Phnom Penh (2004-2005)
Our family arrived in Cambodia on March 4, 2004. The first year we spent in the capital city of Phnom Penh focusing all of our energies on language learning and cultural adaptation.
Pursat Province (2005-2010)
After this initial year, our family worked directly with the Forrest McPhail family in Pursat province, about 3 hours northwest of Phnom Penh. By God’s grace, we were able to help the McPhails with the planting of the Inheritance in Christ Church (ICC) in Preiy Nyee commune. The believers chose the church name based on Acts 26:18. The church was birthed on June 4, 2006, when 13 believers were baptized.
Pailin Province (2010-2013)
In March 2010, our family moved to the province of Pailin near the Thailand border to begin a new church planting ministry. Numerous Bible studies were held with both professing believers and unsaved individuals using Firm Foundations. We met weekly with one family who desired to start a new independent church in Pailin town. This family moved to another province in 2012.
Battambang Province (2013-2017)
After our second furlough, we decided to move to the province of Battambang, also in Western Cambodia, on March 2013. During our three years in Battambang province, we were involved with strengthening five different groups of believers (2 in the city; 3 in the countryside). We spent much time in evangelistic teaching (teaching through the Gospel over a period of 8-10 weeks) and initial discipleship teaching with these groups. It was during this time that our first initial discipleship booklet called "Questions and Answers about the Gospel of Jesus" was published.
Bangkok, Thailand (2017-Present)
Due to a number of factors, including Heidi's health, our family moved to the country of Thailand on July 26, 2017 and have spent the first year living in Bangkok doing full-time language and cultural studies.