In the fall of 2014, Tim & Diane traveled with their home church, St. John Church in Ellisville MO, on a short-term mission trip to Cambodia for the dedication of Stronghold Cambodia (SHC), a faith-based, nonprofit NGO, whose mission is to empower Cambodian communities for positive change through Christian care and learning. While there, God confirmed His call for Tim & Diane to serve Him by tithing their first years of retirement in Cambodia at SHC.
Tim & Diane returned to Cambodia as volunteer missionaries through MCN in 2015. They spent most of the next three years in Sihanoukville Cambodia where they taught ESL to 3rd – 6th grade economically disadvantaged students at SHC. In addition to their teaching, Tim filled the role of SHC facility handy man and Diane promoted health & hygiene with students and their families as well as coordinating the SHC Family Sponsorship program. As energetic song leaders, they especially enjoy sharing Jesus’ love through teaching their students Christian songs in English.
2018 brought change for both SHC and Tim & Diane. Sihanoukville has experienced drastic economic change with the rapid influx of Chinese investment in the construction of hotels and casinos. Due to skyrocketing costs of land, SHC relocated to Kampot (60 miles away). Several other MCN missionaries joined SHC giving Tim & Diane the opportunity to take an extended furlough in the USA to spend time with their family and seek healthcare for Diane’s knee problems. Whether in the USA or Cambodia, Tim & Diane faithfully serve as ambassadors for Jesus. But, they do not believe God is done with them serving in Cambodia.
Tim & Diane invite you to partner with them through prayer and financial support.
Please pray with them:
• For Stronghold Cambodia (SHC) to remain focused on God’s mission of empowering Cambodian communities for positive change through Christian care and learning in Kampot.
• For God to guide and use Tim & Diane while in the USA to fulfill His mission that the name of Jesus be known in all nations.
• For God to provide prayer and financial support for Tim & Diane’s return to Cambodia in the summer as ESL teachers.
• For the SHC children to come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and in turn share the Good News of Jesus with their families and friends, for it is the children that truly make the most effective missionaries.