He is no fool if he would choose to give the things he cannot keep to gain that which he can never lose.
- Jim Elliott
A MESSAGE FROM THE STOCKS
Since we first visited in 2011, we have been sharing about how Cambodia impacted us. We initially came to volunteer short term with Agape International Missions (AIM) in 2011 and 2012. After moving to Siem Reap, Cambodia, in February of 2013, we served with Bloom Asia as General Managers for Bloom Cafe and Training Center for five years. In February of 2018, we moved to Phnom Penh and signed a five year volunteer project agreement with AIM. Matthew is the Country Director, overseeing the 12 different projects AIM runs in Cambodia. Melissa is the Director of International Development, working to connect churches, relationships, and businesses in SE Asia directly with AIM ministries on the ground in Cambodia.
When we first had the opportunity to move to Cambodia in 2012, it seemed impossible. How could we leave our lives in America? Both of us were so involved in our careers, community, and responsibilities. We knew if we did not take this opportunity that we would regret it for the rest of our lives. Our first five years in Cambodia were wonderful, yet eye opening, and prepared us for the work that we are now doing in Phnom Penh. We are so thankful to work alongside an amazing team of 35 volunteer expats and 450 Cambodian employees. We look with excitement at seeing Christ continue to move in Cambodia, and together with His church see an end to the evil that is sex trafficking and sexual slavery.
MATTHEW AND MELISSA STOCK
AGAPE INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA