Channan was a hopeless young boy who dropped out of school in grade 6. In order to survive, he came to work in a factory with his older brother in Poipet City. One day, a NLF-Poipet pastor invited Channan to church and allowed him to live in church. Channan had a big dream to become a pastor - he wanted to serve in the Kingdom of God.
The Children at Risk project sponsored him to study the English language for 4 years. He is hardworking and studies his English diligently. Now he can speak good English and is able to use it to minister in his church as an English teacher to young children. He also volunteers as an interpreter when short-term teams visit the church.
Channa is now 20 years old and is a church planter of New Life Fellowship Poipet City and is the home church leader in Pailin City.