Sponsored Silence Completed

Thank you to everybody for their support of the sponsored silence, which was completed on Sunday 6 August after 24 hours of silence and no sleep. This can be verified from Mr Myers Cooper and Mr Austin Allkins.

This was the hardest thing I have ever done and I thank God it is over.

If you have not yet paid in your sponsorship please do so at www.give.net/silence as I am now preparing to distribute the money between the two charities.

Ross Rennie

Keeping His Mouth Shut for Cambodia and Terminally Ill Children

The Ultimate Sacrifice

Ross Rennie

CCC Founder Ross Rennie

Anyone who knows Ross can testify that he loves to talk. Without the ability to speak, Ross could not do his job. He prefers the spoken word to the written word as a means of communication. Ross loves to talk about Cambodia and above all he loves to talk about Jesus.

Zipped faceSo for Ross to stop talking voluntarily would be a great sacrifice and a testing experience. But that is exactly what he plans to do from 6 am on Saturday 5 August to 6 am on Sunday 6 August 2017.

There will be no talking, no telephone calls, no sleep (to avoid snoring) and no comedy programmes on television (so that he does not laugh) for Ross for 24 hours. He will be closely monitored so that he is not tempted to cheat.

CCC logoWhat Is the Point?

This is not an exercise in self-discipline or self-punishment. Ross is raising funds for two charities close to his heart.

One, of course, is Cambodian Communities out of Crisis.

The other is The Rainbow Trust children’s charity, ‘the charity that no-one wants to meet’, which supports families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness. Ross’s company Integrity SuppliesUK Limited works with Walther Strong and Company Ltd. Just as some of Integrity Supplies’ profits support the work of CCC, so also the purchase of Walther Strong’s products helps support The Rainbow Trust.

Sponsor Ross

Rainbow Trust

Ross is inviting his friends, his business contacts, CCC supporters and the general public to get involved.

You can support Ross’s fundraising effort by donating at

my.give.net/silence

Ross will be silent for 24 hours, so you could choose to sponsor him at so much per hour, for example 24 x 10p = £2.40 or 24 x 50p = £12, or give any lump sum of your choice.

If you are a UK taxpayer you can increase the value of your donation by 25% by confirming that you would like to reclaim Gift Aid.

Write the Vision and Make It Plain

Timothy College and Business Institute

Timothy College and Business Institute

As many of you that have followed this web site will know, many years ago, Myers Cooper and I were given a vision which we have held on to for 18 years. We have learned that some things that God imparts to men and women can take many years to come to fruition. If it takes the rest of our lives we will never stop trusting, we will never stop believing, that God will build Timothy College and Business Institute in Cambodia.

In Habakkuk 2: 2, it tells us clearly that the visionary should write the vision, make it plain and wait for those to run with the vision. I believe we are very close to a major breakthrough.

We were once asked at an SAO (Southeast Asian Outreach, now Cambodia Action) conference at Bawtry Hall their headquarters, that we were kindly invited to in order to share this vision, how we were going to build Timothy College, and I remember Myers Cooper saying, ‘We are not; God is going to build it.’

Some years later, we were invited by Barnabas Mam, then Asia Regional Director of Ambassadors for Christ International, to Spain where we met Louie Giglio. I have never forgotten the message that day when he spoke about Moses at the burning bush. I remember him saying that he thought Moses would have said, ‘I am not but I know I AM.’ We have held on to those words since that conference in Peñiscola and we know that if it takes the rest of our lives God’s word will never return void. Timothy College and Business Institute, which will be managed by the church leaders of Cambodia, will be built as God would build it.

If you feel led to be part of this, please contact us wherever you may be in the world. If you feel led to give to this (as Jesus said, ‘Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys’), then I know you will be doing a wonderful thing in the kingdom of God. You know we do not believe in this nonsense that many do: giving to receive. I believe that it is better to give than to receive and trust God for the rest. I have also learned in my walk with the Lord that I am not responsible for the fulfilment of these things. God is. As Gamaliel once said, ‘If this plan or action is of men, it will be overthrown; but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them.’

Please pray for the Cambodian church and its leaders, as it is their needs that need to be supplied, not ours. We have many good-quality colleges and universities. They have few.

Rev Ross Rennie

Daniel McArthur leads the UK’s top 100 most inspirational Christians 2016

Daniel McArthur has been chosen as the most inspirational British Christian of 2016 in a poll conducted by the Christian blogger who writes under the name Archbishop Cranmer.

Archbishop Cranmer Top 100 UK ChristiansThe citations that accompanied Daniel’s nomination included:

For firm and dignified defence of Christian morality in resisting orders to endorse or conform to the immoral fashions of the day, at great personal cost, and in the face of a near universal disdain in the media and political sphere.

His resolute faith in most trying circumstances has inspired so many people not just in the UK but across the world.

For his stalwart defence of religious liberty and freedom of conscience.

You can read more about Daniel and see the full list of Archbishop Cranmer’s Top 100 UK Christians here.

Almost Married off at 16, Now She Needs Our Help to Study for a Degree

We want to share this need from Cambodian Communities out of Crisis:

The leaders of the Living Hope in Christ Church in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, have brought to our attention the need of a young woman (whom we shall call TS) for help in going to university. This is her story.

TS is 19 years old and has five brothers and sisters, but she is the only one who has a strong commitment to study and the only Christian in her family. At the age of 16 her parents urged her to marry a young man and go with him to work in Thailand. TS attended a teaching session at which a pastor warned children and young people about the dangers facing Cambodian migrant workers. TS refused to marry and to emigrate, and as a result her mother has not spoken to her since. She left home and went to live in a church building in Baray, Kampong Thom province, where her father visited her and brought her food. She has been helping to run the church’s Sunday school.

TS has completed high school and has secured a place at the University of Commercial Law. She has saved $150 (£125) towards the fees but her father is unable to contribute anything. The fees are $480 (£400) per year for four years and the first year’s fee must be paid by 19 November.

The Associate Pastor of the Living Hope in Christ Church describes TS thus: “She has a strong commitment to serve Christ and she completely trusts the unfailing love of our mighty God.”

If the Holy Spirit leads you to help support the education of TS you can do so through Cambodian Communities out of Crisis. You can make a donation online by PayPal or through Stewardship or the Charities Aid Foundation, or send a sterling cheque to us at 32 Springfield Way, Shrewsbury, SY2 6LW. Please contact us if you would like to send a regular gift by standing order or would like to increase the value of your gift by 25% through Gift Aid.

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