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CoVid in Cambodia

Posted by Kandi on April 18th, 2021 | 6 comments

For nearly a year, Cambodia hardly had any CoVid cases, but now the country is in the midst of a surge of cases.  As would be expected, most are in more heavily populated areas – the cities and surrounding areas.  Travel between provinces has been restricted and Phnom Penh is in a lockdown.  People are only allowed out of their homes for necessities and medical care.  It’s something like what many of us experienced last year, although with harsher punishments for those who do not follow instructions.  As you can imagine there is a lot of stress and fear particularly in the city, in Phnom Penh.  Please pray for our International Workers and others who are on lockdown. And pray that the number of Covid cases decrease.

Despite the lockdown, the Antioch school has continued to function.  Part of the reason is that there are few students and they live together with the teachers as one big family.  The ban on travel kept the students from returning home for their spring break, so after a few days off, it was decided to start the next trimester.  So they are now in full swing with classes – although are unable to leave the property for ministry groups.  Pray for the students to continue to learn and grow in this unusual time.

6 Responses to CoVid in Cambodia

  1. Rick Shell says:

    Thank you for the update Kandi.

  2. Dawn Enck says:

    Praying for them and for you, Kandi.

  3. Dot Milliken says:

    Hi Kandi,
    Hope the lockdown is lifted soon! It’s so critical for these people to be able to work, with little margin and no government support! Prayers for God to lift the Covid and for the Antioch students to continue to learn and lean on Jesus! Trust God will make a way for your return this summer. Blessings, Dot

    • Kandi says:

      Thank you Dot! I am also concerned for the poorer families who depend on the income they can earn each day. Many live day-to-day trying to find enough work to take of that day’s needs. This lockdown could mean a lot of suffering and a lot of people going hungry – or falling deep into debt. And in a country paying out of pocket for healthcare – a sick family member could eat up any savings very quickly. Please continue to pray for CoVid cases to decrease and the restrictions lifted soon.

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