Frontline Stories

Sros – a Girl who Faithfully Lives Out God's Calling

As the only daughter in a traditional Cambodian farmer’s family, Sros is expected to stay at home to help with chores. School isn’t something for her. However, her life turned out quite differently. Since six, Sros has been sponsored by a donor from Hong Kong, allowing her to take part in different programmes in the community, through which she also met God.

“I love to share the Gospel with my villagers because I want them to believe in God. It’s my passion to serve my community and teach them knowledge. They knew little about sanitation and the importance of education,” says 20-year-old Sros.

With the work of World Vision’s youth and children group and the encouragement of Sros, villagers began to participate actively in discussion groups and learn about their rights and other good practices.

“Over 70 percent of my community has better understood the importance of education and good hygiene practices. I want to teach them what I learn so that they can find what they need in this community,” Sros says determinedly, knowing that God wants her to serve in her community.

Sros’s faith has brought much positive changes in her. Once a lazy daughter, she now works hard at school and home. “Though busy with schoolwork, Sros will help me with paddy field work during the weekend,” says Sros’ mother contentedly.

Sros has finished high school and has been praying for a scholarship to go to university in Phnom Penh. She hopes to bring her knowledge back to her community one day. “I have faith that God will direct my way and lead me to the right place,” Sros says with confidence.

Sros’ parents are proud of her. “We didn’t receive any education. But we’re happy to see our daughter learning well and sharing her knowledge with others,” the parents say repeatedly.

Through the encouraging transformation of Sros, may God bless her family, friends and neigbhours!

Sros is a good daughter. She often helps her parents with field work during her free time.

God-loving Sros is an active leader in church. She hopes to bring more villagers to God.

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