The goal is to raise $60,000 for three new vehicles to replace
the unreliable vehicles that are being used. (Duration: 3 minutes)
In 1989, there were three Methodist congregations in Cambodia. Today, there are more than 150, most served by indigenous ordained or lay pastors. Since 1998, Methodist mission groups from five countries – the U.S., Korea, France, Switzerland, and Singapore – and the World Federation of Chinese Methodist Churches, have worked together, moving toward what is expected to become an autonomous Methodist Church in Cambodia.
United Methodists in California and Nevada have a long connection with the effort to develop congregations and leaders in Cambodia – an effort that has been spearheaded by Cambodians who learned of Christianity through Church humanitarian aid in refugee camps. Four of 10 United Methodist missionaries sent by the Church's Global Ministries agency are from California: Joseph and Marilyn Chan, Katherine Parker, and Romeo del Rosario, who heads the group. The missionaries engage in a broad range of church development, education, and health/social service ministries. Several missionaries work specifically with women and children.