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CAMBODIA

Cambodia is a land of contrasts: a charming culture and a brutal history, a growing economy and intractable poverty, modernizing cities and traditional villages, the stranglehold of folk-Buddhism and the new hope of Jesus Christ. Here, a diverse team of MTW missionaries offers the healing grace of Christ and a vision of multiplying churches to a nation in need of hope.

In the villages, where close-knit communities live in fear of spirits and ancestors, MTW missionaries have planted a church and disciple school-age children. Another part of the team plants churches and partners with local Christian leaders in the growing city of Phnom Penh, where the culture is much more focused on the material. In both contexts, works of mercy and justice, such as medical ministry and trafficking prevention, go hand in hand with the preaching of the gospel. Though the history of Cambodia is full of pain and loss, growing churches are transforming their communities with grace.

MEET THE TEAM

Ambrose, Mark & Laura

Mark and Laura Ambrose serve in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Together with their mission team, they seek to improve Cambodian lives with active medical outreach, church planting, and discipleship.

Mark and Laura Ambrose serve in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Together with their mission team, they seek to improve...

Gim, John & Carol

John and Carol will be supporting the church-planting efforts in Cambodia through mentoring and discipleship.

John and Carol will be supporting the church-planting efforts in Cambodia through mentoring and discipleship.

Jacobson, Katie

Katie is preparing to serve and share the hope and love of Christ in Cambodia through mercy ministries as well as helping to facilitate youth discipleship.

Katie is preparing to serve and share the hope and love of Christ in Cambodia through mercy ministries as well as...

Lee, Paul & Susan

The Lees desire to be used by God to help build up His kingdom through the planting of churches in Cambodia.

The Lees desire to be used by God to help build up His kingdom through the planting of churches in Cambodia.

Lim, Tim & Moon Sook

With 50 percent of Cambodians under 21, workers are needed to teach, train, and mentor them to become Christian leaders.

With 50 percent of Cambodians under 21, workers are needed to teach, train, and mentor them to become Christian leaders.

Lee, John

In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, John will be serving with the church’s dorm ministry through discipleship, evangelism, and fellowship with university students.

In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, John will be serving with the church’s dorm ministry through discipleship, evangelism, and...

McCafferty, Brennan & Becca

The McCaffertys will be making disciples and training up new leaders in Cambodia.

The McCaffertys will be making disciples and training up new leaders in Cambodia.

Smith, Luke & Sokha

Luke and Sokha Smith work in the countryside of Cambodia with a focus on village church planting and student outreach.

Luke and Sokha Smith work in the countryside of Cambodia with a focus on village church planting and student outreach.

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Pray for the students from Ank'jeay, Cambodia, who are going to college in Phnom Penh, to stay connected to the Church there and make an impact for Christ. 

Pray for a young woman in Cambodia who is studying the Bible with missionaries she nannies for, that she would embrace Christ. 

Pray for the church in Ank'jeay, Cambodia, and for the Khmer pastors using business as mission efforts to sustain their pastoral work. 

Pray for new cross-cultural personnel to bring the good news to Cambodia.

Pray for the Cambodia village of Angk'jeay, for the small church and believers to grow and multiply.

Pray for Cambodia – for young people to be discipled and become leaders in a country with few mature Christian leaders.

Pray for women forced by poverty into sex work. Pray for MTW ministries around the globe seeking to rescue and minister to these women.

Pray for God to raise up summer interns to serve on the field, and for Him to work powerfully in and through them while they serve.

Jimmy, a native Cambodian, is now leading other college students in MTW's dorm ministry. Pray for Jimmy and other student leaders to be strong in their faith and to fall increasingly in love with Christ.

Pray for the dorm ministry of the MTW partner church in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, which provides housing for college students and active ministry among the students.

Pray for the young men and women who are enslaved in the sex industry in Cambodia. Pray also for the ministries we partner with who are helping victims find freedom.

Pray for the families of believers in Cambodia, many of whom are Buddhist and don't understand the claims of Christ.

Pray for young Khmer girls who are repeatedly sold by their families. These families are steeped in poverty and see no other way to survive.

Pray for the Daughters of Cambodia, women who have come out of the sex-trafficking industry, and are now finding their value in Christ.