The Killing Fields / Chad Phillips Missionary to Cambodia

I had the great joy of eating lunch with Chad Phillips. He, his wife, and two kids will be headed to Cambodia to serve as missionaries. I loved hearing his story. He grew up in the youth group of Victory Baptist Church and they are now sending him out. As a youth pastor I can not imagine anything that would be more rewarding then seeing one of your young people exported to the other side of the world.

Here is a brief overview of the Killing Fields..

The Killing Fields were a number of sites in Cambodia where large numbers of people were killed and buried by the Khmer Rouge regime, during its rule of the country from 1975 to 1979, immediately after the end of the Vietnam War.

At least 200,000 people were executed by the Khmer Rouge[1] (while estimates of the total number of deaths resulting from Khmer Rouge policies, including disease and starvation, range from 1.4 to 2.2 million out of a population of around 7 million).[2] In 1979, Vietnam invaded and toppled the Khmer Rouge regime, which was officially called Democratic Kampuchea.

Could I encourage all the youth pastors out there to teach these type of things to your young people? They are not learning about this in school. If you do not believe me just ask them. We need to be students and teachers of the current events of the worlds. It may just be that God would call one of your young people to Cambodia and your teaching on the Killing Fields might open their eyes to this.

About the author

Trent serves as an Associate Pastor at Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. He writes, speaks, and helps lead events that encourage people to "pioneer" in the work of sending.

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