In our missions prayer time today let’s pray for Simon and Popia Sim, two of our North American missionaries serving in Massachusetts. In 2021 Simon and Popia planted a new church in the city of Lynn, which is up the shore a few miles from Boston and part of the Greater Boston urban area. They call their congregation Above the Hills Church, based on Micah 4:1. They meet on Stetson Street in the city center.
Simon and Popia are Cambodian and they are reaching the growing numbers of Cambodians moving into the city. Earlier Simon served with a Cambodian church in Connecticut. Popia is from the Boston area and helped plant a church for Cambodians there.
Many people fled from the Asian nation of Cambodia in the 1970s when a communist regime, the Khmer Rouge, killed as many as two million people. Most second-generation Cambodians speak English and are more focused on the present. Simon and Popia want them to know that true peace is only found in Jesus Christ.
Our church is supporting Simon and Popia through our Cooperative Program giving. Let’s pray for them and that new church.