Many young Christian leaders in Cambodia are first-generation believers. While they possess many gifts and a genuine enthusiasm, many feel alone and are not sure where to turn for personal support as well as contextually relevant models for their ministries. Furthermore, they face a rapidly changing context as the country urbanizes and modernizes, and Christians make up only about 2% of the population.
I sense that God has called me to encourage and support these young leaders. I have done this for the past two years at New Life Fellowship, a church in Phnom Penh. Through the dormitory and youth ministries, I have seen the Gospel take root in the lives of young people, and in this time, God has also deepened my love for Jesus Christ and for the Cambodian people. I believe God is calling me now to expand my role to serve the broader Cambodian church.
The focus of my work will be to walk alongside of young Cambodian leaders as they discover what the Gospel means for them in their contexts. This ministry will take a variety of forms. Some of it will include one-on-one mentoring or coaching with young leaders, and other times I will be leading more formal trainings to empower Cambodians to apply an integral biblical framework to their lives and work. I will also continue to have a close relationship with New Life Fellowship and support many of the young leaders I know there already.
My work will be varied and challenging, and yet I know that God’s presence and power are firm and secure. In the end, God builds the church, not me. I seek to rely on God for direction and to discern where God is at work in Cambodia so that I might join in.
I praise God for His work around the world and the privilege of serving Him. Thank you for your prayers, generosity, and support for my ministry with Resonate Global Mission. Together, by God's grace, our efforts are transforming lives and communities worldwide. Thank you.
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