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Cima (Cambodia) Update – April 2024

Cima-Cambodia_Apr2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.     What is love? Our April newsletter is attached! How do you define love?  How does that compare to the way the Bible defines love?  What does all this mean for the way we love?  These were some of the questions J.P. posed to those gathered for a family…

Cima (Cambodia) Update – March 2024

Cima-Cambodia_Mar2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.    Community Development in Ratanakiri Our March newsletter is available!  Aimee is at it again, continuing work with partners to bring Christ-centered community development work to Ratanakiri province. What does it mean to be well?  Click through to learn how rural Jarai Christians defined it! READ THE MARCH NEWSLETTER: click here!…

Cima (Cambodia) Year End Update – December 2023

Cima_Cambodia_Dec2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. December 2023 Our December newsletter! This Epiphany, as we celebrate that Jesus is a light to the nations, what a joy to go the nation of Cambodia to share the light of Jesus with others!  Christmas is a perfect time to do that. Click through to learn about some highlights…

Merry Christmas from Cambodia! (Special Greetings from the Cimas)

  A Christmas message from the Cima Family in Cambodia. MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM PHNOM PENH! Often when we think of a great gift, we think of things.  A pair of shoes.  A bicycle.  A car.  A cell phone.  But the best gifts are not things; they are people.    I think of Mary.  She was not wealthy or powerful.  She…

Cima (Cambodia) Update – November 2023

Cima_Cambodia_Nov2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. November 2023 Advent greetings from Phnom Penh in Jesus’ name!  In November, Aimee had a chance to partner with a great organization to work with local churches on issues of addiction and smoking in remote parts of Cambodia.  Click through to learn more! Family photoblog: click here! Did you know you…

Cima (Cambodia) Update – October 2023

Cima_Cambodia_Oct2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Training in Thailand Travel did not let up for J.P. or Aimee in October, both inside and outside of Cambodia.  Click below to read how Aimee traveled to Thailand with fellow missionaries to increase the region’s capacity for quality, Christ-centered mercy work. Did you know you can access all 16+…

YOU ARE INVITED! Bella Cima’s Confirmation, November 4

Confirmation of Bella! You are invited! Celebrate God’s faithfulness with us!  This weekend our daughter, Isabella Grace Cima (14), will be confirmed through the International Lutheran Church in Seoul, South Korea. We are thankful to God for leading Bella to this point in her life of Christian discipleship, and for using the immense gifts of Rev. Carl Hanson to be…

Cima (Cambodia): A Special Request for Assistance – September 2023

Is God calling you? We need your help! Greetings from your missionaries in Cambodia! It is our great blessing to have so many people pray for and partner with us as we serve in Southeast Asia. We take that partnership seriously, and have endeavored to keep our partners informed of what God is doing in this part of the world….

Cima (Cambodia) Update – June 2023

Cima_Cambodia_June2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Visiting partners in the US. Our June newsletter is attached! What a glorious whirlwind we have had while in the United States!  We have enjoyed seeing old friends and making new ones, all in celebration of what God is doing in Southeast Asia.  Click through to read about our time…

Cima (Cambodia) Update – March 2023

Cima_Cambodia_Mar2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Holistic ministry in Ratanakiri Aimee traveled to one of the remotest parts of Cambodia this month to work on holistic ministry with a partner organization.  Click through to read more! READ THE MARCH NEWSLETTER ATTACHED:  Family photoblog: click here! Did you know you can access all 15+ years’ worth of our…

Cima (Cambodia) Update 1 – December 2022

A Christmas message from the Cima Family in Cambodia . MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM PHNOM PENH! In Isaiah 9:7, after God makes some amazing promises, it says that “the zeal of the Lord” accomplish all of it.  I love how the Bible describes God as zealous.  But it makes me wonder, what am I zealous for?  Christmas is a good time…

Cima (Cambodia) Update – December 2022

Cima_Cambodia_Dec2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. A full Christmas! Our December newsletter is available here! We pray you all enjoyed Christmas, filled with the joy and hope that only the Christ child can bring.  We had a wonderful Christmas in Cambodia, with plentiful opportunities to serve and share.  Click through to read more! Family photoblog: click here!…

Cima (Cambodia) Update – November 2022

What is Aimee doing in Africa!!?? Our November newsletter is available here This month, Aimee traveled halfway around the world to Sierra Leone, Africa.  Click through to hear how she had the great opportunity to be a blessing to rural women there! READ THE NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER: click here! Family photoblog: click here! Did you know you can access all 15+ years’ worth…

Cima (Cambodia) Update – August 2022

Cima_Cambodia_Aug2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.     On saying and doing the same things over and over…   Sometimes it seems like we as missionaries do and say the same things over and over again.  But is that a bad thing?  Click below to find out that along with other news from the past month. …

Cima (Cambodia)Update – July 2022

God’s Word on two continents. Our July newsletter is available here! Praise God, we are back in Cambodia after a refreshing 6 weeks in the United States.  In our newsletter we talk opportunities to study God’s Word–for us at two different yotuh conferences while stateside, but also for ethnic Jarai church leaders in Cambodia who just received brand new Bibles…

