Phnom Penh (2004-2005) and Pursat Province (2005-2010)
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. 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. Four years later on June 6, 2010, the church recognized two men as deacons, Ti (to the left of Forrest), and Puek (to the left of Chris). On May 29, 2011, on the 5th anniversary of ICC, Pastor Ti was ordained into the Gospel ministry and became the first pastor of the Inheritance in Christ Church.
Pailin Province (2010-2013)
On March 25, 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 (2013-2016)
After our second furlough, we decided to move to the province of Battambang, also in Western Cambodia, on March 15, 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 we saw published the first initial discipleship booklet called Questions and Answers about the Gospel of Jesus.