David Center

The David Center Orphanage was founded by Setan and Randa Lee.  In the mid-1990’s the Lord called Setan to take a bold step – Setan sensed the clear prompting of God to venture into the Khmer Rouge stronghold and share the love of Christ with one of the Khmer Rouge’s most notorious generals.  At that time the Khmer Rouge had been pushed into the jungles of northern Cambodia from whence they continued a campaign of terror, regularly carrying out assassinations, bombings and random acts of violence.  Their territory was heavily mined making entrance into their domain perilous and life threatening. Filled with fear and uncertainty, yet compelled by the love and call of Christ, Setan prepared for the dangerous journey into enemy territory.  In a truly miraculous display of God’s power and mercy, rather than being met with retribution and death, Setan had the privilege of leading a Khmer Rouge general, made known to Setan by the infamous “Brother Number Three,” to a new life through a transforming relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. After the general’s conversion, he took Setan deep into the jungle to see many children whose parents and families had died in the reign of terror of the Khmer Rouge.  Among the land mines and wild animals they met child after child surviving in the jungle on their own.  The general pleaded with Setan to provide for these orphans whom the general referred to as, “my children.”  Though Setan was uncertain of how it could come about, God confirmed His own call to him through the words of James 1:27 – “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans.”  The David Center orphanage, named in honor of Setan’s nephew who died in his youth, was established in response to God’s call on Setan’s life.  Today, the children of the David Center are excelling in their education and are being raised up to be the generation who will be used of God in the transformation of Cambodian society.

 

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