End times Bible prophecy speaks of war and famine. In Cambodia, both have occurred, causing a terrifying apocalypse of death. An entire race of people, the Khmers, literally face their final days.

Civil war and famine, coupled with a Communist regime that hindered relief efforts from the outside, led to a situation in which—according to a United Nations official based in Bangkok, Thailand—“The Khmers are teetering on the brink of being extinguished as a race. They will perish unless something is done right now and fast.”

International relief agencies geared up unprecedented relief efforts last month. A private British agency, Oxfam, the International Red Cross, and the United Nations UNICEF program, organized initial efforts and the first assistance from within Cambodia. The agencies hoped for an initial $110 million for food and medical supplies.

Stan Mooneyham of World Vision flew into Cambodia late last month, and reported back to his California headquarters that “friends have been found.” Mooneyham had conducted evangelistic meetings in Cambodia prior to the 1975 Communist takeover, and his reported contact was remarkable in light of the subsequent deaths and displacement of persons. Cambodia’s tiny, but growing, Christian community has all but vanished from sight since 1975.

Both World Vision and World Relief sent shipments of rice and supplies into Cambodia late last month. Mooneyham and World Vision officials from Australia and New Zealand met with the Samrin government to discuss relief assistance procedures. Reginald Reimer, Southeast Asia director for World Relief, was overseeing continued relief assistance in the crowded Thailand refugee camps.

Ironically, the funds and supplies necessary for alleviating the most immediate ...

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