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      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…

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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:…

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      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…

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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…

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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! …

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      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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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  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…

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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? …

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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,…

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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,…

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  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…

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Life during "Coronageddon." 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…

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Lent begins! Ash Wednesday in Phnom Penh Our February newsletter is here! When you think about it, it's a strange thing to have your forehead marked with ashes.  But it is also a deeply human act, a recognition of a problem we all share whether in Cambodia or anywhere else.  Click below to hear how we celebrated Ash Wednesday in…

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  Baptized into Christ!   Our January newsletter is here! Greetings from Phnom Penh!  This month we invite you to celebrate with your brothers and sisters in Christ in Cambodia about recent baptisms at Christ Lutheran Church in Phnom Penh.  Click below to read more! Family photoblog: click here! Help us impact the people of Cambodia: click here (via LCMS) or…

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Recent baptisms in Phnom Penh! Baptized into Christ! Our January newsletter is here! Greetings from Phnom Penh!  This month we invite you to celebrate with your brothers and sisters in Christ in Cambodia about recent baptisms at Christ Lutheran Church in Phnom Penh.  Click below to read more! January newsletter: click here (high res) or here (low res) Family photoblog: click here! Help…

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Mission at home and outside. Mission at home and outside. Our December newsletter is here! We pray you had a MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!  We were thankful to celebrate our second Christmas in Cambodia, complete with the warm Southeast Asia weather.  This year we organized an outreach party for our neighborhood on Christmas day.  Also, this month, Aimee…

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  Sharing faith, food, and joy.   Our November newsletter is here! This month was all about sharing faith, sharing food, and sharing joy! Click below to read more.  As we observed Thanksgiving last week, we gave thanks for YOU.  Your prayers and support make it possible for us to plant ourselves in Cambodia.  As you make year-end gifts, please…

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Discipling stewards to love and serve their neighbor. Our October newsletter is here! HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY TO AIMEE ON OCTOBER 14!!!  What else was going on in October? LOTS! Click below to find out. Family photoblog: click here! Help us impact the people of Cambodia: click here (via LCMS) or here (via Mission Central)! LISTEN TO A PODCAST JP RECORDED ABOUT TEACHING ON…

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Promiscuity and God’s faithfulness?   Promiscuity and God’s faithfulness? Greetings from Phnom Penh! Our August newsletter is available here! Most of August was dominated by J.P. preparing for and teaching a course on the fascinating Old Testament book of Hosea.  Click below to learn more about how this book is a blessing to Cambodian Christians. August newsletter: click here! Family photoblog: click…

Cima Family – Cambodia – July 2019 Update

While we were away…   While we were away… Greetings from the Phnom Penh! Our July newsletter is available here! We’re back safely in Phnom Penh!  But even while we were away for 8 weeks, the mission of God continued.  Click through to learn about and celebrate two important events organized by partner Lutheran organizations while we were away! July…

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SUMMER SCHEDULE IN USA! We’re coming to the USA! Greetings from Cambodia! Our May newsletter (with summer schedule) is available here! We’re coming to the USA! The schedule is a bit scary, but we’ve got our game faces on (!!??) and are ready to visit 10 different states! Click on the link for the newsletter to see our latest summer…

Cima Family – Cambodia – March 2019 Update

  Evangelism and discipleship in Cambodia. Greetings from Cambodia! Our March newsletter is available here! Two recent trips to distant provinces taught us that evangelism and discipleship are key practices in God’s mission.  Use the links below to explore how 1) Khmer Christians use evangelism to connect people to Jesus, and how 2) they use discipleship to help those people…

JP and Aimee Cima -Cambodia March 2019 Update

    Aimee Cima joined us on the most recent edition of the LCMS Asia podcast to discuss their recent move to Cambodia. Thank you Aimee for sharing the joys and challenges of moving to a new country. Posted by LCMS Asia on Friday, December 7, 2018

The Cima Family – February 2019 Newsletter Update

      TONS of visitors! Greetings from Cambodia! Our February newsletter is available here! It’s been a CRAZY busy month, with several individuals and groups visiting Cambodia, including the LCMS Southeastern District President.  These visitors are a great reminder that in God’s global mission, we are BETTER TOGETHER!  Click below to learn more! February newsletter: click here! Family photoblog: click here!…