Our Women’s Camp marked the beginning of strong relationships with churches across South East Asia, including Cambodia and Myanmar. These women returned home with an important message in their hearts and plans already forming of how we can work together in the future: in training, church planting and community development and outreach.
We knew God’s message of hope was going to be carried far and wide by the women of this conference…and it’s already happening!
We had the privilege of hosting May Pan and her aunt Ni Ni from a bible college in Myanmar. As well as Chanroth and her sister Nath, from Cambodia. Chanroth and her husband pastor a vibrant church full of young people in Phnom Penh. The River Sisters Conference was an incredible time for her, one where new dreams were planted. She is going home to start a sisterhood movement!
She said that from the moment she arrived in Thailand, she began to see how strong women can be when they know their identity in Christ. God gave her a picture of young people bending down and planting rice in the field, small seeds that grow into something big. She shared that in Cambodia, women are not highly valued and are often taken advantage of. Therefore, to give them training and life skills is to empower them for life. This is something The River.Asia is all about, something we are good at and have many years experience with and are so excited to partner with churches in Cambodia, Myanmar and across SE Asia.