And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15

We pray for our missionary in Cambodia, Marilyn Chan.

The United Methodist mission originally began when Cambodian refugees became United Methodists in the 1970s. In 1998, four Cambodian Americans were deployed as Global Ministries missionaries to Cambodia, joining with other Methodist bodies such as the Korean Methodist Church, the World Federation of Chinese Methodists, United Methodists in France/Switzerland, and the Singapore Methodist Church in developing active missions. In 2004, the leadership of these Methodist bodies agreed to join together to form one church and mission, working with local representatives in shaping the outreach. 1



Marilyn Chan serves with the Methodist Mission in Cambodia as Women and Music Ministry Coordinator. In her work with women, she seeks to empower them, particularly in ways that improve their health and economic standing and enhance their spiritual growth. She, too, was enslaved by the Khmer Rouge and escaped to Thailand where she became a Christian. The Chans are the parents of a son and two daughters.2

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1. Source: United Methodist Church Global Ministries, Cambodia Mission Initiative:
2. Source: United Methodist Church North Georgia Conference.
3. Source: United Methodist Church Global Ministries Video Collection: