Abraham came from a very staunch Buddhist family, with his grandfather serving as the High Priest of the Pagoda. He would have nothing to do with Christianity, believing it to be a “western religion.” But, when a series of trials rocked Abraham’s faith in Buddhism he began searching for the truth. He read the Bible and in it found Jesus to be the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Brought up to have compassion for the poor, Abraham always desired to help future generations so that there would be no more slums in Cambodia. Finally, he put his desire into action. He sold his house and rented on near a slum in Andong Village in order to serve them. With money from the sale of his house and his wife’s dowry, he leased land opposite the slum and built a church and a school. Today, the school is a safe haven for 225 students.
Abraham is thrilled to work with VisionTrust, believing it to be an answer to his prayers. Together, he and his wife Sophan have two sons, Isaac and Oliver, and one daughter, Moriah. Besides running the school, Abraham pastors the church that meets in the school. He also helps the slum community in repairing their homes, which are often simple wooden structures with canvas walls.