In 2010, after serving in pastoral ministry for over 30 years, I began praying and seeking the Lord’s will in regards to the Cambodian mission field. I had previously represented the Bible Baptist Fellowship, for two consecutive terms, as its representative for Cambodia. During that period of time, we developed a deep love and burden for the Khmer people. In October of 2010, I resigned the church I was pastoring to begin deputation to raise financial support for our move to Cambodia. I arrived on the field in July of 2012. Since that time, the Lord has opened many doors of opportunity for ministry. As soon as I arrived on the field I connected with a small struggling work in the Takeo province, which is about one hour and a half from the capital city of Phnom Penh. The church is pastored by Pilot Nhap, a native of Cambodia. Over the past several years, the church has become strong and has flourished. They recently completed a new building and have plans to build another building for the Sunday School children.
The Lord has provided another opportunity of ministry by means of drilling fresh water wells. Nearly half of Cambodians lack access to safe drinking water, yet this problem is being alleviated at a cost of approximately $1200 per well. Not only do these wells meet a genuine physical need; but we have also found that the Lord uses the wells as a means to propagate the Gospel into the local provinces. Upon the completion of a well, it is not uncommon for the chief, of the province, to allow Bible studies throughout the province. As of 2016, fifteen wells have been drilled, and preparation is being made to to drill many more. Many souls have been born again through the outreach of this ministry.