Registration is now open for the 2011 Cambodia Consultation, set for March 31 to April 2 at Wesley United Methodist Church in San Jose. The consultation is sponsored by the General Board of Global Ministries and the California-Nevada Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
The purpose of this periodic gathering of friends of the UM mission initiative in Cambodia, from throughout the United States, is education, planning, fellowship, and celebration of Cambodian-American ministries. The 2011 focus will be on concerns and perspectives of (1) the Khmer church leadership, (2) missionaries, and (3) Volunteers in Mission (VIM) teams, all of which will be represented.
Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. extends a warm invitation to attend:
"When I visited Cambodia last February, I saw a beautiful land with a rich cultural heritage that had lost nearly a whole generation of leaders in the 1970s. I saw firsthand the urgent need today for leadership development and for alleviation of poverty. And I saw the excitement and vitality of Methodists and new Christians practicing their faith in a setting where they are very much a struggling minority. The California-Nevada Annual Conference is proud to support its Cambodian-American community in sponsoring this Consultation."
Limited airfare and hotel scholarships are available for Cambodian Americans who wish to attend. Please send requests to Laddie Perez-Galang, Consultation Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact her for additional information about the consultation, as well.