Cambodian Methodism

Our final meeting in Phnom Penh was the most important of them all as our GSUMC team gathered with 10 District Superintendents of the Cambodian Methodist Church. We were struck with the courage of these pastors and leaders. Most are the only Christians in their entire...

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IJM Field Office

Today we a real highlight because our team was able to visit the Phnom Penh field office of the International Justice Mission.IJM works in the darkest corners of the human race: sexual slavery. Its four-fold mission: ersis1. Victim Rescue2. Perpetrator...

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Some Random Observations

Here are some odds and ends from our trip. I will give a more comprehensive Friday post later tonight . . . or early Friday morning, Charlotte time.Random notes:The world really is flat, as Thomas Friedman says. While delivering yesterday's sermon in a village with no...

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And That’s The Way it Was . . . .

As I mentioned in Tuesday's post, Good Shepherd's founding pastor Claude Kayler forged a relationship with Cambodian pastor Sopeung Sok in 1999 and 2000.As a result, our church was able to build a church building for Pastor Sopeung's church early in the last decade.So...

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That Weren’t No Coincidence

On our first night in Phnom Penh, we had a dinner with about 15 United Methodist pastors and young adult leader.I sat down next to a very nice young woman who introduced herself to me. Turns out she is the president of United Methodist Youth in Cambodia. That's a...

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