out, Sing Karaoke!
What’s it gonna cost? $2,500*++ per person. Includes the following: – Roundtrip Airfare – Visa – All In-Country Transportation – Hotels/Accommodations – Water (Bottled) – Food – ~$500 donation to FCOPI for building materials and labor costs to provide transportation, security, oversight, etc.++ – Trip to Ankor Wat Personal Spending not included*++ *Cambodia has very inexpensive clothing. Team members are encouraged to pack minimal quantities of clothing and pack for light travel. ++Based on a 10 person team.
Excursion Team will travel to the city of Siem Riep & visit Ankor Wat One of the “7 wonders of the world” UNESCO World Heritage Site Largest temple complex in the world – only rivaled by the pyramids of Giza Spend 1 night & day at the temple complex at the end of the mission trip
Partners FCOPI – www.fcopi.org This is the main covering and organization that is the operations end of the work in Cambodia. Here are some others – they number in the thousands: Children of Promise International Foursquare Missions International International Cooperating Ministries Kids for the Kingdom www.kidsforthekingdom.org Mercy Smiles International Outreach All ministries are overseen and approved by EFCA – Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
Vaccinations CDC Recommends the Following Vaccines (as Appropriate for Age): http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/cambodia.htm – See your doctor at least 4–6 weeks before your trip to allow time for shots to take effect. – Hepatitis A or immune globulin (IG). – Hepatitis B if you might be exposed to blood (for example, health-care workers), have sexual contact with the local population, stay longer than 6 months in the region, or be exposed through medical treatment. – As needed, booster doses for tetanus-diphtheria and measles, and a one- time dose of polio for adults. – Rabies, if you might be exposed to wild or domestic animals through your work or recreation. – Japanese encephalitis, only if you plan to visit rural areas for 4 weeks or more – Typhoid vaccination is particularly important because of the presence of S. typhi strains resistant to multiple antibiotics in this region.
More Facts & Info Information Resources on the Internet http://www.cdc.gov/travel/seasia.htm http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_east_asia/cambodia/ https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cb.html http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/1244006.stm Passport Offices USPS - Boulder (Main Office) - 1905 15th St Broomfield Eagle View Station - 8800 W 116th Cir Longmont Main Post Office - 201 Coffman St USPS - Louisville Main Post Office - 556 S McCaslin Blvd *NOTE: US Citizen’s only need a valid passport, two (2) passport photo’s and $20USD for entrance visa