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Mission of Christ Network is a proud partner of Stronghold Cambodia. We support the mission work they provide, and we encourage you to help us make an impact with Stronghold Cambodia today!

Stronghold Cambodia is a bright light and safe haven for children and families at economic risk on Fish Island in Kampot, Cambodia.

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Every day, 8 year-old Sarrah brings her 6 year-old brother San to Stronghold. Many days they are waiting outside the gates when we arrive for the day. Their mother is gone and their father works long hours to provide for them. Sarrah attends the Stronghold program where she learns English, computer skills and eats a nourishing lunch.  San is too young to attend Stronghold classes but Sarrah brings him anyway because she knows her little brother will be safe at Stronghold and the missionaries and staff there will love and care for him as he waits for his sister. But there are thousands more in Cambodia like Sarrah and San who are not so fortunate.

Stronghold Cambodia is a registered, faith-based NGO in Kampot, Cambodia where children hear about Jesus’ love in their own heart language for the first time! Students who have never spoken English learn to communicate at a basic level. 

Stronghold is led by Phan Narit (Jesse), a Cambodian pastor, along with his wife, Chin Sithon (Naomi).  They are joined by MCN missionaries who teach ESL & Bible.

“Seeing the way kids are loved by the Stronghold staff blew me away.  The kids love being there because of how they’re loved. To have people loving you and speaking hope over you is life changing and lives are being changed through Stronghold!”

-Pastor Dion Garrett, Pathfinder Church

For you have been a
stronghold for the poor,
a stronghold for the needy in distress,
a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat…”
Isaiah 25:4

Stronghold is 100% funded by partnerships in the USA. Stronghold needs your support to carry out its mission and continue to care for children like Sarrah and San.

Choose from the following giving options:

  • Make a one-time or recurring donation to our Capital Campaign.
  • Make a monthly or annual commitment to our General Fund.
  • Make a $50 monthly or $600 annual commitment to our Child Sponsorship program.

For other charitable giving options (IRA contributions, stock gifts, and Thrivent Choice Dollars), contact Jesse, Director of Stronghold, at

Increase your impact by becoming a Stronghold Ambassador and S.H.A.R.E. about Stronghold/s ministry and mission in Cambodia with those in your circle of influence.  Click below for more details.

“There is nothing greater we can give a child than an investment
in their future and the opportunity to learn about Jesus.”

Our Stronghold Cambodia Team

Tim & Diane Esala

In the fall of 2014, Tim & Diane traveled with their home church, St. John Church in Ellisville MO, on a short-term mission trip to Cambodia for the dedication of Stronghold Cambodia (SHC), a faith-based, nonprofit NGO, whose mission is…

Maria Sasieta

Maria Sasieta grew up in Carrollton, a small town in central Illinois. She is the daughter of Alfonso and Elena Sasieta with one younger sister, Katerina Sasieta, and one older brother, Sito Sasieta. Maria attended high school at Visitation Academy…

Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson grew up all over California and while her residency may have changed a lot over the years, her love and passion for ministry has not. Her parents, Mel and Kellye, brought her up surrounded by ministry and by…

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