Cima (Cambodia) Update – June 2022

Cima_Cambodia_June2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. From: J.P. and Aimee Cima <John.Cima@lcms.org&gt; Sent: Saturday, July 9, 2022 4:59 AM To: Mission Letters <Mission.Letters@lcms.org&gt; Subject: SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter! Before and after. A lot has happened in the last month!  J.P. went on another visitation trip, we traveled to the US, we got COVID-19, we…

Cima (Cambodia) Update – May 2022

Cima_Cambodia_May2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. A little of this and a little of that. Our May newsletter is available here! More visitations.  More training.  More progress on studies. The work of the Spirit runs through it all.  As we pondered Pentecost this past Sunday, we celebrate all that God’s Spirit does in us and in…

Cima (Cambodia) Update – April 2022

Cima_Cambodia_Apr2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Sowing seed in Ratanakiri. Our April newsletter is available here! Greetings from the Kingdom of Cambodia!  We pray that all of you had an impactful Holy Week.  What a joy to know that Christians all over the world join together in their remembrance of Jesus’ death and their celebration of…

Cima (Cambodia) Update – March 2022

Cima_Cambodia_Mar2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. We are a new creation in Christ. Our March newsletter is available here! As we celebrate both Holy Week and the Khmer New Year this week, we also celebrate the new things God is always doing in and among His people.  Click through to read about how we’ve had opportunities…

SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

Intentional visitation. Our February newsletter is available here! What do the Apostle Paul, Martin Luther, and the Cambodia Lutheran Church have in common?  Despite their differences in time, geography, and culture, all see one activity as crucial for a budding movement of churches.  See Acts 15:36 for a clue, and click below to learn more! READ THE FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER: click here!…

The Cima’s Fall Update (and Video!) – October 2021

Cima – Cambodia Update (October 2021) Click the icon to open, read, download or print file. This month we give thanks for two major opportunities to grow together with and for God’s people–first with our partners in Cambodia as we grow in our faith, and second with our team in Asia as we grow in our missionary task! J.P. had…

Cima_Cambodia_Jan2021

Cima_Cambodia_Jan2021.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.     Can you taste the sweetness?   Have you ever heard of palm sugar?  Cambodia is famous for this natural sweetener.  This month Aimee got to see it made first hand!  Meanwhile, Celeste is tasting something else that is sweet…click below to learn more!   Family photoblog: click here! Did you…

Cima_Cambodia_Dec2020_2.pdf

Cima_Cambodia_Dec2020_2.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.     Christmas in small-scale.   It was an uncommon Christmas.  But might it be that this year’s Christmas was a blessing in disguise?  This Christmas we discovered the presence of Jesus in surprising places!  Click below to read more. Family photoblog: click here! Did you know you can access all…

SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

Thankfulness creates abundance. Thankfulness creates abundance. Our November newsletter is available here. It’s funny how taking a moment to be intentionally thankful can change one’s perspective.  When we stop and recognize all that is around us, we are astounded by God’s graciousness.  Intentional gratitude can change lack into abundance, frustration into faith. This month we recognize a few of the things…

Cima_Cambodia_Oct2020.pdf

      Worship as a two-way street.   Please know that we’ve been keeping our friends in the U.S. in fervent prayer this month as COVID-19 continues to spread and elections are (even presently!) underway.  Meanwhile, in a remote part of Cambodia, this month Christians gathered to discuss a key question: is worship what we do to and for…

SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

What does it mean to worship? Worship as a two-way street. Our October newsletter is available here. Please know that we've been keeping our friends in the U.S. in fervent prayer this month as COVID-19 continues to spread and elections are (even presently!) underway.  Meanwhile, in a remote part of Cambodia, this month Christians gathered to discuss a key question:…

Cima_Cambodia_Sept2020_2.pdf

      Baptisms in our living room!   Can baptisms happen in living rooms?  Yes, they can!  Click below to learn how our living room became “holy ground” in which God added two young ladies to His ever-growing family.   Family photoblog: click here! Did you know you can access all 13+ years’ worth of our newsletters here? Thank you for…

SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

God’s family just got bigger! Baptisms in our living room! Our September newsletter is available here. Can baptisms happen in living rooms?  Yes, they can!  Click below to learn how our living room became “holy ground” in which God added two young ladies to His ever-growing family.   September newsletter: click here! Family photoblog: click here! Did you know you can access all…

Cimas_Cambodia_Online Presentation on Wednesday!  Please join!

Special online presentation. Join our online presentation via Zoom! Long-time partner Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Los Gatos, CA is hosting an online presentation (via Zoom) where we’ll give a general update about God’s mission in Cambodia.  We’ll talk about ministry and life in a pandemic world, and anything else your questions bring up!  The event will last one hour. ALL…

Cambodia Cimas: Online Presentation on Wednesday!  Please join!

