Since we are approaching the end of 2020, we thought it would be a great opportunity to recap the last year. As many of you know, we made a promise to our stateside family to spend every second or third Christmas with them. 2019 was that year. We were fully prepared to leave right after the New Year to rejoin Pastor Samuel, So Phana, Obed, Benjamin, and Esther, and our village Cambodian family.
At least, that was our plan until we unexpectedly heard from other missionary family friends still in Asia who advised us about a strange flu like disease that was circulating around them. They were very decisive as they advised us to postpone our departure to Asia because of our ages and limited medical options in our area. Thankfully we did follow their leads and remained here. The rest is history till now.
Immanuel Mission Work
“Jesus said: Go to the people of all nations and make them My disciples. Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to do everything that I have told you. I will be with you always, even to the end of the world.” Matthew 28: 19-20
We are George and Shary Frahm, current missionaries into the villages and rural peoples of Cambodia. Being retired didn’t initially include being officially employed by the largest global enterprise in the world, namely God and His church. Yet He has moved our hearts and humbly shaped us into this current ministry platform to Cambodia, a county in Southeast Asia with 15 million people, 95% of whom are Buddhist. Actually Cambodia is a new country being only independent since 1993 after a devastating country wide genocide of 25% of its people.
Our official ministry platform has spanned a mere 20+ years starting with the local university setting in Saginaw, Michigan, where international students came to study and experience American culture and life. It was there that the beginnings of an outreach to those students led many of them to know and accept Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. More recently we accepted a position to live in Indonesia to share our lives with young adults of all faiths in a Christian university, our first assignment outside the local community. Cambodia is now our second international calling. With each of these last two moves came the adaptation and experience of living cross-culturally.
God equips the called and calls the equipped. He is doing that with us each and every day here and in the years gone by. God would have everyone in Cambodia to come to a knowledge of the truth and eternal salvation. God has been in Cambodia since creation, but has chosen now for His mission for those people to know Him even more.
We have already been in Cambodia 22 months working toward growing the church communities and families. We will be doing community development to help the local communities prosper into sustainable vibrant church bodies to share the Good News from within. Our focus will start there in a pocket of target communities as we have already built those initial relationships.
You are invited as individuals or as a church to partner with us in this ministry with prayer, financial support, communication, and short term mission visits. Each month we share true life stories and an update as to how the Angel Dormitory is progressing and how the local church is growing. We would also love to hear from you as well and know your prayer needs and blessings as we serve Him together. Donations can be made through Global Lutheran Outreach (GLO). Visit the GLO website to learn more or go directly to their “giving” page.
Thank you for all your love, encouragement, and prayers overs these past years, months, and days. We appreciate your steadfast participation with us. Enjoy the newsletters as a sample of what we have done and what we hope to do.