The churches of Friends Southwest first became involved in Cambodia in 1994, in response to the invitation of some Cambodian-American members of Long Beach Friends Church (LBFC).
After a time of prayer and discernment, in 1997, Ray and Virginia Canfield, and Gary and Christine Colfax were commissioned by Friends Southwest to strengthen and build upon the pioneer work of those at LBFC. Afterward, a number of other Friends missionaries followed the Canfields and Colfaxes to Cambodia to assist with the work. In 2023, this field joined with EFM.
Friends missionaries in Cambodia have had the same goal—that is, to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ in word and deed, and to build up a strong Cambodian church. Much good work has been done. And there’s still much work left to do.
Cambodia is also currently a potential future missionary being explored as a part of the Luke 10 Initiative and Five Year Goal.