Khmer of Cambodia

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Khmer of Cambodia

The Khmer civilization once ruled much of Southeast Asia. In the 1200s, the Thais and Vietnamese defeated the Khmer and pushed them into Cambodia, where most live today. The huge Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia gives evidence of past glories. They have been primarily Buddhist since the 13th century, but elements of Hinduism and animism are mingled with Buddhist beliefs.

Ministry Obstacles

Centuries of devotion to their past belief system are not quickly overcome, but there is much progress.

Outreach Ideas

Multiple means of evangelism, discipleship, and church planting are needed for this large people group. Opportunities are numerous.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for the steady growth of the church among the Khmer, that they will continue to have a heart of fire for God and a passion for the souls of their countrymen.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray the Khmer will heal from the tragedies brought by the Khmer Rouge, and that this past suffering will prepare them for the love and forgiveness found only in Jesus Christ.

Scripture Focus

"Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest?' Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest." John 4:35

People Name: Khmer
Country: Cambodia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 14,188,000
World Population: 15,966,000
Language: Khmer
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image