Cambodia lies between Thailand and Vietnam.  It is a fertile, forest-covered state on the Mekong River.  It is also one of the poorest countries and heavily dependent on foreign aid.  Years of war and genocide and corrupt government have hindered their development.  The sex trade is also common here.  Buddhism has been the national religion since the 15th century.  The Khmer Rouge (Cambodian Communists) sought to eradicate all religion in the 1960’s.  90% of Buddhist monks and most Christians perished.  The genocide of 1975-1979 killed nearly two million people and most of the population over the age of 30.  Since 1990 Christians have been allowed to worship openly with some limitations, and there has been significant Christian growth.  Please pray […]
Burundi is in central Africa between Rwanda and Tanzania.  It is one of the poorest nations with 70-80% living below the poverty line.  The country is highly in debt, and gained its independence from Belgium in 1962.  Christian workers were expelled by the volatile regime between 1970 and 1985, and few have returned.  However, there is a new development of Christian universities in the country, with the most notable being the Hope Africa University (Free Methodists) and University of Light (Anglican). Many of the children have lost parents, are undernourished, and suffer from malaria and AIDS.  Violence against children is common.  Only half of the children attend school.  Pray for these children, and for more Christian education and resources to […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her passion is connecting technology with faith to produce good.