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PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

A factory worker enslaved for years by magicians and spirits as a result of his Buddhist and Hindu beliefs was set free when he gave his life to Christ. He is now studying the Bible regularly at the team’s factory outreach. He’s just one example of the many lives being changed by the gospel in Cambodia. Just three decades after nearly 2 million Cambodians were slaughtered by genocide, a new generation has emerged from the ashes and is showing openness to the gospel.

This openness has led to many opportunities to partner with new church plants, such as Gospel Commission Fellowship, and focus on planting other churches and training future church planters. Additionally, the team has spawned a number of outreach ministries geared toward people of all backgrounds: from factory workers, to professionals, to families in outlying villages. Some missionaries have moved into unreached villages in order to share the gospel, establish relationships, and begin new churches.

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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.

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Knutson, Dale & Nancy

Sensing the physical and spiritual needs of the people, the Knutsons are called to serve in Cambodia.

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Lee, John

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

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Lee, Paul & Susan

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

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Lim, Tim & Moon Sook

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

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McClure, Steve & Karen

Karen, a nurse practitioner and educator, and Steve, a theologian and course-writer, serve the Church in Cambodia.

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Schleper, Scott & Helen

Scott and Helen Schleper, with more than 10 years of experience in education plan to share the gospel with the youth they encounter in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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Smith, Luke & Sokha

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

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Whitley, Emily

Emily Whitley ministers through Mission to the World to university students and serves with a Precious Women, a locally run organization helping sexually exploited women in Cambodia.

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Cambodia: Team Overview

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Cambodia Medical
Village and City
Trips - 1 to 3 weeks
Cambodia Village Internship
Summer Internship
Director of Operations for the MTW Cambodia Team
Longer
Theological Education
Longer
Community Health
Longer
Cambodia Internship
Other Internships - 1 to 11 months

MTW Internships: What Are They Like? A Video

Internships (ranging from 1–11 months) are an important aspect of our ministry around the world. Watch one intern's experience in Cambodia.

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Blogging Angk’jeay

An MTW intern narrates his summer serving in a Cambodian village.

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Sweetness in the Challenge: My Summer in Cambodia

I faced many challenges, yet there was a sweetness in how close we grew to each other during such a short time.

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Making Disciples Among All Nations: MTW Overview Video

Catch a glimpse of MTW's work globally as we interview missionaries and learn about their current ministry and vision for the future.

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Sokha: One Day in the Life of an MTW Missionary - Video

Experience one day in the life of long term missionary Sokha Smith with her husband Luke in Cambodia.

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One Day in the Life of an MTW Intern: A Video

Follow Emily Whitley during her everyday adventures as an intern in Cambodia.

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Jimmy's Story: A Video

Jimmy, a native Cambodian, is now leading other college students in MTW's dorm ministry. Watch Jimmy's story in his own words.

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Reaching Students, Growing Leaders

Cambodian church provides much-needed student housing while cultivating Christian leaders.

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Human Trafficking: Ride Along With Tim Lim, Cambodia (Video)

Ride along with Tim Lim as he explains the complicated structure of the human trafficking industry in Cambodia.

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Fighting Sex Trafficking in Cambodia

Exploitation through sexual slavery runs rampant in Cambodia. Our team is reaching out to these enslaved women with the message of Christ.

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How Medical Clinics Can Help Grow Churches: A Video

How do medical teams help grow churches? Find out about the role a medical clinic plays in Angk-jeay village, Cambodia.

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Transformation in Cambodia: A Video

Get a glimpse into the amazing work and transformation taking place in Cambodia.

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A Buddhist's Grief

As he grieved over the loss of his wife he commented, "Soon there will be no one left to take care of me. Everyone is leaving me."

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She Wore Blue Pajamas

I had convinced myself that a moment like the one tonight would never happen to me.

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Women's Day: A Gift for the Daughters

I thought for a moment all their eyes had seen. And yet these eyes, the ones looking at me, held something else in their stories: hope.

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What is Southeast Asia Partnership? A Video

Southeast Asia Partnership is a missional community of people who have a heart to serve by giving, going, or mobilizing others.

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Cambodia: Our First Two Years

This month marks two years of ministry for Sokha and me as a married couple in Angkjeay village. God has been gracious in sustaining us.

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Church Planting in the Villages: Video

In a Khmer village, people are hearing the gospel and a church has formed. Eighty percent of the villages have no Christian presence.

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One at a Time in Cambodia

Because of her critical spirit, Maly has alienated everyone in her family and in the village. But Sokha had compassion on her.

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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.

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.

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

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