Online update on God’s mission in Cambodia. Special online presentation. Join our online presentation via Zoom! Long-time partner Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Los Gatos, CA is hosting an online presentation (via Zoom) where we’ll give a general update about God’s mission in Cambodia.  We’ll talk about ministry and life in a pandemic world, and anything else your questions bring up! …

Cima_Cambodia_Aug2020_2.pdf

      Teaching the book of Acts.   Our August newsletter is here! How does a Khmer buddhist conception of suffering differ from a Christian understanding?  In what ways are sermons today different from or the same as the sermons in Acts?  Does that difference matter?  Does becoming a Christian mean leaving Khmer culture? Why or why not? When or…

[Resend – Corrected Link – Sorry!] SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

God’s mission to and through the Khmer people. Teaching the book of Acts. Our August newsletter is here! How does a Khmer buddhist conception of suffering differ from a Christian understanding?  In what ways are sermons today different from or the same as the sermons in Acts?  Does that difference matter?  Does becoming a Christian mean leaving Khmer culture? Why or…

Cima_Cambodia_Aug2020

Celebrating acts of mercy and witness.   Greetings from your missionaries in Cambodia!   CLICK HERE or on the image above to watch this “hot off the press” 4-minute video celebrating the Cambodia Lutheran Church’s recent food aid project.  It wasn’t ready in time for this month’s newsletter, but we didn’t want you to miss it!  What a joy to see the…

Cima_Cambodia_Jul2020

Scattered news for a scattered month.   Our July newsletter is here! This month included a little bit of this and a little bit of that–finishing the food relief project, teaching, discipling youth, visiting other ministries, and sharing about our work with others halfway around the world.  It all adds up to a great month full of things to be…

SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

A bit of this and a bit of that. Scattered news for a scattered month. Our July newsletter is here! This month included a little bit of this and a little bit of that–finishing the food relief project, teaching, discipling youth, visiting other ministries, and sharing about our work with others halfway around the world.  It all adds up to…

Cambodia Cimas: Online Presentation TOMORROW!  Please join!

  Special online presentation.   Join our online presentation via Zoom! Mission Central is hosting an online presentation (via Zoom) where we’ll give an update about God’s mission in Cambodia.  In particular, we’ll focus on our recent participation in a food aid project to help over 350 families affected by the economic fallout of COVID-19.  There will also be time…

Cima_Cambodia_Jun2020

Getting help to those economically impacted by COVID-19.   Our June newsletter is here! J.P. and Aimee (and even the kids on occasion) have spent a good portion of this past month and a half on the road, traveling with local church partners to deliver food aid to 350+ families hard-hit by the economic fallout from COVID-19.  What a joy…

SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

Food aid to those in need. Getting help to those economically impacted by COVID-19. Our June newsletter is here! J.P. and Aimee (and even the kids on occasion) have spent a good portion of this past month and a half on the road, traveling with local church partners to deliver food aid to 350+ families hard-hit by the economic fallout…

Cima_Cambodia_May2020

  Following Jesus when the way is hard.   Our May newsletter is here! While schools remain closed and churches are still prohibited from meeting, life has mostly returned to “normal” in Cambodia.  And yet, nothing is normal while people deal with the economic and spiritual effects of COVID-19.  What does it mean to follow Jesus in such times?  This…

SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

Life during “Coronageddon.” Following Jesus when the way is hard. Our May newsletter is here! While schools remain closed and churches are still prohibited from meeting, life has mostly returned to “normal” in Cambodia.  And yet, nothing is normal while people deal with the economic and spiritual effects of COVID-19.  What does it mean to follow Jesus in such times? …

SQUARE TWO: The Cima Family Newsletter!

Angels and scarecrows during Khmer New Year. We remain safe and healthy in Phnom Penh. Our April newsletter is here! EASTERTIDE GREETINGS!  How are angels, scarecrows, Khmer New Year, COVID-19, and Isaiah 43 all connected?  Click below to our newsletter to find out! We remain safe and healthy in Phnom Penh. For better or worse, the city is beginning to…

Cambodia video update

Preaching the Gospel in Cambodia "Our primary mission is to preach the Gospel," says Pr. Peter, interim president of the Cambodian Lutheran Church. As the Rev. JP Cima notes, the work in Cambodia results from the work of numerous organizations working to proclaim Christ and him crucified to the people of Cambodia. Posted by LCMS Asia on Wednesday, September 11,…

Cima_Cambodia_Apr2020

We remain safe and healthy in Phnom Penh.   By God’s grace, we continue to be safe and healthy in Phnom Penh.  Please click the image above for a short video update. We wish you and your families a meaningful Holy Week celebration.  Lord, grant us the eyes to see the ways you are working, even now, to show us…

A Cima Family Holy Week Video Greeting

A strange Holy Week. We remain safe and healthy in Phnom Penh. By God's grace, we continue to be safe and healthy in Phnom Penh.  Please click the image above for a short video update. We wish you and your families a meaningful Holy Week celebration.  Lord, grant us the eyes to see the ways you are working, even now,…

Cima_Cambodia_Mar2020

  We are safe and healthy in Phnom Penh.   Our March newsletter is here! Wow.  The global situation sure has taken an unexpected turn.  We are all safe and healthy in Phnom Penh, adjusting to the new normal and seeking ways to be salt and light (from a safe distance!) as God has called us to Cambodia for such…