David and Joyce Nguyen
Our God Story
Joyce grew up at Richmond Chinese Alliance Church and came to faith in primary school. She was called into His work in Grade 7, during a missions conference when missionaries Helen & Joseph Lee shared with the kids’ program. Since that calling, Joyce has studied and graduated from CBC(’02), completed OnSite China (’99-’00) and then settled in Ottawa with David since 2002. David grew up at Vancouver Vietnamese Alliance Church and came to faith in his teens. He thought God’s call to full-time ministry meant being a pastor in Canada, which he was for over 15 years at Ottawa Chinese Alliance Church. David’s call into missions began in 2010 but his response was not one of immediate obedience. However, God did not give up on him.
Over the years God continued to increase both Joyce and David’s burden for the unreached and to be God’s hands and feet of love to the lost. In August 2017, they took a step of faith to ask for prayer and discernment and thus began their journey to the work in Cambodia serving the Vietnamese Diaspora. David, Joyce and their three children, Jadon, Elisabeth and Josiah, are excited to be God’s agents of love to the people of Cambodia.
Our first year will be spent in language study, learning the local Cambodian language, Khmer. Our second year and beyond will be focused upon working with the National church to grow the Vietnamese church in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Our ministries will offer assistance through education, skills, and employment training. Discipleship will be a core function of our ministry activities with a desire to guide believers to maturity in Christ with a heart for spiritual multiplication.
Least-reached People Group (LRPG)
We work with the Vietnamese Diaspora in Cambodia.
Pray for growth of local leaders who are filled with the Holy Spirit to lead the Vietnamese churches in Cambodia.
Pray that God continues to grow our love for the people of Cambodia as He himself loves His children.
Pray for our family as we transition into life overseas.
The Global Advance Fund covers our support and living expenses. All donations are tax deductible. Make cheque payable to “C&MA Canada”.
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